Public Maintenance Worker 2 – Village of Addison, Division of Electrical & Forestry


Summary of Position and Duties:
The Human Resources Division of the Village of Addison is accepting applications to fill one (1) vacancy in the at-will, non-exempt, full-time position of Public Maintenance Worker 2 in the Public Works Department, Division of Electrical and Forestry. Under direct supervision, this person performs a wide variety of manual tasks involving electrical and forestry projects in the Village, as well as related tools and equipment. The Public Maintenance Worker 2 works 40 hours a week, 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday – Friday. May be required to work weekends, holidays and overtime to complete job requirements, as well as be on 24-hour call when necessary. The Public Maintenance Worker 2 designation is not entry level. Therefore, to be considered for this positon, all applicants must possess a minimum of three, full (3) years of vocational/technical training in the construction trades and/or in public works/utility maintenance, construction and repair, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Possession of a valid Certified Arborist Certification is mandatory for this position. While possession of a Pesticide Operator’s License is strongly preferred.

The primary responsibility of the Public Maintenance Worker 2 will involve, but not be limited to:

  • Performs general grounds maintenance activities for the care and grooming of trees, shrubs, lawns and plants to include the planting, cultivating, application of mulch, pruning, spraying and watering, the removal of weeds, raking and vacuuming of leaves, parkway restoration, cable and utility locations, street light maintenance.
  • Performs tasks in trimming of trees, removes dead limbs, cuts limbs and trunks, loads parts into truck. Utilizes a chipper for the disposal of branches and tree parts.
  • Operates various equipment such as chain saws, brush clippers, backhoe and trucks in the removal of trees and sod repairs. Cuts, rolls, replaces sod after public works maintenance activities.
  • Operates spraying equipment for the application of chemical substances used in the care and maintenance of plants and trees to stimulate growth or control weeds, diseases and pests.
  • Maintains and repairs various types of equipment such as tractor, snow plow, salt spreader and auger and other related machinery.
  • Assists in the street snow and ice removal program and may assist in the repair of streets, water main breaks and sanitary sewer back-up calls as needed.
  • Performs minor maintenance on tools and equipment.
  • Responds to emergency calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Ability to safely and properly operate trucks, tools, and equipment involved in department operations and perform said duties in strict accordance with the Department/division SOP/safety manual; may serve on departmental safety committee.
  • Assists other workers with department operations ensuring assigned tasks are completed accurately, timely, safely, and according to instructed operating procedures. Also assists other workers in specified area(s) of expertise in the operation, instruction and implementation of safe working practices in the operation of all necessary equipment and tools; and, assists with the general preventative maintenance work and repairs on equipment. Maintains buildings, grounds, and related equipment.
  • Must wear all required safety equipment (i.e., gloves, ear plugs, etc.) for the duty at hand according to department, equipment and regulatory specifications; report near miss accidents; comply with proper P.P.E. usage and follow required JSA’s; attend all required Village and department training; perform vehicle and work area evaluations (CDL Inspections) according to department specifications and as required on a daily basis; initiate training topics or issues as needed.
  • Loads and unloads stock and materials delivered and maintains an accurate inventory of materials and equipment.
  • Acts as an intermediary with Village residents concerning service complaints, writes follow-up reports and maintains necessary records, if needed, prepares required reports and records. Provides said service to customers in a timely, professional and courteous manner.
  • May supervise, as a participating lead worker in the absence of the Foreman or a Public Maintenance Worker III, a work crew engaged in performing the duties of the division.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be an eligible candidate for this position:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a minimum of three, full (3) years of vocational/technical training in the construction trades and/or in public works/utility maintenance, construction and repair, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
  • Must possess a valid Illinois CDL Class ‘D’ and/or Class ‘B’ or of the classification appropriate to the equipment to be operated, free from incidence that may result in license revocation or suspension. If the applicant does not have a valid CDL, they will be required to possess one within six (6) months of hire in order to remain employed by the Village of Addison.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, along with any expected/unexpected overtime that may be mandatory.
  • Ability to pass a personal interview, physical and drug screen when applicable.
  • Be able to successfully utilize Microsoft Office software programs (i.e., Word and Excel).
  • Must possess a valid Certified Arborist Certification.

Beneficial Qualifications Include:

  • Possession of a Pesticide Operator’s License strongly preferred.
  • Possess vocational/technical training in the construction trades and additional experience in public works/utility maintenance, construction and repair, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job preferred.
  • Experience in successfully dealing with the public on a very frequent basis, including the ability to handle irate, difficult and demanding customers with professionalism and courtesy.


Physical Skills and Abilities Required:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger or handle shovels, rakes, and hand held tools; feel a surface for texture; reach with hands and arms; balance; climb up or down a ladder, hill, stairs, or into a truck; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl at ground level, talk or hear on the phone or in person.  Must be capable of turning, twisting, bending, and squatting for frequent but short, periods of time in order to reach for and then use equipment. The employee must frequently lift, push, pull and/or move equipment up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move weight of up to 90 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Employee must be able to properly wear full and half mask respirators when the work task requires it.

The employee must be available and present for work as scheduled; be available for call-out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and perform all functions of the job safely and efficiently at all times in compliance with all safety regulations and policies for the safety and welfare of the employee, co-workers, and the public.

Work Environment Factors:

Ability to work under conditions that require exposure to environmental factors such as temperature and noise extremes, odors, toxic and/or caustic chemicals and agents, wetness, moving parts, fumes, risk of electrical shock, frequent vibration and disease.  This exposure may cause some discomfort and presents a risk of injury. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Requires the ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.


The hourly rate for this position is $28.16. The Public Maintenance Worker 2 will receive a very competitive benefit package and work 40 hours per week, plus any required overtime.

Required test and screenings:

The candidate selection process consists of: a review of the candidate’s past work experience/skills and a personal interview. Successful candidates must successfully pass all required screenings and tests administered, when applicable, in order to be a candidate for this position. However, passing all required screenings/tests and completing a personal interview does not guarantee hire by the Village, as the ultimate decision to hire anyone is at the sole discretion of the Village of Addison.


Applications can be obtained at the Village Hall either in the Administration Department, Room 2100, or downloaded from the Village’s website at Applicants will be notified by letter of the test date for this position, where applicable. All completed applications must be directed to Donald Pinson, Director of Human Resources/Risk Management, either via regular mail at 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison, Illinois 60101, submitted personally to the Administration Department, Room 2100 of the Village Hall, or e-mailed to by no later than 5pm, October 6, 2017.  Also, applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one (1) application per person, per testing cycle is accepted.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Please refer to the Village of Addison website:, Division of Human Resources Section, to review a copy of the Village’s policy on Equal Employment Opportunity.


Applicants with disabilities, who need accommodations in order to complete any portions of the application/test, should contact the Human Resources Division at 630-693-7504.

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