Public Works Maintenance Worker I

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on June 3, 2022
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Transportation & Public Works (TPW) is responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the County-maintained public road system and airport facilities. Every year, the department manages numerous capital paving, construction, and road safety improvement projects. Their Maintenance Workers perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled facilities and road and maintenance tasks. Currently, TPW is recruiting to fill multiple positions in the Roads Division.

As the ideal candidates for TPW's Maintenance Worker positions, you have a current, valid Class C or higher driver's license and are:

  • Experienced in road construction and maintenance
  • Committed to working safely
  • Skilled at using light mechanical machines and hand tools
  • Able to follow through when given multiple directions, and complete work accurately
  • Dependable, with a strong work ethic
  • Experienced using computer software, to complete daily time records
  • Team players, who have a positive attitude, and strong communication skills

Work Assignment & Locations: Maintenance Workers may be assigned to the Airport, Culvert, Road, Traffic, or Countywide crews, and may work at the Airport or any of the Road Maintenance Yards located in Cotati, Guerneville, Healdsburg/Annapolis, Cotati, Santa Rosa, and/or Sonoma.

Working Conditions: Job duties of the Maintenance Worker I position require sitting, standing, walking on level, slopes, and slippery surfaces at various heights, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, crawling, squatting, crouching, and grasping. They also require the need to lift, carry, and push equipment, materials, and supplies weighing up to 100 pounds. Incumbents are required to be available for after-hours emergency response; work in close proximity to moving traffic; and work in all weather conditions, including rain, cold, heat, and fumes, dust, and other air contaminants which may cause eye and skin irritation. The nature of the work also requires incumbents to climb ladders, ride personnel lifts, and work in confined spaces; handle noise-producing tools and equipment; and drive a motorized vehicle. Under the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, incumbents will be subject to random drug testing if they operate vehicles and/or equipment which require DOT testing.

Bring Your Commitment to Public Service to the County of Sonoma

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TPW is currently recruiting to fill multiple Maintenance Worker I positions. The employment list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.

*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) and our Employee Benefits directory.



Minimum Qualifications


Education and Experience: Any combination of education and training which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally this would include: Some experience in road construction or maintenance work that includes the use of light mechanical machines, hand tools, and in performing heavy physical labor.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level, including special endorsements as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of: basic construction materials; safety practices and tools commonly used in construction and maintenance; and preventive maintenance and safe operations of trucks, light construction equipment, machines and power tools.

Ability to: perform a variety of semiskilled manual maintenance and construction tasks for extended periods and under unfavorable weather conditions; safely operate light motorized machines and power tools; understand and follow oral and written instructions; follow basic safety policies and procedures; accurately complete simple report forms; work effectively with others; read and write English at a level appropriate for successful job performance; perform basic arithmetic calculations; and demonstrate physical strength, endurance, and mechanical aptitude.