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Calaveras County’s Facilities Division of the Administration Department is seeking a Facilities Maintenance Worker I/II/III. Must be able to pass a strict Sheriff's background. Apply now! Position is open until filled.
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2% COLA effective June 23, 2018 

2% COLA effective January 5, 2019

SALARY: I: $ 16.56 - $20.09   II: $ 17.98 - $21.86   III: $20.77 - $25.23

RANGE:   I: 7180   II: 7265   III:7391


FLSA: Non-Exempt


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County of Calaveras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Calaveras County’s Facilities Division of the Administration Department is seeking a Facilities Maintenance Worker I/II/III. The incumbent,  under general supervision, performs a wide variety of technical maintenance, repair, installation, alteration, and construction activities involving carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, mechanical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and HVAC installation, and electrical trades work to improve, maintain, remodel, and renovate County buildings, facilities, and fixtures; and to perform related work as required.  Incumbents may be required to be on-call and to work various shifts during emergencies on evenings, weekends, and holidays.



Facilities Maintenance Worker I:  This is the entry-level classification in the facilities maintenance class series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents with basic maintenance experience learn County infrastructure, systems, and facilities, use of tools and equipment, and a wide variety of practices and procedures. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the II level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. Since this class is often used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. This classification is flexibly staffed with Facilities Maintenance Worker II, and incumbents normally advance to the higher level after gaining experience and achieving proficiency which meet the requirements for the Facilities Maintenance Worker II.


Facilities Maintenance Worker II:  This is the journey-level classification in the facilities maintenance class series that performs mechanical and electrical maintenance duties at County buildings and facilities required to ensure that all are maintained in a safe and effective working condition and provide the highest level of safety for County and public use. Incumbents are responsible for performing maintenance and alterations on County buildings and facilities, heating, ventilation, and air -conditioning (HVAC), and other electrical and mechanical systems, identifying and evaluating construction-related problems, and performing installation and repairs on plumbing systems. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive instruction or assistance when complex, new or unusual assignments arise and are expected to be fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the facilities division.  This class is distinguished from Facilities Maintenance Worker III in that the latter is responsible for technical and functional assistance of lower-level maintenance staff and is capable of performing the most complex duties assigned to the function. 


Facilities Maintenance Worker III:  This is the advanced journey-level classification in the facilities maintenance class series that performs the most complex duties required to ensure County buildings, facilities, and grounds are maintained in a safe and effective working condition and provide the highest level of safety for public use. Responsibilities include assisting lower-level Facilities Maintenance Workers, inspecting and attending to assigned areas in a timely manner, and performing a wide variety of tasks in the maintenance and repair of County buildings, facilities and grounds. This class is distinguished from the Facilities Maintenance Engineer in that the latter is the full lead-level class in the series.


Facilities Maintenance Worker I/II:

  • Maintains and repairs County facilities, equipment, and buildings by performing a wide variety of carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and mechanical repair work;
  • Performs a variety of electrical repairs and installations, such as electric panels, wiring, cabling, system protective devices, switches, light fixtures, alarm systems and related equipment, including work with three-phase systems and voltages up to 480;
  • Installs, adjusts, repairs, inspects, tests, calibrates, troubleshoots, maintains, and services a wide variety of HVAC and refrigeration equipment, including forced air furnaces, boilers, water pumps, chillers, air conditioning units, exhaust fans, air filters, compressors, cooling towers, heat exchangers, valves, and controllers;
  • Installs repairs and maintains domestic water supply, drainage plumbing and related fixtures using copper, galvanized, iron and PVC pipe techniques;
  • Installs, replaces, repairs, and adjusts valves, thermostats, filters, belts, fuses, and controls; insulates pipes of refrigeration and HVAC systems; cleans, lubricates, and adjusts systems;
  • Installs, repairs and calibrates electric, electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems;
  • Maintains, adjusts and repairs a variety of specialized equipment such as elevators, generators, cleaning equipment, etc.;
  • Performs framing, rough and finish carpentry, and cabinetry to erect small structures, partition interior spaces, frame and trim doors and windows, build interior appurtenances, and perform related functions;
  • Hangs, tapes and textures wallboard; patches plaster; applies interior finishes such as paint, paneling, varnishes, etc.;
  • Installs flooring tile, ceramic tile, molding and baseboards;
  • Performs the full range of masonry duties; installs and repairs drywall;
  • Repairs metal equipment, fixtures and furniture; fabricates frames and racks using acetylene and arc welding and brazing equipment;
  • Prepares forms; sets rebar; pours and finishes concrete to repair or replace building slabs, foundations, retaining walls, driveways, walkways, steps, etc.; repairs brick and other masonry structures;
  • Installs locks and deadbolts; changes tumblers and makes keys;
  • Removes and replaces window glass;
  • Performs routine building maintenance work as necessary, such as changing light bulbs, hanging pictures and signs, replacing batteries, clearing roof gutters and drain pipes, etc.;
  • Performs grounds-keeping work as assigned, including but not limited to mowing grass, raking and removing debris from grounds, removing weeds, blowing / sweeping walkways, pruning shrubbery and trees, etc.;
  • Performs general custodial / housekeeping duties as necessary;
  • Operates lawn mowers, weed eater, a variety of standard hand and power tools, soldering and welding equipment, gauges, meters, calibration equipment; uses measuring devices and safety gear;
  • Prepares complete and accurate records of maintenance work completed;
  • Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints regarding areas of responsibility;
  • Attends training, meetings, workshops, etc., as required to enhance job knowledge and skills;
  • Responds to after-hours emergencies;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Facilities Maintenance Worker III: (in addition to the above)

  • Inspects assigned County buildings, grounds and equipment for maintenance and repair needs and safety concerns;
  • Designs, calculates and prepares sketches for construction and building modifications to be performed; estimates materials and lays out work as required;
  • May provide instruction and leadership to work release inmates as assigned;
  • Assists in ordering and maintaining supply and parts inventory;
  • Assists in the implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned services and programs; assists in the identification of resources needed;
  • Provides staff assistance to the Facilities Maintenance Engineer and Facilities Maintenance & Grounds Manager;
  • May assist in the preparation of staff reports and other necessary correspondence as needed;


Knowledge of:

Facilities Maintenance Worker I:  Basic principles, practices, tools and materials as they relate to the maintenance and repair of infrastructure, facilities, systems, and appurtenances similar to those in municipal or campus environment; construction mathematics for determining slope, calculating square footage, etc.; basic computer equipment and applications related to work duties; basic English, reading comprehension, and communication skills; techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and County staff.


Facilities Maintenance Worker II (in addition to the above):  Principles, practices, methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in the maintenance and repair of County buildings and facilities, including carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, HVAC and mechanical and electrical work; principles, theories, and standard practices of several maintenance trades as the apply to maintenance and repair of structures, machinery, and equipment; principles and techniques of cosmetic water supply and drainage plumbing using galvanized, copper and PVC pipe; operation and care of internal combustion engines and hydraulic equipment; occupational hazards and safety equipment and practices related to the work; applicable Federal, State, and local laws regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility; methods and materials used in concrete work, surface patching and brick/masonry repair; techniques and safety precautions in acetylene and arc welding; methods and materials used in roof and wall structure repair; surface preparation and application of paints appropriate to different internal and external surfaces; methods and equipment used in groundskeeping work; and principles and procedures of record-keeping and reporting.


Facilities Maintenance Worker III (in addition to the above): Journey-level maintenance principles, practices, tools and materials for maintaining and repairing assigned County buildings, facilities, and grounds; basic principles of supervision, training and leadership; principles and techniques involved in  maintenance projects, including material selection and estimates; applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to facilities maintenance; principles and practices of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, mechanical, carpentry, concrete work, masonry, and related building trades; basic hydraulics and construction mathematics; operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and equipment; safety equipment and practices related to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals; modern office practices; and records maintenance and report writing techniques.


Skill and Ability to:

Facilities Maintenance Worker I:  Perform basic construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work to County buildings, equipment and grounds; troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials and supplies required for repair; make accurate arithmetic calculations; safety and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools and lights to heavy equipment required for the work; learn and apply County and department policies and procedures; prepare and maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed; prepare and maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed; understand and follow oral and written instructions; maintain tools and equipment in a clean working conditions providing for proper security; follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines; use English effectively to communicate in person, over the phone, and in writing; and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Facilities Maintenance Worker II: Perform a variety of complex technical tasks in the construction, maintenance, renovation, and repair of County buildings, facilities, and grounds; perform skilled work in carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, mechanical, heating, ventilation, concrete, air conditioning, and electrical trades; identify building maintenance needs and take corrective actions; perform duties in a manner to maximize public safety in the area of building maintenance and construction; operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner; accurately determine project material needs and recommend purchases; correctly interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, and regulations pertaining to assigned programs and functions; operate and maintain acetylene and arc welding and brazing equipment; read, interpret, and apply a wide variety of technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics; measure and calculate angles, lengths, volumes and electrical factors such as capacity and resistance; and use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.


Facilities Maintenance Worker III (in addition to the above): Assist in coordinating the work of lower-level staff and contractors in division projects and activities; analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations in support of division goals; identify and implement effective course of action to complete assigned work; inspect work of lower-level facilities maintenance staff and maintain established quality control standards; read, interpret and prepare building plans, specifications and related materials; perform complex construction, modification, maintenance and repair of County buildings, equipment and grounds; operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software application programs; use computers for word and data processing; and effectively lead and train lower-level facilities maintenance staff as needed.


Education and Experience:

For all levels:  Equivalent to graduation from high school. 


Facilities Maintenance Worker I:  One year of full-time experience in construction, maintenance, and/or facilities system, including the use of hand and power tools.


Facilities Maintenance Worker II: Three years of full-time increasingly responsible experience in building repair and maintenance or two years as a Facilities Maintenance Worker I with the County of Calaveras.


Facilities Maintenance Worker III: Five years of full time work experience, two years of which must have been at the journey-level, performing complex facilities maintenance and construction work, including HVAC&R systems or four years as a Facilities Maintenance Worker II. 


Licenses and Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Industrial or trade-school graduation or certificates is preferred.
  • Possession of a Refrigeration Recovery Certification issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or ability to obtain the certificate within 6 months of appointment to the Facilities Maintenance Worker III. 


  • Possession of a Refrigeration Recovery Certification issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or ability to obtain the certificate within 6 months of appointment to the Facilities Maintenance Worker III. 


Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Any relevant certificates

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant.Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to in the oral interview process. 


Following successful completion of the oral interview, an in-depth Sheriff’s background investigation will be conducted.In addition, a fit for duty medical examination will be completed. Successful completion of all phases of the County’s testing process is required.






Must possess mobility to work in and around County buildings and facilities, to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, and to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.  The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards; finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, phone, or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment.  Positions in this classification series bend, stoop, kneel, reach, crawl, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites.  Must have the ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects weighing up to 100 lbs. or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment and/or help of co-workers.


Employees work in and around buildings and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.  Employees may interact with members of the public or with staff under emotionally stressful conditions while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Human Resources Division

891 Mountain Ranch Road, Building C, San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone (209) 754-6303 ~ Fax (209) 754-6333 ~


Calaveras County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, age (40 and above), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation ( heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, gender expression, transgender), medical conditions (cancer and genetic information including family medical history), disability (medical, mental or physical, including HIV or AIDS), request or denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave, AB60 driver's license or military or veteran status.

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