County of Alameda

Field Maintenance Supervisor (#9525)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Public Works Mgmt (R44)
$49.13-$49.13 Hourly / $3,930.40-$3,930.40 BiWeekly /
$8,515.87-$8,515.87 Monthly / $102,190.40-$102,190.40 Yearly

Under general supervision, to plan, organize, direct and supervise staff involved in maintenance and construction work on Public Works facilities, rights-of-way and their appurtenances; and to perform related work as required.


The Field Maintenance Supervisor is the first-line supervisor responsible for all operations and maintenance of public works infrastructure in designated areas for the Alameda County Public Works Agency (Agency) and the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District). Incumbents in this class supervise multiple crews and need technical knowledge of equipment capabilities, production rates, electronic technology, and proper maintenance and repair techniques. This class reports to and is distinguished from the Field Maintenance Superintendent class in that the latter class is responsible for county-wide or a large geographical area, special programs, multiple management groups, and designated county-wide activities. The class of Field Maintenance Supervisor is also distinguished from the next lower lead-worker class of Crew Leader in that the latter class is the lead worker over a single crew while the former class is the first-line supervisor over multiple crews.


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. Directs field crews engaged in pavement repair and preservation; assigns work locations and reviews work; supervises crews engaged in repair, maintenance, and minor construction/maintenance work on culverts, drainage structures, levees, channels, spillways, tide gates, and other flood control structures; supervises field crews engaged in a variety of maintenance tasks such as grading, shoulder repair, pavement widening, slide removal, cleaning culverts and drainage structures, bridge repair; and is responsible for construction projects such as road widening, right-of-way commitments, roadway structural section improvements, and guardrail installations.

2. Inspects work and makes recommendations on correcting problems; assures equipment availability for assigned projects; estimates quantities of materials required for daily work projects, orders such materials and prepares materials receiving records; also prepares maintenance materials budgets, bi-weekly work schedules and daily time and equipment reports creates and monitors annual work plan using computerized maintenance management systems, creates computer reports regarding budgets, work plans, accomplishments, and personnel.

3. May plan, organize and supervise crews performing herbicide application and management; implements spray program requirements and plans; maintains and submits records and reports required by regulatory agencies; investigates complaints from the public or other jurisdictions regarding weed control, chemical application, and rodents; provide daily supervision to chemical and mechanical vegetation control crews including assigning equipment, work sites, crew sizes and reviewing work performance; trains and monitors crews’ application and handling of chemicals ensuring that safety equipment and protective devices are properly used; trains employees in the safe use of equipment and materials.

4. Supervises crews performing care and pruning of landscape vegetation and trees on roadways park areas and flood control sites; reviews landscaping plan sections of capital improvement projects; provides for hardscape maintenance repair.

5. Supervises crews engaged in the installation, maintenance or replacement of traffic signs, traffic lines and pavement legends; maintains inventory and records of traffic warning and regulatory signs, raised pavement markers, traffic paint and other supplies necessary for the maintenance of the County traffic safety devices.

6. Assures compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations and permitting requirements; reviews requests for service, analyzes the problems involved, and takes required action; conducts or coordinates crew safety training and assures compliance with safety procedures.

7. May be required to make presentations to the public or other agencies or represent the Agency or District at public meetings; may provide training to crew members on maintenance issues; prepares special reports as required.

8. Participates in the budget preparation and administration including preparing cost estimates for budget recommendations, submitting justification for staff, supplies, equipment and services, and monitoring/controlling expenditures.

9. Evaluates operations and activities for assigned area of responsibility and recommends improvements or modifications and prepares various reports on operations.

10. Enters and retrieves service requests via tablet, cell phone or hand-held record keeping device.

11. Prepares and monitors work performance plans.

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The equivalent of two-years’ full-time experience in the class of Crew Leader or a related higher level class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


The equivalent of four years of full-time experience in the construction or maintenance of roads, flood control facilities, or other engineering structures, at least two years of the required experience must have included supervisory responsibilities. (Satisfactory completion of ninety course work hours of the American Public Works Association (APWA), Public Works Institute, or satisfactory completion of the APWA Donald C. Stone Level 1 Public Works Supervisor curriculum may be substituted for one year of the required experience.) Or completion of a 2-year degree, or higher, in Business Administration, Engineering, Construction or Public Administration - maybe substituted for two years of required experience.


License (required for all of the above patterns): 

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.

California Pest Control Advisor License, Qualified Applicator Certificate, and/or Arborist Certification preferred.

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:

• Principles and practices of supervision and leadership and performance evaluation.
• Basic principles of municipal budget preparation and administration.
• Estimating, inspecting, planning, scheduling, and job control practices.
• Terminology, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in construction and maintenance operations.
• Use and operation of a variety of light and heavy-duty construction tools and equipment.
• Construction, operation, and maintenance practices in the public works field; techniques for estimating materials, tools, equipment, and staffing necessary to complete projects.
• Various government codes and regulations.
• Construction safety practices.
• Operational electronic record-keeping methods.
• Modern office practices and procedures, including clear, concise business correspondence, digitized record keeping systems and office equipment operations.
• Proficient ability to recognize words quickly and effortlessly.
• Correct English usage, including spelling and grammar; business letter writing and proper format for typed materials.
• Computer applications and operations for MS Office, Word, Excel and Outlook, accounting/budgeting, maintenance management applications, etc.

Ability to:

• Make sound decisions quickly and during pressured situations.
• Plan and organize.
• Analyze data and report recommendations, options and/or conclusions.
• Set standards of performance in order to control and optimize the productivity of staff.
• Estimate the staffing and equipment required in the category of work assigned.
• Keep records and special files as necessary.
• Read and interpret plans, blueprints, specifications, government regulations and contract documents.
• Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing computer applications and software at an intermediate level or higher for MS Office and other business-related applications.
• Train subordinates in all phases of work and safety.
• Keep abreast of changing technology, work methods and materials, and utilize new technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
• Communicate in a clear and concise manner in written and verbal format.
• Ability to demonstrate effective reading comprehension both orally and in writing.

Working Conditions:

Duties of this position require prolonged sitting and walking on flat, uneven, wet and slippery surfaces such as along roadsides, construction sites, flood control channels, dirt inclines, and side slopes; climbing ladders or descending ladders into culverts. Inspections may require stooping, squatting or kneeling for short periods of time. Incumbents drive daily for up to two hours and must frequently get in and out of the vehicle. Duties require working outdoors in all weather conditions and incumbents are exposed to heavy dust and pollen; loud noise from construction equipment; chemicals used in vegetation control. Incumbents work near moving traffic and heavy construction equipment. 24/7 responsibility to respond to emergencies; participate as on-call supervisor after hours and weekends/holidays; attend meetings after hours.

Typed: 5/96
Old doc: 1313H.DOC
New doc: 9525.doc
CSC Date: 10/2/96
RC:po Revised 7/17/2006
CSC Date: 9/13/2006
RC:po Revised 2/7/07
CSC Date: 3/14/2007
MH:cs Revised 5/11/11
CSC Date: 6/15/11
HMC:cs Revised 10/21/13
CSC Date: 11/13/13
MH:cs Revised 2/2/15
CSC Date: 4/29/15


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)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • 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
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • 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.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.