Channel Maintenance Superintendent (#RM0335)
$45.80-$55.67 Hourly / $7,937.92-$9,648.59 Monthly / $95,255.07-$115,783.13 Yearly


Under general direction, plans, assigns and directs the work of the Channel Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An incumbent of this class is responsible to the Deputy Director-Public Works (Operations Services) for coordinating the department’s channel maintenance activities and field office operations.


  • Plans, coordinates and directs, through subordinate supervisors, the construction, maintenance and repair of channels, levees, ditches, and other related flood control facilities; oversees division field and office operations.
  • Develops and implements an on-going channel maintenance programs.
  • Confers with property owners and the general public regarding division maintenance programs; explains programs; resolves conflicts; insures that maintenance programs are conducted as explained.
  • Coordinates with regulatory agency personnel regarding dam operations, levee maintenance, and various projects required to maintain compliance.
  • Inspects the progress of projects to see that they comply with plans and specifications, departmental policies and procedures, and state and federal regulations.
  • Directs and supervises spray crews in the use and application of pesticides; ensures that all pesticide-related required training is provided and is up-to-date; meets with the contracted Pest Control Advisor as needed to get product updates and to make sure that spray inventory is up-to-date.
  • Formulates specifications for equipment; requisitions tools, materials and equipment for maintenance and repair work.
  • Prepares correspondence, work progress reports, and other reports.
  • Submits budget recommendations for maintenance projects to the Deputy Director-Public Works; assists in the preparation of the division’s annual budgets.
  • Interviews and selects division employees; makes recommendations regarding personnel actions, staffing and organization.
  • Investigates complaint reports; takes corrective action or makes recommendations to superiors.
  • Acts for superiors as assigned.



Experience: Two years as a General Foreman or higher class in San Joaquin County service.


Experience: Two years administrative experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of roads, channels, and related facilities and operations.

License: Possession of valid California driver’s license.


Work methods, materials and equipment used in maintenance and construction of channels and related facilities,; operation and maintenance of equipment; soil, drainage and aggregate characteristics as related to channels in San Joaquin County; geography of road and channel systems in San Joaquin County; hazards and safety measures involved in the maintenance and operational functions of public works programs.


Understand and implement complex oral and written instructions; plan and direct the use of workers and materials; evaluate channel equipment maintenance needs and establish priorities based upon economics, weather, public relations and other factors; evaluate work of crew performance by the product; keep work records and prepare reports; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other agencies and the public.


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: RM0335; EST: 8/11/1960; REV: 12/11/2013;