Pima County

Tucson, AZ

0910 - Trades Maintenance Helper

Posted 8 days ago

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

UPDATED

This position is located in the Transportation Department, the schedule is Monday through Thursday from 5:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Salary Grade: 26


Performs helper or apprentice levels of work maintaining and repairing facilities, grounds, equipment or their parts in direct support of a process, system, facility or grounds. The work seldom requires special training or certification (other than vehicle operator). The work requires manual labor and the use of hand and powered tools, equipment or vehicles and frequently involves repetitive individual tasks in a variety of work settings.

Please Note: All new hires (and promoted employees) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, within 30 days of hire. If you are unable to become fully vaccinated due to a medical disability or religious observance/practice, you must request an accommodation - accommodation forms are located on-line. For new hires (and promoted employees) hired after October 1, 2021, the applicant must have a full set of COVID-19 vaccines, by the effective date of hire.

Duties/Responsibilities

(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

Assists Trades Maintenance classified employees and others in performance of their duties;
Performs operator-level inspections, servicing and maintenance of assigned tools, equipment and vehicles;
Performs non-skilled replacement, repair or adjustment of facility or system components;
Prepares and cleans areas or equipment undergoing repair, painting, maintenance, construction or other related activity;
Cuts, trims, seeds, fertilizes and, under supervision, applies herbicides/pesticides to turf grasses, soils, trees and ornamental shrubs;
Maintains security and accountability for all tools, equipment and materials required in performance of duties, particularly in a medical, detention or correctional setting;
Maintains and uses safety and personal protective equipment;
Performs housekeeping services to maintain safe, clean and orderly conditions in the workplace.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of:

  • operation and maintenance of basic hand and powered tools, equipment and materials encountered in area of specialization of assigned work area;
  • typical hazards of the assigned work-areas or encountered in the area of specialization, and safety procedures and equipment required.

Skill in:
  • performing helper-level duties in the area of assignment;
  • following written and oral instructions;
  • communicating effectively;
  • operating and performing operator-level maintenance of powered equipment in the assigned area.

Minimum Qualifications

Six months of experience performing helper-level duties in construction or landscape.
(Relevant training or education may be substituted for the aforementioned experience.)


Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Two (2) years of experience working with asphalt.
  2. One (1) year of experience working with crack sealing.
  3. Experience using an e-mail system to send/respond to emails.

Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidates from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicants suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services review and approval of the candidates driving record. Some positions must obtain and maintain certain certifications by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination.

Physical/Sensory Requirements: Some positions may require the ability to: lift and carry up to seventy-five pounds; safely operate assigned vehicles and other powered equipment; work in extremes of heat, humidity, dust, cold; wear required safety clothing/equipment; work with or in the presence of obnoxious odors; work with noxious or potentially hazardous chemicals, compounds or products; ascend and descend ladders and stairs to reach and work upon elevated or below-grade work platforms and job sites; differentiate between colors.

Special Notice Items: Due to need for access to law enforcement, detention or correctional facilities, some positions may require satisfactory completion of a personal background investigation by law enforcement agencies. Some positions may carry the risk of exposure to infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, asbestos or wastewater products, therefore special medical screening prior to or during employment may be necessary to assure employee health and safety. The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County. All new hires (and promoted employees) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, within 30 days of hire. If you are unable to become fully vaccinated due to a medical disability or religious observance/practice, you must request an accommodation - accommodation forms are located on-line. For new hires (and promoted employees) hired after October 1, 2021, the applicant must have a full set of COVID-19 vaccines, by the effective date of hire.

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