Utilities Crew I

Open Date: 03/017/2023

Closing Date: Until Filled

Requisition Number: 009-2023

Department: General Services

Classification: Full-Time / Non-Exempt

Salary: $21.00 – $22.00 (hourly)

Location: Valley Center, CA


Under general supervision, performs manual unskilled and semi-skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of domestic water systems, roads, erosion control and refuse management; performs work in the removal of graffiti on the Rincon Reservation; operates a variety of light-, medium- and heavy-duty motorized maintenance and construction equipment; and performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguished Characteristics, Utilities Crew I:

Utilities Crew I is the entry-level in the Utilities Crew series, initially under close supervision; incumbents assists skilled Utilities Crew II / III in construction, maintenance, and repair of domestic water systems, roads, erosion control, and refuse management tasks and projects. This position generally works in tandem with a Utilities Crew II / III position in executing and completing appointed duties and tasks. Incumbents at the Utility Crew I level may reasonably expect to advance to the Utility Work II level through the promotional process by demonstrating the proficiency and meeting the qualifications of the higher-level class. This position will conduct business in a professional and cordial manner that will uphold the integrity and reputation of Rincon.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Perform manual labor to assist in the construction and maintenance of the Utilities Department in relation to domestic water system, roads, erosion control and refuse management.
  • Shovel gravel, asphalt, dirt, and other material into and out of trenches, holes, wheelbarrows, and trucks using shovels and rakes; dig around water lines and catch basins using shovels and picks.
  • May perform duties normally performed by a Utilities Crew II / III in a training capacity.
  • Assists weekly trash collection service, operates trash truck by utilizing compactor and loading trash, performs weekly facility recycling, delivers recycling trailer per schedule and operates the 14 Acres Transfer Station per policy.
  • Skillfully and safely operates various types and sizes of trucks and motorized equipment, such as vehicles, light equipment, heavy equipment, and tractors with various attachments including disc, harrows, seeders, 15-foot mowers, sprayers and hand mowers; observe safe driving practices; inspects and cleans vehicles and reports maintenance as required.
  • Complete basic records related to work performed.
  • Inspects assigned work areas and corrects and/or reports safety hazards.
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools, inspects tools and equipment for safety and mechanical defects.
  • Observe safe work methods and safety practices related to work; cone and flag worksites to secure from traffic; use appropriate safety equipment.
  • May perform landscape duties including landscape vegetation maintenance.
  • Respond to emergency calls, including working varying hours, weekends, holidays, and unscheduled days as required.
  • Assists with Tribal sponsored functions; works with a variety of outside contractors; responds to after-hours call-outs as assigned.


  • Demonstrates an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Adhere to safety standards and regulation of the Tribal Council.
  • Handle all confidential and proprietary information in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Performs stand-by duty (controlled & uncontrolled) as assigned.
  • Overtime and weekend work is required when mandatorily assigned.
  • Performs special assignments as assigned by Utilities Crew Lead.
  • Attends required meetings and trainings.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • Graduation from a U.S. high school, G.E.D. or equivalent from a U.S. institution, or a California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) certificate is required.
  • Six (6) months of work experience as a laborer in construction, maintenance work, plumbing, pipefitting or equipment operation highly preferred.
  • Valid California Drivers’ Class B Commercial License (CDL), preferred.
  • Forklift Operator Certification, preferred


The following license and certification are required to be maintained throughout employment and are not subject to waiver:

  • Valid California Driver’s License. Must maintain a satisfactory driving record with the DMV.


  • Basic concepts and practices in the operation and maintenance of street construction, water distribution systems and buildings, and erosion control.
  • General understanding of materials, tools and equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair of water distribution facilities.
  • Operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand and power tools, and equipment common to the field.
  • Safe work practices and safety regulations pertaining to the work, protective clothing, and personal protective equipment, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Strong organizational skills and the flexibility and ability to manage time and multiple tasks with little supervision.
  • Successful applicants will be a creative thinker, an energetic self-starter who enjoys new challenges and are able to function comfortably in a fast-paced team environment or independently.