Job Specifications

Class Code:




Date Originated:


Date Revised:

6/93, 9/94, 5/95, 10/11 



Under direction, act as crew leader and assistant supervisor to Public Works Maintenance Workers performing maintenance and construction activities on roads, bridges, and drainage facilities; and perform other duties as required.


Public Works Maintenance Worker IV's act as crew leaders over a large crew or direct the work of several small crews and function as assistant supervisor. Incumbents also direct the work of heavy equipment operators and operate heavy equipment on a relief basis. This classification is distinguished from the lower level classification of Public Works Maintenance Worker III in that the former acts as an assistant supervisor. This classification is distinguished from the higher level classification of Public Works Supervisor in that the latter is the full supervisory classification in the Public Works Maintenance Worker series.


Act as a crew leader and assistant supervisor of Public Works Maintenance Workers performing road, bridge or drainage maintenance activities; plan and coordinate complex public works maintenance operations; assign crew members to specific tasks; insure that work is performed properly and that safety precautions are observed; resolve minor personnel problems and report more serious personnel problems to the Public Works Supervisor; train subordinates in proper work procedures and in the operation of heavy equipment; operate heavy equipment on a relief basis; assist the Public Works Supervisor in patrolling roads and drainage areas in order to determine the need for and priority of maintenance and repair work; respond to emergency calls when supervisor is unavailable; determine personnel and equipment necessary to correct problems; assist supervisor in evaluating performance of subordinates; communicate with other County departments, other agencies and the public in order to resolve problems; act for supervisor in supervisor's absence.


Knowledge of:

Thorough knowledge of:

Working knowledge of:

Ability to:

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

One year of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Public Works Maintenance Worker III in the County of Santa Cruz that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Special Requirements, Conditions:

License Requirements: Possession of a valid California class B driver license; and within six months from hire, possession of a valid California class A driver license with Tank Endorsement.

Special Working Conditions: Exposure to: Variable temperatures and weather conditions; cramped work spaces; heights, such as on equipment, on cliffs or in the bucket of a bucket truck; high levels of noise; strong, unpleasant odors; vibration; dust and silica dust; potentially hostile or violent individuals; electrical hazards; allergens, such as poison oak and stinging insects; the possibility of experiencing burns, bodily injury, and contact with toxic substances and chemical irritants; working alone in isolated areas; and, for some assigned tasks, possible exposure to needles or blood which could possibly result in chronic disease or death.

Other Special Requirements:

         Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring class A or B driver licenses upon entry and to employees in positions requiring these licenses, as mandated by Department of Transportation federal regulations. In addition, all candidates must provide specific employment history for up to the past ten years for all jobs they have held which required operation of a commercial motor vehicle.

         Availability to work irregular hours, including responding to twenty-four hour emergency call.


Bargaining Unit: General Representation (44)

EEOC Job Category: 07

Occupational Grouping: 41

Workers' Comp Code: 0399