Performs routine construction, maintenance and repair work on streets, alleys, driveways, walkways and other areas using various hand and power tools and equipment, including jackhammers, concrete saws, dump trucks, forklifts, skip loaders, backhoes, and graders.
Breaks surfaces and digs, shovels and removes asphalt, concrete, dirt, gravel and roots. Trims and removes shrubs, roots and other vegetation from alleys and along roadways to prepare and grade work areas.
Cleans and prepares work areas for asphalt application. Oils areas using a compressor and dumps hot asphalt. Spreads and rakes asphalt. Seals and caps surface areas. Cleans work sites following completion of job.
Loads and unloads sand, gravel, soil, supplies, tools and equipment.
Identifies and repairs potholes.
Makes minor repairs to sprinkler heads and lines, as necessary.
Assists in building and removing concrete forms and mixing and pouring cement and concrete to construct sidewalks, driveways, walls, curbs, and gutters. Places posts and pours foundations.
Places safety barricades, delineators and cones to identify and secure job sites. Assists in directing traffic around work sites.
Utilizes a work order database system to retrieve work order and enter and/or update work orders completed.
Maintains tools and equipment in proper working order. Checks oils, gas and tires and makes pre-trip inspections.
Responds to emergency situations, as needed.
Follows applicable safety rules and regulations.
Performs other related duties, as assigned.
General construction principles and practices.
Basic principles and techniques of asphalt laying and concrete handling.
Safe use of hand and power tools.
Safe work practices and procedures.
Basic vehicle and equipment maintenance.
Effective customer service techniques.
Perform construction and repair work on streets, alleys, walks and related structures.
Learn methods and techniques of asphalt paving and overlay.
Learn methods and techniques of concrete mixing and handling.
Safely and properly use hand and power tools and heavy equipment.
Identify trees and learn proper pruning and tree root removal techniques.
Perform simple repairs to underground sprinkler systems.
Maintain assigned equipment and perform minor maintenance tasks.
Perform basic mathematical calculations.
Perform heavy physical labor for sustained periods.
Lift, carry, and move heavy objects up to and including 50 lbs.
Read and understand basic maps, blueprints, diagrams and gauges.
Follow oral and written instructions.
Learn and use specialized computer software applications.
Provide effective customer service.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public.
Reading, writing, and communicating at an appropriate level.
Operating hand and power tools used in construction and maintenance work.
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from high school or the equivalent.
One year of recent, paid work experience performing public works maintenance and construction work. Recent experience performing street or roadway repair work is desirable.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class C driver license. A Class A driver license with valid medical certification must be obtained within six months from date of hire.
A forklift operator’s certificate must be obtained within six months of date of hire.
Work is regularly performed outdoors in variable weather conditions. Outside work is performed around moving objects, vibrations, slippery surfaces, loud noise, dirt, dust, mud, chemical and oils. Responding to emergency situations may be required. Physical demands include traveling from site to site, working with hot materials, standing, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and lifting and moving heavy objects up to and including 50 lbs. and the occasional use of street maintenance hand equipment weighing up to 100 lbs. For more comprehensive information, click HERE to access the Essential Functions Job Analysis for this job classification.
How to Apply:
Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.
All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position. All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.
The selection process will consist of the following components and may be revised as needs dictate:
Training and Experience Evaluation – Qualifying
Oral interviews – 100% Tentatively scheduled for the week of January 9, 2023.
If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City’s civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.
Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.
COVID 19 Vaccination:
Proof of COVID 19 vaccination will be required as a condition of employment unless a religious or medical/disability exemption is granted by the City.
Inclusion & Diversity Statement
Inclusion & Diversity Statement
The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally rich community. As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.
The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees. Join us!
Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).
Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.