Utility Worker 2

Olympia, Washington
$2,778-$3,123/month; Range 33G of the Washington State Salary schedule
Aug 01, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Position type:  Full-time Classified, 40 hours per week, overtime eligible permanent position.

Salary:  $2,778 - $3,123/month; Range 33G

Opens:  August 1, 2017

Closes:  September 5, 2017

Location:  Lacey Campus; Olympia, WA

South Puget Sound Community College seeks a highly enthusiastic, motivated and qualified individual for the position of Utility Worker 2 in the Facilities department. This position reports directly to the Buildings & Grounds Supervisor and is responsible for performing general semi-skilled manual work in the maintenance, repair and renovation of facilities, roof and drain systems,  tools, equipment and grounds. This position supports both the Mottman and Lacey campuses with the primary work location at the Lacey campus.

Hours of Work: 7:00am-3:30pm Monday-Friday


Maintenance, cleaning and repair of campus facilities (75%)

  • Pressure washes structures, sidewalks, roadways etc.
  • Grounds maintenance including: weeding, pruning, planting, trimming and related landscaping tasks
  • Cleans roofs, cleans and maintains gutters 
  • Repairs/maintains parking lots and sidewalks; sumps, and utility vaults
  • Participates in training on specialty equipment use such as boom and fork lifts
  • Operates, fuels and maintains pressure washer, cordons off work area if required
  • Uses ladders and man lifts to work at heights on roofs and gutters

Perform semi-skilled maintenance and construction work on buildings, fixtures, equipment, grounds, walks, and driveways (20%)

  • Loads and unloads trucks and moves furniture, equipment, supplies and materials; assembles new furniture
  • Drives light equipment occasionally in transporting supplies 
  • Makes rough or minor repairs to building fixtures, equipment, and furniture
  • Cleans, services, adjusts, and make repairs on tools and equipment
  • Operates power tools and equipment, such as electric and gas engine driven equipment, pressure washers, large mowers, pneumatic tamper, jackhammer, snow plows and portable pumps, blowers
  • Assists in preparation for repairs, facilities alterations, and maintenance projects; cleans up when project is completed
  • May perform equipment maintenance
  • Works with hand tools to dig ditches, trenches, and other excavations and remove debris

Related duties as assigned. (5%)

  • Assist with interior and exterior painting, minor repairs.  May use spray gun, brush or roller.
  • Member of the Inclement Weather Team; provide support to other Facilities projects as needed 

MINIMUM Qualifications

  • A valid Washington state driver’s license is required.
  • High school graduation or equivalent AND two (2) years of applicable manual labor OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Physical ability to perform job duties, ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to communicate well; read and write; understand and carry out simple instructions;
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor and work outside in all types of weather.
  • Basic computer skills; ability to use Outlook and Megamations

    (Maintenance management software) to communicate and view work orders.

  • Good time management skills and the ability to complete assignments without immediate supervision.
  • Ability to perform all essential functions in a safe manner.
  • Physical ability to work on a ladder.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Knowledge of proper lifting techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, administrators and support staff in accomplishing tasks.


Your application and these questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications.  You must complete these questions to be considered for the position.  Please answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper.  You may type or write your answers but they must be clear and legible. 

  1. What interests you in this position and how do you think your prior experiences and interests prepare you for it?
  2. How do you define customer service?
  3. Please describe how you will contribute to the diversity of this campus.


Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  1. Completed SPSCC Employment Application
  2. Letter of formal application that specifically addresses your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in this announcement.
  3. Resume of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the minimum qualifications.
  4. Completed responses to the three Supplemental Questions listed above.

Send application materials via one of the delivery methods below- email is preferred:

E-mail:  jobline@spscc.edu

Fax:  (360) 596-5706


Human Resource Office

South Puget Sound Community College

2011 Mottman Road SW

Olympia, WA 98512

Applications received by the closing date may be used to fill similar vacancies which may occur over the next six months.

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