Highway Maintenance Supervisor, Sacramento, California

Employer Sacramento County, CA
Created 11/25/2021
Reference 479802
Country United States
State California
City Sacramento
Salary $75,293.28 - $91,517.04 Annually
The Position

The Highway Maintenance Supervisor class supervises multiple crews of employees performing either (1) a broad range of highway repair and maintenance projects from less complex ones such as moveable bridge operation and maintenance; debris removal; hazardous material removal, clean-up and disposal; and the routine maintenance and repair of pavement, roadside appurtenances (e.g. culverts, ditches, shoulder grades, sidewalks, fences, guardrails, retaining walls), bridges, and landscape areas to the more complex, large and multiple maintenance and repair projects involving roads, bridges and landscape areas or (2) airfield specific maintenance activities such as cleaning, repairing and/or maintaining runways, taxiways, aprons, roadways, parking lots, storm drainage systems, de-watering application area, and fencing within the Sacramento County Airport System: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport, and Franklin Field.
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Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Methods, materials, and equipment used in vegetation and debris removal and in repair and maintenance of pavement, roadside and/or airfield appurtenances (e.g. culverts, ditches, shoulder grades, sidewalks, fences, guardrails, retaining walls), bridges and landscape areas up to and including equipment used for mechanical base repair, spot paving, grinding, trench paving, etc.
  • The methods and techniques of supervision and training
  • Methods of patching, surfacing, and resurfacing with concrete and asphalt materials
  • Proper methods of temporary traffic control in accordance with Federal and State regulations to ensure traffic flow and to protect work crews
  • Safety precautions and safety orders pertaining to the work supervised
  • Various computer software applications used in the transportation maintenance field
  • Various office equipment such as computers, copiers, faxes, etc.
  • First aid and CPR
  • Laws and regulations regarding hazardous materials and the illegal discharge of pollutants into the environment
  • Laws and regulations regarding the use, storage, disposal and reporting requirements of herbicides and pesticides
  • The following subject for positions assigned to airfield maintenance activities:
    • Methods, materials and equipment used in cutting, painting, installing and maintaining traffic signs, pavement markings and non-electrical traffic control devices
Ability to
  • Supervise and train subordinates
  • Organize work and plan schedules to effectively utilize time, equipment, and materials for complex, large, and/or multiple maintenance and repair projects
  • Read road, bridge and drainage system plans
  • Understand and apply Federal (for example, OSHA and FAA) and State laws and regulations
  • Identify various weeds and grasses and their control by herbicides
  • Identify various pests and their control by pesticides or by mechanical means
  • Maintain effective relationships with associates, subordinates, vendors, the public, and employees of private and other public agencies
  • Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance
  • Stay current with technological changes in the transportation maintenance field

Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Either: 1. One year in a Sacramento County class supervising stormwater utility work.

Or: 2. Two years of full-time experience in a journey level or above class in Sacramento County performing highway maintenance, stormwater utility or airfield maintenance work.

Or: 3. Two years of full-time leadworker or supervisory experience in road, bridge or landscape maintenance, road construction, stormwater utility or airfield maintenance work.

Note: The word "experience" referenced in the minimum qualifications means full-time paid experience unless the job announcement states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

General Qualifications

License Requirement: A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, is required prior to date of appointment. Failure to maintain the appropriate valid California Driver License may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4 or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Certification Requirements: Some positions in this class are required to obtain and maintain the Qualified Applicator Certificate for the application of herbicides and pesticides from the Department of Pesticide Regulation, State of California. The Certificate must be obtained within six months of appointment to the class.

Criminal History and Background Check: The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of the Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedures B-5, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to, or impacts, the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.

The county may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verifications, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.

Physical Requirements: When working at the maintenance sites instructing employees, planning work to be performed or reviewing completed work, discussing plans and specifications with contractors, etc., incumbents will be required to:
  • Bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch
  • Walk on uneven surfaces
  • Climb into and out of roadside ditches
  • Use ladders to access trenches, etc. and climbs stairs at bridges, etc.
  • Lift and carry 60 pounds without assistance
  • Use fall protection at bridges
  • Drive for periods up to one hour to worksites within the County
Individuals who are unable to pass some of the above physical requirements due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Working Conditions:
  • Work outside in all types of climatic conditions including inclement and very hot weather
  • Work around dust, dirt, noise, contaminated and non-contaminated water, chemicals, machinery and equipment with moving parts, moving repair and maintenance vehicles, traffic, fumes and/or odors
Shift, Weekend, and Holiday Work: All employees in this class will be subject to working night shifts, weekends, holidays, overtime and on-call.

Probationary Period
The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.

Application and Testing Information


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application online by 5:00 PM on the final filing date of Decem ber 9 , 2021. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service

Email EmployOffice@Saccounty.net
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667

  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date.
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.


Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.

Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed , therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.


All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the final filing date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.

This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.

All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.


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For information regarding County jobs:
  • www.saccountyjobs.net
Closing Date/Time: 12/9/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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