Maintenance Worker I (temporary, part-time)

Ongoing applications

  • Job typePart-time
  • Salary range$30.55 to $36.70 hourly

Menlo Park is seeking applicants for temporary positions in our maintenance division. Depending on experience, individuals may be assigned to work on the trees, streets, facilities, parks or water teams.  Temporary employees will operate and maintain a variety of maintenance equipment, including dump trucks, stump grinders, brush chippers, aerial lifts, forklifts, lawn mowers, backpack blowers, backhoes, jack hammers, lawn edger’s, hedge trimmers, concrete saws, chain saws and hand tools.  Temporary employees will foster positive and effective working relationships.

Ideal candidate

Tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Trees – You may be required to plant, water and trim trees, dig, clean up and haul debris, perform traffic control and work in the roadway.
  • Streets – You may be required to work in the roadway, dig, perform traffic control, paint curbs, replace street and road signs, spread asphalt, clean storm drain inlets, clean, sweep and haul debris.
  • Facilities – You may be required climb ladders, change light bulbs and ballasts, clean roof gutters, paint, sweep, clean sidewalks and/or clear clogged drains.
  • Parks – You may be required to plant and water lawns, shrubs and trees, mow, edge and fertilize lawns, dig, repair irrigation lines, clear drains, pick up and haul debris.
  • Water – You may be required to work in the roadway, dig, assist in the repair of water lines, climb into water filled holes, and complete written and computer based work orders.
  • All applicants must have the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Immediate openings are available.

Minimum qualifications

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade
  • One year of experience in performing tree maintenance work
  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license by time of appointment
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class B license within six months of employment with appropriate endorsements


These are non-benefited temporary positions. A temporary employee may not work more than 1000 hours per year and will receive sick leave in accordance with state law.

Special instructions

Before receiving an offer of employment, the candidate will be required to successfully complete a reference check, criminal conviction history questionnaire, DOJ fingerprinting and a physical examination.

All new employees are required to comply with the requirements of our COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy as a condition of employment. This policy requires that an employee provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or submit a request and be approved for a medical or religious exception to the policy before their start date. Those who are approved for a temporary or permanent exception, will be required to test weekly while they remain unvaccinated. Candidate start date may be adjusted to meet these requirements. Please contact Interim Human Resources Manager Kristen Strubbe with any questions about the COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy.

In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, all potential employees are required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States. The City will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Recruitment contact: Veronica Wortham