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Maintenance Worker II
 
Work Location:Various City-Parish Departments
 
Starting Salary:10.0284 Hourly / $20,859 Annual
 
Pay Grade:1080
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs highly skilled work in routine maintenance, construction and repair activities on sewers, drainage pipes, streets, roads, bridges, buildings and other municipal physical facilities. Work also involves the operation of a variety of light or specialized and medium automotive equipment in order to complete assignments, and the trimming and removal of trees and stumps. Employees of this class are also responsible for operating construction equipment properly. Hazardous conditions are often encountered when employees are required to work at considerable heights and around power lines while operating power saws. Some positions in this classification may be on 24-hour call out for emergency situations. Work is assigned orally and in writing and is reviewed while in progress and upon completion. Minor supervision may be exercised over a small crew of workers as assigned. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Operates on a regular basis one or more pieces of a variety of light and medium automotive equipment as listed on the Official City-Parish Equipment List. Repairs sidewalks, driveways, cave-ins, sewer lines and manholes; unstops and washes sewer lines and storm drains using the vacuum and wash trucks; works with or operates TV camera for the inspection of sewer lines. Operates various striping machines for applying directional markings and symbols on streets and roads. Operates a truck-mounted hydraulic platform boom used in trimming and removing trees; operates various tools and equipment peculiar to tree trimming; climbs trees using ladders, ropes, saddles, and safety belts; prunes trees using various types of pruning equipment. Serves as lead worker over a small crew as assigned performing various activities such as routine repairs, maintenance and construction on streets, roads, ditches, drainage pipes, bridges, buildings and other municipal physical facilities, and the trimming and/or removal and loading of limbs, branches, debris and dead or dying trees. Maintains canals throughout the city to ensure proper drainage and to prevent flooding. Maintains interstate and boulevard median by cutting grass, weed eating, pruning trees and bushes; picks up litter along roadways and interstates; maintains municipal flower beds. Maintains equipment by washing and cleaning, changing belts, hoses, oil and oil filters, and performing any other minor repairs. Performs various maintenance activities in and around City-Parish maintenance buildings and lots.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the trades and general municipal maintenance, construction and labor tools, equipment and practices. Knowledge of applicable traffic laws and regulations governing automotive equipment operations. Knowledge of principles and practices of servicing trucks and other light or medium automotive and mechanical equipment. Knowledge of the work hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with assigned equipment and operation. Skill in the operation of assigned equipment. Skill in the use and care of the tools and equipment used in general maintenance, construction, repair work and tree trimming. Ability to detect needed repairs and to make necessary operation adjustments. Ability to plan, organize and lead the work of a small crew of workers. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions and to work from sketches and plans. Physical strength and agility sufficient to do strenuous manual work under varying weather conditions. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Ability to read and write, two years of experience in operating a variety of light and medium automotive equipment, and one year of experience in manual labor work involving maintenance, construction, and repair activities.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience. For positions requiring tree trimming experience, the required work experience for operation of equipment and manual labor work will be waived and substituted with tree trimming experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license or a valid Louisiana Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A, B, or C with appropriate endorsements. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
For security reasons, as per TSA provision 1542; all applicant/employees of the Greater Baton Rouge Airport District who have access to restricted areas will be required to have a ten (10) year criminal background check to the extent allowable by the law. Employees found to have an excessive criminal record or other misrepresentations of employment will not be eligible for employment.
 
JOB CODE:151375
 
EXAMINATION
Entry Maintenance Series exam required (may take up to 1 1/2 hours from test start time). Written examinations are available on most Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:00 am, check-in, Thursdays, *12:00 - 12:30 pm, and Fridays, (for current openings only) 8:30 - 9:00 am check-in. Please call Human Resources Recruiting and Examination at 389-3132 to confirm testing dates and times. Test check-in is on a first come-first served basis. There are occasions where the test room is filled to capacity and applicants are asked to return on another day for testing. *Where written exam volume is expected to be high, check-in of applicants may begin as early as 11:30 am in order to complete the check-in process prior to the required 12:30 cut-off time.
 
APPLICATION NOTE
In your employment application, please include details of your prior experience such as specific duties performed, level of experience, types of tools, equipment and machines used, supervisory duties, types of projects worked on and other details that will help us have a clear picture of what you did. Did you have to maintain the equipment you operated? Did you use spurs or rope access to climb and trim trees? A completed equipment sheet is required with your employment application and the information on the equipment sheet needs to match the work experience in the application itself. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring supporting documentation with your application.