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Trails & Farm Maintenance Aide I (Temporary) - City of Bellevue ( Job # 12-0107)

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Minimum Salary: $13.60 per hour
Maximum Salary: $18.78 per hour
Employment Type: Temporary
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: January 07, 2013 at 11:00 AM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)

Summary

The City of Bellevue has several openings for Maintenance Aide I positions; currently there are 3 openings for the Farm Maintenance Aide I and 5 openings for the Trails Maintenance Aide I.  Applicants who apply to this posting will be considered for both opportunities, unless a preference is indicated.  Please note that the recruitment process for the Trails Maintenance Aide I positions (number of openings subject to change) will not begin until February 2013.

 

Maintenance Aide I positions are primarily an entry/training level position and requires minimal prior experience.  Employees will receive direct supervision while on the job site.  Work consists of routine and repetitive tasks, processes, and/or operations, and will be performed cooperatively with other employees and completed in a manner that assures individual, co-worker and public safety in all weather and working conditions.  The work is also to be completed with appropriate efficiency and in a manner that commands the respect of or demonstrates appropriate courtesy to, co-workers, and the public.



Primary Responsibilities

  • Assists full-time and other Maintenance Aide II employees with trail and farm maintenance including weed eating, mowing, backpack blowing, pruning, irrigation ditch and drainage systems repair with direct supervision..
  • Clears storm damage, builds and constructs all trail components, implements wetland, forestry, wildlife, and stream enhancement projects.
  • All other general maintenance duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or a GED equivalent.
  • Exposure/experience adhering to safety rules and procedures is desirable.
  • Required to possess a valid Washington driver’s license by date of hire.  Must have and maintain a good driving record according to City standards.  Current original drivers abstract required at time of interview.
  • Working knowledge of and familiarity with hand-held power tools and related maintenance equipment.
  • Basic mechanical skills and manual dexterity.
  • Ability to learn to operate safely the equipment and machinery necessary to perform assigned tasks.
  • Ability to listen and understand direction/instruction, communicates with team members, and responds to customers tactfully and courteously.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Criminal history check required on all applicants.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of trails procedures or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance processes, techniques, and procedures.  

 

Physical Demands

  • 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.
  • Exposure may include traffic, fumes, chemicals, flying debris, noise.  Employees with exposure will be required to provide and wear leather, steel-toed or equivalent protective footwear (ANSI approved).
  • Employee must be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions and provide weather-related gear if/as needed such as rain gear and/or coat.  Employees must provide and wear work clothing appropriate to their duties.  Some tasks require a long-sleeved shirt.

 

Definition of a Temporary

  • Hired on the City’s payroll for up to 9 months working full-time or part-time. 
  • Cannot work for more than 9 months in the previous 12 months, whether in the same position or a series of consecutive positions. 
  • Cannot work simultaneously as a temporary employee and a temporary agency worker. 
  • A temporary employee who has worked the 9 month maximum in the previous 12 months must have at least a 3-month break in service before being re-employed by the City in another temporary status. 
  • At-will for the duration of the temporary status, except as indicated by union contract. 
  • Employment eligibility of a new hire into a temporary status must be verified. 
  • Temporary workers will be placed in non-regular positions, and shall receive no other compensation or benefits than the designated base hourly rate for hours of actual work performed except as specifically authorized by ordinance.

 

Other

This is a temporary position for 3-6 months with possible extension to 9 months.  Union Position (Teamsters Local Union No. 763): After initial 2 months of continuous employment or within the month following the first day of rehire, employee will become a bargaining unit member and pay monthly union dues (current rate is 2.25 times their hourly rate of pay) and initiation dues as required.

 

How to Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position.  For further information about the job, please contact Chris Vandall via email cvandall@bellevuewa.gov or at 425.452.7679.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.

 


Location
Bellefields Yard
2101 118th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98005