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Utility Worker

Company: Government jobs
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


The City of Sacramento requires all newly appointed employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Candidates seeking an accommodation from this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Under supervision, to perform general clean-up and maintenance tasks. Delivers and operates miscellaneous equipment as required.


Employees in this classification are non-career.


Immediate supervision is provided by higher level personnel. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Dependent upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

- Sweeps, cleans, and maintains buildings and other facilities.
- Performs janitorial and ground maintenance.
- Disinfects and scrubs toilet facilities and showers.
- Assists in maintaining the City's water, sewer, and flood control system by picking up debris, clearing weeds, cleaning tanks, sedimentation basins, and screens.
- Prepares baseball and softball fields for games.
- Delivers and operates equipment.
- Assists in maintaining pool facilities.
- Assists as necessary in special programs relating to recreation activities.
- Performs related work as required. QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to:

- Perform a variety of physically demanding cleaning and maintenance tasks for extended periods of time.
- Follow oral and written instructions.
- Work day shift, night shift, and weekends.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with employees and the general public.


Some assignments may require a valid California Class C Driver License. THE SELECTION PROCEDURE

Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline;

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
    • Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.
    • Supplemental documents such as resume, cover letter, and proof of education are highly preferred and recommended at the time of application submission. Documents should be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as attachment(s) via online with the employment application, emailed to, or by FAX to (916) 596-1556. If submitting via FAX/email, please include your name and Job # 009011-22-YPCE-4 on your documents.
      2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) - In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline;
      • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.
      • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
      • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
        3. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail) - All applications received by the final filing deadline will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. The hiring department will select the most competitive applications for further consideration. Human Resources will only evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications, as stated on the job announcement, for applications selected by the hiring department.

        4. Hiring Interview: Those candidates determined to be the MOST QUALIFIED will be invited to participate in an interview process coordinated by the hiring department. There will be no eligible list established, as positions will be seasonal and/or part-time. A hiring interview is not guaranteed.

        5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting and provide proof of receiving a complete COVID-19 vaccination. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.


        For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:
        • Please visit for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.
        • For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Application Support at 855-524-5627.
        • Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at;
        • Send an email to; or
        • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726

          This position does not have Benefits.

          Pension Reform Act
          The City of Sacramento is covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System, and as such, must adhere to the California Public Employee's Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013. Please note that the provisions within this act may affect or impact an applicant's eligibility and/or selection for open vacancies at the City of Sacramento.

          Equal Opportunity Employer
          The City of Sacramento is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

          01 APPLICATION: I understand my application must meet the minimum qualifications for consideration of employment with the City of Sacramento. The experience I list in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section of the employment application along with supplemental questions will be used to determine if I meet the minimum qualifications as stated on the job announcement. A resume, responses to the supplemental questions requiring a narrative response, employment history listed elsewhere in the application or attachments will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section of the employment application. Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week). Please refer to the City of Sacramento's Applicant Resources Page for Screening Instructions:
          • Yes

            02 SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE: The answers to the questions below will be reviewed by the hiring department along with the information provided in your employment application. Therefore, your answers must be consistent with your employment application information (especially in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections), must be unambiguous, and must contain sufficient but concise detail and organization. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of completing this Supplemental Questionnaire. Lack of clarity, incomplete or inconsistent information, and/or disorganized presentation may negatively affect the hiring department's review of your Supplemental Questionnaire. I understand and agree to the above instructions.
            • Yes

              03 I understand that Utility Worker positions are seasonal and/or part-time. I am willing to accept an assignment under these conditions and am available to work as needed.
              • Yes

                04 Utility Workers are utilized in various programs and/or divisions. There are various shifts throughout the day. REVIEW THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS AND MARK THE BOX(ES) THAT SHOW YOUR AVAILABILITY.
                • I am available to work any shift
                • Mornings, Mon-Fri
                • Afternoons, Mon-Fri
                • Evenings, Mon-Fri
                • Mornings, Sat & Sun
                • Afternoons, Sat & Sun
                • Evenings, Sat & Sun

                  05 I prefer to work in the following geographical area(s): Note that answering this question does not guarantee that you will be placed in the preferred area.
                  • North
                  • South
                  • East
                  • Central/Downtown

                    06 This job posting will be utilized to fill Utility Worker positions within a variety of divisions in the Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment department. Please mark the area(s) that you are interested in. (Answering this question does not guarantee that you will be placed in the preferred area).
                    • Aquatics - Utility workers in the Aquatics Section perform a variety of duties specific to aquatics including cleaning of pools, testing water quality, cleaning of facilities and restrooms, and light on site landscaping.
                    • Community Centers - Utility workers in Community Centers are an important member of a center's beautification team. Duties include cleaning and monitoring facilities and events, providing customer service to guests, and setting up and taking down meetings and event's needs. This position performs a variety of physical work.
                    • Permitting and Events - Utility workers in in the Permitting and Special Events Division work to load, deliver and set up event related equipment in support of the Mayor, Council Members and other City of Sacramento sponsored events. Permitting and Special Events utility workers primarily perform physical work (ability to lift 60lbs.) outdoors in parks, primarily on weekends and evenings, must be at least 18, and have a California Class C Driver's License

                      07 Please indicate the areas you have experience. Check all boxes that apply:
                      • Special Events (if checked, please provide brief description in the next question)
                      • Setting up furnishings and equipment for special events and meetings
                      • Custodial work
                      • Customer Service
                      • Testing of swimming pool water chemistry
                      • Cleaning and vacuuming swimming pools
                      • Light landscaping duties
                      • Operating gas-powered water pressure sprayers
                      • Operating gas-powered leaf blowers
                      • Operating gas-powered weed trimmers
                      • Loading and driving a pickup truck

                        08 If you checked "Special Events" in the previous question, please provide a brief description of your experience. (If you did not check "Special Events" in the previous question, please type "N/A").

                        * Required Question

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