Cathlamet, WA, USA


The Town of Cathlamet is now accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker. This is a part-time position working up to 50 hours per month at the hourly rate of $20.30 – $22.97 (DOE), plus paid sick leave at the rate of 1 hour for every 40 hours worked per WA state law. No other benefits are offered in this position. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Submit a completed Town Employment Application to Town Hall, 25 Broadway Street, PO Box 68, Cathlamet, WA 98612, online by clicking "apply now" and attaching a completed employment application as an upload, or via email to OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

The Town of Cathlamet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED required; basic understanding of electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, and construction skills required; experience in heavy equipment operations, pumps, valves, motor maintenance, and water and sewer treatment and distribution systems, utility installation experience are desired.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: May works in extreme weather conditions including, ice, snow rain and during hot summer months working with paving materials, in or near traffic or in confined spaces such as manholes, catch basins, and trenches; Moderate potential exposure to insect bites, poison ivy, chemical irritants produced by solvents, and vibrations, loud noises, offensive smells, dust, dirt and water; Normal safety precautions are required, including wearing protective clothing and equipment such as rain/snow gear/boots, googles, gloves, hearing protection, etc.; Physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough, uneven surfaces and recurring bending, crouching, stooping and reaching, climbing steps or ladders, and occasional lifting of moderately heavy items; Minimal office duties.

Skills & Abilities

  • Requires physical ability sufficient to perform essential job duties
  • Governmental experience desired; ability to gain or knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies relating to public works
  • Follows oral and written instructions, communicates clearly and has ability to work independently
  • Basic mathematical skills add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Develop and sustain positive working relationships with all Town staff
  • Maintain a high standard for completeness and ensure efficient use of materials, facilities, and time.

Salary & Schedule

• Salary: Pay Class 3A – $20.30 – $22.97
• PTO: 1 hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked per week


SUMMARY: Performs regular and recurring maintenance work needed at the town facilities and parks. Assists as needed with maintenance work in the town’s streets, water supply and distribution and sewer collection. Works under the supervision and direction of the Project Manager and Public Works Superintendent. Schedule: Flexible

  • Evaluates and prepares a facility maintenance plan quarterly, including cost estimates for future repairs.
  • Tests and inspects equipment and performs preventative maintenance as required.
  • Purchases supplies required to perform work within budget and prepares for daily operations.
  • Performs building and grounds maintenance, general upkeep, and scheduled custodial duties: paint, scrape, power wash, and other projects as assigned.
  • Performs light maintenance (change light bulbs, unstop toilets, clean carpets, duct work, pest control etc. as needed)
  • Perform manual repairs when necessary (fix locks, replace windows etc.)
  • Performs snow and ice removal as requested.
  • Maintaining grounds around facilities including sweeping, painting, carpentry work, furniture moving, and plumbing, installing signs, cleaning culverts and ditches, trimming trees.
  • Assist Town staff on special projects as needed.
  • Routine maintenance on motors, pumps, valves, vehicles, and other equipment as needed.
  • Occasional construction, operation of heavy equipment, including backhoe, dump truck, chlorinators, pumps etc. which are required to perform tasks assigned as experienced, and a variety of hand and power operated tools and equipment, such as shovels, picks, rakes, crowbars, mowers, trimmers, electric drills, wrenches, compressor, jackhammer, pressure washer, and various types of saws necessary to accomplish primary work activities.
  • Performs many types of unskilled work including by not limited to driving, digging, moving, sweeping, traffic flagging, painting repairing, carrying (up to 80lbs) ladder-climbing, etc. which are required to perform assigned tasks.
  • Respond to all public inquiries in a courteous manner and provide information within the scope of knowledge.
  • Perform all work safely, following all safety rules and procedures established for the work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.