Job Opening Announcement

Maintenance Worker II

Date: June 12, 2017
Due Date: June 26, 2017
Salary: $3,499 - $4,363 per month

Job Announcement

The City of Coos Bay is soliciting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker II.  To apply for the position, interested parties should submit a City application, resume, and letter of interest to the City Manager’s Office.  City applications are available from the City Manager’s Office, City Hall, 500 Central Avenue, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420, by telephone 541-269-8912, or listed at the end of this announcment. 

The deadline for receiving completed applications is 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2017.  Applications postmarked on or by June 26, 2017 will be accepted.  Please include a valid e-mail address where you can be contacted.  All notifications regarding your status in the selection process will be made via electronic mail. 

The City of Coos Bay is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, handicap or any other non-merit factor.  If reasonable accommodation is required to complete the application process, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 541-269-8912 during the hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Performs semi‑skilled and skilled manual tasks; operates small tools, trucks and heavy equipment; does related work as required.  This job covers a variety of construction and maintenance positions of moderate complexity and a degree of inter-changeability between assignments involving the operation of equipment and the performance of manual tasks. The Maintenance Worker II maintains city right-of-ways, streets, parks, creeks, river banks, buildings and grounds. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the general direction of the Public Works and Development Operations Superintendent and under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Foreman, may also work under the Lead Maintenance Worker II.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervision is not a regular responsibility of this position.  However, an employee may supervise as a lead worker for a small crew.

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK:  An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties.  However, these examples do not include all of the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.

1.    Assists in determining needs for and performs general maintenance duties.

2.    Performs a variety of duties connected with city maintenance and construction activities including assisting with herbicide application.

3.    Performs routine preventative maintenance of equipment and tools, to include record keeping.

4.    Operates a wide variety of light and heavy equipment including dump truck, back hoe and grader, man-lift, tractor and mowers.

5.    Sets up traffic control for work zones in the street.

6.    Does general cleaning of the facilities and equipment.

7.    Operates a variety of power equipment and hand tools.

8.    Changes lamps and P.E. cells on street lights and traffic signals.

9.    Installs and maintains traffic signs, barricades, flashers, and street markings and other sign shop duties including records.

10.    Assists in identification of tree, plant, and turf problems.  Safely applies and provides for safe storage and disposal of herbicides.  Maintains necessary records of herbicide use.

11.    Assists with aquatic maintenance task; pump filtration, circulation and chemicals.

12.    Performs general plumbing and carpentry installation and repairs.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY:  Reasonable knowledge of standard practices, equipment, methods, tools and materials used in street, park and building maintenance and the safe use, routine maintenance and storage of the equipment, tools and materials; knowledge of horticulture, landscape maintenance and the control methods and safe application of herbicides for weeds, diseases, and insects that are affecting trees, shrubs and plants. Reasonable knowledge of the operation and minor servicing of light duty and heavy equipment, of the types and uses of common hand tools, and standard equipment and tools used in street construction and maintenance work along with the ability to work in high places as necessary.  The incumbent must have the ability to perform skilled tasks without close supervision, to carry out oral and written instruction, to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance, and to withstand exposure to variable weather conditions. The incumbent must also have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  Eighteen months of experience in laboring or maintenance work including the operation of trucks and related automotive equipment.  Graduation from high school or GED, or 18 months satisfactory completion of a Maintenance Worker I.  Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the above.  Possession of or ability to secure a valid Oregon commercial drivers license within six (6) months of the time of appointment, traffic control training and first aid/CPR training.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Must be able to develop and maintain positive cooperative team-oriented relationships with co-workers, supervisors, managers, and others you come in contact with. 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:  Motorized vehicles and equipment, including dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, street sweeper, jetter/inductor truck, street roller, manlift, tamper, plate compactor, saws, pumps, aeroil propane kettle, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, phone, ditch witch, lawn mowers and herbicide sprayers.

Physical Demands

The physical demands 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, vibration and confined spaces. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:  Employees work in a strong team-oriented environment and receive a generous employee benefit package which includes eleven paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long term disability, medical, dental and vision insurance, and retirement through the Public Employees Retirement System. The City pays 90% of the medical and dental insurance premium for the employee and their family.  

Hiring Process

GUIDELINES:  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

HIRING PROCESS:  Applicants must complete and submit the required City application packet by 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2017 as specified in this job announcement.  All applicants will be notified of the final status of their application.  

·    Application Acceptance Period: June 10th –  June 26th
·    Review of Applications: June 27th – June 30th 
·    Interviews: July 5th – July 7th 
·    Follow-up Interviews (as needed): July 10th
·    Probable Employment Offer Date: July 12th 
·    Projected Start Date: August 1st