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Maintenance Worker Jobs With City DCAS Start at $30 an Hour

$68 Application Fee; Exam Date Later; Experience is Required; File Through Aug. 24

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The city is accepting applications for Maintenance Workers through Aug. 24 for multiple-choice exams at a date to be determined. The starting wage is $29.98-per-hour for a 40-hour work week, and the filing fee is $68.

The Tasks

Maintenance Workers, under direct supervision, assist in the routine maintenance, operation and repair of public buildings and structures, and the equipment they contain. They conduct visual inspections of building equipment and conditions; maintain, adjust and make repairs of building hardware, furniture, shelving and equipment; replace broken window and door glass; repair windows and sash; make repairs to masonry, woodwork, flooring and walls; and make repairs to building electrical, plumbing and heating systems. 

They assist in relocating building equipment as directed; visually inspect public buildings, structures and equipment to assess and check for defects, malfunctions and hazardous conditions; visually check for and record the observable conditions of the premises; prepare reports; keep records; and may operate a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned duties. 

Maintenance Workers climb stairs and ladders up to 50 feet above the ground; lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; use power-driven and regular hand tools; bend; crouch and kneel; and work in confined spaces and outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions.


Applicants should have either 1) three years of full-time satisfactory experience as a mechanic, journeyperson or helper in the electrical trades, the mechanical trades, or the construction or maintenance of buildings; or 2) at least two years of full-time satisfactory experience as described above plus sufficient full-time training or education in the electrical, mechanical, or construction trades in a trade school, technical school or vocational high school to make up the equivalent of three years of acceptable experience. Six months of experience will be credited for each year of full-time acceptable training or education.

The education requirement must be met by Jan. 31, 2022. The experience requirement must be met by Aug. 24. 

Appointees must have a valid driver’s license, which must be maintained for the duration of their employment.

Residency requirements vary by title, appointing agency and length of service, and appointees might need to be city residents within 90 days of hire. 

The Test

A multiple-choice test designed to assess the extent to which candidates have certain abilities determined to be important to the performance of the tasks of a Maintenance Worker will be given at a computer terminal. Scores will be used to determine places on an eligible list. A passing score is 70 percent.

Task areas to be tested are as follows: general carpentry repairs on doors and windows; plumbing; electrical; miscellaneous repairs; equipment and appliance repairs and installation; tools; safe work practices; record keeping; and other related categories.

The test might also include questions requiring the use of written expression, memorization, problem-sensitivity, mathematical reasoning, number facility, deductive and inductive reasoning; information-ordering, spatial orientation, visualization, and time- sharing. 

Some questions may need to be answered on the basis of documents or other information supplied to applicants on the date of the test. Applicants could be given the test before their qualifications are verified. 

For complete information on the position and on how to apply, visit

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Why don't they just hire from the existing list?

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