Job Details

Valley Water
  • Position Number: 3147772
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Maintenance Worker II (Field Maintenance and Construction Worker II) (2 positions)

Valley Water

Salary: $6,708.00 - $8,586.93 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 01485-E

Location: CA, CA

Department: Watersheds Operations and Maintenance

Closing: 6/29/2022 11:59 PM Pacific


NOTE Regarding Salary: A 3% COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) will apply as of 6-27-22

Watersheds Field Operations Unit (Position Code 1090 & 1091)
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 not a teleworking position.
Overview:Do you have four (4) or more years of construction, trades and/or field maintenance experience? Do you have a Class B Driver's license? Do you enjoy working outside as part of a team? If so, check out this opportunity!

Valley Water's Field Maintenance Workers II's work as part of a crew, performing maintenance and construction projects Valley Water-wide at water distribution facilities and along creeks, ponds, and reservoirs for flood control. No two days or work sites are alike. Adaptability and flexibility regarding work assignments and the ability to get along well with a team is critical to success in this role. Maintenance Worker IIs regularly use a variety of construction tools.

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. If you are up to this challenge, apply now! There are two positions available!
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • 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.
  • Assist in trash and debris removal and graffiti abatement at locations such as work sites and homeless encampments.
  • Support the loading of sediment and the cleaning of groundwater recharge and sludge ponds; Counts truck loads; completes truck tags; and makes sure operators are properly loading trucks and perform traffic control.
  • Construct, repair, and maintain dams, channels, roads, and other water distribution and flood control properties.
  • Operate pumps, generators, and small equipment. Assist in performing preventive maintenance on pumps, valves, and other water distribution facilities; assist District staff in various mechanical, electrical, carpentry, and painting work.
  • Perform traffic control functions; set up traffic warning devices and barricades; direct traffic around work sites.
  • Haul equipment to and from job sites; inspect equipment, make operating adjustments, and perform minor preventive maintenance and repair.
  • 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.
  • Remove blockages and sediment and perform erosion repair in creeks; estimate and document volume of obstructions that caused blockages.

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:4+ years of field construction experience in the trades such as general construction (commercial or residential).

Ideal Skills and Abilities
  • Learn operational characteristics and limitations of light construction equipment.
  • Learn pertinent laws and regulations including state and local Department of Transportation codes relating to the operation and transport of light construction equipment.
  • Read and interpret maps, engineer drawings, and specifications.
  • Perform traffic control functions.
  • Perform maintenance of hand and power equipment and tools.

Ideal Knowledge:
  • Practices, procedures, methods, tools, and equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair of water distribution and flood control facilities.
  • Operational characteristics of construction equipment and materials.
  • Methods and techniques of concrete finishing.
  • Operational characteristics of maintenance, hand and power equipment and tools.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Ideal Training and Education:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

There are two (2) positions available!

Required License or Certificate
Must have a satisfactory driving record and possess a minimum of a valid California Class B driver's license with air brake endorsement.

Special Requirement:
Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a medical examination and drug/alcohol screening.
To review the Classification Specification, please click here (Download PDF reader)

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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