Temporary Maintenance and Utility Worker I

  • Mechanical/Utility
  • Valley Center, CA
  • Salary: $19.585 per hour
  • January 31, 2022

Website Valley Center Municipal Water District Valley Center Municipal Water District

Valley Center Municipal Water District

OPENING DATE:      Monday, December 20, 2021

CLOSING DATE:       Open until Filled


The District is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the temporary position of Maintenance and Utility Worker I.  Incumbents with basic maintenance experience learn and perform a variety of tasks involved in the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of the District’s facilities, and a wide variety of practices and procedures such as grounds keeping, tree trimming, and janitorial work.  Incumbent may be trained to perform more routine duties as necessary.


Performs unskilled and semi-skilled work in the construction, operation, repair, and maintenance of the District’s pipelines, related equipment, and facilities. Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignments as instructed. Operates and maintains specialized vehicles and a variety of light to medium equipment related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of water utilities systems and facilities. Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required. Performs routine inspection of equipment, tanks, and structures, checking for damage, oil leaks, excessive noise or abnormal operations. Loads, unloads, and washes District vehicles.

Performs the full range of routine janitorial duties as assigned, in addition to grounds keeping work. Cleans and maintains tools and equipment used in the field and shops; fuels and cleans vehicles, inspects and performs safety checks on vehicles and equipment; reports the need for vehicle and equipment repairs. Paints piping, curbs, walks, gates, building interiors and exteriors, and other equipment and facilities; assists in maintaining, repairing, and making alterations to buildings, facilities, and equipment. Sets up traffic control at work sites in accordance with crew leaders instructions. Repairs and cleans reservoirs and water tanks; repairs gates and fences. (A more detailed job description can be found on the District’s website http://www.valleycenterwater.org/Jobs).


Knowledge of: Basic principles, practices, tools, and materials as they relate to the maintenance and repair of infrastructure, facilities, and systems similar to those in a municipal environment; proper use of hand and portable power tools, along with a basic ability in working with tools; machine shop procedures and practices; basic safety practices, including safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation; basic mathematics and measurements; and common janitorial and grounds keeping methods and tools.

Ability to: Perform basic construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work; safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and light to heavy equipment required for work; perform routine equipment maintenance; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; read and interpret plans, specifications, and manuals; perform routine equipment maintenance; coordinate work assignments with other sections, division, or departments; perform janitorial duties; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education: Equivalent to a High School Diploma.

Experience: A minimum of one year of experience in construction, maintenance, and/or repair work, preferably in water utilities or related facilities and systems.

License and Certifications: California Class C Driver’s License


Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, an incumbent must possess: strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle; reach horizontally and vertically with arms; occasionally climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects over 50 pounds and frequently, over 100 pounds, with assistance; finger dexterity is needed to operate hand tools and use office equipment such as keyboards and calculators; possible exposure to harsh substances; close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment: Incumbents may be exposed to variable weather conditions including cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather, wet and/or humid conditions; may work on slippery or uneven surfaces; possible exposure to fumes or airborne particles, sewage, or chemicals; the noise level can be frequently loud.


A District Application is required for consideration for this position and is available online at www.valleycenterwater.org or at our District office located at 29300 Valley Center Road, Valley Center. Office hours are 7:00am to 4:30pm Monday – Thursday and 7:30am to 4:00pm on Friday. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed District application. Please direct any questions to John Marchetta at (760) 735-4525.

The provisions of this notice do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision in this notice may be modified or revoked without notice. Persons selected for employment will be required to take, and pass, a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check. They will also be required to present documents establishing qualifications, personal identity and the legal right to work in the United States.

The District makes reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If candidates require special arrangements to participate in the interview process, they should state their needs when invited to participate in an oral panel interview.

Valley Center Municipal Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job email your details to JMarchetta@vcmwd.org