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Valley Water
  • Position Number: 4606614
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Maintenance Worker III Good Neighbor Program (2 Positions)

Valley Water

Salary: $94,265.60 - $120,640.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 01684-E

Location: CA, CA

Department: Watersheds Operations and Maintenance

Closing: 10/1/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

A 5% Encampment Clean Up Differential Will Apply.

Valley Water has embarked on a collaborative countywide effort working toward creating a functional zero unhoused population in Santa Clara County. As part of this effort, the Board has approved the creation of new positions in the Watersheds division to both manage areas around encampments near waterways and on Valley Water property and to address the needs of unsheltered individuals residing in these encampments.

One of the positions created to participate in this Good Neighbor Program is a Maintenance Worker III. This Maintenance Worker III will be responsible for cleaning up trash, debris, and hazardous pollutants generated by encampments near waterways or on Valley Water property. The Maintenance Worker III is a senior member of a crew. They will perform cleanups by hand or by utilizing light construction equipment and perform a variety of technical tasks relative to clean up near encampments. This position will safely work alongside staff to transfer a broad knowledge base through demonstration and interaction.

No two days or worksites are alike. Adaptability and flexibility regarding work assignments and the ability to get along well with a team are critical to success in this role. This position works outside and can sometimes be subjected to difficult environmental conditions such as cold, heat, or rain. There could be times when this position is called out at night to perform flood control during emergencies.

A practical exercise may be part of the interview process.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in trash and debris removal at locations such as work sites and homeless encampments.
  • Operating a full range of construction equipment, such as cranes, skip loaders, forklifts, and trucks.
  • Hauling equipment to and from job sites.
  • Inspecting equipment.
  • Constructing, maintaining, and repairing flood control and groundwater recharge facilities.
  • Maintaining dams, channels, roads, and right of way.
  • Setting up traffic control and directing traffic around work sites.
  • Operating and maintaining a variety of maintenance equipment, such as hand, air, and power tools, generators, compressors, and cement mixers.
  • Performing all duties of this progressive series including the duties of Maintenance Worker I and II.
  • Construct, maintain, and repair flood control and groundwater recharge facilities; patch cracks; build and remove small dams and lay riprap; perform concrete work; break and remove rubble, place forms, and install reinforcements; mix, pour, and finish cement.
  • Support the loading of sediment and the cleaning of groundwater recharge and sludge ponds; Count truck loads; complete truck tags; make sure operators are properly loading trucks and perform traffic control.
  • Operate pumps, generators, and small equipment. Assist in performing preventive maintenance on pumps, valves, and other water distribution facilities; assist in various mechanical, electrical, carpentry, and painting work.
  • Maintain paper and electronic records of work performed.
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in a timely manner.
  • Construct and repair fences.
Ideal Candidate's Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria as listed below.

Ideal Experience:
  • A minimum of five (5) years of construction or field maintenance experience including the operation of seated light construction equipment such as dump trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes, and graders.
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record and possess a valid California Class A driver's license with tanker endorsement at the time of hire.
Ideal Skills and Abilities:
  • Operate and transport a variety of seated light construction equipment such as dump trucks, front-end loaders, and mini excavators.
  • Perform maintenance of hand and power equipment and tools.
  • Read and interpret maps, engineer drawings, and specifications.
  • Perform traffic control functions.
  • Perform a variety of preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Use common desktop applications and software.
  • Perform heavy manual labor.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports of work performed.
  • Operate a variety of maintenance tools and equipment.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Ideal Knowledge:
  • Operational characteristics of maintenance, hand, and power equipment and tools.
  • Operational characteristics of construction materials and large tools such as jackhammers, compaction equipment, and air compressors.
  • Operational characteristics of seated light construction equipment (under 12,500 pounds) such as dump trucks, and skid steer loaders.
  • Pertinent laws and regulations including state and local Department of Transportation codes relating to the operation and transport of light construction equipment.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Practices, procedures, methods, tools, and equipment used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water distribution and flood control facilities.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Methods and techniques of construction maintenance.
Ideal Training and Education:
  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Required License or Certificate

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record and possess a valid California Class A driver's license with tanker and air brake endorsements at the time of hire.

To review the Classification Specification, please click here (Download PDF reader)
Watersheds Field Operations Unit (Position Code 267 & Position Code 1119)

COVID-19 vaccination requirement:
*To protect our most valuable assets, our employees, as well as the communities we serve, Valley Water requires all newly hired Valley Water personnel to be fully vaccinated (for COVID-19) or to be formally excused from the requirement through the **reasonable accommodation process (for details, see bottom of job posting)

Valley Water Telework Program: Eligibility for telework will depend on the type of work performed, operational needs, and the ability for the employee to perform the essential functions of their job duties while teleworking. Employment with Valley Water requires employees to live within 150 miles of their primary physical work location located in San Jose, California by their start date.

This position requires the individual to be onsite and is typically not a teleworking position.

Selection Process

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are highly recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement:
* Fully vaccinated means (1) it has been at least two weeks since a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine, and (2) the person has provided proof of vaccination in a form consistent with the requirements for verification of vaccine status in the State of California's July 26, 2021, Public Health Officer Order.
**Limited Exemptions to Vaccination Requirement
An individual who has been provided a job offer may request a reasonable accommodation to the vaccination requirement if they:
1. Have a contraindication recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or by the vaccine's manufacturer to every approved COVID-19 vaccine. A contraindication means a condition that makes vaccination inadvisable;
2. Have a disability and are requesting an exception as a reasonable accommodation based upon this disability; or,
3. Object to COVID-19 vaccination based on their sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.
Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.

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