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Facilities Maintenance Helper

Company: City of Gresham
Location: Gresham
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Overview The City of Gresham is seeking candidates for a Public Service Apprentice to work with the City's Facilities Maintenance Division. The successful candidate will learn how to ensure a clean, safe, and efficient workplace for all City of Gresham buildings. This position will work 19 hours per week. Hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Friday with the potential for flexibility upon mutual agreement between candidate and hiring manager.This position is not benefits eligible. As Oregon's fourth-largest city, Gresham is a welcoming community of hard-working people where tradition and heritage meet innovation and opportunity. Gresham is a dynamic and rapidly growing city where families and businesses have a mutual desire and drive to thrive. City of Gresham employees care deeply about the community they serve, and go 'one step beyond' to deliver services in collaborative, inventive, practical, and nimble ways. Our work is challenging, fast-paced and rewarding. We believe that to deliver the highest level of service to all Gresham community members, it is crucial we employ a diverse workforce, foster an inclusive working environment, and ensure our policies and systems result in equitable outcomes. The City seeks candidates who will support these values by continuously incorporating equity in their daily work, and actively contributing to a workplace culture that respects unique viewpoints, life experiences, and cultural perspectives. Come build the future with us. Position Description Typical job duties include maintaining the appearance, safety, working order, and efficiency of City real estate, physical buildings, workspaces, and parking lots. This is a physical job that requires constantly moving and being re-directed based on changing situations. This position is assigned work through the Facilities Coordinator and will work with different Facilities Maintenance Technicians as new skills are learned. The Facilities Manager will oversee this position with support offered through the Facilities front office administrative staff. This is primarily an internal service position, where the needs of City Staff are served, but occasional interaction with the public does occur. The Public Service Apprentice may occasionally assist with front desk coverage and support. What you will get to do: You will learn how to care for public buildings in the City's portfolio as well as serve the staff and visitor needs at various locations. Some of the tasks you will perform include: * Preventative Maintenance - replacing filters, lubing machinery, replacing lightbulbs, cleaning gutters * Repair work - carpentry, small equipment, furniture, fixtures * Cleaning - light janitorial work, pressure washing, COVID-prevention wipedowns * Painting - remodels, wall damage repairs, outdoor wood staining, graffiti removal * Office support - moving furniture, building cube walls, setting up for meetings * Event support - set-up/take-down and transportation of event equipment, emptying trash, supporting event organizers as a runner * Landscaping - litter patrol, blowing, line-trimming, mowing, tree-trimming, sprinkler repair * Supply inventory - keeping PPE, sanitation, and shop supplies stocked and inventoried * Inter-facilities deliveries - driving City vehicles to pick up/drop off furniture, equipment, and supplies Qualities we are looking for: * A can-do attitude with a willingness to work, to learn, and to do your personal best. * An ability to recognize their contribution, as the work can sometimes be difficult, dirty, or mundane. * A continuous and curious learner who asks questions and is always seeking ways to improve, * A team player who works well with others, communicates and remains calm under pressure is desired. * Someone who can adapt to change and circumstances. The City's Facilities team is small but highly capable and a ready-to-work candidate is needed to help carry the workload as they learn the job. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: * Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade and up to one (1) year of experience. * Physical ability to perform job duties (refer to Classification for requirements) * Valid Driver's License * Clean driving record according to our driving matrix (see below) Preferred Qualifications: * Some experience with landscaping equipment (powered and unpowered), hand tools, painting, and carpentry * Bi-lingual in Spanish and English You will be disqualified from this process if you possess any of the following driving infractions: * A major traffic offense or accident that results in death or major injury * Driving under the influence (DUI) offense within the last 5 years * Have more than 3 moving violations within a 3-year period or more than 2 within a one-year period * Have more than 2 accidents within a 3-year period Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, employment physical, drug screen and driving record review. Selection Process Required application materials include: * A complete online application (do not put 'see resume' in any fields) * Answers to supplemental questions * A cover letter addressing your interest and experience as it pertains to this position An attached resume * 3 Professional References To apply: Click the "Apply" button at the top of this job posting. A review of all application materials submitted will determine candidates to be invited to the next step in the selection process. Incomplete applications may not be considered. Candidates will receive updates on this process through email. Some email providers may block these messages, therefore, candidates are encouraged to visit the inbox within for updates. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, employment physical, drug screen and driving record review. If you desire a modification of this process to accommodate a disability, please provide your request in writing, or by phone to 503- 618-2549. Veteran's Preference The City of Gresham provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with state law. Any candidate wishing to have their qualifying veteran's preference applied to the process must submit a qualifying document (DD Form 214 or 215) at the time of application providing proof of eligibility that includes discharge status. Disabled veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the US Department of Veteran Affairs at the time of application, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215. Our Commitment The City of Gresham is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, familial status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, Oregon, or local law. Please direct questions about this position to 503-618-2549 or If you need assistance with the online application, please contact NEOGOV directly at 1-855- 524-5627.

Keywords: City of Gresham, Gresham , Facilities Maintenance Helper, Professions , Gresham, Oregon

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