Maintenance Services Worker

  • Maintenance/Construction
  • Mechanical/Utility
  • Mission Support Positions
  • San Marcos, CA

Website vallecitoswater Vallecitos Water District

Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection.   Candidates should submit their materials online no later than May 26th.  However, interviews may be conducted throughout the recruitment process and this opening may close at any time.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Selected candidate will start no earlier than July 1, 2024.
Posted salary reflects a 5% increase effective July 5, 2024.


Under general supervision, performs routine maintenance, repair, landscaping, and upkeep of assigned buildings and facilities; assesses the need for contractors and monitors contractor performance; maintains warehouse and inventory; performs related work as assigned.


This position is responsible for monitoring and maintaining buildings and facilities for safe and effective working conditions, which may include performing maintenance and assessing the need for a contractor; performs a wide variety of tasks in the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of District property; works in the warehouse, receives deliveries, enters purchase requests, and manages inventory.


The Maintenance Services Worker is directly supervised by the Maintenance Services Supervisor and does not supervisor any staff.  It is not a designated lead position and does not assume supervision of the department in the absence of the supervisor but will assist the Assistant Operations & Maintenance Manager.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs routine maintenance, repair, landscaping, and upkeep of District property, which may include, but is not limited to, carpentry, plumbing, weed abatement, pest control, painting, and other handyperson duties; communicates status of maintenance and assigned projects to appropriate personnel; responds to employee requests for other laborer duties, such as moving furniture, loading/unloading, office upgrades, etc.;
  • Inspects District property for maintenance concerns; schedules and coordinates work with vendors and affected staff; assesses maintenance issues for complexity and priority; makes recommendations regarding the use of contractors; monitors contractor’s work product to project scope and safety standards in conjunction with Maintenance Services Supervisor; addresses District concerns directly with contractor and department supervisor;
  • Orders, receives, and stores shipments of District-wide equipment, parts, materials, and supplies; verifies items received against invoices, shipping documents, packing slips, or purchase orders; assigns stock numbers and bar codes to incoming items; maintains inventory in computerized maintenance management system (CMMS); evaluates vendors;
  • Coordinates automated fuel system with internal record keeping system; identifies fueling errors, and alerts appropriate personnel for accurate mileage reports for all vehicle maintenance; works with and hazardous chemicals, such as cleaning fluid, pesticide, or fuel, which may require training and certification;
  • Operates a forklift and automotive vehicles for the pick-up, delivery, and unloading of supplies and materials; drives to different District property locations for maintenance or product delivery; uses hand and power tools, hardware, and other maintenance equipment related to assigned tasks;
  • Maintains accurate records related to all duties; uses computer regularly for record-keeping; assists with quarterly and annual inventory audits;
  • May perform some custodial duties as assigned;
  • Operates copiers and a variety of office equipment;
  • Performs duties in a professional manner and works well with others or in a team setting;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers outside agencies, and the public;
  • Regular attendance and adherence to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities;
  • Observes safe work practices and safety methods.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal Maintenance Service Worker is capable of learning basic warehouse, inventory, and finance procedures; prior experience tracking or distributing materials and supplies for individuals or a crew is preferred.  This person can be trusted to perform accurate and timely record-keeping in a computer system.  The Maintenance Services Worker will often work alone in the warehouse and in the field, doing various maintenance and odd-jobs throughout the District.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can identify and prioritize assignments without direct supervision.  They must be capable of, and comfortable with, the safe use of hand and power tools on a regular basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Customer service principles and practices;
  • Methods, materials, and equipment used in facility maintenance and repair, including knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, painting, and mechanical work; preventative maintenance principles and practices;
  • Safe work methods and practices pertaining to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals such as pesticide or cleaning fluid;
  • Warehousing and inventory principles and practices; part books, catalogues, and related materials for special orders;
  • Operation and maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools;
  • Record keeping principles and practices; shop mathematics; common units of weights and measures.

Ability to:

  • Perform a variety of basic maintenance and repair on District property, including carpentry, plumbing, painting, and other crafts;
  • Assess and prioritize maintenance needs; inspect the work of contractors for quality control and safety;
  • Operate District equipment, including forklift and hand & power tools; perform weed abatement or pest control with physical and chemical methods;
  • Receive, count, inspect, store, and issue warehouse items per policy; maintain adequate inventory controls and stock replacement procedures;
  • Complete assignments independently without immediate supervision;
  • Use a computer and software related to the work;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees and those contacted in the course of work; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education & Experience

Any combination of education or experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: high school graduation and two years of relevant facility maintenance experience.  Experience with HVAC, plumbing, and contractor oversight is preferred.

Licenses, Certificates, and Special Requirements

  • Possess of, or ability to obtain, a Class C driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record;
  • Possession of a Qualified Applicator Certificate with pest control category B and C is desirable.

Supplemental Information

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Employees may be required to wear and/or use personal protective and other safety equipment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, an employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel, and use repetitive motions to operate objects, tools, equipment, or controls.   Employees are frequently required to stand, walk, talk, hear, reach, bend, twist, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Incumbents are frequently required to exercise full range of motion of the arms, hands, wrists, and fingers.  Incumbents are frequently required to lift and/or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.

Environment: Employee regularly: works in warehouse environment; works in areas with major amounts of dust present; exposed to hazardous materials, such as cleaning supplies, pesticides, and fuel; works outdoors, exposed to sun and weather conditions; works with equipment causing minor strain or vibration; works on uneven surfaces.  Employee occasionally: works in confined or cramped positions; exposed to unusually loud sounds; and works on slippery surfaces.  Some work done on ladders or surfaces 4 – 12 feet above ground.   Occasional exposure to common allergy-causing agents.  Infrequent work at height in bucket truck of 60 feet.

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