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General Maintenance

Rio Hondo College

Job Description

Job Number


Position Title

General Maintenance

Position Type

Classified short term pool

Number of Months Assignment

Not To Exceed 60 Days

Starting Date


Current Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 7:00am-3:30pm / as needed

Salary Range

Range 25


$25.60 Hourly




Main Campus


Facilities Services (Dept)

Open Date


About Rio Hondo College

About Río Hondo College

Río Hondo College welcomes and embraces all students in their educational and career pathways. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our College has a student population of 22,000, of which 18,000 are Latinx students. We were the first college in Los Angeles County to provide two years of free tuition to first-time, full-time college students through our Río Promise program. We are proud to acknowledge that many of our students have transferred to high ranked institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, USC and UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, and Whittier College to name a few.

Our caring and dedicated student-centered staff, faculty, and administrators are devoted to the advancement of educational justice, equity, and opportunity for all our students. Our College’s 900 employees, with close to 600 faculty, hold themselves accountable for the academic success of disproportionately impacted student populations. Our entire staff, with unwavering team collaboration, work hard to ensure our students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color.

Río Hondo College is committed to the recruitment of qualified and diverse employees who are dedicated to our students’ success. We recognize that diversity in an academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are steadfast in our hiring practices and staff development processes which reinforce the goals of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Our practices and processes also support the importance of a workforce that reflects the community and the diverse student population we serve.

Río Hondo College employs approximately 55% tenured track faculty of color; 60% part-time faculty of color; 85% classified staff of color; and 50% administrators of color.

Río Hondo College offers 30 associate degrees that guarantee transfer (ADTs) to Cal State Universities, a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology, more than 60 certificates, a Pathway to Law School, dual enrollment with K-12 districts, state championship speech & debate team and excellent athletic teams, student leadership opportunities, travel abroad experiences and more.

In collaboration with the communities in Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, El Monte, South El Monte, Whittier, portions of Norwalk, La Mirada, Downey, La Puente, the City of Industry, Los Nietos and Avocado Heights, Río Hondo College provides an exceptional academic curriculum to meet the unique needs of our region and strengthen our communities.

Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform general repair and maintenance duties on structures, facilities and equipment; provide assistance to skilled maintenance workers as required.

Representative Duties

  • Perform general repair and maintenance on structures, facilities and equipment; perform preventive maintenance according to established schedules. E
  • Perform various maintenance duties in assistance to skilled maintenance personnel in projects involving specialized trades. E
  • Maintain swimming pools, pool equipment and related area; conduct chemical tests of water; apply and adjust chemicals as necessary. E
  • Repair doors and windows; make simple installation of hardware; install shelving and bulletin boards; repair desk, chairs and other furniture and equipment. E
  • Perform routine plumbing duties such as removing and replacing faucets, fixtures, washers and gaskets. E
  • Install electrical wall and floor outlets and switches as needed. E
  • Assist in the repair of heating and ventilation systems and electrical systems as required. E
  • Perform maintenance painting as needed; patch and prepare surfaces for painting; paint cabinets and shelving. E
  • Respond to emergency request to perform routine repairs and adjustments to buildings and facilities. E
  • Perform rough carpentry and concrete work as required; erect and dismantle scaffolding. E
  • Operate a forklift and a variety of equipment, machines and tools utilized in general maintenance and repair work. E
  • Maintain routine records and logs related to maintenance and repair activities.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires us to identify the essential (E) duties/functions of the position. We have indicated those duties with an E on the job description.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Methods, equipment and materials used in general maintenance and repair work.
  • Common methods, equipment and materials used in carpentry, painting,
  • Plumbing, electrical and mechanical trades.
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Appropriate health and safety precautions and procedures.
  • Requirements of maintaining buildings and facilities in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
  • Basic record-keeping techniques.

  • Perform general maintenance and repair work on structures, facilities and equipment.
  • Operate a forklift and a variety of equipment, machines and tools utilized in general maintenance and repair work.
  • Lift objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Perform heavy manual labor.
  • Maintain routine records
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: one year general maintenance experience.



Foreign Degrees

Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

Working Conditions

Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to adverse weather conditions, heavy lifting, climbing and exposure to chemicals and fumes.

Position Description

Rio Hondo College is currently seeking applications for temporary, hourly General Maintenance positions on an as needed basis.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.
  • Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae

Additional Information

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
  • As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
  • For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
  • Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
  • A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.

Commitment to Diversity

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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EEO Statement

Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

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