Road Maintenance Worker III Job at County of Del Norte, CA, Crescent City, CA

  • County of Del Norte, CA
  • Crescent City, CA

Job Description

Salary: $1,800.63 - $1,973.72 Biweekly

Location : Crescent City, CA

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 24-00115

Department: Community Development

Division: Roads

Opening Date: 06/05/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

General Recruitment Information:

This recruitment will establish a list of candidates to be used in filling the vacancy as well as an eligibility list that may be used for future vacancies or temporary help for up to one (1) year.

Job Opportunity:

Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements. Resumes are encouraged, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials. Applications which are incomplete as of the final date to apply will be eliminated from consideration. Candidates who meet all the minimum qualifications may be invited to an oral interview.


Bi-weekly Salary:

Road Maintenance Worker III: $1,800.63 - $1,973.72

The Del Norte County Community Development Department is seeking a qualified candidate to fill one (1) vacancy for the position of Road Maintenance Worker III. This position is classified as Full-Time.

This is a skilled-level class in the Road Maintenance Worker series. Incumbents in this class must demonstrate a high degree of skill and independent judgment in operating heavy-duty equipment on a regular basis.

This is the advanced level class in the Road Maintenance series. This class is distinguished from the Senior Road Maintenance Worker by the on-going lead responsibility for a work crew.

Detailed Work Activities

Essential job duties may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Assists in construction of fences, guardrails, and/or various other structures.
  • Assists the road crew in the performance of basic road construction including building, paving, patching, and smoothing.
  • Implements route and grade specifications established by engineering personnel.
  • Installs, maintains and replaces traffic control and informative signs.
  • Loads and secures materials and equipment on trucks for transportation.
  • Maintains safety standards and procedures in compliance with State and local regulations during the operation of road maintenance and construction equipment and in performing manual tasks.
  • Makes operating adjustments and minor repairs to equipment such as changing buckets and teeth and tightening loose bolts and hydraulic couplings.
  • Manufactures and rebuilds traffic signs in the shop using various processes and sign painting techniques.
  • Monitors road conditions routinely and clears roads, ditches and access areas as required.
  • Monitors and reviews informational updates on the operation and servicing of heavy and light road construction equipment. Inspects equipment, performs preventative maintenance and reports needed repairs.
  • Operates hand and power tools in the performance of road, ditch, access area, and/or culvert clearance work.
  • Operates various pieces of heavy equipment during road construction and maintenance including bulldozers, boom-truck, grades, tilt-trailers, truck-mounted excavators, and/or various related equipment.
  • Operates equipment for painting, striping, and detail work on new and existing roads.
  • Operates sign making equipment, including tracking inventory used and properly installing road signs, barricades.
  • Occasionally operates and maintains truck mounted paint traffic striping unit and walk-behind striping unit used to paint center lines, edge lines and lane stripes.
  • Operates and maintains stencil truck used for control marking.
  • Operates and maintains a powered high lift boom truck to respond to traffic light malfunctions and the trimming and topping of trees along County rights-of-way and other county operated areas.
  • Operates light trucks in the performance of routine duties.
  • Performs traffic monitoring and flagging for road construction crews.
  • Performs yard and maintenance duties including sweeping, mopping shelving, mowing, and/or garbage disposal.
  • Performs general patrolling duties, inspecting and cleaning roads, access areas, and/or other problems spots.
  • Prepares and submits inventories of material and supplies used and/or transported.
  • Stays abreast of current information on the operation and servicing of light road construction equipment.
  • Transports and tows various pieces of heavy and/or light equipment from one location to another.
  • Transports personnel, fuel, tools, and/or other materials to and from various locations.
  • Performs related duties as required.
Special Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's license.
All County of Del Norte employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through State law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County of Del Norte requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Work related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education, training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Possession of a High School Diploma or GED.
  • One (1) year progressively responsible related experience as a laborer in construction or landscaping work and in the operation of heavy road equipment involving moving solid material such as sand or gravel; utilizing equipment or hand tools in the clearing and maintenance of land or road construction.
  • Other related work requiring a Class A Commercial Driver's license.
Special Requirements:
•Possession of a valid California Class A Commercial Driver's License. The license must meet the following requirements:
•Tank vehicles endorsement
•Interstate commerce status unless under 21 years old
•Must not have any restrictions that would preclude driving a manual transmission, driving any Class A vehicle with a fifth wheel connection or demonstrate failure to pass the Air Brakes Knowledge Test.
•Ability to obtain a valid California Class A Driver's License within the six (6) month probationary period with two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the operation of heavy equipment. The special requirements listed apply.

Other Requirements:
•Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License or equivalent from another state at time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Note: The level and scope of the knowledge and skills listed below are related to job duties as defined under Distinguishing Characteristics.

Knowledge of:
  • Simple power and hand tools.
  • The provision of the California Vehicle Code applying to the operation of heavy truck and safe driving practices.
  • The procedures, methods, and tools of road construction maintenance.
Ability to:
  • Learn the methods, practices, and procedures of basic road maintenance and construction; and the operation of heavy trucks.
  • Maintain cooperative relationship with others.
  • Operate heavy and light road equipment.
  • Perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time under unfavorable conditions.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and specifications.
  • Skillfully and safely operate a variety of heavy maintenance equipment.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions. Work in elevated places.
  • Work in elevated places.

Selection Process:

The County of Del Norte does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual preference, or disability in any of its programs, activities, or hiring practices. All applications will be reviewed and those individuals with backgrounds most closely meeting the needs of the county will be selected for further review. In the event of a large number of qualifying applicants, a written examination may be given to determine which applicants will be invited to attend an oral interview. An eligibility list will be established upon completion of the oral interviews. Expenses (i.e. travel, food, lodging) incurred in connection with the interview shall be the burden of the applicant. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office prior to the interview/examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Condition of Employment:

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, Del Norte County is required to verify, within three days of employment of any person, that he/she is: 1) a citizen or national of the United States; 2) an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence or authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to work in the United States.

Disaster Service Workers: All County of Del Norte employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through State law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County of Del Norte requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Work related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Del Norte County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment eligible applicants. Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should contact the Human Resources Department prior to the filing deadline. In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, applicants must provide acceptable proof of identity or authorization to work in the United States. A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to employment. The investigation may include reference checks, fingerprinting, credit check, driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain criminal history information. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process. Selection processes may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: application review, competitive screening, written examination, performance examination, and/or oral examination. This bulletin is solely for the purpose of announcing a job opening. It does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revised without notice.

NOTE: The information listed below is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as an employment contract. Refer to labor agreements (s) for specific benefit information.

BENEFITS: A generous package of benefits is provided, including: health and dental care benefits, life insurance and a retirement plan.

Paid annual leave:
1-5 years of continuous service: 10 working days per year; 6-10 years of continuous service: 15 working days per year; 11-15 years of continuous service: 20 working days per year; 16 years or higher of continuous service: 25 working days per year. Note - Vacation will be available for use after completion of six (6) months of continuous employment.

Sick Leave:
1 day of sick leave with pay for each month of service from the date of employment. Note - Sick leave may be used upon accrual.

13 working days each year.

Floating Holidays:
3 working days each fiscal year. Note - Floating Holidays may be used upon accrual.

The County is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) integrated with Social Security.

Group Insurance:
The County pays a portion of the employee's group health, dental, and life insurance premiums with dependent health and dental care benefits available at group rates.

The County is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) integrated with Social Security.

Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan:
Employees may elect to have a percentage of their salary deferred for pre-tax investment.


Del Norte Human Resources
981 H St., Suite 250
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464 - 7213

Any information on this page is subject to change without notice.


Do you have a high school diploma or GED equivalent?
  • Yes
  • No


Please indicate your level of progressively responsible experience as a laborer in construction or landscaping work and in the operation of heavy road equipment involving moving solid material such as sand or gravel; utilizing equipment or hand tools in the clearing and maintenance of land and road construction.
  • Less than one year.
  • One to two years.
  • 3 or more years.


Do you have any other related work experience requiring a Class A Commercial Driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No


Please list any relative work experience that has required a Class A Commercial Driver's license. Enter "N/A" if not applicable to your situation.

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