Crew Worker I

at (City of Lake Stevens)
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SALARY: $22.87 - $28.73 Hourly
$3,964.58 - $4,979.30 Monthly DEPARTMENT: Public Works/Parks DIVISION: Operations OPENING DATE: 09/23/22 CLOSING DATE: 10/02/22 11:59 PM THE POSITION:

Do you enjoy working outdoors, creating and maintaining parks, streets, facilities, and surface water infrastructure?  If you do, apply today to join the City of Lake Stevens Public Works crew! 

About City of Lake Stevens
Lake Stevens is a vibrant and growing community  - the second fastest-growing city in Snohomish County with a population of nearly 40,000 - making us the 4th largest city in the county.

Lake Stevens is generally a residential community with access to numerous commercial, retail and recreational opportunities. Of course, the crown jewel of the community is the lake itself, which boasts some of the greatest water recreational opportunities in the county. Lake Stevens is also uniquely situated, being close to the lake, ocean, and Cascade mountains, to take advantage of many outdoor activities. The Lake Stevens Schools are excellent and coupled with a city priority of parks and increased walkability, makes Lake Stevens an ideal place to raise a family.

The City of Lake Stevens operates under the mayor-council system. The city’s motto, “One Community Around the Lake”, embodies our quality of life, top-ranked school district, and the City Council’s commitment to providing excellent services and amenities for its residents.

 Why City of Lake Stevens?

  • Work-Life Balance -  We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle.
  • Work Where you Live! 
  • Plan For Your Future -  The City of Lake Stevens offers a comprehensive benefits package:
    • Retirement
    • Deferred Compensation options
    • Excellent healthcare options
    • Vacation, sick leave and Holidays
    • And more....  See our benefits page for a complete list

Position Purpose:
This position performs a variety of public works activities involving maintenance and construction of public parks and landscaping at public facilities.  This position may occasionally perform related duties involving the construction and maintenance public facilities including; streets, surface water facilities, buildings, structures, and other associated manual labor activities.

This is the entry level class in the Crew Worker series.  This class is distinguished from the Crew Worker II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series including less complex construction, maintenance, and repair duties. Since this class is typically considered an entry level position, employees may have limited or no directly related work experience.


Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Operate a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and small hand power tools including front-end loader, riding turf mower, backhoe, track hoe, tractor, backpack blower, chainsaw, edger, push mower, brush trimmer, paint sprayer, and other specialized equipment; maintains hand tools and assigned equipment; performs limited servicing, operational servicing, safety inspections, and preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Perform maintenance activities on public grounds, street shoulders and medians, and parks including mowing, weeding, tree and brush trimming, and pruning.
  • Perform vegetation planting, trimming, pruning, and clean up.
  • Perform general maintenance/cleaning activities and minor repairs on City buildings and facilities.
  • Assist with the preparation and implementation of landscaping and playground plans to include the planting, grading, patching, surface treatment, graveling, sweeping, cleaning, striping of public areas, and sidewalks.
  • Perform maintenance on restrooms facilities including cleaning, minor repair activities, and janitorial services.  Minor repair activities may include basic carpentry, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work.
  • Keep shop and storage area clean and orderly.
  • Clean, maintain, repair, and install City storm water systems.
  • Grade, pave, patch, surface treatment, gravel, sweeping, clean, strip, and perform other repairs on public streets, sidewalks, and trails.
  • Install, repair, and maintain various City signs; involves periodic inspection of conditions of signs; prepare documentation of work performed.
  • Perform general maintenance and minor repairs on public works equipment.
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; gather public contact information on requests for information by public to Lead position; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Perform work in accordance with all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and within mandated and appropriate safety standards and permit requirements.
  • Respond to emergencies as needed.
  • Perform related duties as required.

The duties, essential functions and qualifications contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions, the level of knowledge, and scope of the responsibility typically required of the job. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences, to equalize peak work periods, or to otherwise balance the workload.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: 
Please see the attached questionnaire for position specific physical requirements and typical working conditions.  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described in the attached form are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
Education:     High school diploma or G.E.D.; and
Experience:    Experience with the safe operation of lawnmowers, brush trimmers, blowers, chainsaws, light construction equipment (tractor), and trucks performing general maintenance tasks is required. One (1) year of maintenance and repair in construction, public works, or landscaping is preferred.  
Or:   Any combination of education and experience, which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job, may be substituted for these qualifications.



  • Valid driver’s license and a driving record which meets the city’s requirements. If driver’s license is out of state, must be able to obtain Washington State driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
  • Valid Washington State Flagger’s Card is preferred.
  • Completion of position-relevant background check.

Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services and activities of assigned public works maintenance and repair program.
  • Purposes, uses, and operating characteristics of a variety of vehicles, equipment, power tools and hand tools used in public works parks maintenance and repair including motorized, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment.
  • Traffic laws, guidelines, and rules involved in truck and equipment operation.
  • Practices and procedures of traffic control.
  • Basic properties of backfill materials, construction materials, concrete, asphalt, hot patch, cold patch, oils, paints, and a variety of other materials used in maintenance work.
  • Confined space entry.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local codes, laws, and regulations.
  • General computer skills.

Ability to:

  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions.
  • Perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance, construction and repair work in the area of work assigned.
  • Use and operate vehicles and equipment, hand tools, and power tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Read and interpret basic maps and plans.
  • Perform a variety of tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Perform heavy manual labor.
  • Work safely and adhere to principles of safety in all areas of public works services.
  • Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures and maintain a safe work area.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and make minor repairs to tools and equipment.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Successfully complete various required training classes and obtain and maintain certificates necessary for functional skills performance, maintenance and improvement.
  • Establish and maintain trust, confidence, and effective working relationships with staff, elected and appointed officials, and members of the public.
  • Correctly utilize English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Utilize interpersonal skills with tact, patience, courtesy and diplomacy.
  • Understand and appropriately apply situational awareness of changing surroundings in a construction and/or traffic area.
  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Read and understand directions to locate job sites and work locations.

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application: 

  • An attached resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached cover letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

The City of Lake Stevens is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 

There are no limitations to who's a best fit to serve this community. If we contact you for an interview and you need specific accommodations, please let us know. Please contact Human Resources at (425) 622-9400, ten (10) days in advance to allow time for us to make proper arrangements.  You're also welcome to mail your request to City of Lake Stevens Human Resources, P.O. Box 257, Lake Stevens, WA 98258; or email to

Lake Stevens Full-time
Snohomish County Only This job is either located or can be performed in Snohomish County
Estimated Start Date 2016/10/17
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