County of Alameda

Field Maintenance Supervisor (#9525)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Public Works Mgmt (R44)
$53.95-$53.95 Hourly / $4,316.00-$4,316.00 BiWeekly /
$9,351.33-$9,351.33 Monthly / $112,216.00-$112,216.00 Yearly


Under general supervision, to plan, organize, direct, reviews all maintenance programs and supervise, train and evaluate staff involved in maintenance and construction work on Public Works and Flood Control District 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.  Incumbents provide assistance with the oversight of projects initiated by other County Departments and public agencies.  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. 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 and repair.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Evaluates operations and activities for assigned area of responsibility and recommends improvements or modifications and prepares various reports on operations.
  9. Enters and retrieves service requests and work orders via tablet, cell phone or hand-held record-keeping device utilizing the County’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  10. Prepares and monitors work performance plans utilizing the CMMS.
  11. Manages the maintenance and repair of buildings, corporation yards, landscaped areas, etc., including developing and managing contracts for services and supplies, and coordination of work done under contract and by County forces; manages repair and maintenance of light-duty equipment and power tools; manages stock and supply rooms.
  12. Responsible for assisting the Field Maintenance Superintendent classification with overall planning, administration, and oversight of the County’s infrastructure.
  13. Supervises, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff; recommends disciplinary action(s) as needed.




The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience in the class of Crew Leader or a related equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County classified service.   



The equivalent of four (4) years of full-time experience in the construction or maintenance of roads, flood control facilities, or other engineering structures.  At least two (2) years of the required full-time experience must have included the supervision of field crews consisting of but not limited to: Crew Leaders, Laborers, Truck Drivers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Plumbers, Electricians, Engineers, Construction Inspectors, Tree Trimmer/Climbers, Vegetation Technicians and/or Traffic Painters engaged in the construction or maintenance of roads, flood control facilities or engineering structures.   


Satisfactory completion of ninety (90) 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 (1) year of the non-supervisorial required experience.   

Completion of a two (2) year degree, or higher, in Business Administration, Engineering, Construction, Public Administration, or a relevant field may be substituted for two (2) years of required non-supervisorial 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 the current status of their license at the time of application and must have a clean driving record for the previous one (1) year period.

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 (2) 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; herbicides 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.  

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.
  • The use and capacity of maintenance equipment, materials, and approaches utilized in public works.
  • Methods, procedures, materials, equipment, and associated safety practices used in flood control and road maintenance.
  • 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, including Cal/OSHA regulations and practices.
  • 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.
  • 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, Microsoft Teams and Outlook, accounting/budgeting, maintenance management applications, etc.
  • Emergency response and operations including the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Public contact and community relations.  

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.
  • Writes reports, keeps 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.
  • Supervise, motivate, and evaluate staff.
  • 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.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships in the performance of required duties.         
  • Respond to emergency or disaster situations.
  • Implement preventative maintenance programs.


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

EB:sa Revised 01/25/2021

CSC Date: 03/24/2021

RE:sa Revised 03/30/2022

CSC Date: 05/04/2022


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
  • 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.