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City of Pueblo Temporary Maintenance Worker - Public Works in Pueblo, Colorado

Temporary Maintenance Worker - Public Works

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Temporary Maintenance Worker - Public Works


$13.50 Hourly



Job Type



Public Works

Job Number



4/26/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

  • Description

  • Benefits

Descriptive Statement

The Temporary Maintenance Worker - Public Works position is under the direct supervision of Streets, Stormwater and Traffic divisions. The Temporary Maintenance Worker - Public Works performs a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled manual and labor tasks and equipment operation.

This job description is an overview and is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It's not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions and tasks required of the position

Duties & Responsibilities

• Operating light to heavy-duty trucks and equipment, including dump trucks, and small forklifts to haul rock, gravel, sand, dirt, and sweeper debris;

• Assist in loading and unloading materials, supplies, tools, sweepings, debris, and dirt;

• Transport sweeper debris from streets to landfill;

• Clean, maintain, and repair sanitary sewers, storm sewers, manholes, drains, roadways, alleys, and catch basins;

• Build, pour and finish concrete forms;

• Operate air compressors and generators;

• Utilize a pick, shovel, jackhammer, tamper, and small asphalt roller;

• Haul, rake, and apply asphalt to streets;

• Dig ditches;

• Clean, maintain, and repair equipment associated with highway painting operations;

• Assist in construction and installation of traffic control signs, markings and signals;

• Assist in laying conduit, and installation of signal heads and foundations;

• Hangs traffic signal heads, traffic signs and communication equipment at signalized intersections;

• Manufacture traffic signs, including sanding aluminum and peeling sheeting

• Operate manual and power weed cutters and apply non-restricted chemicals to remove weeds from City property and roadways;

• Operate chain saws and hand saws to trim trees and shrubs and to remove brush;

• Operate various hand, power, and riding mowers to cut grass and mulch;

• Remove snow from City parking lots, sidewalks, and facilities;

• Salt and sand roadways;

• Remove leaves and trash from City property;

• Remove graffiti;

• Maintain landscapes;

• Assist in laying conduit, and installation of signal heads and foundations;

• Perform routine repair and maintenance, including plumbing, electrical, and carpentry;

• Setup work zone traffic control;

• Perform daily equipment inspections;

• Performs minor repairs to trucks and equipment;

• Compile daily activity reports including materials used and work accomplished; and

• Performs related duties as required


The physical standards an employee must meet in order to perform the essential job duties with or without a reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to:

• Lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling equipment and supplies weighing up to 100 pounds, frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 100 pounds.

• Frequently standing and walking for prolonged periods of time to observe for safety hazards and perform daily functions.

• Setting traffic cones of the back of a moving truck for an extended period of time;

• Frequently climbs ladders and stairs in a multi-level facility to perform general custodial work;

• Using manual dexterity to manipulate supplies, tools, and equipment.

• Using visual acuity (near/distant, color, depth perception and at night) to read operating manuals and instructions, field or construction drawings, safely operating a vehicle and equipment; identifying hazards; and performing daily functions.

• Frequently performing activities requiring a full range of body movements including sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, crawling, twisting, and balancing.

• Ability to deal with moderate levels of stress including field traffic situations, irate citizens, other employees.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Knowledge of mathematical computations and tabulations, sufficient to perform the essential functions, which include basic arithmetic, division, and multiplication;

• Knowledge of and ability to use common hand and power tools;

• Ability to read a map;

• Ability to follow oral and written directions;

• Ability to transmit data via two-way communications units (radio);

• Ability to learn how to safely and properly operate light to heavy-duty trucks, including the operation of a dump truck;

• Ability to learn to maintain, construct, and repair sanitary and storm sewers, manholes, drains and catch basins or maintain and repair roadways, and alleys;

• Ability to learn to operate jackhammers, picks, shovels, tampers, air compressors, generators, and other common labor tools;

• Ability to learn to operate power and riding mowers, including brush hogs and gang mowers;

• Ability to learn to operate power trimmers, chain saws and other power tools;

• Ability to learn to make minor mechanical repairs on trucks and equipment;

• Ability to physically perform the duties of the position, including lifting equipment and supplies weighing up to 100 lbs;

• Skill in the safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle; and

• Ability to perform all the job duties in a safe manner

Minimum Qualifications

In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above, the position requires:

• Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older;

• Must have legal authorization to work in the United States of America;

• Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license by date of application and a valid Colorado driver's license by date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the Minimum Qualifications above, the following qualifications are preferred:

• Experience working in labor or outdoor positions;

• Experience with hand and power tools.


The “Benefits” hyperlink at the top of this (online) job posting provides a summary of the benefits associated with this position.

Benefits Package for Temporary/Seasonal Positions

Because of its reduced schedule, temporary and seasonal employment with the City gives you the time to maintain a quality work/life balance and offers the following benefits:

As a PERA ( member you contribute a percentage of every check to PERA in exchange for a lifetime defined benefit, or pension.

City of Pueblo Temporary and Seasonal Employee Sick Leave Benefits

Beginning January 1, 2021, all employers in Colorado are required to provide paid sick leave to employees under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (“HFWA”). Said leave is accrued at one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 48 hours.

Per the Act, leave may be used for any of the following reasons:

  • The employee has a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; needs a medical diagnosis, care, or treatment related to such illness, injury, or condition; or needs to obtain preventive medical care.

  • The employee needs to care for a family member who has a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; needs a medical diagnosis, care, or treatment related to such illness, injury, or condition; or needs to obtain preventive medical care.

  • The employee or family member has been the victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or harassment and needs to be absent from work for purposes related to such crime; or

  • A public official has ordered the closure of the school or place of care of the employee's child or of the employee's place of business due to a public health emergency, necessitating the employee's absence from work.

    Consistent with the HWFA, part-time temporary and seasonal employees of the City shall not carry forward more than forty-eight (48) hours of unused sick leave from one year to the next.

    Pueblo Municipal Code 6-6-5.5, 6-6-5 and 6-6-6

City employment as a temporary or seasonal employee means that the most you can expect to work is 1300 hours in a calendar year. Depending on the work schedule required by the hiring department, this means more time to spend with your family and/or doing other activities.


City of Pueblo


301 West B Street Pueblo, Colorado, 81003