Road Maintenance Worker I/II

  • SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA
  • 481 4th St., Hollister, California
  • Jun 14, 2021
Full Time Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $35,110.40 - $51,916.80 Annually USD

Job Description

THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME

This position is scheduled to receive a 0.7% equity increase effective September 19, 2021.

DEFINITION

I

Under supervision, to perform a variety of physical labor duties; and to do related work as required.

II
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of assignments in the maintenance, repair, and construction of roads, bridges, and drainage systems; to operate light equipment; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
I
This is an entry level classification in the Road Maintenance Worker class series. This level is distinguished from Road Maintenance Worker II by the performance of a narrow range of unskilled and semi-skilled road maintenance assignments under close supervision. Employees who successfully complete the Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Program will advance to the Road Maintenance Worker II level without further competition.

II
This is the first experienced working level in the Road Maintenance Worker class series. Incumbents are assigned to variety of maintenance, repair, construction, and light equipment operation assignments. They may operate heavy construction and maintenance equipment, similar to that operated by a Road Maintenance Worker III, in a training capacity or on an emergency basis. Incumbents are not expected to display the same level of skill and accuracy in heavy equipment operation required of a Road Maintenance Worker III. Incumbents in this class are subject to twenty-four "call-out" for road related emergencies. Employees who successfully complete the Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Program will advance to the Road Maintenance Worker III level without further competition.

REPORTS TO
I/II
Road Maintenance Supervisor

CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
I
None.

II
Road Maintenance Worker I

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
I
Frequently stand and walk; walk for long distances and on sloped ground and slippery and uneven surfaces; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; ability to lift material weighing over 100 lbs. with assistance; ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, and crouch; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of hand tools, including chain saw.

II
Frequently stand and walk; ability to sit for up to three hours; walk for long distances and on sloped ground and slippery and uneven surfaces; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; ability to lift material weighing over 100 lbs. with assistance; ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, and crouch; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; ability to wear safety and protective clothing such as hard hats, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs, respirators, gloves, boots and chemical resistant clothing; use of maintenance equipment as well as hand tools, chain saws, grinders, drill press, and jackhammer.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
I
Work is performed outside in varying temperature, weather, and humidity conditions; work is performed in an environment with constant noise; exposure to gasses, fumes, dust, grease and oils; exposure to moving equipment, exposure to electrical current; constant contact with staff and the public.

II
Work is performed outside in varying temperature, weather, and humidity conditions; sometimes works alone and in remote locations; work is performed in an environment with constant noise; exposure to gasses, solvents, oil, fumes, dust, grease and oils; exposure to moving equipment, exposure to electrical current; constant contact with staff and the public

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
I
  • Assists with and performs a variety of unskilled duties in the maintenance, construction, and repair of County roads, bridges, and drainage systems
  • Performs duties such as setting up traffic control signs
  • Serves as a flag person for road repair and maintenance crews
  • May cut weeds, clear debris, and clean ditches
  • Performs routine maintenance and repairs duties on equipment
  • Loads, rakes, and shovels asphalt
  • Hand sweeps surfaces
  • Patches holes and repairs roads
  • Operates general hand tools such as chain saws
  • Drives a vehicle to transport materials, tools and equipment
  • May use a shovel work to open, widen, and backfilling excavations
  • Performs maintenance clean-up duties around the Public Works yard
  • Communicates with the public during flagging duties
  • Operates a two-way radio
  • Other duties as assigned
II
  • Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled duties in the maintenance, construction, and repair of County roads, bridges, and related facilities
  • Performs oil and chip seal work on roads
  • Performs semi-skilled concrete work in the construction and maintenance of culverts, and related structures
  • Mixes and places concrete
  • Cuts and prepares roads for patches, spreads pre-mix and oil
  • Rakes asphalt
  • Performs maintenance functions such as cutting brush, clearing culverts, and cleaning ditches
  • Operates hand tools such as jack-hammers and chain saws
  • Assists with the maintenance and repair of construction equipment Performs routine servicing of equipment such as changing oil and filters May serve as flag person for road repair and maintenance crews
  • May transport road maintenance equipment throughout the County using proper tie down techniques
  • Uses a shovel work to open, widen, and backfill excavations
  • Removes objects and dead animals from the roads
  • Checks roads for hazards
  • Maintains records of materials and equipment used
  • Communicates with the public during flagging duties
  • Operates a two-way radio; learns to operate a variety of power-driven equipment such as crawlers, tractors, loaders, power booms, chippers, graders, and other power-driven equipment
  • Uses backhoe attachments on appropriate equipment
  • Operates trucks in the hauling of road fill and base materials for construction, maintenance, and repair projects
  • May perform sign maintenance, inventory and repair
  • May conduct traffic surveys/speed counts, and classification surveys
  • May perform stripping and road marking, as assigned
  • May perform welding and fabricating assignments.
  • Works alongside work crews
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

I
Graduation from high school or equivalent; and,

Some previous work experience performing heavy physical labor is highly desirable.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid California Class C Drivers License; and,

Employees hired after August 20, 2013 and employees who have volunteered for the Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Program must also possess a Class A driving permit in conformance with California Department of Motor Vehicle licensing requirements within six months from date of hire and possession of a valid California Class A driver's license within one year from date of hire. Out-of-pocket expenses as they relate to pursuing a valid California Class A driver's license would be the responsibility of applicants or employees.

II
Graduation from high school or equivalent; and,

One year of road maintenance work and construction experience comparable to that of a Road Maintenance Worker I with San Benito County. Work experience must include training and background in truck or equipment operations.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid California Class C Drivers License; and,

Employees who were hired after August 20, 2013 and employees who have volunteered for the Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Program must also possess a Class A driving permit in conformance with California Department of Motor Vehicle licensing requirements and possession of a valid California Class A driver's license within six months from date of hire. Out-of-pocket expenses as they relate to pursuing a valid California Class A driver's license would be the responsibility of applicants or employees.

Incumbents transporting hazardous materials may be required to possess special endorsements.

Examination & Skills Test:
Heavy Equipment Operator Skills Test Required. Skills' Testing is available through Risk Management. Contact Risk Management at 831-636-4000 to request Skills Testing.
Supplemental information
Knowledge of:
I
Safe driving practices and the California Vehicle Code relating to the operation of motor vehicles.
Work safety practices.

II
Procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in the maintenance and construction of roads and public works facilities.
Operation and routine maintenance of light equipment and trucks. Provisions of the California Vehicle Code relating to the operation of medium and light equipment on streets and roads.
Work safety practices.

Ability to:
I
Perform a variety of unskilled and semiskilled work in the maintenance, construction, and repair of County roads, bridges, culverts, and public works facilities.
Perform heavy physical labor.
Follow oral and written directions.
Maintain and make basic repairs to equipment.
Maintain basic records.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

II
Perform a variety of unskilled, semiskilled, and skilled work in the maintenance, construction, and repair of County roads, culverts, and public works facilities.
Skillfully operate and maintain light equipment including trucks and related equipment.
Learn to skillfully operate heavy construction equipment.
Perform heavy physical labor.
Follow oral and written directions.
Maintain and make basic repairs to equipment.
Maintain time and equipment records.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

481 4th St., Hollister, California 95023 United States View Map