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Public Facilities Maintenance Assistant Supervisor


Under general direction, performs skilled and lead work over a crew of maintenance personnel in street maintenance, parks, tree trimming, buildings and ground maintenance, street and sign painting, landscape assessments, and storm basins.

This classification is assigned to the Turlock City Employees Association bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime, call-back and standby assignments.


General supervision is received by the Public Works Maintenance Supervisor.

Supervision exercised includes direct supervision of self-directed work teams and the ability to take the lead role in the more complex and challenging projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead and assist subordinates in the maintenance, repair and upkeep of parks, buildings, streets and related facilities.
  • Acts as project leader on special projects requiring the supervision of other staff to complete projects.
  • Inspect and review the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Determine type and quantity of material required for landscape of facility repair or installation projects and utilize established procedures to make necessary purchases.
  • Perform skilled park and street maintenance and repair work; operate a variety of maintenance equipment including: backhoe, tractor, grader, trencher, gang mower and loader, air compressor and jackhammer.
  • Plant, prune, and water trees and shrubs.
  • Assist in the performance evaluations of subordinate personnel.
  • Maintain a variety of records and reports such as personnel reports, work project reports, spraying reports and payroll reports.
  • Conduct spraying tasks involving herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
  • Train and supervise Parks, Streets, and Public Works personnel.
  • Ensure the application of basic safety rules, in the operation of equipment and work techniques.
  • Break up concrete and asphalt; prepare street for patching and paving as assigned.
  • Assist Public Works Maintenance Supervisor and Parks, Streets, and Public Facilities Superintendent.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment to ensure proper and safe operation.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Materials, methods, practices and equipment used in street construction and maintenance activities.
  • Technical tree trimming methods, techniques, equipment and procedures to ensure safe traffic passage on the public right of way.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work place.
  • Operation of heavy or light equipment depending on area of assignment.
  • Materials, methods, practices and equipment used in park maintenance, modification and facility repair activities.
  • Procedures and techniques used in horticulture.
  • Plant pests and diseases, and methods for their control and eradication.
  • Methods and practices used in the supervision and training of personnel.
  • Plumbing, electrical, cement work, basic carpentry and hydraulics related to the installation of irrigation systems.

Ability to:

  • Lead maintenance personnel in the performance of grounds and facility development, repair and upkeep tasks, construction and maintenance of streets, sign installation and painting.
  • Perform skilled landscape installation, maintenance and repair activities; read work plans and blueprints.
  • Operate a variety of equipment used in street maintenance, repair and tree trimming, park maintenance, ground development, landscape assessments, and storm basins.
  • Perform a wide variety of skilled street maintenance and repair work.
  • Identify park and facility problems and supervise their correction.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Supervise and train subordinates.
  • Develop and maintain necessary written records, logs, schedules and reports.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.


Requires a minimum of four years of work experience, two of which must have been performing increasingly responsible duties in facilities maintenance related to public parks, grounds, streets and buildings. This position also requires a minimum of two years experience performing lead worker or supervisory duties. (Two years of supervisory experience in a related field can be applied to the four-year experience requirement.)


Requires completion of high school or G.E.D. and 18 college semester units in general education, construction, maintenance, ornamental horticulture or related field. Three of the eighteen units shall be in the field of supervision or management.

Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Must possess three of the following certifications within twenty-four (24) months of appointment and maintain certificates in current status.


  • Pesticide Applicatorís Certificate
  • Playground Safety Certificate
  • Certified Pool Operator
  • Signs II and Pavement Markings II certificates or Risk Management Association approved equivalents (both are required, and will count as one of the three required certifications)
  • Possession of a Hazardous Materials First Responder, Awareness Level, (FRA) Certification


Possession of an appropriate, valid California Class B Driverís License and proof of automobile liability insurance at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Possession of an Associateís Degree in a related field.


Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read and write, view computer screens, make observations. Use of hands and fingers for use of computer keyboard, copy machine, filing, writing, answering telephones, operating hand and power tools, driving vehicles and heavy equipment; hear well enough to converse on the radio, telephone and in person assisting customers; bodily mobility to walk, bend, stand, crouch or climb for extended periods of time and to operate assigned equipment and vehicles and perform heavy, manual labor for extended periods, able to work at elevated heights for extended periods, able to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and be able to lift equipment as necessary.

    For questions about City employment, please contact:

    Human Relations
    156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
    Turlock, CA 95380-5454
    (209) 668-5150
    Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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