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Published
October 10, 2019
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Description

The City of Laguna Beach is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker I
Maintenance Worker I
This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and will close when the needs of the Department are met. First round of consideration will go to those who applyby Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm (PST).
This recruitment will be used to fill the current Maintenance Worker I vacancies in the Public WorksStreets Divisionand Building and Parks Division. This recruitment may also be used to fill any future Maintenance Worker I positions that may occur throughout the City.
The Community:With seven miles of City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. TheCity ofLaguna Beachhosts millions of visitors to its world-famous art festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 23,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control.

The Department: The Mission of the Public Works Department is to preserve, maintain, enhance the City's infrastructure and natural resources, and provide services and environmental stewardship for the benefits of Laguna Beach residents, businesses and visitors. The Department is organized into the following divisions: Engineering and Administration, Fleet Maintenance, Park and Building Maintenance, Street Maintenance, Utility Undergrounding, Solid Waste, Parking Management and Operations, Traffic, Parking and Signs Maintenance, and Transit Services. There are approximately 57 employees in the department.

The Position: Under supervision, performs routine skilled and semi-skilled labor, sometimes heavy, manual labor and assists skilled and semi-skilled workers in one of the following divisions of the Public Works Department: Streets; Parks & Buildings; Traffic Device Maintenance; and Fleet Maintenance. Assists skilled and semiskilled maintenance workers in their activities and performs related work as required.
Selection Process: The selection process will include an Application Appraisal Panel (AAP)in whichthe application (including responses to the supplemental questions) will be assessed. Those recommended for further evaluation will undergo a department interview with City staff.Based on the Department's needs, the selection process listed may be modified. Candidates will be notified via e-mail of any changes in the selection process.
Pre-Placement Process: Selected candidates must successfully pass a police background check with the Laguna Beach Police Department,fingerprint check with the State Department of Justice, and a pre-placement physical and a drug test.
Examples of Duties

Works as a member of a maintenance team/crew; loads and unloads supplies, transports materials, lifts and moves heavy objects; acts as a helper and assists in the cleaning, maintenance and minor repair of sanitary and storm sewer lines; removal of illegal signage; acts as a helper on the tree trimming, street patching/construction crews; acts as a helper and assists in the maintenance and cleaning of the beaches and park areas; washes, cleans and performs minor mechanical maintenance of City vehicles; learns to use and uses tools and equipment required in the performance of duties; performs heavy manual labor tasks as assigned; cleans and maintains tools and equipment; cleans and maintains public restrooms fixtures and facilities. The position may be rotated among the various divisions of the department.

Streets Division: Assists with cleaning, maintenance, debris removal and repair of storm drain lines and catch basins; removes, replaces, and repairs sidewalks, curbs, and gutters; repairs asphalt paving by shoveling and raking hot asphalt and operating light, medium and heavy duty equipment; conducts sandbagging efforts during flood emergencies; performs traffic control; responds to emergencies; and, performs related duties as assigned.

Parks & Buildings Division: Beach and Downtown Assignment - Removes litter from beaches and from within the public right-of-way; empties trash receptacles along designated routes and from parks and beaches; andrakes leaves and removes weeds from landscaped planters and beach approach areas. Building and Custodial Assignment ? Cleans public restrooms at beaches, downtown areas and parks locations; restocks and washes facilities using chemical sanitizing agents; and, makes minor plumbing repairs to valves, sinks, urinals and toilets.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Experience: At least two years of general maintenance or repair work

License Requirements: Due to the performance of field duties that may include operation of both City commercial and non-commercial vehicles, an applicant must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License and an acceptable driving record. Must be able to obtain a California Class B Driver's License with appropriate endorsement(s).

In compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and the City's policy on random testing for controlled substances and alcohol for commercially licensed drivers, candidates for Maintenance Worker positions who are commercially licensed are required to pass a drug test prior to placement in the position. All employees working in the capacity of Maintenance Worker who are subject to maintaining a commercial driver's license for the performance of duties, will be enrolled as participants in the City's Random Testing Program for Controlled Substances and Alcohol.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of: the basic methods, terminology, materials and equipment used in public works and construction work; the safety precautions and practices necessary in working with hand tools and heavy equipment.

Ability to: Learn methods and terminology used in maintenance work; operate tools and equipment necessary for work assignments; be self-motivated and function efficiently in the field. Must be able to understand and follow verbal and written directions; work independently and cooperatively with others in a team environment; work effectively and cooperatively with those encountered in the performance of duties, work scheduled hours which are subject to change (with reasonable advance notice in order to meet the needs of the department); and, safely perform work assigned including heavy manual labor requiring physical strength and dexterity.

Key Competencies:
Adaptability
Professional Integrity & Ethics
Self-Management
Action & Results Focused
Relationship Building
Environmental Exposure Tolerance
Manual Dexterity
General Physical Ability
Safety Focus

Tools, equipment and vehicles used include, but are not necessarily limited to: Construction-related hand and power tools, wrenches, sledge hammer, shears, ladders, cement mixers, asphalt berm machines, asphalt rollers and soil compaction equipment, asphalt and concrete saw cutting equipment, rollers, paver boxes, plate compactors, breaker generators, breaker bars, circular saws, jig saws, rotary hammers, nail guns, collection carts, jackhammers and compressors, core drills, pole pullers, pole straighteners, drill press, chop saw, backhoes, skip loaders, and dump trucks; gardening brooms, rakes, and shovels; paint rollers, wire brushes; pick axes; power tools such as chain saws, lawn mowers, power hedge trimmers, weed-eaters, plumbing snakes, drills, and augers; vehicles such as ton and 1 ton trucks, dump trucks, pick-up trucks, service vans, water trucks, and boom trucks; Rodder truck, vacuum truck, and other construction and maintenance related hand and power tools; hydro cleaning trucks, cranes, forklifts, pumps, generators, picks, computers.

To view the class specifications along with the physical, mental and environmental working conditions, click on the link below.
Maintenance Worker I

BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEE MEMBERS OF THE LAGUNA BEACH MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES' ASSOCIATION (Regular Full-Time)
[Current MOU Governs July 1, 2019 ? June 30, 2022]

~~SALARY AND COMPENSATION ~~

Pay Plan: The basic pay ranges are composed of eight (8) steps, with each step varying by approximately five percent (5%).

Salary Adjustments: Effective 7/1/19 ? 2.25%; 07/01/20 ? 2.5%; 07/01/21 ? 2.5%

Acting Pay: Employees will receive an additional five percent (5%) of their current base salary for working out of classification for fifteen (15) or more consecutive workdays.

Exceptional Performance Pay: Employees may be recommended for an early step advancement or performance bonus pay if merited. Bonus pay is a lump sum amount of up to five percent (5%) of gross annual salary.

Overtime/Compensatory Time: Employees shall receive compensatory time off or pay at the rate of time and one-half for all hours in excess of forty (40) hours actually worked. Maximum accumulation for employees other than lifeguards is twenty-seven (27) hours. Full-time lifeguards may accrue up to ninety-six (96) hours.

Overtime Exempt Employees: Employees in the positions of Administrative Analyst, Senior Administrative Analyst, Senior Water Quality Analyst, and Senior Public Works Analyst/Solid Waste Program Coordinator receive an additional 5% in pay in exchange for these classifications being overtime exempt.

Assignment Pay: A five percent (5%) assignment pay increment in salary will be provided to employees who take minutes on a regular basis at certain designated City meetings.

~~LEAVE TIME~~

Vacation: Each full-time regular and probationary employee shall accrue vacation leave with pay as follows:

0 to 5 years of service:96 hours per year 6 to 9 years of service: 136 hours per year 10 + years of service: 176 hours per year

There are two vacation banks. Vacation accrued prior to June 24, 2013 may be paid at the straight time hourly equivalent salary rate in lieu of time off at the employee's rate of pay as of June 23, 2013. Vacation accrued on or after June 24, 2013 is subject to a 400 hour cap. Any vacation accrual above 400 hours will be paid each December at the straight time hourly equivalent salary rate in lieu of time off. Aside from the December pay-out, vacation time maybe paid at the above-noted rates in lieu of time off with the Department Head and City Manager's approval.

Sick: Every full-time, regular and probationary employee shall accrue sick leave time at the rate of eighty (80) hours per year. Unused sick leave may be accumulated without limit. Use of accrued sick leave is permitted in accordance with Federal and State laws to care for an ill parent, spouse or child.

Payment for Unused Sick Leave: There are three sick leave banks with varying cash-out rates as follows:

  1. Sick leave earned before June 13, 1988 ("Old" sick leave) ? 50% rate of pay as of June 23,2013;
  2. Sick leave earned June 13, 1988 through June 23, 2013 ? 100% rate of pay as of June 23,2013;
  3. Sick leave earned on or after June 24, 2013 ? 50% rate of pay.

Sick leave earned in the second bank must be used before the other two sick leave banks.

Holidays: Employees receive eighty (80) hours for ten (10) paid holidays per year.

Holidays falling on a Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday. Holidays falling on a Sunday will be observed the following Monday.

Employees who work an alternate work schedule, e.g. 9/80 plan: When a holiday falls on a regularly scheduled day off, the first workday following the observed holiday shall be deemed a holiday.

Bereavement: Employees will be paid twenty-four (24) hours per incident (forty- eight (48) hours maximum per year) for the death or terminal illness of an immediate family member of the employee, the employee's spouse or domestic partner.

~~MISCELLANEOUS BENEFITS~~

Retirement:

Non-Safety Members:

Miscellaneous members hired before January 1, 2013 are under the California

Public Employees Retirement System ("CalPERS") two and one-half percent at fifty-five (2.5% @ 55) defined benefit plan. The following optional benefits are in effect: One (1) Year Final Compensation, Service Credit for Unused Sick Leave and the 1959 Survivors Benefit Level IV. Employees in this tier pay the full eight percent (8%) member contribution.

In accordance with The California Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA), the following retirement benefits are available to employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 as follows:

Existing, or "Classic" Miscellaneous Members ?employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who are determined to be existing or "classic" members of CalPERS shall be under the CalPERS two and one-half percent at fifty-five (2.5% @ 55) defined benefit plan. Classic members receive the same optional benefits as those noted above and also contribute the full eight percent (8%) towards the member contribution.

"New" Members ?employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who are "new" CalPERS members or who have been out of the CalPERS system for six (6) months or longer shall be covered by the CalPERS two percent at sixty-two (2% @ 62) defined benefit plan. The following optional benefits are in effect: Three (3) Years Final Compensation, Service Credit for Unused Sick Leave and the 1959 Survivors Benefit Level IV. "New" members are required to contribute at least fifty percent (50%) of the total normal cost of their retirement benefit. Currently this rate is six and one quarter percent (6.25%) of pensionable income.

Safety Members:

Other Safety members (Regular Marine Safety) hired prior to January 1, 2013 are covered by the three percent at fifty-five (3% @ 55) defined benefit plan. The following optional benefits are in effect: One (1) Year Final Compensation, Service Credit for Unused Sick Leave and the 1959 Survivors Benefit Level IV. Employees pay the full nine percent (9%) member contribution in addition to amounts paid towards the employer contribution as described below:

Effective 1/4/16, members contribute an additional 1% towards the employer contribution for a total contribution of ten percent (10%).

Effective 7/1/17, members contribute an additional 1% towards the employer contribution for a total contribution of eleven percent (11%).

Effective 7/1/19, members contribute an additional 2% towards the employer contribution for a total contribution of eleven percent (13%).

In accordance with The California Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA), thefollowing retirement benefits are available to employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 as follows:

Existing, or "Classic" Other Safety members (Regular Marine Safety) ? hired on or after January 1, 2013 who are determined to be existing or "classic" members of CalPERS shall be covered by the CalPERS three percent at fifty-five (3% @ 55) defined benefit plan. Classic members receive the same optional benefits and pay the same towards employee and employer member contributions as those listed above.

"New" Other Safety members (Regular Marine Safety) hired on or after January 1, 2013 who are new CalPERS members or who have been out of the CalPERS system for six (6) months or longer shall be covered by the CalPERS 2.7% @ 57 defined benefit plan. The following optional benefits are in effect: Three (3) Years Final Compensation, Service Credit for Unused Sick Leave and the 1959 Survivors Benefit Level IV. "New" members will be required to contribute at least fifty percent (50%) of the total normal cost of their retirement benefit. Currently this rate is eleven and one-half percent (11.5%) of pensionable income.

Please reference the CalPERS website, www.calpers.ca.gov, for an explanation of benefits.

Health: City pays one hundred percent (100%) for employee only coverage. City pays eighty percent (80%) for dependent coverage with the employee responsible for the remaining twenty percent (20%). The City's maximum contribution for premium sharing is limited to the amount contributed by the City for the HMO family rate. Medical and Dental coverage is provided for domestic partners.

Medical and Dental coverage is offered for eligible retired employees who elect this option. The employee is responsible for the entire premium.

A medical insurance waiver program is available for employees covered by medical insurance other than the City's medical insurance. The program pays sixty percent (60%) of the monthly HMO employee only rate on a bi- weekly basis.

RHS: The City, on the employee's behalf, will contribute one hundred dollars ($100) per month to a Retirement Health Savings Plan (RHS) managed by theInternational City Management Association (ICMA). Aside from "old" sick leave, all accrued sick leave will be deposited into the employee's RHS account upon retirement from City service at the rates identified above under "Payment of Unused Sick Leave". Additionally, subject to certain terms and conditions, employees may cash in accrued sick leave into their RHS accounts twice a year.

Disability: A fifty thousand-dollar ($50,000) group term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy is provided.

Long Term Disability insurance coverage consists of sixty percent (60%) of the first five thousand ($5,000) of monthly salary after the employee's sick leave is exhausted and a sixty (60) calendar day elimination period has been satisfied.

Employee Assistance Program: The City contracts with an Employee Assistance Program which provides confidential counseling and referrals to employees and their families, free of charge.

Education Reimbursement Program: The City administers an educational reimbursement program for eligible employees. Reimbursement is limited to one thousand dollars ($1,000) per fiscal year and eligible expenses. The program is subject to budgetary constraints.

Education Pay ? Marine Safety Employees: Effective the later of the pay period that includes July 1, 2019 or the pay period following City Council approval of this MOU, employees in the classifications of Marine Safety Officer, Marine Safety Lieutenant and Marine Safety Captain shall receive two and one half (2.5%) percent for having a Bachelor of Arts/Sciences (BA/BS) and five percent (5.0%) for having a Master's Degree (MA/MS). These pays are not cumulative. An employee with a Master's Degree will receive five percent (5.0%) and will no longer receive pay for having a Bachelor's degree.

Alternate Work Schedule:City Hall is currently operating on a 9/80 work schedule. Other work schedules may be available including, but not limited to, a 4/10, 9/80, 5/8 or other work schedule as may suit the operational needs of the City. Alternate work schedules are subject to City Manager approval.

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PLEASE BE AWARE: Your responses to the questions below will be assessed by Subject Matter Experts in order to determine your qualifications for the position. Therefore, it is to your benefit that you answer each question COMPLETELY and THOROUGHLY. Not providing a complete, thorough and descriptive response could negatively impact your success in the recruitment process. Please click yes if you have read and understand the above statement.

  • Yes
  • No
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What is the highest level of education that you have completed?

  • Some high school
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Some college
  • Associates degree
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
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Please describe any educational experience, certifications and/or licenses that you possess as they relate to this position. If you do not have any, please enter "N/A."

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    Which of the following areas of maintenance do you have experience in?

    • Streets
    • Buildings and Parks
    • Traffic Device Maintenance
    • Fleet Services
    • Water Quality / Sewer Services
    • None of the above
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    How many years of general maintenance or repair work do you have?

    • Less than one (1) year
    • At least one (1) year, but less than two (2) years
    • At least two (2) years, but less than three (3) years
    • At least three (3) years, but less than four (4) years
    • Four (4) years or more
    06
    Please THOROUGHLY describe your professional work experience in general maintenance or repair work. You MUST include employer name, number of years, the type of maintenance experience and examples of duties performed. If you have no experience in this area please enter "N/A."

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      Do you hold a current California Class B or C driver's license?

      • Yes
      • No
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      If you answered "yes" to the above question, which class of license do you possess and what endorsements do you hold, if any? If you answered "no" please enter "N/A."

        09
        Do you have professional work experience in working with hand tools?

        • Yes
        • No
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        If you answered "yes" to the above question, you MUST describe the type of hand tools along with the duties you have performed using those tools as it relates to this position. If you do not have experience, please enter "N/A."

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          Do you have professional work experience working with heavy equipment?

          • Yes
          • No
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          If you answered "yes" to the above question, you MUST describe the type of heavy equipment along with the duties you have performed using the heavy equipment as it relates to this position. If you do not have experience, please enter "N/A."

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            Safety is of the highest priority in the field. What do you do to ensure the safety of yourself and others while at work in the field performing maintenance duties?

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              Situational Question: You are working at a beach when you notice a slide seems to be broken with a piece of plastic sticking out. How would you proceed in this situation, what would be your next steps?

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