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Job Announcement: City of Susanville – Maintenance Worker II

Friday, September 4th, 2020

City of Susanville – Maintenance Worker II

About the Position:
The City of Susanville Public Works Department, Water Division, is recruiting for the position of Maintenance Worker II to perform a variety of duties in maintenance, repair and construction of City water, geothermal, natural gas, street and storm drainage facilities while supervised.

Salary and Benefits:
The current annual salary range for the position of Maintenance Worker II is $32,219.46 – $48,793.94.

The City provides the following benefits:
General Leave:
• Vacation: 12 days of paid vacation leave during year one, increasing to 15 days in year two and increasing based on years of service
• Sick Leave: 12 days of paid sick leave per year

Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance: $30 per month current employee cost

Retirement: The City participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). For legacy members, the benefit level is 3% @60, employee share is 8%, paid by employees. For new members, the benefit level is 2% @62 , employee share is 6.25%, paid by the employee.

Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year

Deferred Compensation: voluntary plans available IRS Section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan available 9/80 Work Schedule

*Salary and Benefits are subject to change as a result of active negotiations.

Preferred qualifications:
• Completion of formal or informal education sufficient to assure the ability to read and write at a level required for successful job performance.

• Must have a minimum of three (3) years hands on experience in the operations of construction, maintenance and repair procedures of water, geothermal, natural gas or
street operations.
• Must complete a Competent Person Training class

• Must have a valid California Driver’s license and a Class A Certification

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works directly with crew in the construction, maintenance and repair of the City’s water, geothermal, natural gas and street divisions;
  • Can test, read, repair or replace meters in water, geothermal and natural gas;
  • Must be able to identify leaks and test for the accuracy in water, geothermal and gas meters;
  • Does the routine work of excavating trenches and backfilling;
  • Operates hand, air, and power tools in skilled and unskilled work;
  • Operates light and medium-sized construction and power equipment, such as crew trucks, dump trucks, pickups, backhoe/loaders, trenchers, air compressors, air
    tools, and knows the proper and safe use of safety equipment;
  • Has been qualified in the proper procedures to shutoff or turn-on water. Geothermal and natural gas meters;
  • Keeps tools and equipment in a safe and clean working condition;
  • Does general cleanup work;
  • Responds to emergency calls after normal duty hours as required;
  • Follows oral and written instructions;
  • Can maintain records of water, geothermal, gas or street operations and/or daily work being performed;
  • Observes safe work methods and safety practices related to the work being performed or tools and equipment used;
  • Perform other duties as needed and assigned.

Additional Experience or Ability To:

  • Work cooperatively with others
  • Deal tactfully with the public
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Use of hand, air and power tools
  • Perform manual labor
  • Have learned through work experience the operations of water, geothermal, gas and streets operations
  • Have mastered the skills through work experience to operate heavy equipment in a safe and productive manner
  • Can inspect and perform minor maintenance and repairs on vehicles and equipment.

About Susanville and Lassen County:
Susanville is located in Lassen County in the heart of North East California, at 4,200 feet in elevation. Residents and visitors enjoy four seasons and easy access to a wealth of year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. The population is about 9,000 people. There are over 2,700 square miles of public lands, with hiking, biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding, hunting and off-road recreation activities enjoyed by the community. Fisherman and boating enthusiasts will enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers and proximity to Eagle Lake, Antelope Lake and Lake Almanor.

Susanville families enjoy and support many community activities and events including the Bizz Johnson Marathon, the Lassen County Land & Trails Trust Rails to Trails Festival, Mountain Bike trails and races, the Main Street Cruise car show, Lassen County Fair and Parade, Safe and Sane Halloween and the annual Magical Country Christmas celebration in the historic uptown area. Susanville offers quality health care at Banner Lassen Medical Center and higher education opportunities at Lassen Community College, with California State University, Chico and University of Nevada, Reno nearby. Susanville also offers other amenities such as the 18-hole Diamond Mountain Golf Course, the Susanville Municipal Airport, the Susanville Symphony and the Honey Lake Valley Community Pool.

September 17, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants MUST submit a cover letter, resume, and City standard application in person or by mail or email at the following address:
City of Susanville
Attn: City Clerk
66 North Lassen Street
Susanville, CA 96130-3904

Applications are available at the address above or at www.cityofsusanville.org.  Candidates with questions may contact the Public Works Department at (530) 257-1041.

The City of Susanville does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

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