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City of Reno, NV Maintenance Worker II in Reno, Nevada

Maintenance Worker II


Class Title

Maintenance Worker II

Class Code



$45,905.98 - $64,546.40 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under general supervision, leads, oversees, and participates in the work of lower level maintenance staff responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and repair work on various City facilities and structures such as streets, signs, sewers and storm drains, fountains, planters, trash cans, and related public works structures; participates in snow and ice removal activities; and operates a variety of public works maintenance tools and equipment.


The Maintenance Worker II is the second level in the Maintenance Worker series. The Maintenance Worker II performs the full range of maintenance duties as assigned and is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker I by assuming lead responsibility on a project basis over a limited number of lower level maintenance staff. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Employees within this classification are distinguished from the Maintenance Worker III in that the latter regularly assumes lead responsibility for larger crews and operates a variety of heavier equipment.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Lead, plan, train, review, and participate in the work of lower level maintenance staff responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and repair work on various City facilities and structures such as streets, signs, sewers and storm drains, fountains, planters, trash cans, and related public works structures.

Train assigned employees in their areas of work including maintenance and repair methods, procedures, and techniques.

Supervise the use, care and operation of appropriate hand and power tools and equipment including saws, hammers, shovels, light trucks, and related equipment.

Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

Operate a variety of equipment and hand and power tools in the performance of assigned functions; haul and dump debris, cut trees, branches and shrubs, and pick up litter.

Perform a variety of maintenance duties in the overlay of street surfaces; rake and spread asphalt; seal cracks and patch streets; perform pot hole patching and surface repairs using jack hammers and other equipment to fill and compact repaired areas.

Perform street cuts for excavation and replacement of new asphalt; remove and replace concrete and asphalt; construct forms, lay cement and finish cement on curbs, gutters and sidewalks; perform cement repairs and patch work.

Operate snow plows, sanders, and related snow removal equipment as required in the removal of snow and ice.

Install street barricades and cones prior to the performance of street repair activities; direct and control traffic around work sites.

Fabricate, prepare, paint, or silk screen street markings and signs; engrave plastic signs; replace and repair street signs as necessary.

Perform a variety of tasks in the painting of traffic markings and signs; operate street striping equipment; paint crosswalks, stop bars, stop signs, directional arrows, lane markers, parking spaces, meter posts, barricades and traffic islands.

Assist in maintaining all City sewer lines; tear out old or damaged storm drain pipe or sewer pipe and install with new; clean and maintain storm drains, pipes and catch basins using appropriate equipment.

Assist other staff with routine and emergency repairs and preventive maintenance on sewer lift stations; change or repair filters, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, vent fans, lighting buffers, bubbler systems, fences, ceramic seals, valves, motors and electrical and plumbing systems.

Assist other staff in maintaining and repairing telemetry system including antennae, electrical conduit, remote transmitter units, power boxes, dry contacts and switching boxes; maintain air monitoring meters for confined space entry activities.

Locate and mark City owned sewer/storm infrastructure.

Monitor and repair electronic sprinkler systems and associated control devices.

Utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed.

Maintain inventory of tools, parts, and supplies; obtain price quotes and purchase tools, parts, and supplies.

Estimate time and materials needed for jobs assigned; requisition tools and supplies as required.

Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints or refer to higher level staff.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operations and activities of assigned maintenance programs.

Principles of lead supervision and training.

Methods and techniques of repairing and maintaining streets, signs, sewers, storm drains, fountains, planters, trash cans, and related public works structures.

Operational characteristics of maintenance and construction equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned.

Proper procedures used in the maintenance and repair of hand and power tools.

Methods and techniques used in street painting operations.

Methods and techniques of irrigation systems installation and maintenance.

Practices and procedures of traffic control.

Principles and practice of record keeping.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Lead, organize, and review the work of lower level maintenance staff.

Interpret, explain, and enforce maintenance policies and procedures.

Use and operate a variety of maintenance and repair equipment in a safe and effective manner.

Fabricate, prepare, paint or silk screen street markings and signs.

Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions.

Perform heavy manual labor.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.


Three (3) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of streets, sewers and storm drains, or related public works facilities and structures including two (2) years at a level comparable to a Maintenance Worker I.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) with appropriate endorsements.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, flagger certification.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, solvents, potentially hazardous chemicals, gases, raw sewer, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; may work below ground; work in or around water; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Non-Supervisory


Last Update: 8/2019

JD 08/2019


No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available.

Vacation leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Credit Union available.


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