Road Maintenance Worker III

  • County of Mendocino, CA
  • Ukiah, California
  • Jun 04, 2024
Full Time Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $48,880.00 - $59,404.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

The current vacancies are in Boonville, Fort Bragg and Point Arena.

The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions, should they occur. Pursuant to current bargaining unit agreements, employees regularly assigned to the coastal region or in Covelo are eligible to receive a 5% assignment premium .

Under limited supervision, operates light and heavy equipment; performs advanced, skilled, and semi-skilled maintenance and construction work within a framework of procedures to assure the overall success of operations and maintenance of all County-maintained roads, bridges, and County landfills. Incumbents may be assigned to Road Maintenance or to Bridge Maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.

Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply. Se buscan personas bilingües en inglés y español. Para recibir una solicitud en español, llame a Recursos Humanos al 234-6600.

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Operate various pieces of light to heavy equipment and various other related equipment and vehicles to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Perform generalized maintenance and safety checks on equipment by refueling, greasing, and checking oil, water, and/or other equipment and vehicle components.
  • Complete logs and/or records or inventories by recording data such as: individual equipment utilized and/or transported, maintenance needed, accidents, and other related issues.
  • Perform maintenance at County landfills.
  • Maintain safety and security of worksites, crewmembers, and the public.
  • Respond to emergency afterhours as required.
  • May transport, direct, and monitor an inmate work crew and ensure compliance with inmate work crew rules and practices.
  • May act in a lead capacity for brief periods of time in the absence of a lead worker.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


In addition to general duties, may include but is not limited to the following:
  • Perform excavations and general maintenance and repair on roads, ditches, and road access areas.
  • Load and transport water, rock, fill, debris, and various other materials and equipment to and from construction sites.
  • Dig, install, remove, and maintain culverts, soft spots, and sub-surface drains.
  • Pave, patch, smooth, paint, stripe, and perform detailed work on new and existing roads; construct fences and guardrails.
  • Perform snow removal, ice control, and storm patrol work.
  • Perform sign maintenance.
  • Perform seeding and reseeding functions.
  • Perform traffic monitoring and control as determined by lead worker or supervisor.


In addition to general duties, may include but is not limited to the following:
  • Perform carpentry work in the construction and repair of bridges, box culverts, guardrails, retaining walls, and related structures.
  • Operate various hand and power tools associated with the construction and maintenance of bridges and related structures.
  • Maintain and repair steel bridges by erecting and securing steel girders, stringers, guardrails, and other components.
  • Construct wooden forms, form panels, and bracing for various concrete structures.
  • Perform rough and detailed concrete work, including estimating, placing, and finishing.
  • Perform general maintenance and safety checks on equipment, including refueling, greasing, and checking the oil, water, lights, and other vehicle components.
  • Maintain files and records pertaining to equipment use, maintenance, accidents, and other areas.
  • Prepare and submit inventories of materials and supplies used and transported.
  • Assist in the construction of various wooden structures such as storage sheds, utility buildings, workshops, and other related structures.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly inventory and material usage reports.
  • Perform form stripping, finish work, painting, and clean-up duties on bridges and other related structures.
  • Clean and paint various wooden bridge elements.
  • Clear debris and log jams from streams and channels.
  • Excavate footings and foundations.
  • Reinforce steel culverts with concrete.
  • Sand blast and paint various steel bridge elements.


Education and Experience:

Road Maintenance:
High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year experience as a Road Maintenance Worker II with Mendocino County, or two (2) years of progressively responsible related experience such as: construction or landscaping work involving moving solid material such as sand, gravel, or earth; utilizing equipment or hand tools in the clearing of land or road construction; or other related work requiring a Class B license; and, a combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Bridge Maintenance:
High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year experience as a Road Maintenance Worker II with Mendocino County, or two (2) years of progressively responsible related experience performing duties such as bridge construction and maintenance; building concrete forms; general building construction; metal fabrication or welding; or other related work requiring a Class B license; or, a combination of related education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid CA Class B Commercial Driver's License (Manual Transmission), with Air Brake and Tanker Endorsements.

Special Requirements:
Incumbents assigned to direct an inmate work crew must pass a background check.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Operation, servicing, minor repair, and safe utilization of light to heavy equipment and tools.
  • All applicable provisions of the state vehicle code relative to the operation of light to moderately heavy construction equipment and safe driving practices.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of road maintenance and construction.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
  • Record-keeping, such as completion of maintenance logs and/or report preparation.
  • Basic arithmetic, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and decimals.

Bridge Maintenance: (In addition to above)
  • Basic bridge construction and maintenance equipment, including the operation, servicing, and minor repair of equipment.
  • Methods, materials, and equipment utilized in the construction and maintenance of bridges and other related structures.

Skill in:
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Using mathematics.
  • Operating and maintaining all assigned equipment required to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Organizing, assigning, leading, and reviewing the work of staff.

Mental and Physical Abilities:
  • Operate light and heavy equipment required to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Read, interpret, and follow safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Prepare accurate correspondence and reports, calculating and compiling data.
  • Work and communicate with coworkers and the general public in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Troubleshoot and effectively handle problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, speak and hear, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

Selection Procedure & Other Important Information

Important Application Information:
  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.
  • You must complete all sections of the application. A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application. Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference “see résumé” will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan. Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

Examination Process: All complete applications will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process which will consist of a three-part performance exam (weight 100%). The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list.

Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known. You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request .

Special Requirements: Employment in some County departments or positions may require the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background, which may include fingerprinting, and/or a medical examination, which may include drug screening.

This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.

The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This information is a summary of general benefits. Benefits listed in Mendocino County Resolutions or Memorandums of Understanding prevail over this listing. This information is not legally binding, nor does it constitute a Contract.

Compensation is based on a five-step salary range, with annual merit-based increases within the salary range.

Covered under Social Security and the 1937 act; both employees and the County pay into the retirement fund. For the most current information regarding County Retirement please go to:

Mendocino County observes 11 paid holidays per year. Employees are granted 24 - 48 hours of personal leave annually, depending upon Bargaining Unit.

Accrues at the rate of two weeks per year for three years. Three weeks per year after three years, four weeks after eight years and five weeks after 15 years.

Paid sick leave accrues at the rate of 1.25 days per month, or 15 days per year. Accruals are pro-rated for part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week. Part-time employees working less than 20 hours per week, and extra-help employees receive up to 24 hours (or 3 days) of paid sick leave annually.

The County and the employee share the cost of an employee selected health care plan; enrollment in the plan includes $20,000 Life Insurance.

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Closing Date/Time: 7/14/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

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Job Address

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