Maintenance Worker
City of Ontario, CA - Ontario, CA

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The City of Ontario, Parks and Maintenance Department seeks an enthusiastic individual to perform a variety tasks to maintain and repair of park grounds and their related structures, parkways, and medians. An ideal candidate for this position will have the ability to operate and maintain a variety of power equipment and hand tools; operate light and medium-duty equipment; and perform other related work as necessary.

Maintenance Worker is an entry level position responsible for public grounds maintenance; sidewalk, curb, and gutter repair; debris removal; building maintenance; and other maintenance functions as needed. This particular recruitment will only be used to fill positions primarily responsible for parks and public grounds maintenance. Applications will be screened for their ability to successfully perform in the parks and public grounds maintenance assignment. Employees typically remain assigned to their area of expertise. Because it is a broad classification; however, employees may be required to move to a different assignment consistent with their skills.

The City of Ontario's Parks and Maintenance Department provides professional services that maintain City assets at a high level of upkeep for their preservation and the betterment of the quality of life throughout the City.

The City of Ontario reserves the right, if necessary, to accept applications for the first one hundred (100) applicants that meet the minimum requirements for this position. Applications will be accepted from all qualified current City of Ontario employees.

Examples of Essential Functions:

Examples of essential functions related to Parks Maintenance operations include:
  • Operates all Class C equipment to transport materials, equipment, tools, and work crews.
  • Replaces sprinklers, irrigates trees, plants, shrubs, grass, and landscaped areas.
  • Cleans, paints, and maintains park buildings, rest-rooms, and recreation facilities.
  • Inspects playground equipment and adjoining areas for broken glass, dangerous objects, and other safety hazards.
  • Participates in carpentry work and painting buildings, structures, and fixtures.
  • Assists in trash and debris removal from parks and recreation facilities.
  • May perform emergency maintenance work in natural disasters.
  • Examples of essential functions related to other operations include: (Note - Applications will not be screened for these skills for this particular recruitment)

  • Performs manual labor related to the repair and maintenance of sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and other related concrete work.
  • Patches potholes, assists with root removal, raises manholes, cleans ditches, and loads trucks.
  • Assists in the fabrication, installation, and maintenance of traffic signs.
  • Assists in painting roadway striping using pressurized painting equipment.
  • Performs a variety of building maintenance and repair activities in the areas of plumbing, mechanical, and electrical work.
  • Moves furniture, tears down and reassembles partitions; cleans and repairs fountains.
  • Cleans building roofs and gutters.
  • Completes daily and monthly inspection records.
  • Assists in performing electrical work.
  • May use an aerial lift to work at varying heights.

  • Qualification Guidelines:

    Education: A high school diploma or recognized equivalent.

    Experience: Six months of construction, grounds, maintenance, or custodial maintenance work.

    Licenses: A valid California Class C driver’s license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment.


  • Proper and efficient use of hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Techniques and materials used in the maintenance and repair of streets, gutters, sidewalks, and related work.
  • Work safety rules and procedures.
  • Pesticide application and gardening methods for the care of trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, grass, and other landscaped areas.
  • Basic plumbing and carpentry methods.
  • Proper placement of safety barricades and cones.
  • Building maintenance, repair, carpentry, painting and plastering methods and techniques.
  • Basic codes associated with plumbing, painting, electrical, mechanical, and carpentry trades.

  • Supplemental Information:

    Applications must be submitted online using the City's Online Hiring Center. Paper applications will not be accepted.

    Your application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications. It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess for at least the past 10 years. List all periods of employment, beginning with your most recent or present employer (including, if applicable, all employment with the City of Ontario). List any experience that may help you to qualify for the position. List separately each position held, including different positions with the same employer. Resumes may be included but will not substitute for the employment history section. Failure to complete these sections may result in the rejection of your application.

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