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Calaveras County Roads and Bridges Division of the Public Works Department are currently accepting applications to fill a Road Maintenance Worker I/II position. Apply Now! Position is open until filled.
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Job Category:
Roads & Bridges
Job Type:
Public Works




2% COLA effective January 5, 2019

Salary:  I: $15.60 - $18.96

              II: $17.63 - $21.43

Range:  7105/7205

Job Type:  Full - Time

Job Status:  Permanent

Unit:  SEIU

FLAS: Non-Exempt

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Calaveras County Roads and Bridges Division of the Public Works Department are currently accepting applications to fill a Road Maintenance Worker I/II position. Come and join the amazing team in the Public Works Department.


Under general supervision, the incumbent will perform unskilled and semiskilled work in the construction maintenance and repair of county roads (or other county facilities as assigned) and to operate a variety of light and moderately heavy power-driven road maintenance or construction equipment; and to do related work as required.


Distinguishing Characteristics

Road Maintenance Worker I:  This is the entry-level class in the Road/Landfill Maintenance Worker series. Incumbents perform a wide variety of unskilled and semi-unskilled duties such as patching roads, cutting brush or weeds and culvert and drainage clearing and may operate light or medium trucks and use hand and power tools in their work. When assigned to Solid Waste Division, incumbents perform a wide variety of additional duties related to solid waste operations and facility maintenance.  On a training or emergency basis, incumbents may operate heavy trucks and equipment and be assigned duties normally assigned to the Road/Landfill Maintenance Worker II class or Landfill Equipment Operator position.


Road Maintenance Worker II:  This is the journey level position in the Road Maintenance Worker series; incumbents in this class operate a variety of power-driven equipment, such as trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes, rollers, and striping machines.  A Road Maintenance Worker II may operate some of the equipment normally assigned to the Road Maintenance Worker III class on an emergency, training, or relief basis.


Road Maintenance Worker I:

  • Performs a variety of unskilled and semiskilled duties such as patching roads, clearing debris and cleaning ditches and culverts.
  • Mixes oil and dirt for road patching and resurfacing; operates a variety of light or medium sized automotive equipment such as trucks and pay loaders.
  • Operates jackhammers and chain saws.
  • Cuts weeds and assists in repair of cattle guards.
  • Acts as a flag person on road repair crews; uses shovels, scythes and other hand tools.
  • Assists in the installation and repair of traffic control and warning signs.
  • Installation and maintenance of erosion control and drainage systems.


Road Maintenance Worker II:

  • Operates dump and other trucks of all sizes in the hauling of road fill materials for road construction, snow removal or facility maintenance and repair work.
  • Operates tractors with backhoe attachments, striping machines, front end loaders or other power-driven equipment fabricates, assembles, installs, maintains, replaces and repairs county road traffic control and warning signs.
  • Orders and stocks needed materials.
  • Builds and paints barricades.
  • Performs semiskilled carpentry and concrete work in the construction and maintenance of steel reinforced bridges, culverts, cattle guards, retaining walls, curbs and related structures.
  • Builds forms, mixes and pours concrete.
  • As required may work in a variety of road or facility maintenance functions such as:
  • Patching roads, cutting brush, cleaning culverts or ditches or painting guard rails.
  • Care for and services equipment.
  • Installation and maintenance of erosion control and drainage systems.


Knowledge of:

Road Maintenance Worker I

Tools, equipment and materials used in road construction and facility maintenance work.


Road Maintenance Worker II

Operation and routine maintenance of road and construction equipment including loaders, trucks, rollers, tractors, compressors and related equipment tools, methods and materials used in construction and maintenance. When assigned to the Solid Waste Division, knowledge of solid waste handling and disposal operations and operation and routine maintenance of equipment associated with solid waste operations.


Skill to:

Road Maintenance Worker I

Operate light and medium-sized trucks and wheel tractors; perform heavy manual labor; understand and carry out written and oral directions; work cooperatively with others; speak, read and write English; communicate with and assist members of the public and other facility users.


Road Maintenance Worker II

Skillfully and safety operate light and moderately heavy power equipment; understand and carry out oral and written directions; perform physical labor requiring manual dexterity and agility; detect required mechanical repair work; read, write and communicate at the level required for successful job performance; maintain cooperative working relationships. 


Education, Training and Experience:

All levels:  Equivalent to graduation from high school.


Road Maintenance Worker I

One (1) year of responsible experience in road or facility maintenance or general construction work.


Road Maintenance Worker II

Two (2) years of road or facility maintenance and construction experience involving the operation of trucks or other motorized equipment. 


Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


When assigned to the Integrated Waste Division: Possession of health and safety certification appropriate for handling of household hazardous waste, such as HAZWOPER certification pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.120.


Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County Application
  • Current DMV Printout required at time of application.  Must be no more than 30 days old.

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process.  Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process.  Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.



Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Mobility to transverse uneven terrain, periodically standing, stooping, bending, climbing and kneeling; color vision to inspect electrical wiring; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone; smell to detect gas or sewage leaks; touch to determine hot or cold water fixtures; manual dexterity to grasp tools and electrical devices; ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds for distances up to 100 feet. Exposure to variations in temperature and humidity; some exposure to grease, oil and various chemicals. Contact with staff and the public.


Other Requirements:

This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Human Resources Division

891 Mountain Ranch Road, Building C, San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone (209) 754-6303 ~ Fax (209) 754-6333 ~


Calaveras County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, age (40 and above), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation ( heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, gender expression, transgender), medical conditions (cancer and genetic information including family medical history), disability (medical, mental or physical, including HIV or AIDS), request or denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave, AB60 driver's license or military or veteran status.

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