Maintenance Worker I

JOB CODE: 1158


SALARY RANGE: $22,347 - $33,669

Various City-Parish Departments

Under the direction of a higher classification, performs skilled work in routine maintenance, construction and repair activities on sewer, drainage pipes, streets, roads, bridges, buildings, and other municipal physical facilities. Work also involves the operation of a variety of light automotive equipment in order to complete work assignments, and the trimming and removal of trees and stumps. Employees of this class are also responsible for operating construction equipment properly. Hazardous conditions are often encountered when employees are required to work at considerable heights and around power lines while operating power saws. Some positions in this classification may be on 24-hour call out for emergency situations. Work is assigned orally and in writing and is reviewed while in progress and upon completion. Performs other work as requested. Note: Some employees within this classification are hired on a part-time basis and paid at an hourly rate.

Operates on a regular basis one or more pieces of light automotive equipment, such as forklifts, zero turning radius mowers, and other equipment as listed on the Official City-Parish Equipment List. Repairs sidewalks, driveways, cave-ins, sewer lines, and manholes; installs and repairs catch basins. Maintains canals throughout the parish to ensure proper drainage and to prevent flooding. Maintains City-Parish roads, streets, and curbs to allow for safe travel by the public; fills pot holes and rakes asphalt; loads and hauls asphalt; loads and hauls trash to the City-Parish Landfill. Maintains interstate and boulevard medians by cutting grass, weed eating, pruning trees and bushes; picks up litter along roadways and interstates; maintains municipal flowerbeds by weeding and planting flowers and shrubs; decorates with Christmas lights. Installs and replaces street signs throughout the city. Operates jackhammer, small power mower, lawn edger, power saw, small concrete mixer, air compressor, and other light equipment. Assists with performing tree trimming duties and operating specialized equipment such as chain saws. Performs various maintenance activities in and around City-Parish maintenance buildings and lots. Maintains equipment by washing and cleaning, changing belts, hoses, oil and oil filters and performing any other minor repairs.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of operating and servicing specialized construction and maintenance equipment. Knowledge of the standard tools, methods, and practices of raising and caring for flowers, shrubs, and other plants in greenhouses, nurseries and outdoor beds. Knowledge of applicable traffic laws and regulations governing automotive equipment operations. Knowledge of the practices, methods, tools and equipment associated with tree trimming. Knowledge of the routine phases of several trades. Skill in the operation of assigned equipment. Skill in the use of tools and equipment involved in tree trimming. Ability to perform strenuous manual labor for extended periods of time, often under unfavorable weather and working conditions. Ability to detect needed repairs and to make necessary operation adjustments. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Physical strength and agility sufficient to do strenuous manual work under varying weather conditions. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Ability to read and write, and three months of experience in operating a variety of light automotive equipment.

Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) will substitute for the equipment experience requirement. Any equivalent combination of education and experience. For positions requiring tree trimming experience, the required work experience for operation of equipment will be waived and substituted with tree trimming experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license or a valid Louisiana Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A, B, or C with appropriate endorsements. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.

For security reasons, as per TSA provision 1542; all applicant/employees of the Greater Baton Rouge Airport District who have access to restricted areas will be required to have a ten (10) year criminal background check to the extent allowable by the law. Employees found to have an excessive criminal record or other misrepresentations of employment will not be eligible for employment.

The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.