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Maintenance Worker I - Extra-Help

Company: County of Sonoma
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Position Information
Sonoma County Public Infrastructure is now hiring multiple extra-help Maintenance Worker I positions. Starting salary up to $27.51/hour* depending upon experience.
The Sonoma County Public Infrastructure Department (SoCoPi) is responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the County-maintained public road system and airport facilities. Every year, they manage numerous capital paving, construction, and road safety improvement projects. Their Maintenance Workers perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled road maintenance and facility management tasks.

The ideal candidates for these positions will have a current, valid driver's license and are:

  • Experienced in road construction and maintenance
  • Committed to working safely
  • Skilled at using light mechanical machines and hand tools
  • Able to follow through when given multiple directions and complete work accurately
  • Dependable, with a strong work ethic and a positive team player attitude
  • Experienced using computer software, to complete daily time recordsWork Assignment & Locations: Maintenance Workers may be assigned to the Airport, Culvert, Road, Traffic, or Countywide crews, and may work at any of the Road Maintenance Yards located in Cotati, Guerneville, Healdsburg/Annapolis, Santa Rosa, and/or Sonoma.

    Working Conditions: Job duties of the Maintenance Worker I position 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, 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, 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.

    SoCoPi is currently recruiting to fill multiple, temporary extra-help Maintenance Worker I positions. The employment list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. SoCoPi is formally the Department of Transportation and Public Works.

    *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. 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.Please visit to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.

    The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

    An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration.


    A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

    Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the to determine the requirements for this position.


    Applications are accepted online at . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

    The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

    HR Analyst: CG
    HR Technician: EV

Keywords: County of Sonoma, Santa Rosa , Maintenance Worker I - Extra-Help, Professions , Santa Rosa, California

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