County of Alameda

Maintenance Aide I (#9107)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$20.87-$21.63 Hourly / $1,669.60-$1,730.40 BiWeekly /
$3,617.47-$3,749.20 Monthly / $43,409.60-$44,990.40 Yearly

Under instruction and close supervision, to learn skills of the class of Laborer and be expected to promote into that class.


The class of Maintenance Aide I is distinguished from the higher one of Maintenance Aide II in that the former provides employment opportunities in a crafts or trade classification for candidates with little or no prior work experience. Incumbents receive training that will give them work experience necessary to qualify for the flex promotion to the classification of Maintenance Aide II. Incumbents will continue to receive training and gain experience in the areas that will enable them to gain higher level skills and then are expected to promote the position of Laborer after one year at the Maintenance Aide II level.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Cleans and maintains debris from ditches, culverts, drains and roadsides.

2. Clears creeks and channels.

3. Cuts, chops and removes weeds along roadways and channels.

4. May work on the landscape and/or tree crew under close supervision of a Gardener/Tree/Trimmer and assist with pruning and trimming trees, shrubs and ground cover.

5. Waters and irrigates landscaped areas.

6. Performs graffiti abatement.

7. Sets up traffic control and acts as a safety flag person.

8. Loads and unloads trucks.

9. Assists in the performance of less technical work of skilled crafts and trades persons.

10. Uses hand tools to assist with grading, laying sub-grades, surfacing sections of roads or patching roads with plant mix.

11. May operate pneumatic tools in breaking pavement and excavating ditches and other structures.

12. Assists in supply shop with distribution of safety supplies.

13. Performs inventory control to track materials, supplies, equipment.



Possession of a high school diploma or GED.


Possess and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle Class C Driver’s License. Candidates must submit evidence from the DMV showing current status of their license at the time of application and must have a clean driving record for the previous 3-year period.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Basic methods, materials, safety practices and tools used in road construction and maintenance.
• Basic computer use for record keeping

Ability to:

• Read and write English.
• Follow and understand oral and written instructions.
• Perform heavy physical labor.
• Safely use a variety of hand and/or power tools.
• Track and maintain inventory control on a computer database.
• Work cooperatively with co-workers and the public.

Old document: 9107h.doc
New document: Jobspecs/9107
CSC Date: 7/8/98
MH:cs 12/13/10
CSC Date: 01/26/11
MH:cs Revised 2/3/15
CSC Date: 5/27/15


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.