Job: Road Maintenance Worker I - Extra-Help

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Job Title:Road Maintenance Worker I - Extra-Help
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 10/16/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$25.98 - $32.48 Hourly
$2,078.40 - $2,598.40 Biweekly
$4,503.20 - $5,629.87 Monthly
$54,038.40 - $67,558.40 Annually
Job Type:Extra Help
Location:San Mateo County, California
Road Maintenance Workers I perform a variety of heavy manual labor tasks associated with the routine and emergency maintenance of 316 miles of roadway in the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County, including:
  • digging and clearing ditches;
  • trimming and removing vegetation along the roadways, patching streets, repairing potholes;
  • cleaning catch basins;
  • trimming trees; and
  • repairing winter damage from slides and slipouts.

The ideal candidate will have experience performing road/sewer maintenance and repair duties requiring strength, agility and endurance. The ideal candidate also has worked in a Public Works Agency. A Class A driver's license and/or experience in tree climbing is desirable as well.

There is currently two extra-help vacancies located in one of the three Coastside yards (Princeton, Pescadero or La Honda) in the Public Works Department. Employees work 10-hour shifts, 4 days per week, either Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through Friday, and must be willing to work overtime.

NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Some extra-help positions may be eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra-help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.

License: Valid California Class C driver license with good driving record and ability to maintain a County driving permit. (A DMV check will be conducted on applicants prior to appointment).

Knowledge: Proper use of hand tools including shovels, rakes, hoes, axes, brooms, picks, trimmers, etc; proper use of power tools and light equipment including power saws, drills, air powered tools, concrete saws, portable and stationary pumps, generators, compressors, vibratory rollers, motorized tampers, weed cutters, etc.; methods, and materials used in road maintenance and repair; methods and materials used in sewer and storm drain systems maintenance and repair; County and CAL OSHA safety rules, procedures and equipment.

Skill/Ability: Perform road and sewer maintenance and repair duties requiring strength, agility and endurance; operate a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment; drive manual and standard transmission 1/2-ton and 1-ton truck, crew cab, cone truck, and legend; tow and operate oil trailer, compressor, and walk-behind roller; work courteously and effectively with the public and with co-workers; follow oral and written instructions; bend, stand and walk for extended periods of time; operate asphalt rollers; lift and carry heavy equipment and supplies used in the course of the work, such as jackhammers, pumps, piping and paving materials.

NOTE: Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as this position may be filled anytime within the process. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

If you are interested in being considered for this position, the following materials must be electronically submitted in a Word or PDF format.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Please include the words "Road Maintenance Worker - Extra-Help Position" in the subject line of email submission. All submitted materials should be in a Word or PDF format. Submittals that do not include all required documents (Cover Letter and Resume) will not be considered. Applications are not accepted online. 

Please submit the all of the materials listed above via email to:
Bonnie Tendencia, Human Resources Manager

Effective July 1, 2014, the County of San Mateo will no longer require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days.  Failure to do so within the timeframe will disqualify you from the rest of the process.  Please visit this link at to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.

Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.
 County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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