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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 595L
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Under general supervision, performs various semi-skilled manual work in the maintenance, repair, remodeling, and construction of buildings, facilities, utility and sewer systems, equipment, and grounds as part of a work crew or as an assistant to a journey level worker.

Typical Work

Perform semi-skilled maintenance and construction work on buildings, fixtures, equipment, grounds, walks, and driveways; such as repairing and installing sanitary storm drains and sewers; building and repairing parking lots and sidewalks; cleaning roofs and gutters; maintaining tunnel passages, sumps, and utility access holes;

Clean, service, adjust, and make repairs on tools and equipment; Operate power tools and equipment, such as electric and gas engine driven compressors, large mowers, pneumatic tamper, jackhammer, snow plows and portable pumps;

Operate motorized equipment such as automobiles, trucks, including dump trucks, forklifts, small tractors and front-end loaders, street cleaning equipment, trailers, trenchers and turf renovation equipment;

Load and unload trucks and move furniture, equipment, supplies and materials; assemble new furniture;

Assist heavy equipment operators in activities such as removing material from job site or digging ditch to place pipe;

Do layout and job planning on routine maintenance or construction projects; read and interpret blueprints;

Set up for athletic events and return sit to original condition;

Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to: read and write; understand and carry out instructions; perform heavy manual labor and work outside in all types of weather.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Physical strength to do required work AND two years of experience as a Utility Worker 1 OR equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class adopted March 7, 1973.
Revisions adopted; August 16, 1974.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted January 15, 1976.
Revisions adopted; August 4, 1989.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5276 Utility Worker II); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revise class. Consolidates Utility Worker 2 (595L) and Trades Helper (626I) and revises definition, adopted May 12, 2011, effective May 13, 2011; general revisions to typical work and desirable qualifications May 13, 2011.