Public Works Maintenance Worker I - Extra-Help

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
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Posted on June 25, 2021

Position Information


The Department of Transportation and Public Works seeks qualified, Extra-Help Maintenance Workers! 
Multiple positions are currently available at the Charles M. Schultz Sonoma County Airport and in the Road Maintenance Division.
Starting salary up to $25.45/hour*, depending upon experience.

Transportation & Public Works (TPW)

TPW is responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the County-maintained public road system and airport facilities. Every year, TPW manages numerous capital paving, construction, and road safety improvement projects. Their Maintenance Workers perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled, light and heavy manual road maintenance and facility management tasks, and related duties. The ideal TPW candidates will have current, valid driver's licenses and be:
  • Experienced in road construction and maintenance
  • Committed to working safely
  • Skilled at using light mechanical machines and hand tools
  • Able to understand multiple directions and complete work accurately
  • Dependable, with a strong work ethic
  • Experienced using computer software, to complete daily time records
Work Assignment & Locations: Public Works 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 Healdsburg/Annapolis, Cotati, Sonoma, Guerneville, and/or Santa Rosa.

Working Conditions: Duties 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.

Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.

TPW is currently recruiting to fill multiple, temporary extra-help Maintenance Worker I positions. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. The Civil Service title of the position is Maintenance Worker I.
*Salary is negotiable within the established range.


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.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.