Maintenance Worker II

September 17, 2023
Reno, NV
Job Type



**Promotional Opportunity**

*This is an internal recruitment only for current qualified City of Reno Employees*

The ideal candidate in this position will lead, oversee, 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. They will participate in snow and ice removal activities and operate a variety of public works maintenance tools and equipment.

We currently have multiple vacancies in the Maintenance and Operations department in which hiring will begin immediately following the close of this recruitment. This recruitment will also establish a list for future vacancies, which will be filled as they occur.

The City of Reno is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to everyone. This commitment is an integral part of our efforts to ensure that we have a diverse and representative workforce that serves the community of Reno.

Examples of Essential Functions

  • 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 minimum qualifications must be met by the applicant by the date of examination ( October 12, 2023 ).


  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • 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 :

  • Possession of a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) with appropriate endorsements.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, flagger certification.

**Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.**

Supplemental Information
To Apply:
You must submit your completed application online at www.reno.govjobs by September 24, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Applications received after this deadline will be considered late and will not be accepted. If you experience difficulties submitting you application, you must contact Civil Service at 775-334-2223 prior to the above deadline (leave a message if after hours) to report the problem. If a computer or mobile device is not available to you, suggested locations to complete an online application submittal include: the City of Reno City Hall 2nd floor computer kiosk or the 5th floor Civil Service Offices, or any locations of Nevada Job Connect and any local library or educational facility.

Application Preparation:
Applicants should prepare their application completely in a professional manner. Applications must show a clear and progressive work history with correct employment dates and a description of the tasks performed.

Examination Process:Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass all portions of the examination for this position to be eligible for hire. The examination will consist of a Written Skills Test, Practical Exam, along with a Training and Experience evaluation (T&E) weighted as follows.

Written Skills Test - 40%

Practical Exam - 50%
Training & Experience Evaluation (T&E) = 10%
Examination dates are for planning purposes and may change at the discretion of Civil Service or Maintenance and Operations Department. This promotional testing process will require candidates to appear in person to participate.
Written Examination:
Written Examination - October 12, 2023 - Testing times will be dependent on the number of candidates. A scheduling email will be sent out after the posting has closed.
Weight = 40% of final grade

Subject areas that may be included on the written skills test include:

  • Workplace Safety and Procedures
  • Mechanical Aptitude/Reasoning
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Workplace Etiquette
  • Supervision
  • Cardinal Directions

The top 20 passing candidate scores on the Written Examination will progress to the Practical Examination.

Practical Examination:
Practical Examination - October 19, 2023 - Testing times will be dependent on the number of candidates. Candidates moving on will be informed of their practical examination time via email.
Weight = 50% of final grade

Candidates should prepare for the practical examination by being ready to demonstrate proficiency on any heavy equipment that may be used in the normal course of work for a Maintenance Worker II.

*An optional candidate orientation will be provided to all those invited to the Practical Examination on October 17, time TBD.

Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) Details
The T&E examination consists of a Supplemental Questionnaire. The questions may be viewed online under the tab marked "QUESTIONS" on the job announcement page. The
T&E must be submitted online at the time of application.

  • Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification.
  • Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question.
  • In order to receive credit for education or training, you must attach copies of your transcripts, diploma, or relevant certificates to your online application.
  • Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments to the application will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online.
  • "See Resume" or "See above," etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Changes or corrections to your responses cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • TIP: It may be more efficient to develop your responses in a word processing document and then paste them into the online questionnaire to be submitted.

Qualified applicants will be notified by email of the exact date, time, and location of the examination (if applicable). Applicants are notified by email of their examination results. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will also be notified.

Testing Accommodation:
If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability and will be requesting an accommodation, that request must be made to the Chief Examiner no later than the closing date of this announcement.

Employee/Veteran Preference (In the event of Tie Scores):

On promotional examinations, in the event of tie scores resulting from final rating, including seniority points, an employee will be awarded veteran's preference and provided a rank preference if one (1) of the eligibles has submitted proof of honorable discharge from the military service. This preference will only be administered in the event of tie scores. Documentation must be submitted at the time of application.

Seniority Points:

Employees of the City of Reno shall receive seniority credit computed by adding to a passing score as follows:

The final ranking will include the applicable seniority points added to the overall grade of the examination process. For each full year of continuous service completed, 0.2 points will be added up to a maximum of ten (10) years... 2 points will be the maximum.

Rule VIII - Promotion, Section 9. Seniority Credit.

Appointment and Certification:
Appointments to positions in the City's Civil Service system are made on the basis of examination. Scores resulting from a competitive examination are used in determining a person's rank on an eligible register. The department may hire any of the persons referred. The names of those persons not hired may be considered when the next vacancy occurs, for as long as that register is viable.

Questions about the information on this announcement and updates to application information should be directed to Civil Service at (775) 334-2223 or .

The City of Reno is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, retention, and disciplinary decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, political affiliation, membership in an employee association, or any other protected class status applicable under federal or state law or City Charter.

Please use this Health and Welfare Benefit Link to learn more about the City of Reno's great employee benefit plans and wellness programs.

Closing Date/Time: 9/24/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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