Maintenance Worker (#RC0500)
$21.07-$25.62 Hourly / $3,652.95-$4,440.18 Monthly / $43,835.45-$53,282.27 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.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

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