Apply as a Transfer/Demotion applicant

$49.83-$66.54 hourly / $8,637.00-$11,533.00 monthly / $103,646.40-$138,403.20 yearly


Under direction, to plan, organize and direct the County road maintenance program; to direct, through subordinate supervisors, the work of a large staff engaged in a wide variety of road maintenance and road repair activities; and to do other work as required.

Typical Tasks

Plans and coordinates work of County road districts and specialized maintenance section; determines priorities of special projects and road improvements; estimates man hours, equipment costs and material costs for special projects, routine road maintenance and work requested by other County departments; patrols roads to review completed work and work in progress; prepares weekly progress reports on maintenance activities; investigates com plaints from the public regarding hazardous road conditions or activities of road crews and determines appropriate action; conducts staff meetings to discuss current work projects and coordinate use of heavy equipment; confers with subordinate supervisors and other departmental staff on injury accidents and safety hazards; conducts periodic training sessions on safety practices; handles personnel problems; attends meetings and conferences; maintains records on divisional operations; prepares correspondence and reports.

Employment Standards

Special Requirements

Possession of an appropriate California operator's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Employment Standards


  • Thorough knowledge of methods, equipment and materials used in road maintenance operations;
  • Thorough knowledge of methods of estimating costs of road maintenance projects;
  • Thorough knowledge of the capabilities, operation and maintenance of light and heavy road construction equipment;
  • Thorough knowledge of accepted safety practices in road maintenance work;
  • General knowledge of budgeting techniques;
  • General knowledge of the principles of supervision, training and personnel management.


Ability to:

  • Plan, organize and administer extensive road maintenance program;
  • Coordinate and direct the work of a large staff engaged in a variety of road maintenance and repair activities;
  • Understand and interpret engineering plans and specifications;
  • Prepare reports and correspondence;
  • Maintain accurate records;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be:Six years of experience in road maintenance or construction work, including two years performing duties comparable to those of a Public Works Supervisor in Santa Cruz County or performing duties which would demonstrate application or possession of the knowledge's and abilities listed for Road Superintendent in Santa Cruz County.

CLASS: MV8; EST: 8/1/1979;