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Trades Helper (#TRDHLPAFSC) AFSC
$9.57-$15.19 Hourly / $1,658.80-$2,632.93 Monthly / $19,905.60-$31,595.20 Yearly

Trades Helper (#TRDHLPGENC) GENC
$9.53-$15.12 Hourly / $1,651.87-$2,620.80 Monthly / $19,822.40-$31,449.60 Yearly


Performs semi-skilled duties assisting in various skilled trades or general maintenance or construction work.


Completion of the sixth school grade; and

One year of experience assisting in one or more skilled trades or general maintenance or construction work.

Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Some knowledge of procedures and techniques used in one or more construction trades.
  • Some knowledge of the construction and maintenance of various types of buildings and facilities.
  • Some knowledge of tree maintenance.
  • Skill in the use of hand and electrical tools and equipment used in building construction and maintenance or tree maintenance.
  • Ability to climb trees.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.


NOTE: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. 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. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Assists electricians in installing and repairing electrical wiring, fixtures, and related equipment.
  • Assists painters in mixing and matching paints, stains, and painting.
  • Assists plumbers in installing, maintaining, and repairing pipes, valves, faucets, sinks, and other plumbing facilities.
  • Assists masons in laying brick, cement block, and sidewalks.
  • Assists carpenters in repairing chairs, tables, fences, doors, windows, floor, and other articles and fixtures.
  • Assists maintenance personnel in the repair and maintenance of buildings.
  • Assists HVAC mechanics in the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, refrigeration, and airconditioning equipment.
  • Assists equipment mechanics in the repair and maintenance of gasoline and/or diesel operated vehicles or other related mechanical components.
  • Assists with the construction, maintenance, and repair of roads, bridges, ditches, culverts, and associated structures.
  • Assists in the use of gas/electric operated equipment.
  • Assists in the repair and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Cleans work sites upon work completion.
  • Performs general care, maintenance and cutting of trees.
  • Drives a motor vehicle to and from work sites.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: TRDHLPAFSC; EST: 8/6/1997; REV: 5/17/2012;
CLASS: TRDHLPGENC; EST: 8/6/1997; REV: 5/17/2012;