Maintenance Assistant

Public Works · Clinton, Tennessee
Department Public Works
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $12.50 - $13.25

This posting closes on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:00 AM.


Under close to general supervision this entry-level position performs unskilled to routine semi-skilled work on the maintenance of City landscape, streets, curbs, and sidewalks. According to area assigned, duties include grass cutting, picking up trash, trimming trees and operating a wide variety of equipment. 



  • Maintains City property, streets, sidewalks, and rights-of-way, including: mowing, trimming, litter collection, brush removal, leaf collection, tree trimming, snow removal, cleaning, painting, street sign maintenance, storm water drainage maintenance.
  • Operates maintenance and landscape equipment including power and hand tools.
  • Loads and unloads materials, tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Performs equipment checks, preventative maintenance and light repairs on equipment
  • Drives and operates City vehicles and small and/or light equipment.
  • Assists with concrete and asphalt in sidewalk and road repairs.
  • Assists with traffic control when working in high traffic areas of the City.
  • Attend safety and training sessions.


(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other related duties as assigned, including City-directed work assignments in the event of a storm or declared emergency.)




  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance tools, equipment and methods.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn the maintenance, and basic repair of small gasoline engines, lawn mowers, string trimmers, blowers, and pickup trucks.
  • Ability to learn a good working knowledge of the overall operation of the City of Clinton Public Works Department, including familiarity with the location of all city streets, alleys, sidewalks, storm sewers, drainage systems, rights-of-way boundaries, and corporate city limits.
  • Ability to utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed.
  • Ability to read and understand operation manuals and instructions.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to follow oral/written instructions and communicate effectively with the public.
  • Ability to work outside in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to work on-call work, overtime, nights and weekends.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.


 Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. 
  • Minimum one (1) year experience performing manual labor in ground maintenance or construction related work.

 (A comparable amount of training, education and/or experience may be substituted for the above qualifications.)


Licenses and Certifications:

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Tennessee driver’s license by date of hire.

Possession of a Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is a plus, but not required.



Constant outdoor work in all climates, temperatures, and weather conditions.  Occasional standing and walking for extended periods of time. Occasionally sits. Constant use of hands to handle objects, reaching with hands and arms. Occasionally stoops, kneels, crawls, climbs and balances.  Frequent exposure to moderate to loud noise. Occasional lifting up to 75 pounds and in some cases, may be required to lift up to 100 pounds. Frequent exposure to extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain and snow.


The City of Clinton, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


The City of Clinton, Tennessee is a Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace and this position is subject to the City’s drug and alcohol policy.

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  • Location
    Clinton, Tennessee
  • Department
    Public Works
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $12.50 - $13.25