Crew Worker II

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Do you enjoy working outdoors as part of a team?  Do you enjoy making a difference in the community?  Are you looking for a career with growth opportunities?  As a Crew Worker II, you'll spend about 90% of your time working on projects in the field and 10% driving commercial motor vehicles (including snowplow, streetsweeper, heavy equipment, trucks, etc.).

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 over 35,000 and plans for annexation in early 2021, which would make 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.
  • Plan For Your Future – The City of Lake Stevens offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to our Benefits page for more information.

Position Purpose

This position performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, operation, and repair tasks to City streets, surface water facilities, buildings, structures, parks, and other City owned facilities. Operates a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and small hand power tools including dump truck, snow plow and sander, front-end loader, street painting machine, vactor trucks, riding turf mower, backhoe, track hoe, tractors, jack hammer, backpack blower, chainsaw, brush trimmers, boom bucket, paint sprayer, concrete saw, boom mower, and other specialized equipment; maintains hand tools and assigned equipment; performs limited servicing, operational servicing, safety inspections, and general preventive maintenance on equipment.

This is the full journey level class within the Crew Worker series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Crew Worker I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned including the more complex construction, maintenance, operations, and repair duties, operating a variety of equipment, providing training to less experienced Crew Workers, and possesses a Commercial Driver’s License. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class require prior experience. This is a broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department and staffing levels.

Work is performed under general supervision.  Supervisor defines objectives, priorities, and deadlines; and assists incumbent with unusual situations, which do not have clear objectives or precedents.  Incumbent plans and carries out assignments and handles problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, procedures and/or accepted practices.  Work is evaluated for technical soundness and conformity to practice and policy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs vegetation maintenance activities on public grounds, street, and parks involving mowing, tree and brush trimming and pruning, collect and remove vegetation cuttings and perform other vegetation planting and removal activities.
  • Installs, maintains and replaces directional and traffic signs, using equipment and materials such as hand or tractor-mounted post hole digger, power saw; cleans and maintains existing signs; trims vegetation that presents safety hazards.
  • Maintains and repairs City streets, alleys, right-of-ways, and sidewalks; prepares and performs patching of potholes, sealing cracks and repairing asphalt surfaces.
  • Prepares and operates a street paint striping machine to apply lines to pavement; paint centerlines, crosswalks, parking stalls, and curbing; cleans and maintains painting equipment in proper operating condition.
  • Perform concrete work including repair, maintenance, and new construction for sidewalks, ramps, driveways, curbing, sign foundations, and other related concrete work; fabricate and place form work and rebar for concrete work.
  • Digs holes and trenches manually or with excavation equipment; performs water quality control to prevent siltation migration from work area.
  • Performs small projects on streets, storms, and facility that can include repair and new construction work.
  • Cleans, maintains, repairs, and installs City storm water systems.
  • Performs general maintenance, repairs, and cleaning activities on City buildings, facilities, and grounds.
  • Performs traffic control setup and take down; installs street barricades and cones for   maintenance, repair, and special event activities; directs and controls traffic around work sites, to support emergency situations, or as directed as the situation requires.
  • Performs work in accordance with all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and within mandated and appropriate safety standards.
  • Responds to public inquiries in the field in a courteous manner; provides verbal information within the area of assignment; attempt to resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Providing training on equipment usage, means and methods of task performance, and guidance on safety to Crew Worker I’s.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Peripheral Duties
  • Serves as an on-call employee in emergency situations requiring Public Works attention.
  • Operates snow plowing equipment to remove snow; apply chemicals, salt and sand to control ice on City streets, parking lots, and walkways.
  • Perform Public Works inspections as assigned.
Physical Duties/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.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit for extended periods of time and type on a keyboard for extended periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.
Work is primarily performed outdoors, subject to travelling by City vehicle from site to site several times each day.  While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; regularly works in outside weather conditions, and exposed to changing weather conditions such as rain, sun, and snow; and regularly works in confined spaces, pits, open excavations, and heavy vehicle traffic areas on urban streets. The incumbent is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration and frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The incumbent is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock; and occasionally works in extreme cold, extreme heat, and on elevated reservoirs. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud to very loud while operating machinery or working near equipment.
The incumbent may also be required to work on weekends, evenings, and holidays; subject to call back after normal work hours for emergency work. The incumbent may be required to carry a city phone after hours and on weekends. The incumbent may be required to work alone during work hours and on emergency call outs after hours. The incumbent may also be exposed to individuals who are irate or hostile.
Education:  High school diploma or GED; and
Experience:  Minimum four (4) years of maintenance, repair, and construction experience in streets, storm, or other comparable public works area of service;
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.

Examples of these skills may include:

Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services and activities of assigned public works maintenance and repair program
  • Methods and techniques used in the construction and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, signs, storm drains, parkways, municipal buildings, and other public works systems and facilities
  • Function, usage, and operating characteristics of a variety of vehicles, equipment, power tools and hand tools used in public works maintenance and repair including motorized, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment
  • Procedures and techniques used in concrete and asphalt work
  • Traffic laws, ordinances, and rules involved in CDL truck and equipment operation
  • Properties of backfill materials, construction materials, concrete, asphalt, hot patch, cold patch, oils, paints, and a variety of other materials used in maintenance work
  • Practices and procedures of traffic control
  • Confined space entry
  • Principles and practices of record keeping
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws, and regulations
  • General computer skills

Ability to:

  • Maintain regular, predictable and reliable attendance during scheduled hours
  • Participate as a contributing member of a service-oriented team
  • Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, construction and repair work in the area of work assigned
  • Operate a variety of vehicles, tools, and equipment in a safe, proper, and effective manner
  • Use and operate vehicles and equipment, hand tools, and power tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ensure safety around work areas in high traffic
  • Read and interpret basic maps and plans
  • Assist in the training and oversight of others including in the safe operation of equipment
  • Perform a variety of tasks for extended periods of time including during adverse weather conditions
  • Perform heavy manual labor
  • Work safely and adhere to principles and practices of safety in all areas of public works services
  • 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

Licenses, Certifications and Other Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid State of Washington driver’s license and a driving record which meets the city’s requirements
  • Possession of a Class A Commercial Driver License. Ability to drive air brake equipped vehicles with a tanker endorsement preferred.
  • First-Aid Certification or the ability obtain certification within six months of employment is required
  • Traffic Flagging Certification or the ability obtain certification within six months of employment is required
  • Completion of position-relevant background check

This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). For more information, please go to Drug & Alcohol Testing Program.

Supplemental Information
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.  We're happy to make the arrangements. We’ll need to know ten (10) days in advance to make sure we get you situated, so Human Resources at (425) 622-9400.  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
Yearly Salary $65,000 - $74,999
Estimated Start Date 2021/03/22
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