County of Alameda

Maintenance and Construction Worker (#9152)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$35.33-$37.03 Hourly / $2,826.40-$2,962.40 BiWeekly /
$6,123.87-$6,418.53 Monthly / $73,486.40-$77,022.40 Yearly

Under direct supervision, to work as a lead person over a small crew of laborers.


Maintenance and Construction Worker differs from the next higher level classification of Crew Leader in that the latter is responsible for a wide variety of manpower, equipment and materials. Maintenance and Construction Workers are responsible for small crews of Laborers performing a variety of construction projects in the Public Works Agency. This classification differs from Laborer in that its incumbents generally have lead responsibility over a small crew of Laborers performing a variety of small projects or perform a variety of functions that might include welding, mechanical work, fencing and gate installation and repairs, etc. The next lower level class of Laborer is primarily responsible for doing physical labor tasks.


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. Works as a lead person with a crew of Laborers in road and flood control maintenance and construction work and personally performs some of the more difficult work.

2. Instructs Laborers in maintenance techniques and construction methods, the use of tools, welding and fabrication techniques, and safety measures.

3. Maintains time sheets on each member of the crew and records the amount of material used on each job.

4. Performs a variety of special skills that includes welding, fabrication, mechanical work, fence and gate installation and repairs, etc.


Either I

The equivalent of one year of experience in the class of Laborer in the Alameda County classified service.  (Non-classified includes District Attorney's Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts)



The equivalent of two years of experience in road, bridge or concrete construction or maintenance work.



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 three-year period.


Other Requirements:

Positions in this class are required to wear respiratory protection or other safety equipment to comply with OSHA, CAL/OSHA rules and regulations.


Working Conditions:

Incumbents are subject to 24-hour call out and must actively participate in the program.

Work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Subject to intense heat.

Work on uneven surfaces.

Subject to loud noises.

Work in confined spaces.

Contact with dust, dirt, poisonous plants, dead and live animals, used syringes and condoms, feces, urine, chemicals, paints, petroleum products, etc.

Work in high traffic areas.

Subject to climbing ladders, working from heights, working in moving water, bending, stooping, lifting heavy objects, crawling through small spaces, working overhead, etc.


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 "Example of Duties" section of this specification.


Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of road and flood control facilities, concrete structures, culverts and retaining walls, sewers, various types of fencing and gates, and other drainage structures.
  • Basic principles of supervision and leadership.

Ability to:

  • Give and follow instructions both orally and in writing.
  • Respond to emergencies in the field.
  • Basic Math - add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Order and purchase various materials and tools.
  • Make material, equipment and labor estimates.
  • Read simple plans.
  • Do heavy physical labor.
  • Keep simple records.


Rev. 4/9/84
Old document: PR:ab-4506H
New document: Jobspecs/9152
CSC Date: 4/25/84
MH:cs Revised 2/3/15
CSC Date: 5/27/15
LD:kl Revised 08/07/19

CSC Date: 10/09/19


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.