Maintenance Worker (#RC0500)
$18.38-$22.34 Hourly / $3,185.87-$3,872.27 Monthly / $38,230.40-$46,467.20 Yearly


Under immediate supervision, performs maintenance and construction of County roads and flood control channels; assists with the installation of traffic control devices; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the entry level class in the Maintenance Worker series. Incumbents in this class are assigned to a road or channel maintenance crew and perform and receive training in the maintenance, construction, and installation of roads, flood control channels and traffic control devices.


  • Performs routine maintenance work on highways and flood control channels; assists in repairing roadway and flood control facilities.  
  • Applies road and levee construction and maintenance materials; may do minor concrete work; loads trucks with construction materials. 
  • Assists in installing and maintaining traffic signs, pavement legends and symbols, and reflective pavement markers; learns to fabricate simple traffic signs. 
  • Sprays weeds along roads, levees, channels, creeks and sloughs;  cleans and clears roadways, basins, culverts, streams and drainage ditches of brush and debris;  hauls debris to disposal sites; digs ditches; lays pipes; repairs fences and gates; may act as laborer on tree crews. 
  • Assists with the operation of highway paint striping equipment, or with paint delivery systems and accessory equipment in the placement of legends and markings on County roads.   
  • Installs construction signs and barricades; serves as flagger for construction, maintenance and traffic operations. 
  • May operate a variety of road and channel construction and maintenance equipment, including light single axle dump trucks, jackhammers, chisels, torches, compressor and air-activated tools, and other related equipment.

      License: Possession of a valid California driver's license.

      Special Requirement:  Incumbents must obtain a Class B California driver’s license with tanker and airbrake endorsements prior to completion of the probationary period. Failure to obtain and maintain a Class B license with endorsements shall result in release from employment. The Class B requirement is waived for employees who were in the class prior to March 12, 2008.


      General driving practices and traffic laws; safe use of tools; names and uses of basic tools of the trade; general mechanical principles; occupational hazards and safety precautions.


      Lift heavy objects; perform physically demanding work for long periods; sustain physical exertion and coordination in adverse conditions; understand and follow oral and written directions; operate motor vehicles and equipment; operate computers and related software; learn to install, maintain and repair traffic controls and road ways communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain safe, effective and cooperative working relationships with others.


      Mobility-Operation of a data entry device; frequent walking, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, driving for extended periods of time; occasional climbing; sitting, standing, running, crawling; driving and operating heavy equipment; Lifting-Frequently 5 to 30 lbs or less; occasional–30 to 70 lbs; occasionally restraining, lifting and/or turning heavy objects; Visual-Good overall vision, color perception, depth perception; occasional reading and close-up work; normal hand and eye coordination; good field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Frequent holding, reaching; grasping; occasional repetitive motion; frequent writing; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing of normal speech; occasional hearing/talking on the radio, talking in person, exposure to traffic noise; ability to hear faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent concentration, and decision making, public contact, working alone; occasional exposure to trauma, grief, and death; occasional exposure to hazardous materials; occasional dealing with emergency situations; Special Requirements-May require working overtime, weekends, nights, holidays and emergency call-back; occasional travel; Environmental-Frequent exposure to dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, odors, and varied weather conditions.

      CLASS: RC0500; EST: 5/1/1958; REV: 3/12/2008;