​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Street Maintenance Worker Apprenticeship Program​​

​About the program

*** The next round of recruitment runs May 23 to June 8, 2022 ***

The Street Maintenance Worker Apprenticeship Program is for anyone ready to start a career with the City of Phoenix. 

Developed as a partnership between the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department and Laborers' ​International Union of North America (LIUNA), Local 777, the Street Maintenance Worker Apprenticeship Program offers a competitive starting salary, regular wage increases, on-the-job training and certifications, and a non-competitive promotion upon successful completion of the program. 

Questions about the program can be directed to 602-495-2410 or str.apprenticeship@phoenix.gov.​

Download the program flyer


Salary and benefits

The Street Maintenance Worker Apprenticeship Program includes a starting salary of $17.02 per hour. In addition, apprentices will receive regular wage increases at 6, 12, and 18 months upon successful completion of coursework. 

Upon successful graduation from the program, apprentices will receive a non-competitive promotion to Street Maintenance Worker and earn $20.69 per hour.

In addition to a great starting salary and scheduled wage increases, the City of Phoenix offers a wide range of excellent employee benefits including: retirement plan, deferred compensation program, paid vacation and sick leave, scheduled holidays, medical and dental coverage, and life insurance. 

Learn more about city benefits

No experience necessary

Previous street maintenance experience and a Class (A) Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is not required. Selected candidates will receive the on-the-job training and instruction needed to secure a Class (A) CDL while earning a salary.

The program will assist candidates in:

  • Securing a Class (A) Commercial Driver's License Learning Permit (CLP)

  • Securing a Class (A) Commercial Driver's License with Trailer Endorsement

  • Completing all required in-class Street Maintenance Worker Apprenticeship Program and transitioning to a service center to complete their apprenticeship

  • Graduating the Street Maintenance Worker Apprenticeship Program

  • Promoting to Street Maintenance Worker​

The selection process

Street Maintenance Worker Apprenticeship Program applications will be selected throughout the year depending on current and anticipated staffing vacancies. 

  • ​Application packets will be evaluated on all completed materials submitted. Incomplete packets will not be considered.

  • All applicants must attend at least one information session and successfully pass an assessment to be selected for the interview process.

Information sessions

General information sessions for those interested in participating in the Street Maintenance Worker Apprenticeship Program are held periodically. Applicants must attend an information session to be considered for a position.

Participate in an upcoming information session: 

  • Union Hills Service Yard (138 E. Union Hills Dr.)
    Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 9 a.m. 
  • Salt River Service Yard (3045 S. 22nd Ave.)
    Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 4 p.m.
Register for an information session

How to apply

The Street Maintenance Worker Apprenticeship Program was developed to attract and train individuals with the desire to learn new skills and become an essential part of the City of Phoenix. This two-year program will develop skilled operators through a combination of classroom and on-the-job training designed to educate apprentices in the functions necessary to maintain city roadways and right-of-way. Along the way, apprentices will earn their Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) and their Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

While there is no prior Street Maintenance experience necessary,  applicants do need to possess a valid Class D driver's license, and pass medical, drug and background checks. All required training (including CDL) is paid for and provided by the City of Phoenix. ​

To apply for the program, click on the link below, then click the "Current Job Openings" button and enter job ID: 44967 in the "Search Jobs" box. 

​Apply for the apprenticeship - enter job ID 44967​

After the program

The opportunity for continued growth and advancement within the City of Phoenix depends largely on the drive and determination of the individual. 

As you learn new skills within the Street Maintenance Division, you can promote to other positions and increase your salary. You also can earn a degree with the assistance of the city's college reimbursement program, and promote to any one of the hundreds of positions the city has to offer in multiple departments.

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About the Street Maintenance Division

Street Maintenance is the largest division in the Street Transportation Department and maintains the city's roadways and other assets in the right-of-way.

The division also is responsible for managing the city's pavement preservation program, landscape maintenance in city right-of-way, tree replacement program, and for maintaining all bridges, dams and levees within the city.

Staff repairs asphalt and potholes, sweeps streets and removes debris, conducts street resurfacing, oversees the removal of weeds in undeveloped right-of-way, grades and dustproofs alleys, responds to storm related issues such as flooded streets and clogged storm drains, and provides wash maintenance. ​

Contact us

​602-495-2410 str.apprenticeship@phoenix.gov
​​Register for an information s​ession
Apply for the apprenticeship - enter job ID: 44967