Road Maintenance Worker I/II/III

  • SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA
  • 481 4th St., Hollister, California
  • Nov 30, 2023
Full Time Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $50,689.60 - $82,680.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Description

FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BE ON OCTOBER 25TH;
SUBSEQUENT REVIEWS WILL BE EVERY TWO WEEKS AFTER THAT, AS NEEDED.
THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE AT ANYTIME


The posted salary reflects the 7% increase effective October 1, 2023. An additional 6% salary increase will occur in October 2024. Increased County contributions to medical will be in effect starting January 1, 2024.


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.

III
Under general supervision, to skillfully operate a variety of construction and maintenance equipment such as trucks and heavy-power-driven road maintenance and construction equipment; to perform a variety of assignments in the maintenance, repair, and construction of roads, bridges, and drainage systems; 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.

III
This is the heavy equipment operator level in the Road Maintenance Worker class series. Incumbents are assigned to operate a wide variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment. The operation of this equipment is characterized by a high degree of skill in manipulation of hand and foot controls and accuracy in moving materials to exact specifications. An incumbent in the Road Maintenance Worker II class may operate similar equipment in a training or emergency basis, but they are not expected to display the same level of skill and accuracy required of a Road Maintenance Worker III. Incumbents in this class are subject to twenty-four "call-out" for road related emergencies.
May provide lead direction for others in the Road Maintenance Worker series.

REPORTS TO
I/II
Road Maintenance Supervisor

III
Road Maintenance Superintendant.

CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
I
None.

II
Road Maintenance Worker I

III
This is not a supervisory class. However, incumbents may provide lead direction and work coordination for other staff.

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.

III
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 such as backhoes, graders, and front end loaders, as well as hand tools, chain saws, grinders, drill presses, and jackhammers.

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

III
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; contact with staff and the public.

Example of Duties

(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
III
  • Operates a variety of trucks in the hauling of road fill and base materials for construction, maintenance, and repair projects
  • Operates crawlers, tractors, loaders, power booms, chippers, graders, and other power-driven equipment
  • Uses backhoe attachments on appropriate equipment
  • Performs oil and chip seal work on roads
  • May perform sign maintenance and repair
  • May perform 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 a variety of maintenance work in the construction, maintenance, operation and repair of roads, bridges, landfill sites, and related facilities
  • Operates hand tools such as jack-hammers and chain saws
  • Assists with the maintenance and repair of construction equipment and performs routine servicing of equipment such as changing oil and filters Transports road maintenance equipment throughout the County using proper tie down techniques
  • May use a shovel to open, widen, and backfill excavations
  • Checks roads for hazards
  • Maintains records of materials and equipment used
  • Operates a two-way radio
  • Provide Heavy Equipment Operator training to Road Maintenance Worker I/II and Heavy Equipment Mechanic classifications as part of a county heavy equipment operator apprenticeship training program for operating skills to use in realistic working conditions. Training will complete excavation, rough and finish grading, road building, utilities trenching, setting culverts and material handling.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

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.

III
Graduation from high school or equivalent; and,

Two years of road maintenance work and construction experience comparable to that of a Road Maintenance Worker II with San Benito County. Work experience must include training and heavy 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 driver's license in conformance with California Department of Motor Vehicle licensing requirements . 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.

Knowledge Of/Ability To

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.

III
Procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in the maintenance and construction of roads and public works facilities.
Operation and routine maintenance of construction equipment including loaders, graders, trucks, rollers, and related equipment.
Provisions of the California Vehicle Code relating to the operation of medium and heavy 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.

III
Perform a variety of unskilled, semiskilled, and skilled work in the maintenance, construction, and repair of County road, culverts, and public works facilities.
Skillfully operate heavy road construction and maintenance equipment including loaders, graders, trucks, rollers and related 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.

SAN BENITO COUNTY BENEFITS

Employees in regular, full-time positions will be eligible to participate in the following employee benefits:

Pay Day: Employees are paid bi-weekly.
Insurance Deductions: The insurance and benefits deductions will take place bi-monthly, normally the first two pay periods of the month. Bank/Credit union and 457 Retirement Deferrals deductions will take place bi-weekly.

Vacation: Based on continued years of service. Maximum accruals may apply depending on the bargaining unit.
  • 5 to 9 years of service = 15 days per year
  • 10 to 14 years of service = 18 days per year
  • 15 + years of service = 20 days per year

Holidays: 13.5 holidays (including 3 floating) for most employees.

Sick Leave: 15 days per year. Maximum accruals apply.

Health Plan: Comprehensive medical and dental plans available for full-time employees. Employees appointed to a regular position at a time base of 50% or higher are also eligible to participate.

Vision Plan: MES Vision Plan offered which offers exams, frames and lenses on a 12-24-24 basis. The County pays for employee coverage and the employee can pay for dependent coverage. This benefit is available to FULL-TIME employees only.

Employee Assistance Program: The County provides confidential short-term counseling services to employees and dependents. Any regular employee is eligible for up to a total of three (3) hours of counseling sessions within any six (6) month period per County employee. Up to a maximum of six (6) sessions per calendar year are allowed per family

Life Insurance/AD&D: County pays for a $20,000 BASIC life insurance policy for each employee. Two other VOLUNTARY life insurance plans available, including AD&D.

Disability Insurance: General, Confidential and Management groups participate in the State Disability Insurance.

Credit Union: Membership to the Santa Clara Federal Credit Union is available to San Benito County employees.

Deferred Compensation: Employees may participate in tax-deferred retirement savings. Three 457 plans are available. Employees may rollover funds from prior 401k or 457 accounts. IRS limits apply.

Retirement: Regular employees will be enrolled into the CalPERS retirement system in accordance with the Public Employees' Retirement Law. Employee contributions vary according to bargaining unit.

All New Miscellaneous (non-Safety) employees enrolled into the CalPERS retirement system participate in the full formula of 2% at 62. Miscellaneous employees participate in Social Security in addition to CalPERS.

New Safety employees are covered by the safety full formula 2.7% at 57. Safety employees contribute 9% of the employee contribution. Safety employees do not participate in Social Security.

Supplemental Insurance: Employees may participate in various AFLAC plans such as accident, disability, and cancer insurances.

Additionaly, employees can enroll into a pre-tax cafeteria plan and flexible spending accounts including Unreimbursed Medical ($2500) and Dependent Care ($5000).

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

Retirement Formula Local MISC 2% @ 62 for New PERS Members

Social Security (non-safety)

Vacation Based on Continued Years of Service

Sick Leave 15 Days Annually

Floating Holiday

457 Deferred Compensation

Credit Union

Flexible Spending Account

Employee Assistance Program

Group Life Insurance

Additional Optional Life Insurances & AD&D

Tuition Reimbursement

01

Do you possess a valid CA Class C driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No


02

Do you possess either of the following?
  • CA Class A driving permit
  • CA Class A driver's license
  • None of the above


03

Have you graduated from high school or obtained an equivalency such as GED?
  • Yes
  • No


04

This position requires you to obtain the following: Level I- must obtain a Class A permit within 6 months, Class A Drivers License within 1 year from date of hire Level II- must possess a Class A permit upon hire and Class A Drivers License within 6 months from date of hire, Level III- must possess a Class A Drivers License at the time of hire. Are you willing and able to obtain the above?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Already have


05

You may be subject to 24-hour "call-out" for road related emergencies throughout San Benito County. Is this something you are willing and able to do?
  • Yes
  • No


06

How much experience do you have in road maintenance and construction experience? (This experience MUST include training & background in truck and/or equipment operations.)
  • Two or more
  • One to less than two
  • No experience


07

Do you have any work experience performing heavy physical labor?
  • A great deal of experience
  • Some experience
  • No experience


08

How many years of experience do you have performing a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled duties in the maintenance, construction, and repair of County roads, bridges, and related facilities?
  • Five or more years
  • Three to less than five years
  • One to less than three years
  • Less than one year
  • No experience


09

How many years of experience do you have operating the following: crawlers, tractors, loaders, power booms, chippers, graders, and/or other power-driven equipment?
  • Five or more years
  • Three to less than five years
  • One to less than three years
  • Less than one year
  • No experience


Required Question

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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