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Water Maintenance Aide (Seasonal) - City of Bellevue ( Job # 14-0069)

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Minimum Salary: $13.75 per hour
Maximum Salary: $18.98 per hour
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Utilities
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Bellevue, WA is currently accepting on-line applications for 4 seasonal positions located in the Operations and Maintenance Division of the Utilities Department. The primary role is to assist full time staff in meeting seasonal demands related to the warm weather construction season. These positions perform a variety of manual labor tasks in assistance to fully-trained personnel to repair, maintain, operate, and install basic City drinking 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 and standard operating procedures. 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Water Maintenance – Under direct supervision, may assist with water main and service line repairs, inspections and maintenance, dig around underground utility pipes, inspect and operate fire hydrants and valves, assist with unidirectional zone flushing on water mains, replace aging water meters, vegetation management around water infrastructure, inspect system plumbing/flushing components, operate jackhammers and other power equipment, cleanup worksites and vehicles, and drive light utility vehicles.



  • 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 contendere”.


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 90 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.
  • These positions will primarily work 40 hours per week in 5 8 hour days.
  • 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 Seasonal Employee

  • Must be pre-approved by Human Resources to ensure compliance with the legislation
  • Regularly scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week for which the customary annual employment is six months or less
  • "Customary" means that the nature of the position typically lasts for six months or fewer and that the period of employment begins at approximately the same time each year
  • NOTE: Will be considered full-time and eligible for medical coverage if hours average 30 hours per week or more over a 12-month measurement period (or 130 hours per month)

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