City of Torrance
Nov 26, 2019Full time
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS TO READ THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION. Take the first step in your career with the City of Torrance! Are you looking for a place with defined career growth? Do you like working in a physically active environment? The City of Torrance is looking for new Maintenance Workers to join our team! In this entry-level position, there are several vacancies in various assignments throughout the City. Descriptions of the assignments are listed below: Park Services: Assists in the maintenance, replacement and basic repair of City parks, trees and landscaping, irrigation systems and recreational facilities. Concrete: Assists with the construction and/or repair of City curbs, gutters, sidewalks and other concrete structures. Sanitation: Assists with refuse collection; large item pick up and illegal dump collection; builds and repairs refuse carts and bins; repair and maintain equipment; and serves as relief operator on refuse trucks or motor sweepers. Street Maintenance: Assists with construction work and safely operates a variety of tools and equipment to repair City streets. Streetscape: Assists in the maintenance, and replacement of trees and grounds, and the basic repair of irrigation systems located on City parkways and medians. Traffic and Lighting: Assists in the maintenance, replacement and/or repair of traffic signals; traffic signs and street markings. Transit: Cleans and services Transit bus stop shelters and adjacent grounds. Maintenance Workers are expected to have physical strength and stamina, be able to follow directions, work well under both close supervision and independently, learn skills in various trades, be safety conscious, and work cooperatively with supervisors, co-workers and the public. HOURS Maintenance Workers must be available for emergency call out outside normal work hours. For more information about the duties of this position, click here . QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES: Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: Applicants must be able to read and follow directions to safely use of a variety of tools, materials, and equipment. In addition, employees must be available to work a variety of shifts and hours, as required by job assignment. Successful candidates will possess the following: One (1) year of previous experience and/or training involving construction/maintenance work is preferred; One (1) year of previous experience and/or training involving plant/grounds maintenance is preferred; A strong customer service orientation; A strong work ethic; A work history of stability, reliability, dependability, and punctuality; A willingness to work in a physically active environment. License and Certification: Applicants are required to possess and maintain a valid California class C driver license or higher. Many positions (Concrete, Sanitation, Street Maintenance, Streetscape) require a Class A or B license be obtained prior to the completion of the probationary period. If required, training is provided by the City. *Note : An original California DMV K4 record (dated within the last 30 days) will be required during the examination process. Applicants will be required to submit an original California DMV K4 at the time of the Performance Exam and Oral Interview tentatively scheduled for January 2020. Applicants must have a good driving record within the past three years; including but not limited to no DUI's, Reckless Driving or Suspensions. California DMV K4 driving records can be obtained by visiting https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/dr/welcome . HOW TO APPLY & EXAM PROCESS:Interested candidates must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs . Application submissions will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. First review of applications will be those received by December 4, 2019. Only those candidates who best meet the City and Department's needs will be invited to participate in the testing process, which will consist of the following components and tentative dates: Written Exam - 60% (Tentatively Scheduled for Monday, December 16, 2019) Oral Exam - 40% (Tentatively Scheduled for January 2020) Performance Exam - Pass/Fail (Tentatively Scheduled for January 2020) *Note: Current City employees and current temporary City employees who submit applications will be invited to the written test. SPECIAL NOTES:Positions under this classification perform "Safety Sensitive" functions as defined by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and are subject to Federal drug and alcohol testing. Pursuant to the US DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations – 49 CFR Part 40, Federal Regulations do not authorize the use of Schedule 1 drugs, including marijuana and CBD products, for any reason. As a condition of employment, applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment medical examination, a DOT drug and alcohol test, and a background investigation. In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between TME-AFSCME and the City of Torrance, new employees covered under that memorandum shall become members in good standing and pay the required service fee to said Local. Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources prior to the test component dates. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.