• 849 Cove Parkway, Suites C, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

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  • Public Works Maintenance Technician I

    Apply here: https://az-cottonwood.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/JobDetail.aspx?RequisitionId=88991&SourceId=6052 

    This position is open until filled with a first review date of January 3, 2022.

    This is a non-exempt, Full-time classified position with full benefits. Expected starting salary is minimum range of range 16; Hiring range: $16.28 per hour - $20.35 per hour. Full long term range of position is $16.28 per hour - $24.42 per hour.

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    DESCRIPTION:  Under general supervision of the Public Works Manager or designee and the Public Works Superintendent, performs a variety of skilled tasks in the areas of grounds and building maintenance of City facilities. Depending on assignment, duties may include: making routine plumbing repairs (example: repairing leaks, unplugging toilets and drains, etc.); replacing light bulbs and fluorescent lights, and making electrical related repairs (example: replacing electrical receptacles, ballasts etc.); performing routine carpentry work (example: minor paint jobs, installing doors, door stops, cabinet doors, tile, adjustable shelving, setting forms for concrete, etc.); performing preventive maintenance on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems (example: replacing evaporative cooler pads, belts, pumps, air filters, etc.); making roof repairs; installing glass, screens. Responsible for the cultivation and care of the landscaping and grounds, surrounding City buildings and parks. Making grounds and landscape irrigation repairs, installing forms and header boards; grading dirt areas; and operating trenchers, Backhoes and soil augers. More difficult or skilled work may be performed under the direct supervision of a Public Works Manager or designee. Specific duties performed may vary by assignment. 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this classification.


    Applies herbicides as needed in accordance with prescribed use and in accordance with accepted industry practices, and rules and requirements of various Federal, State, and local regulatory agencies, e.g., Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Regulation, Department of Agriculture. Identifies, controls, and manages noxious weeds. Operates motor driven application equipment using herbicides in the treatment of undesirable vegetation. Performs light maintenance and calibration of all application equipment.

    Responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of complex irrigation systems throughout the City. Performs grounds maintenance work including seeding and planting plants, mowing grass, edging grass, spraying and cutting weeds, and fertilizing city parks; landscapes City property; prunes or trims hedges, trees, and shrubs; installs fences, sprinklers, and irrigation systems; Responsible for the installation of time clocks that operate irrigation systems; digs graves, and refills after ceremonies are complete; operates a variety of light to heavy equipment (e.g. pickup, dump truck, tractor, backhoe, etc.). Uses hand tools (e.g. shovel, hammer, saw, generator, screwdrivers, rakes, picks, hoes, etc.); 

    Performs routine maintenance on City owned facilities and equipment; Install new plumbing; maintain, repair, and replace plumbing systems and fixtures such as faucets, drinking fountains, water heaters, water closets, urinals, water regulators, and pressure valves and faulty parts; replaces evaporative cooler pads; installs new pumps and spiders; installs new filters; changes lights in buildings; performs preventive maintenance, makes repairs on City buildings; repairs leaking roofs; paints interior/exterior of buildings and facilities.

    Assists other departments by providing traffic control, heavy equipment or trucks; digs around underground utilities. May perform general street maintenance patching potholes, sealing cracks and preparing for seal coating; repairs sidewalks; controls vegetation on the shoulder of the streets. Other tasks as assigned.


    Knowledge in the field of irrigation, installation, maintenance and repairs.

    Knowledge of basic math in order to make simple computations used for the measurement of herbicides.

    Knowledge of the weeds in Arizona and the appropriate herbicides that can be effectively used.

    Knowledge of small engines and how to operate them; able to operate hand power tools, chainsaws, four wheelers and other related equipment.

    Knowledge of the various skilled trades (e.g. plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, painting, etc.).

    Knowledge of the properties owned by the City.

    Knowledge of the functionality and long-term use of buildings and grounds.

    Knowledge of the proper use, maintenance and repair of buildings, equipment and tools.

    Skill in the safe operation of application equipment; ability to mix the correct herbicide and the determination of proper conditions for application of the herbicides.

    Skill in the safe and effective use of hand and power tools.

    Skill in dealing with the public in a professional and courteous manner.

    Skill in maintaining a professional image.

    Ability to keep accurate detailed log books of all spraying activities.

    Ability to read, understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and SDS sheets and labels.

    Ability to recognize and identify noxious and undesirable vegetation.

    Ability to diagnose problems with electrical meters.

    Ability to install time clocks that operate irrigation systems.

    Ability to interpret irrigation plans.

    Ability to inventory parts, supplies and equipment of irrigation systems.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Work involved in this classification includes the possibility for injury or harm to self and others due to the inappropriate use of equipment and tools.  Work is performed outdoors during inclement weather.  Duties will include climbing ladders, pushing/pulling, lifting various items and performing other general physical labor.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  The equivalent of two (2) years’ experience in buildings and grounds maintenance, or related field. Must have valid Arizona driver’s license, and a High School diploma or GED equivalent by time of hire.  Possession of or ability to obtain an Applicator License through the Department of Pest Management within 12 months. Possession of or ability to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) within six months desired.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires employee to work overtime, holidays and weekends, and be part of an on-call rotation 24-hours per day for a week at a time, per the departmental on-call policy.