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Overview

Trinity County
Employment Opportunity

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKER I/II/III – COUNTY-WIDE

Definition

Now accepting applications for Road Maintenance Worker I/II/III, county-wide.
 Positions available in Weaverville, Ruth and Hayfork. 
Under immediate (Road Maintenance Worker I)  or general (Road Maintenance Worker II) supervision, operates a variety of trucks and road construction equipment; performs routine, semi-skilled, and skilled tasks in maintenance, repair, and construction of County roads, storm drainage systems, and related structures; operates various hand and power tools in the performance of construction and maintenance duties; observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment and performs related duties as assigned.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Positions at the Road Maintenance Worker I and II levels may perform some of these duties in a learning capacity.
Performs heavy manual labor in resurfacing, oiling, and patching roads; breaks and removes pavement; digs and shovels dirt; digs, widens, shores, and backfills trenches and other excavations; sweeps, clears and cleans roadsides, gutters, curbs, culverts, and other drainage structures. Operates various pieces of equipment, including light trucks, dump trucks, back hoes, rollers, loaders, snow removal, water tankers, and related equipment, and learns to operate and operates heavier equipment, in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, drainage systems, and related structures. Operates various hand and power tools in the performance of construction and maintenance duties, including air compressors and pneumatic tools such as spaders, tampers, jackhammers, breaking guns, concrete saws; uses picks, shovels, rakes, brooms, wheelbarrows, rollers, and flushers. Performs general maintenance and safety checks on equipment, including refueling, greasing and checking oil, water, lights and/or other vehicle components; reports the need for major repairs; performs pre-operations checks on a daily basis for all assigned motor vehicles. Loads, transports, and unloads rock, water, fill, debris, gravel, asphalt, and other materials to and from various construction sites. Performs and assists in the installation of traffic working, speed control, and other signs; paints traffic guards, barricades, and raised traffic bars on pavement. Operates and maintains a specialized road striping vehicle and multiple air, hydraulic, and airless paint systems in accordance with relevant codes and ordinances. Clears slides; grades shoulders; clears brush; removes trees and clears accident sites; removes snow; operates spreaders to salt and sand roads; chains equipment as necessary. Operates snow removal equipment as required. Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required. Maintains public facilities, shop and garage areas, storage sites, and other work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday. Installs street barricades and cones and controls traffic around work sites and special events to ensure safe conditions for the general public and County workers. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions. Maintains accurate logs and records of work performed and materials and equipment used. Performs other duties as assigned.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Positions at the Road Maintenance Worker I and II levels may exercise some of these knowledge and skill statements in a learning capacity.
Techniques, materials and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges, drainage structures, gutters, and public works projects. Operational characteristics of specialized construction maintenance and repair equipment. The operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and light to heavy power equipment. Safe driving rules and practices and state and county laws pertaining to the operation of light and heavy equipment. Traffic control procedures and traffic sign regulations. Safe work methods, practices, equipment and regulations, and occupational hazards practices related to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals. Basic record keeping methods. Basic mathematics. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and County staff.
Ability to:
Positions at the Road Maintenance Worker I level may exercise some of these ability statements in a learning capacity.
Perform construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work on County infrastructure systems and facilities. Perform assigned maintenance and repair duties with accuracy, speed, and minimal supervision. Operate specialized construction maintenance and repair equipment. Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and light to heavy equipment required for the work. Set up and operate traffic area construction zones, including cones, barricades, and flagging. Read, interpret, and apply technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics. Troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials and supplies required for repair. Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Make basic accurate arithmetic calculations. Maintain accurate logs and records of work performed. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
 
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be
Road Maintenance Worker I/II/III: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.
Road Maintenance Worker I: One (1) year of experience as a laborer in construction or general maintenance work, including some experience in the operation of light trucks is desirable.
Road Maintenance Worker II: Three (3) years of experience in the construction and maintenance of roads, including, but not limited to, heavy equipment operation, or two (2) years as a Road Maintenance Worker I in Trinity County.
Road Maintenance Worker III: Three (3) years of road maintenance work and construction experience comparable to work at a level equivalent to the Trinity County Road Maintenance Worker II classification.
Licenses and Certifications:
Road Maintenance Worker I:
Possessions of a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record. Ability to obtain a valid Class “B” license with a tank vehicle endorsement within the first year of employment, pass appropriate physical and substance abuse testing.
Road Maintenance Worker II (In addition to the above):
Possession of a California Class “B” driver’s license with a Tank Vehicle endorsement, or ability to obtain California Class “B” driver’s license with a Tank Vehicle endorsement within one (1) year of date of hire, and shall, through the duration of their employment with the County, maintain said license and endorsement. Shall pass appropriate physical and substance abuse testing.
Road Maintenance Worker III (In addition to the above):
Possession of a valid, unrestricted California Class “B” driver’s license with Air Brake and Tank Vehicle endorsements, and shall, through the duration of their employment with the County, maintain said license and endorsements. Shall pass appropriate physical and substance abuse testing. Incumbents possessing and maintaining a Class “A” California Driver’s license with Air Brake, Tank Vehicle and Hazmat endorsements will receive a stipend determined through a collective bargaining process.

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands
Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various County sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.   The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards.   Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment.  Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment or assistance.  Ability to wear safety and protective clothing such as hard hats, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs, respirators, gloves, boots and chemical resistant clothing; use of heavy power-driven maintenance equipment such as backhoes, graders, and front-end loaders, as well as hand tools, chain saws, grinders, drill presses, and jackhammers.
Environmental Elements
Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, moving equipment, biting insects, poison oak, irregular work hours due to seasonal conditions, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with members of the public or with staff under emotionally stressful conditions while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.


Salary Information:

Road Maintenance Worker I
$3,154.88 – $4,227.82* /Month
$18.20 – $24.39* / Hour

Road Maintenance Worker II 
$3,484.93 – $4,670.14* / Month
$20.10 – $26.94* / Hour

Road Maintenance Worker III

$3,849.53 – $5,158.74* / Month
$22.20 – $29.76* / Hour

* The rate of pay of a county employer shall correspond with the letters A, B, C, D, E, F and G respectively, which denote the various steps in the salary range.   Steps “F” & “G” steps are based on longevity:  “F” step is upon completion of seven years of continuous service and 2.5 years at “E” step, “G” step is upon completion of 10 years of continuous service and 3 years at “F” step .  Trinity County Code  Section 2.60.410

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Physical
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 18.20
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 29.76