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Maintenance Worker – Streets / Surface Water / Wastewater

City of Mount Vernon
City of Mount Vernon
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4,825 – 5,996 USD per month
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JOBTITLE: Maintenance Worker – Streets / Surface Water / Wastewater

DEPARTMENT: Public Works – Streets/Collections

UNION: Teamsters

SALARY RANGE: $4,825 - $5,966 (2021 Rates)

CLOSING DATE: April 30, 2022


You must possess a valid Washington State CDL Class A with Tanker endorsement in order to qualify for this position.

You must have at least two years of relevant work experience to be considered for this position.

This position participates in the operation and maintenance of wastewater, storm water drainage, roadways, sidewalks, signage, and associated facilities. The operator performs work in accordance with the goals, policies, and objectives of the Public Works Department. Work is often performed under adverse, strenuous, and unpleasant conditions. This position is supervised by the Foreman, Assistant Supervisor, and Operations Manager. This position requires working some weekends, evenings and holidays along with City sponsored events.


Essential functions may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following**:**

  1. Routine repair, cleaning, and maintenance of city infrastructure including the wastewater, storm water drainage systems, roadways, sidewalks, signage, right- of-way and associated facilities.

  2. Assists in roadway maintenance including street sweeping, crack sealing, asphalt paving, cold patching and grading alleys.

  3. Assists in the installation and maintenance of raised pavement markings, thermoplastic markings and lane striping.

  4. Repairs and installs guardrails, roadway signage, and other forms of signage.

  5. Constructs sidewalks, curb/gutters, and ADA ramps.

  6. Routine and non-routine emergency operation, maintenance & repair work.

  7. Required to participate in the General Safety Program which deals with work place hazards.

  8. Assists in the construction and cleaning of storm water drainage lines, sanitary sewer lines, ditches and detention ponds.

  9. Assist in flood emergencies including sand bags, catch basin clearing, and flood wall installation.

  10. Responsible for operating all vehicles and equipment within the division on a daily basis.

  11. Inspects all equipment/tools prior to use ensure safe operating conditions.

  12. Refuels equipment and adds other necessary fluids, such as oil and fills out any needed reports for defective equipment.

  13. Respond to citizen complaints.

  14. Inspection of new and existing facilities.

  15. Prepare written reports regarding activities and maintenance records.

  16. Assists in vegetation maintenance in right-of-way including tree falling/trimming, weed eating, mowing, and herbicide application.

  17. Assists in pest management including rodents and mosquitos.

  18. Performs underground utility system locates.

  19. Snow/ice removal with sanders andplows.

  20. Other duties as assigned.


· Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

· Two (2) years of recent work experience with a similar public service agency or professional field.

· Possess and maintain a valid Washington State CDL Class A endorsement with Tanker endorsement.

· Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Traffic Control Flagger Card or have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire.

· Possess and maintain a valid CPR and First Aid Certification or acquire within 6 months of hire.

· Must have a driving history acceptable to the City and must maintain an insurable driving record.


Knowledge of:

· The operation and maintenance of wastewater and storm water systems; roadways, and other associated City infrastructure.

· Microsoft office programs and Asset Management/Inspection software;

· Good construction practices and the equipment used.

· MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices).

Ability to:

· Be trained in and understand safety regulations, department, and City policies.

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public.

· Cope with rapid changes in priorities.

· Access confined spaces including 20” manholes during traffic flow.

· Participate in training and obtain available certificates in the following but not limited to “Confined Spaces”, “Fall Protection, “Blood Borne Pathogens”, and “Excavation, Trenching and Shoring.”

· Maintain job proficiency through schools, seminars, correspondence courses, and in house training as directed by the Department Manager.

· Be physically capable of sustained lifting, bending, climbing, standing, and walking.

· Work weekends, holidays, shift, and on-call work as designated.

· Accurately interpret maps, plans, and drawings.

· Operate equipment safely in narrow alley ways and streets during traffic flow.

· Work from elevated platforms and wear appropriate fall protection.

Skills in:

· Excellent customer service skills and be able to relate to the needs of the citizens we serve and other departments within the City.

· Organizational and time management.

· Written and oral communication skills.

Effective August 16, 2021, all new hires to the City will be required as a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start date. If you have questions or need an accommodation for this requirement due to a disability or religious reason, you can speak to our HR Department for further information.


Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume detailing their experience and qualifications with their application. Please visit to apply online. Applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm on April 30, 2022. For additional information, or a complete job description, please contact Human Resources at

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to pass a written test in order to qualify for an interview. The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre- employment physical, drug test and background check. In addition, the candidate will be required to submit a driver’s abstract with driving history acceptable to the City.

The City of Mount Vernon provides and enforces a drug free workplace and maintains a smoke free work environment.

The City of Mount Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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