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City of Reno, NV Maintenance Worker I in Reno, Nevada

Maintenance Worker I

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Class Title

Maintenance Worker I

Class Code



$41,625.35 - $58,580.59 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under supervision, performs a variety of maintenance and repair work on various City facilities and structures such as streets, signs, sewers, storm drains, fountains, planters, trash cans, and related public works structures; participates in snow and ice removal activities; participates in graffiti removal activities; and operates a variety of public works maintenance tools and equipment.


The Maintenance Worker I is the first level in the Maintenance Worker series. The Maintenance Worker I performs the full range of maintenance duties as assigned and is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker II in that the latter assumes lead responsibility on a project basis over a limited number of lower level maintenance staff. In addition, employees at the Maintenance Worker I level work under closer supervision.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Perform a variety of maintenance and repair work on various City facilities and structures such as streets, signs, sewers, storm drains, fountains, planters, trash cans, and related public works structures.

Operate a variety of equipment and hand and power tools in the performance of assigned functions; haul and dump debris, cut trees, branches and shrubs, and pick up litter.

Perform a variety of maintenance duties in the overlay of street surfaces; rake and spread asphalt; seal cracks and patch streets; perform pot hole patching and surface repairs using jack hammers and other equipment to fill and compact repaired areas.

Perform street cuts for excavation and replacement of new asphalt; remove and replace concrete and asphalt; construct forms, lay cement and finish cement on curbs, gutters and sidewalks; perform cement repairs and patch work.

Operate snow plows, sanders, and related snow removal equipment as required in the removal of snow and ice.

Install street barricades and cones prior to the performance of street repair activities; direct and control traffic around work sites.

Fabricate, prepare, paint, or silk screen street markings and signs; engrave plastic signs; replace and repair street signs as necessary.

Perform a variety of tasks in the painting of traffic markings and signs; operate street striping equipment; paint crosswalks, stop bars, stop signs, directional arrows, lane markers, parking spaces, meter posts, barricades and traffic islands.

Assist in maintaining all City sewer lines; tear out old or damaged storm drain pipe or sewer pipe and install with new; clean and maintain storm drains, pipes and catch basins using appropriate equipment.

Assist other staff with routine and emergency repairs and preventive maintenance on sewer lift stations; change or repair filters, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, vent fans, lighting buffers, bubbler systems, fences, ceramic seals, valves, motors and electrical and plumbing systems.

Assist other staff in maintaining and repairing telemetry system including antennae, electrical conduit, remote transmitter units, power boxes, dry contacts and switching boxes; maintain air monitoring meters for confined space entry activities.

Remove graffiti within the City by various means including painting, pressure washing, sand blasting, and chemical wipes; photograph various instances as necessary and download pictures.

Monitor and repair electronic sprinkler systems and associated control devices.

Utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed.

Maintain inventory of tools, parts, and supplies; obtain price quotes and purchase tools, parts, and supplies.

Estimate time and materials needed for jobs assigned; requisition tools and supplies as required.

Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints or refer to higher level staff.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Basic methods and techniques of maintenance and repair related to the area of assignment.

Basic operational characteristics of maintenance and construction equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned.

Proper procedures used in the maintenance and repair of hand and power tools.

Basic practices and procedures of traffic control.

Principles and practices of record keeping.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Learn operations and activities of assigned maintenance programs.

Learn methods and techniques of repairing and maintaining streets, signs, sewers, storm drains, fountains, planters, trash cans, and related public works structures.

Learn to interpret and explain maintenance policies and procedures.

Learn to fabricate, prepare, paint or silk screen street markings and signs.

Learn methods and techniques of irrigation systems installation and maintenance.

Learn methods and techniques of graffiti removal.

Learn pertinent City codes and ordinances.

Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions.

Perform heavy manual labor.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.


One year of general maintenance experience is desirable.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of, or ability to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) with appropriate endorsements AND a Flagger's card issued by the state of Nevada within the probationary period (six months).

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, solvents, potentially hazardous chemicals, gases, raw sewer, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; may work below ground; work in or around water; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Non-Supervisory


Last Update: 8/2019

JD 11/ 2018

BENEFITS IN BRIEF No state income tax. Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years. No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required). City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage. City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance. Twelve paid holidays. Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available. Vacation leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period. Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period. Credit Union available.


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