• by City of Gilroy
  • Jun 3, 2019

Job Location: Gilroy, CA
Application Deadline: 06/28/2019
How to Apply: Apply Online here


Water Section, Operations Division, Public Works Department
$5,450.08 – $6,806.42 Monthly Salary plus Excellent Benefits
License and Certificate Pay Offered


Friday, June 28, 2019


City of Gilroy is currently recruiting for full-time Senior Maintenance Worker position. This position is assigned to the Water Section within the Public Works Department, Operations Division.

Water Section personnel are responsible for planning and maintaining City wells, and the distribution system that provides safe drinking water to the City. The Water section is also responsible for the booster pumps, the reservoirs, maintenance and the monthly reading of all water meters. The Water section is responsible for meeting California State requirements for a Backflow Program within the City of Gilroy.

The goal for the Public Works Department is to actively maintain city streets, waste water and water systems, and the city’s parks and landscaped areas in a clean, functional, aesthetic, and safe condition for the use and enjoyment of the residents of Gilroy.


Under direct supervision of the Operations Services Supervisor, performs and supervises a variety of work in the construction and maintenance of the water system. Acts for the supervisor in his/her absence or at his/her direction.

The “ideal candidate” for this position will:

  • Have strong knowledge and related experience in municipal water system maintenance. Will have related certifications beyond what is required for the job.
  • Have strong leadership and training skills to oversee work, achieve goals, ensure accountability, and assist with developing and maintaining a strong team.
  • Be results-oriented, detail-oriented, and possess good time management skills to handle a variety of assignments and deadlines.
  • Have a strong ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Will set the example for work ethics, safety, reliability and accountability as demonstrated by the candidate’s own past performance and actions.
  • Be customer service oriented with the ability to communicate clearly with members of the public.
  • Have strong record keeping skills with the ability to effectively document work completed.
  • Possess a clean driving record with a commitment to safe driving at all times.
  • A Class A driver’s license at time of hire is preferred.
  • Be safety oriented and have current knowledge of safety practices related to the work.
  • Be team-oriented and easy to get along with in a group setting.
  • Show initiative and have a “can do” attitude.
  • Have high energy and excited to perform assigned work.


  • Act for supervisor in his/her absence or at his/her direction.
    Plan, supervise, and may work with crews in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Investigate and resolve service requests and customer complaints.
    Operate and provide necessary daily maintenance on equipment, vehicles, hand and power tools as assigned.
  • Conduct employee performance appraisals. Assist the supervisor with performance management such as conducting employee counseling and/or disciplinary actions when necessary.
  • Participate in related training programs and train employees.
  • Assist with preparation and administration of Division budget.
  • Assist in contract supervision and inspection.
  • Review plans and specifications as needed.
  • Prepare reports and analyses; keep records; maintain files.
  • Perform oral and written communications necessary for proper operation of the Division.
  • Attend meetings, represent the Division, Community Services Department, and City at various functions as assigned.
  • Initiate requisitions for materials and equipment.
  • Perform and supervise work in asphalt, concrete, masonry, carpentry, painting, minor plumbing and electrical, and other building materials.
  • May assist in building maintenance as assigned.
  • Perform related duties as required.
  • Take water quality samples per State of California requirements.
  • Read water meters.
  • Inspect underground and above ground water related devices and/or assemblies.
  • Perform backflow tests on City-owned backflow assemblies.
  • Perform cross-connection surveys on City and private premises.


  • Graduation from high school OR a G.E.D. and four (4) years experience in construction and maintenance of water systems. Graduation from an accredited institution with an Associates Degree in a related field is desired.
  • Must possess a Grade II Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the
  • State of California at time of application.
  • Possess, or obtain within twelve months from appointment, upgrade, or transfer to this position, a Grade III Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California. May be required to obtain a Backflow
  • Prevention Assembly General Tester Certificate within twelve (12) months of date of hire or promotion.
  • May be required to obtain a Cross Connection Control Program Specialist
  • Certificate within twelve (12) months of date of hire or promotion.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe driving record.
  • Obtain and maintain a valid Class A California Driver License with pertinent endorsements within the probationary period. Must participate in the
  • Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing program, which includes submission to random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Must pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test.
  • The Senior Maintenance position is subject to work on weekends, holidays, variable shifts, and emergency call back. Subject to scheduled 7 day paid standby duty on a rotating basis.
  • When subject to assignment on paid standby duty, must reside within sixty (60) minutes normal driving time of the City Corporation Yard. Normal driving time is the most direct route, at the speed limit.
  • Pass an employment background check to include a Department of Justice criminal record check for employment.
  • Prefer non-tobacco user.


If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please attach and submit the following items with your NEOGOV application:

Required Items:

A completed City of Gilroy employment application including complete supplemental question responses
A detailed resume that highlights your related skills and experience
Copy of State of California Grade II Water Distribution Certification

Optional Items:

Any other related certifications such as State of California Grade III Water Distribution, Backflow Prevention Assembly General Tester, Cross Connection Control Program Specialist, etc.

City Application Form – Candidates must complete the CalOpps City of Gilroy application form for this position and submit on line. Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the CalOpps application so that you may upload and attach them to your CalOpps submittal.

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Recruitment Schedule – Key Dates*
Application Closing Date: Friday, June 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Interviews: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Finalist Interviews: Monday, July 22, 2019
(*Note: The examination process/schedule may be changed as needed by the City.)

Only complete application packets will be reviewed. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process. In addition, final candidates for the position are required to pass an employment background check, State of California Department of Justice criminal records check, medical evaluation, and drug screen, given at the City’s expense, prior to appointment. If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department right away 408-846-0228.

Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.