County of Alameda

Field Maintenance Superintendent (#9527)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Public Works Mgmt (R44)
$65.64-$65.64 Hourly / $5,251.20-$5,251.20 BiWeekly /
$11,377.60-$11,377.60 Monthly / $136,531.20-$136,531.20 Yearly

Under general direction, to be in charge of maintaining and repairing County roads and flood control facilities; to direct the general and specialized maintenance and repair crews; and to perform related work as required.


The Field Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for all maintenance field forces in the Maintenance and Operations Department. This class is distinguished from the Field Maintenance Supervisor in that incumbents have overall responsibility on a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week basis for an assigned large geographical area and designated county-wide activities, while incumbents of the latter class are first-line supervisors of one or more crews involved in construction work on Road and Flood Control facilities.


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. Plans, organizes, directs and inspects the maintenance, repair and improvement of all roads and flood control structures done by the Agency’s field crews and supporting office staff; makes cost estimates on work to be performed; reviews with subordinate supervisors the daily assignment of personnel and equipment.

2. Supervises the inspection of roads and flood control structures for needed repairs; coordinates chip sealing, erosion repairs, levy grading, desilting of channels, tide gates, vegetation control and other program activities; prepares estimates for materials, tools, and equipment necessary for projects and assures their availability; reviews work in progress to assure compliance with safety practices and assures proper safety training is provided; prepares reports and maintenance

3. Handles complaints and requests for service from the public or private agencies. Coordinates activities with other agencies such as the California Highway Patrol, Department of Fish and Game, incorporated cities and County Sheriff; makes presentations to the public and other agencies on planned and in-progress projects; orders office and other supplies.

4. Prepares and maintains written records and correspondence; integrates new program activities into preventive maintenance schedules.

5. Prepares and manages the operating budget for roads or flood control including submitting budgetary recommendation, anticipating future budgetary needs and assists in developing the budget for the Capital Improvement Program updates.

6. Manages Field Supervisors, work evaluations, and disciplinary action of staff and provides for their training and development.

7. Prepares or assist in preparing cost estimates for proposed jobs.

8. Notifies administration of any conditions which might endanger public safety, including storm or flood damages or hazards, excavations, fallen trees, or other emergency conditions, and directs staff of corrective action to be taken.

9. Represents the Public Works Agency to citizens on issues concerning interpreting relevant laws and ordinances and to assist in resolving complaints; contacts property owners, public utilities employees, private construction firms, governmental agencies and civic groups to secure cooperation on road and flood structures maintenance matters of present and future concerns.

10. Participates in the Public Works Agency’s emergency management planning, and serves as the department liaison or Incident commander during emergency operations and disasters as required. (Other roles may be assigned as necessary)

11. Represents the department and/or agency at public meetings or meetings with other agencies, municipalities, etc.

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The equivalent of five years’ full-time experience as a Field Maintenance Supervisor or an equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, construction management, business administration, public administration or a closely related field.


Two (2) years’ experience in roads, flood control structures and public works maintenance, construction management, or related activity. One (1) year as a supervisor.


The equivalent of six (6) years’ full-time experience in roads, flood control structures and public works maintenance, construction management, or related activity. Two (2) years as a supervisor.

License (required for all patterns):

Possess and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle Class C Driver’s License. Candidates must submit evidence from 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, blueprints, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and construction of roads, flood control structures, and related facilities.
• Agency rules and procedures.
• Techniques for estimating materials, tools, equipment and staffing necessary to complete projects.
• Construction safety practices.
• Contemporary supervision and organization principles and practices.
• Budgetary methods, procedures and techniques.
• Operational and financial record-keeping methods.
• Maintenance or roads, flood control structures, landscape, street lighting, traffic control signals and related public infrastructure.
• English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.


Ability to:

• Plan, organize, coordinate and supervise a maintenance and construction program for road and flood control facilities.
• To determine equipment and personnel resources required for maintenance operations.
• Direct the work of others through subordinate supervisors.
• Understand and follow complex instruction and technical specifications.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Determine the condition of facilities by inspection and estimating accurately the time, materials, equipment, and cost of specific jobs and programs.
• Work harmoniously with other people and agencies, and maintain good relations with the general public, other departments, and outside agencies.
• Keep operational and financial records.
• Operate a standard office computer to enter data, retrieve data, utilize spreadsheet and other applications.
• Make decisions.
• Plan and organize.
• Be a team player
• Perform administrative functions
• Deal with citizens’ concerns in a tactful manner
• Analyze and problem solve.

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. 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 and equipment wash downs. Incumbents work near moving traffic and heavy construction equipment.

Typed: 5/96
Old document: 1314H. DOC
New document: Jobspecs/9527
CSC Date: 10/2/96
MH:cs Revised 2/2/15
CSC Date: 4/29/15
GH:cs Revised 1/7/16
CSC Date: 2/3/16


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.