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Maintenance Aide I (Temporary) - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0012)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $13.60 per hour
Maximum Salary: $18.78 per hour
Employment Type: Temporary
Department: Utilities
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Bellevue, WA is currently accepting on-line applications for temporary positions located in the Operations and Maintenance Division of the Utilities Department. This position performs a variety of manual labor tasks in assistance to fully-trained personnel to clean, repair, maintain, and install basic City storm water infrastructure systems. 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. Employees receive direct supervision while on the job site in most cases, but the amount of direct supervision required may diminish as proficiency in task performance and equipment operation increases. Work may also be performed independently on the basis of clear instructions. Work is 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.

This is a six month temporary position with the Storm and Surfacewater Section.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Storm and Surfacewater Maintenance – Under direct supervision, assist with stormwater infrastructure inspections and maintenance, work as a helper on an educator trucks cleaning, jet rodding and/or root removal in storm lines and catch basins, dig around underground utility pipes, make manhole adjustments, operate string trimmers and other power and hand tools to clear brush, clean up worksites and vehicles, and drive light utility vehicles. May assist in flagging and traffic control.



  • High school diploma or a GED equivalent, preferred with 2 – 4 months related construction or maintenance labor experience.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Basic mechanical skills and manual dexterity.
  • Maintenance Aide is primarily an entry/training level position and requires minimal, if any, prior experience.
  • Ability to learn to operate safely the equipment and machinery necessary to perform assigned tasks.
  • Exposure/experience adhering to safety rules and procedures is desirable.
  • Ability to listen and understand direction/instruction, communicate with team members, and respond to customers tactfully and courteously. 
  • Must have a valid Washington driver’s license by date of hire. Must have and maintain a good driving record according to Department standards. Proof required at time of interview. Applicants will be disqualified under the following circumstances:

    * Violation - more than two moving violations in the preceding three years; reckless driving violation within the preceding three years; DUI within the preceding three years. 

    * Accidents - more than one motor vehicle accident within the preceding three years for which the applicant received a traffic or criminal citation and was convicted, forfeited bail, or entered a plea of “guilty” or “nolo condendere”.


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • 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 reaching with hand and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Pulling, pushing, climbing, standing, bending or stooping for extended periods.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 75 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.
  • Hazard may include traffic, fumes, chemicals, flying debris, noise.
  • Employees with hazard exposure will be required to provide and wear leather, steel-toed or equivalent protective footwear (ANSI approved).
  • Employees 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 long pants and shirts with sleeves a minimum of 4” long. Some tasks require the employee to provide and wear long-sleeved shirt.
  • Periodic overtime may be required in emergencies.
  • 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. 


Definition of a Temporary

  • Hired on the City’s payroll for up to nine months working full-time or part-time.
  • Cannot work for more than nine 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 nine month maximum in the previous 12 months must have at least a three 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 place 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.


How To Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position.  For further information about this position, please contact Jackie Goeman via email at or at 425.452.5227.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.



Bellevue Service Center (BSC)
2901 115th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004