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Public Works Maintenance Worker - I, II, III DOQ - City of Issaquah ( Job # 17-0030)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $3,095.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $5,954.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works Operations
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Issaquah invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Public Works Maintenance Worker I, II and III, depending on qualifications. Candidates will be selected from an established pool of applicants generated from this and prior postings. Positions perform routine semi-skilled tasks related to maintenance, installation and repair of the water, street, storm water or sewer systems.

Next review of applicants: Monday, May 15, 2017. Applicants must submit a driving abstract to move forward in the process.


Minimum Qualifications

Requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and six months of experience in road/utility construction and maintenance, or related work. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Special Requirements

Physical Requirements:

  • In some positions incumbents will be required to perform manual labor which may include digging ditches, lifting and carrying heavy materials, frequent walking or standing, and working outdoors in all types of weather conditions.  Applicants must be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 80 pounds.

Licenses Required:

  • A valid Washington Driver's License with a driving record free of serious or frequent violations and a CDL with a Class A endorsement are required. Applicants without a CDL must have the ability to obtain this certification within six months of employment. Applicants must submit a driving abstract to move forward in the hiring process. See 'To Apply' section below for instructions.

Minimum Age:

  • 18 years of age

Background Check and Pre-Employment Physical:

  • Applicants selected for these positions must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Maintenance Equipment, construction, and repair methods and procedures.
  • Safety standards and precautions related to the work.

Skill in:

  • Using hand tools and equipment of the trade.

Ability to:

  • Use the mechanical tools of the trade.
  • Read, write, and comprehend the English Language.
  • Understand and follow written and oral directions.
  • Work cooperatively in a work crew.
  • Perform heavy manual labor in all weather conditions, and in dirty, uncomfortable conditions.
  • Sustain continuous physical effort including frequent bending, walking, manipulation of, and heavy lifting of heavy departmental equipment.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis and within one half hour when on call.
Essential Job Functions
  • Uses a variety of hand and power-operated tools and equipment such as shovels, picks, jackhammer, welder, air compressor and pavement saws.
  • Installs or repairs main water and sewer lines, manholes and catch basins.
  • Operates most departmental heavy equipment, including backhoe, loaders, dump truck, paver, roller, mower, jet truck, snowplow, and sander trucks.
  • Performs recurring inspection of sanitary sewer lines, manholes and sewer drain field. Operates Vactor truck and video inspection equipment
  • Handles and applies hazardous materials in accordance with State regulations.
  • Maintains roadways, including filling potholes, paving and sweeping. Fabricates and installs signs.
  • Makes service connections to water mains, installs valves, lateral water lines, blow-offs, hydrants and meters.
  • Takes readings on water meters; repairs meters as necessary.
  • Overhauls and repairs fire hydrants.
  • Applies herbicides, and other chemicals to roadside areas, and grounds.
  • Performs basic carpentry and cement work, oxyacetylene cutting and burning, and painting as necessary to accomplish primary activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
To Apply

Submit a City of Issaquah application, cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, and a driving abstract by the closing date. A driving abstract may be obtained by clicking on the following link: Once you have received your abstract, please fax to 425-837-3046, or email to or mail to the following address: City of Issaquah, Attn: Human resources, PO Box 1307, Issaquah WA 98027. Applications without a driver's abstract will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the hiring process.

Top scoring applicants will proceed to an initial in-person interview and written test. Finalists will be invited to a practical test, written exam, and second interview.


670 1st Ave NE
Issaquah, WA 98027