Road Maintenance Helper

Monterey County Human Resources
April 28, 2021
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description Final Filing Date: Monday, May 03, 2021
Exam #: 21/74D02/04AR

The Position:
The Public Works, Facilities & Parks Department has an immediate need for Road Maintenance Helpers to fill permanent and temporary vacancies in all work locations including Salinas, North County/Prunedale, Monterey, Greenfield and San Ardo. The Road Maintenance Helper is an entry-level class in the Road Maintenance class series. Incumbents perform labor-intensive work and receive training in skills allowing them to promote to the journey Maintenance Worker level.
Incumbents in the Road Maintenance classes must be flexible and willing to work at various locations within Monterey County as well as be willing to work rotating or irregular shifts including evenings/overnight, weekends and holidays during special projects or in emergency or disaster situations caused by storms, flooding, traffic accidents or other natural/ man-made disasters; and be on call twenty-four (24) hours/day, seven (7) days a week.

This classification is part of a flexible series. Incumbents appointed at the lower level of the career series may be promoted up to the higher level of the career series subject to their meeting the employment standards for the higher class and a recommendation for their promotion by the appointing authority is in accordance with the Flexible Staffing Program and Guidelines.

The Department:
The Public Works, Facilities & Parks Department brings together a range of functions to ensure safe building construction, plan for the future needs of the County, manage infrastructure and county facilities, and protect natural resources.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.

Examples of Duties Paramount duties include:

  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools such as weed eaters, chainsaws, jackhammers, shovels, picks and hoes in performing semi-skilled and unskilled tasks such as cutting brush, hoeing weeds, cleaning culverts and drainage structures, trimming trees, digging, backfilling, removing debris and raking asphalt and gravel. Burns brush.
  • Operates smaller equipment forklifts and air compressors. such as mowers, brooms,
  • Flags traffic; drives pilot vehicles; sets up barricades.
  • Assists skilled personnel who perform removal and installation of a variety of public works structures including culverts, drainage pipes, downdrains and catch basins.

To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website:

Examples of Experience/Education/Training THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities;

Some Knowledge of: Methods used in operating light trucks, pickups and automobiles with both manual and automatic transmissions; Basic construction safety practices; Basic math sufficient to keep time cards and services records; Methods used servicing maintaining tools and equipment; and Learn the methods, procedures, materials and tools used in road maintenance work.

Skill to: Safely operate small hand and power tools, and small dump trucks; Perform heavy manual strength and endurance labor and demonstrate physical; Read and write English at a level sufficient to follow written instructions and to complete basic time and equipment records; Understand and follow oral instructions; Develop and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work including both other crews and the general public; Learn the methods, procedures, materials and tools used in road maintenance work.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training
Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Approximately one year of experience as a maintenance or construction laborer or truck driver which included work of the type done in Public Works related agencies.

Additional Information Conditions of employment include:

As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to: Possess a valid California Class C driver's license at time of job entry and possess and maintain a good driving record; Possession of a Class A driver's license will be required within a year of date of employment; Willingness to work evenings, weekends and holidays in emergency situations; Incumbents are required to report for duty within 30 minutes of notification of call to emergency duty; Duties may occasionally involve working with and monitoring a crew of jail inmates.

The physical and sensory requirements for this classification include: Duties may involve working in hazardous locations and at moderate heights.

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "J" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

Notes: Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.
Application and Selection Procedures

Apply On-Line!
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Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Human Resources Department
Attn: Amy Rodriguez, Human Resources Analyst
1441 Schilling Place, Salinas, CA 93901
Email: | Phone: (831) 755-5373

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions

Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the application filing deadline ( Monday, May 3, 2021 ) will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.

Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5373.
Closing Date/Time: 5/3/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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