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Employment Type:
Full time
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Maintenance Worker I
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County of Sonoma | Santa Rosa, CA
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Job Description

Maintenance Worker I Extra-Help $18.70 - $22.73 an hour Apply Now  EOE

Position Information


The Department of Transportation and Public Works seeks
multiple qualified Extra-Help Maintenance Worker I's!

Starting salary up to $22.73/Hr.

(Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience and requirements.)

Maintenance Worker I - Extra-Help positions perform a variety of unskilled and semiskilled light and heavy manual tasks related to road, flood control, and water system construction and maintenance. The ideal candidate will be:

  • Experienced in road construction and maintenance
  • Experienced using light mechanical machines and hand tools
  • Able to understand multiple directions and complete work accurately
  • Committed to working safely
  • Dependable, with a strong work ethic
  • Experienced with computer software to complete daily time records
Work Assignments, Locations, and Working Conditions: Maintenance Workers may be assigned to a Bridge, Culvert, Road, or Traffic Crew and work at any of the Road Maintenance Yards located in Healdsburg/Annapolis, Cotati, Sonoma, Guerneville, or Santa Rosa. Duties require sitting, standing, and walking on level and slippery surfaces; reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, crawling, squatting, crouching, and grasping; and the need to lift, carry, and push equipment, materials, and supplies weighing up to 100 pounds.

Maintenance Workers are required to work in close proximity to moving traffic and to 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 climbing ladders, handle noise producing tools and equipment, and driving a motorized vehicle.


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. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help (temporary) vacancies as they occur during the active status of the list.



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

  • 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.


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