Bridge Maintenance Foreman (#RC1006)
$32.38-$39.36 Hourly / $5,612.59-$6,822.14 Monthly / $67,351.10-$81,865.69 Yearly


Under general supervision, coordinates and performs a variety of maintenance and general labor operations related to bridge maintenance and construction; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class is responsible for coordinating, directing and participating in the daily work of bridge maintenance crews.  Duties include working in hazardous locations at moderate heights.


  • Plans, coordinates, leads, and performs the work of bridge maintenance crews in maintaining, repairing and replacing bridges, bridge approaches, ferries, ferry ramps, and related structures made of wood, steel, concrete and other materials; interprets schematics, sketches, or plans; ensures that workers have the equipment and supplies needed to conduct the work.
  • Leads and performs installations of concrete forms and the breaking up and removal of old concrete; oversees the use of construction scaffolding and various types of specialized equipment needed to conduct bridge-related repair and construction work.
  • In conjunction with Engineering staff, coordinates and performs bridge-related inspections in order to comply with State and Federal requirements; communicates with other Public Works divisions, State and Federal agencies, and others as needed to understand what has to be done in order to comply with requirements; identifies, tracks and monitors problems and deficiencies; ensures that necessary repairs are made in a timely manner.
  • Leads and performs a variety of routine maintenance tasks on bridges, ferries and related structures such as: cleaning drains, decks and expansion plates; installing and adjusting drainpipes and catch basins; and changing ferry cables; determines maintenance needs and recommends appropriate projects.
  • Stays abreast of State and Federal bridge construction and maintenance standards and requirements.
  • Leads and performs minor repair and maintenance of equipment; repairs and fabricates metal components; lays out, cuts and fits metal components using an acetylene torch or standard welding equipment.
  • Assists Bridge Tenders in resolving operation and maintenance problems.
  • Ensures the appropriate maintenance of project and personnel records and reports.



 Experience:  Two years performing work as a Bridge Maintenance Worker or equivalent class assigned to the bridge crew in San Joaquin County service.



Experience:  Two years in the skilled maintenance or construction of bridges and bridge-related structures at a level comparable to Bridge Maintenance Worker in San Joaquin County service.


License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license at the time of application.  If offered employment, applicant must obtain a California Class A driver’s license prior to completion of the probationary period and must maintain such license while employed in this class.


The materials, tools, equipment, methods, and techniques used in public works bridge maintenance and construction activities; principles and practices of effective supervision and leadership; the operation of bridge maintenance equipment; hazards and safety precautions related to bridge maintenance and construction work; general mechanical principles; operation procedures of trucks and power equipment; traffic laws.


Read and interpret construction and electrical schematics, sketches or plans, and make appropriate repairs; effectively lead a small group of skilled and/or unskilled employees; troubleshoot and repair mechanical and hydraulic problems and failures; repair and fabricate metal components using welding equipment; follow oral and written instructions; maintain routine records; safely operate a variety of hand, power, and specialty equipment, including special trucks/heavy equipment; anticipate routine maintenance needs and collaborate/coordinate with appropriate personnel; establish and maintain effective relationships with others, including coworkers, supervising personnel, intra- and inter-agency personnel, and the general public; wear personal protective equipment where applicable; adhere to and administer, within scope of responsibility, policies and procedures of the Public Works Department and San Joaquin County, as well as applicable State and/or Federal regulations.


Mobility – constant reaching; frequent sitting, pushing, pulling, balancing, bending, twisting; occasional standing, walking, climbing, kneeling, squatting; Lifting/Carrying – constantly 20 pounds or less; frequently 21 – 50 pounds; occasionally 51 – 100 pounds; Dexterity – constant handling; occasional fingering; Hearing/Talking – frequent hearing and speaking normal speech and speaking loudly over equipment noise; occasional hearing/talking on the radio; Visual – frequent use of good overall vision, at normal or corrected to normal acuity; frequent use of good depth perception and peripheral vision; occasional reading and close-up work; Environmental – frequent exposure to dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, odors, and varied weather conditions; occasional working with hazardous materials; Emotional/Psychological – frequent concentration, independent decision making,  performance of varied tasks; occasional public contact, dealing with emergency situations; Special Requirements – occasional working overtime, weekends, nights, holidays and/or emergency call-back; occasional travel.

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: RC1006; EST: 2/10/1988; REV: 2/10/2016;