Maintenance Worker for Public works

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Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.


Maintenance Worker Testing Requirements:

To be considered for this position you must take and pass the Maintenance Worker with City of Gainesville online test.

To schedule testing please contact CareerSource North Central Florida by emailing Jan Kautz at [email protected] or calling 352-955-2245 ext. 5969.

They are the test administrator and will be able to assist you with your assessments.


Jan is the testing administrator and will give further instructions. This testing is done online. Testing is due 7 days after submission of your application.



This is entry-level manual labor performing un-skilled and semi-skilled tasks or assisting skilled workers.


Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under direct supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its routine, physical nature and from other classes by its emphasis on outdoor maintenance and construction activities.


Depending on area of assignment:

Assists journey-level workers in concrete, asphalt, drainage, right of way maintenance and other trade work.

Assists in demolition, forming, and pouring of concrete facilities to effectively maintain safe sidewalks and adequate curb drainage as well as maintenance and installation of other concrete structures.

Assists in routine maintenance of asphalt roads and trails; pothole repair, cut in repair and resurfacing of streets to maintain all asphalt surfaces within the City’s rights of way as well as road base construction and road base repairs for city streets and trails.

Assists in cleaning and maintenance of drainage facilities structures including pipes and their structures, mowing and grading of open ditches and installation and maintenance of drainage requirements such as piping, under drains, French drains, curb inlets, retaining basins and sediment traps.

Assists in performing routine grounds and road right-of-way cleaning and maintenance; vegetation cut back, mowing, weed-eating, application of herbicide and edging of sidewalks.  Also performs basic maintenance on city trees, shrubs, and bedding plants including trimming and pruning shrubbery and small trees.

Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of varied grounds landscape; including, but not limited to, dirt grading and seeding or sod application to maintain an aesthetically pleasing appearance and to prevent any soil erosion.

Services and washes vehicles and equipment, greases and makes minor repairs on small equipment.

Performs routine minor maintenance and cleaning of city buildings and facilities.

Uses and maintains power hand tools, such as drills, saws, etc. as needed to complete assigned tasks.

Sets up barricades and other temporary traffic control devices in accordance with current standards and provides flagging services to (and assists) crews working within flowing traffic.

Assists and supports City activities which will require moving and lifting heavy tools and/or materials, to carry out assignments and programs.

Comprehends and adheres to policies, procedures and safety regulations, while performing tasks.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.


Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma; and six months experience in laboring work, including use of tools and equipment used in maintenance, repair, or construction work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Valid Florida Driver License required.

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