Trades Maintenance Helper

Pima County Government   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on May 31, 2024
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5959 - Trades Maintenance Helper (Shooting Sports)

Salary Grade: 1

Pay Range
Hiring Range: $15.75 - $18.51 Per Hour
Full Range: $15.75 - $21.26 Per Hour

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.    
Performs helper or apprentice levels of work maintaining and repairing facilities, grounds, equipment, or their parts in direct support of a process, system, facility, or grounds. The work seldom requires special training or certification (other than vehicle operator). The work requires manual labor and the use of hand and powered tools, equipment, or vehicles and frequently involves repetitive individual tasks in a variety of work settings. 



(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

  • Assists Trades Maintenance classified employees and others in performance of their duties;
  • Performs operator-level inspections, servicing and maintenance of assigned tools, equipment and vehicles;
  • Performs non-skilled replacement, repair or adjustment of facility or system components;
  • Prepares and cleans areas or equipment undergoing repair, painting, maintenance, construction or other related activity;
  • Cuts, trims, seeds, fertilizes and, under supervision, applies herbicides/pesticides to turf grasses, soils, trees and ornamental shrubs;
  • Maintains security and accountability for all tools, equipment and materials required in performance of duties, particularly in a medical, detention or correctional setting;
  • Maintains and uses safety and personal protective equipment;
  • Performs housekeeping services to maintain safe, clean and orderly conditions in the workplace.

Knowledge of:

  • operation and maintenance of basic hand and powered tools, equipment and materials encountered in area of specialization of assigned work area;
  • typical hazards of the assigned work-areas or encountered in the area of specialization, and safety procedures and equipment required.
 Skill in:
  • performing helper-level duties in the area of assignment;
  • following written and oral instructions;
  • communicating effectively;
  • operating and performing operator-level maintenance of powered equipment in the assigned area.


Minimum Qualifications

Six months of experience performing helper-level duties in building maintenance, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, turf maintenance, landscaping, irrigation systems, and/or locksmith.

(Relevant training or education may be substituted for the aforementioned experience.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):
  1. Experience working independently and as a team while completing assigned tasks promptly without direct supervision.
  2. Minimum one (1) year experience working in an outdoor all-weather environment.
  3. Minimum one (1) year experience operating/maintaining tractors, forklifts, light equipment, and attachments.
  4. Experience with/knowledge of safety procedures for operating/maintaining chop saws, circular saws, drill presses, routers, grinders, and gas-powered construction equipment, etc.
  5. Experience in landscape maintenance including the use and proper operation of riding mowers, string trimmers, pruning saws, chain saws, loppers, hand pruners, blowers, and basic hand tools.
  6. Experience with/knowledge of safety procedures with electrical systems, air conditioning, basic construction techniques, and applications in wood, steel, and concrete.
  7. Experience maintaining/repairing irrigation systems including drip applications and irrigation.