Laborer - Temporary

The City of Burlingame Burlingame, CA
San Francisco/Peninsula

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Close Date

6/4/2018 at 12am or until 100 applicants


$25.08-$30.38 Hourly

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About Burlingame

The City of Burlingame is located on the San Francisco Peninsula, five minutes from San Francisco International Airport and easy visiting distance to San Francisco. Convenient Bay Area-wide access is provided by near-by bridges. The developed area of the city extends from the eastern slope of the coastal range to San Francisco Bay. Coyote Point Park at the southern City limits and the Bay Trail through Burlingame along the water's edge provide access to water oriented and developed regional recreation opportunities, including sailing, wind surfing, swimming, children's museum and meeting facilities. Development on Burlingame's bay front is dotted with first class hotels which are oriented to San Francisco Bay and provide visitors and residents alike with vacation-style opportunities. Burlingame's village style, kid-friendly downtown and nearby Washington Park are popular destinations on the Peninsula, easily accessible by foot, rail and car.

The City of Burlingame is a full-service, general law City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City has approximately 195 full-time employees who deliver quality municipal services to its 28,000 citizens. The City of Burlingame prides itself on being an "Employer of Choice" and embraces a participative approach in managing the City and the Organization.

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1361 N Carolan Ave. Burlingame, 94010


The City of Burlingame invites qualified applicants to apply as a Casual Part-Time Temporary Laborer. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar position.

As a Laborer you will work under the close supervision of a Leadworker and the division Supervisor, performing a variety of routine, heavy labor and manual tasks. Tasks often require considerable physical strength and stamina and may be performed in inclement and/or potentially hazardous conditions. You will learn to perform the more skilled tasks of the assigned division and operate motorized equipment in a training capacity.

Essential Functions (May include but are not limited to the following.)

* Assist with repairing and replacing plumbing fixtures; plunge toilets and use power augers

* Assist in laying pipe with sewer and/or water lines

* Sweep and clean roadsides, gutters, curbs, culverts, catch basins and other drainage structures

* Remove debris and undergrowth

* Assist in setting forms and mixing and pouring concrete

* Assist in raking, smoothing and tamping repaired asphalt patches

* Assist in the layout of traffic patterns on streets and in the operation of painting equipment

* Paint interior and exterior buildings; patch holes; drywall taping and finishing

* Assist in unblocking sewers through rodding and jetting

* Assist in making taps and connections to mains

* Work in confined spaces; climb ladders and work independently

* Perform electrical maintenance using light bulbs, ballast, switches and outlets

* Assist water service worker

* Serve as flag person when working in traffic

* Assist in the maintenance of mechanical equipment including cleaning mechanical equipment and maintain basic tools used on the job

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of: Use and purpose of designated hand tools employed in basic laboring work; safety precautions and practices; basic arithmetic and sufficient English to follow instructions and learn to write work reports.

Ability to: Learn safety practices necessary in working on public thoroughfares; learn geography of the City; learn to perform semi-skilled and skilled duties in the assigned division; comprehend and follow oral and written instructions and safety warnings and information.

Skills: Ability to safely and efficiently use hand tools, air tools, hydraulic tools, jackhammers, and power and automotive technical equipment in a training capacity.


Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license, with an acceptable driving record, issued by the DMV,

Physical, Mental and Environmental Working Conditions

Ability to perform heavy manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects for short distances weighing up to 90 pounds, perform pulling, pushing, twisting and bending needed for assisting in building/facility operation and maintenance, and water/wastewater delivery system operation and maintenance; work outdoors in adverse weather; perform pick and shovel work in digging, widening and backfilling; assist in the cleaning of sewers which includes working in raw sewage.

Ability to stand and walk for considerable periods of time; twist the upper body; perform moderate amounts of crouching, stooping and squatting. Ability to climb ladders and to climb into confined spaces; to work weekends and evenings as necessary, and to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Sufficient vision, hearing and stamina to perform the above job duties, and use of proper safety and hearing equipment when using noisy and dangerous equipment.


Education which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance typically illustrated by a High School Diploma or GED.


A minimum of one year of responsible maintenance, construction or similar work is highly desirable.


Interested candidates must submit a completed on-line employment application. Resumes in lieu of a completed application will not be accepted. Applications can be obtained on-line at ONLY THE FIRST 100 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Applications must be received by June 3, 2018 at 11:59PM or until the maximum number of applications are received. Faxes will not be accepted.


All applications will be reviewed for relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications. The department will invite the most qualified candidates to an oral panel interview examination. The selected candidates must pass a fingerprint check submitted to the Department of Justice. To comply with The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, new employees are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at date of hire.

Prior to appointment, the selected candidates will be required to provide a ten (10) year DMV printout (H6) no more than three (3) months old. Candidates who do not provide a ten (10) year DMV printout (H6) no more than three (3) months old, will be disqualified from the recruitment process. Candidates must have an acceptable driving record defined as follows:

In the last FIVE years:

No more than 3 moving violations

No accidents where applicant was at fault

No outstanding warrants for failure to appear

In the last SEVEN years:

No convictions for reckless driving

No convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Applicants with six or more points over the previous three years on his/her driving record will be considered to have an unacceptable driving record and will be disqualified from this recruitment process.

The City of Burlingame is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its employment actions, decisions, policies, and practices. The duties described in this job announcement are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job announcement does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.