Chipper Program Maintenance Worker I - Extra-Help

  • Sonoma County, CA
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Variable Shift Building Maintenance Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $20.94 - $25.45 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Information

Help prevent future fires, join Permit Sonoma's Curbside Chipper Program as a Maintenance Worker I - Extra-Help!

Multiple positions available. Starting salary up to $25.45/hour*

Do you have?

  • A current, valid driver's license
  • Construction and maintenance experience
  • Experience operating chipping machines, chain saws, and tree and brush trimming tools
  • The training, knowledge, and abilities needed to safely operate light machines and power tools
If you answered, "Yes" to all of these statements, apply to become our next Chipper Program Maintenance Worker!

At Permit Sonoma, we offer a rewarding work environment and the satisfaction of knowing that you're working to better the community. As an intermittent, extra-help Chipper Program Maintenance Worker, you will be responsible for:

  • Scheduling chipping services, and towing chipper machines to project locations
  • Documenting and photographing vegetation before and after chipping
  • Completing daily time, work orders/requests, and material logs
  • Maintaining chipper program vehicles and equipment
  • Training, and providing direction to, other work crew members on how to safely operate chipping equipment, hand-held tools, and power tools

Visit Permit Sonoma's website to learn more about our Curbside Chipper Program .


Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Intermittent, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most regular employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Intermittent, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of 1,380 hours within any twelve month consecutive period. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.

*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Permit Sonoma is currently recruiting to fill multiple intermittent, extra-help Chipper Program Maintenance Worker positions. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help (intermittent) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. The Civil Service title of this position is Maintenance Worker I

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and training which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally this would include: Some experience in road construction or maintenance work that includes the use of light mechanical machines, hand tools, and in performing heavy physical labor.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level, including special endorsements as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: basic construction materials; safety practices and tools commonly used in construction and maintenance; and preventive maintenance and safe operations of trucks, light construction equipment, machines and power tools.

Ability to: perform a variety of semiskilled manual maintenance and construction tasks for extended periods and under unfavorable weather conditions; safely operate light motorized machines and power tools; understand and follow oral and written instructions; follow basic safety policies and procedures; accurately complete simple report forms; work effectively with others; read and write English at a level appropriate for successful job performance; perform basic arithmetic calculations; and demonstrate physical strength, endurance and mechanical aptitude.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.

Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration.


A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


Applications are accepted on-line at: . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.

HR Analyst: CG
HR Technician: KC

Closing Date:Continuous

Job Address

Santa Rosa, California United States View Map