County of Alameda

Maintenance and Construction Worker (#9152)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$29.04-$30.44 Hourly / $2,323.20-$2,435.20 BiWeekly /
$5,033.60-$5,276.27 Monthly / $60,403.20-$63,315.20 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, spray work, 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, 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, mechanical work, and spray work, 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.

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:

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


• Following oral instructions.
• Reading simple plans.
• Doing heavy physical labor.
• Keeping 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


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
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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.