Maintenance Specialist - FT

Maintenance/Facilities · Vallejo, California
Department Maintenance/Facilities
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $31.19 - $37.92

The Greater Vallejo Recreation District invites applications for:


This position will be open until filed. Applicants should plan for the following tentative dates for this recruitment and the interview process:

6/28/2022 - start reviewing applicants

7/6/2022 - tentative date for Testing, candidates should plan for 2 hours for testing

7/14/2022 - tentative date for first round of in-person interviews, candidates would plan for a 1 hour oral interview panel

7/21/2022  - tentative date for second round of in-person interviews, candidates would plan for a 1 hour oral interview panel

Position: Maintenance Specialist                             Department: Maintenance Facilities

Job Opening Date: May 9, 2022                              Location:  Vallejo, CA

Deadline for applying:  Open until filled                Position Type:  Full-time

Pay Range: $31.19 - $37.92


The Greater Vallejo Recreation District is a Special Service District that has been serving area residents for over sixty years. As a Special Service District, GVRD operates as a separate government agency from the City of Vallejo. GVRD manages 407 acres of public park space including 20 neighborhood parks, 10 community parks, 6 special purpose parks, and Olympic-size swimming pool and 4 community centers.  GVRD maintains over 1,000 acres of public land. 


GVRD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. With 30 plus full time and approximately 155 part-time and seasonal employees, GVRD operates on a 2019-2020 fiscal year budget of $7.9 million for general fund operations and Measure K funding amounting to $2.2 million.  The Measure K funding is being utilized to purchase necessary equipment, improve parks, facilities.


This position is responsible for completing skilled maintenance tasks (electrical, mechanical, structural) in the operation and repair of District facilities, troubleshooting equipment, managing projects completed by contractors, and scheduling repairs.  This is a lead & technical journey level class within the Facilities series.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Assists management in establishing schedules and methods for providing maintenance and inspection services. Identifies resource needs and make recommendations to supervisor(s).
  • Assesses technical requirements needed to repair, modify, maintain and rehabilitate buildings, structures and equipment throughout the District. Monitors, repairs, and adjusts swimming pool equipment and water chemistry. Maintains schedules for maintenance and inspection. Installs new parts and equipment. Cleans and chlorinates pool.
  • Operates construction and maintenance equipment and power tools including, but not limited to, backhoes, graders, jack hammers, compressors, welders, saws, drills and truck mounted man-lifts.
  • Operates, electrical or mechanical equipment including pump stations, swimming pools, moveable pool floor control and hydraulic systems. Troubleshoots problems and repairs or replaces equipment as required.
  • Adhere to established safety regulations and precautions related to all work performed.
  • Maintains District buildings and structures. Inspects, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical systems, plumbing, HVAC systems, and all other associated building maintenance including pest control and underground water supply and utilities.
  • Participates in the acquisition of materials and supplies. Researches price and availability and solicits bids as needed. Purchases parts and materials for repairs and maintenance.
  • Assists and participates in planning, setup, monitoring, inspection and sign-off of contracted work projects. Acts as a District liaison to work directly with contractors on projects.
  • Prepares reports on operations, inspections, maintenance procedures and activities.
  • Assists and participates in planning, coordinating and directing of preventive maintenance programs.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Work requires providing functional and technical supervision over lower level Maintenance classifications.
  • This position may assist Maintenance management in overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and work assignments.


This area describes the personal interaction with others outside direct reporting relationships as well as the impact the job has on GVRD, the department or unit objectives, the output of services, or employee or public satisfaction

  • Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information. The impact the job has on GVRD is limited in terms of time, money, or public/employee relations.


This section describes the accountability and participation if any, as it relates to the fiscal accountability within department or assigned area(s) of responsibility

  • Position has no fiscal responsibility.


Required Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalency
  • Three (3) to five (5) years' experience in facility construction and maintenance, including plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and structural repairs
  • For incumbents in lower classifications within the series seeking promotion, at least three years’ experience as a Facilities Maintenance Worker II or equivalent.
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • California Department of Pesticide Regulations Residential/Institutional Qualified Applicator’s Certificate (QAC)
  • Possession Certified Pool and Spa Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO).
  • Possession of a Class C California driver’s license.


Knowledge of:

  • English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Principles and practices of basic bookkeeping
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
  • Commercial construction maintenance and repair
  • Equipment and tools used in the course of work
  • Pool systems operation, maintenance and repair
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Pertinent Federal, State and city building codes and regulations
  • Basic plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and carpentry work
  • Current building codes

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
  • Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios

Ability to:

  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
  • Perform a variety of assigned journey level maintenance, construction, and repair work
  • Lead, train and organize the work of lower level staff
  • Operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner
  • Handle and apply various chemical and pesticides
  • Read and interpret blueprints and schematics
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work


The physical demands described here 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 functions.

This position requires frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards and requires heavy physical effort. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Incumbents may be required to exert up to up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.


This is a full-time position consisting of 40 hours per established workweek. 

In general, this is a full-time position and the days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.



This position does not require security clearance.



GVRD is an equal opportunity employer.

FLSA:            Non-exempt




Oral Examination and writing assessment may be required if selected for initial interview.


GVRD will consider applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the position and who have provided all requested application materials for an interview.

GVRD reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, cover letter, current resume, and responses to supplemental questions.


Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete pre-employment background check including fingerprint check and reference check.  

Other requirements:

  • Proof of legal right to work in the U.S.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

GVRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawful discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age or sexual orientation or military status of such person.


“Building community and enhancing quality

of life through people, parks, and programs."

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  • Location
    Vallejo, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $31.19 - $37.92