Goverment Jobs
February 23, 2020
Fresno County, California
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Position Description

Fresno County's Department of Public Works and Planning hasexcellentcareer opportunities for experiencedand motivated individualsinterested in the position of RoadMaintenanceSupervisor.
The Road Maintenance Supervisor supervises the work of subordinate personnel; supervises the operation of Type "A" and Type "B" road maintenance equipment; determines the appropriate methods and procedures for accomplishing maintenance work; patrols roads for purposes of determining where general maintenance or new construction may be required; trains personnel in the safe and proficient manner of operating road maintenance equipment; prepares preliminary estimates of quantities of materials to be used in maintenance activities; and performs related work as required.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group III - Heavy Physical Activity. This group includes positions which require heavy physical effort using arms, legs, back and trunk in frequent lifting, pushing, or pulling objects weighing (or offering resistance equivalent to) over 25 pounds. Generally, considerable bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, as well as standing and walking are involved. Physical stamina is usually required and explosive strength using bursts of energy may be required, depending upon specific position assignments.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Samples of Duties

The information listed below is meant to serve as samples of job duties and responsibilities for positions in this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed. Consequently, this information does not reflect Essential Functions for any given position in this classification.
  • Supervises the work of subordinate personnel. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, selecting, disciplining, and promoting staff.
  • Receives construction and maintenance work orders and determines independently or from supervisor the order of completion.
  • Plans accomplishment of work orders, assigns workers and equipment, and supervises job to completion.
  • Maintains detailed daily diary of the activities in designated area for departmental record.
  • Patrols division roads to determine where general maintenance or new construction may be necessary.
  • Reports major maintenance and all construction needs to management for consideration.
  • Assigns personnel as needed to complete general maintenance of roads, bridges, railroad crossings, shoulders, drainage wells, culverts, and other projects.
  • Assigns personnel to handle emergencies at night or on weekends in instances of snow hazard, floor, falling trees, etc.
  • Trains personnel in the safe and proficient operation of road maintenance equipment.
  • Interprets department policy for personnel within an assigned area.
  • Receives and handles public complaints.
  • May testify in court regarding accidents, injuries, or damage occurring within an assigned area.
  • Orders and maintains an inventory of materials and equipment.
  • Inspects equipment for condition and safety purposes; may service and make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
  • Prepares an annual work plan for the road crew and tracks tasks, labor, and equipment for plan conformity.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • The State Motor Vehicle Code as it applies to the operation of road construction, maintenance and repair equipment;
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision;
  • Principles and practices of on the job safety, including County and department safety policies and procedures;
  • Road and bridge maintenance and construction practices and materials;
  • Road maintenance equipment operational requirements and usage;
  • The mechanical operation of the equipment and the ability to make inspections, minor emergency repairs and adjustments;
  • Computer basics, including software utilized.
Skills/Abilities to:
  • Effectively supervise the work of personnel;
  • Operate a variety of road construction maintenance and repair equipment in a safe and efficient manner;
  • Identify and assess safety concerns for personnel and the public;
  • Operate a computer and utilize applicable software, including Microsoft Outlook and Word;
  • Perform simple mathematical calculations and maintain records;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Read and understand maps and job-related materials;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels and with the public;
  • Display a high degree of maturity, integrity and sound judgment;
  • Perform heavy manual tasks on occasion;
  • Work outdoors, sometimes under adverse climatic and hazardous conditions;
  • Utilize full range of physical motion to walk, stand/sit for prolonged periods of time, climb, and lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Four (4) years of full-time, paid road construction or maintenance experience, equivalent to that gained as a Road Equipment Operator with Fresno County.

License: Possession of a valid Class "A" driver's license with endorsements for air brakes, combination vehicle operations, hazardous materials operations, and tank vehicle operations.

Notes: Two of the four endorsements for the Class "A" driver's license may be waived based on department needs and legal considerations, as required by federal, state, and local laws.

Candidates may be required to participate in the County's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program, which includes an initial and subsequent random testing, as required by Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.


  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline.
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required (must be current, complete and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline).
  • Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.
  • Please fully list your work experience including current position. Failure to list current and complete work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno)will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • Valid driver's license number must be listed on your application. Failure to provide this number on your application will result in your application not being accepted.
  • A copy of your valid Class "A" driver's license, or equivalent, withendorsements for air brakes, combination vehicle operations, hazardous materials operations, and tank vehicle operations must besubmitted withyour application or your application will NOT be accepted. Documentation must be provided by the closing date and time of this recruitment. You may either attach a copy to your online application, fax a copy to (559) 455-4788 attn: Salvador Espino, or hand deliver a copy to our office.


Depending on the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and filing requirements, applicants may be scheduled for one or more of the processes listed below.

  • Written Examination
  • Oral Examination - An oral examination includes a panel consisting of at least two members within a similar field of expertise as the vacancy. Candidates are asked structured questions and must respond orally to allow the panel to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant.
Successful candidates will be placed on an employment list effective for a minimum of3 months (and may be extended up to an additional12months) and certified in final rank order as vacancies occur.


  • Fresno County Employment Application (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments to your application will not be allowed after the filing deadline).
  • Supplemental Questionnaire.
  • Copy of Class "A" driver's license, or equivalent, with required endorsements. Please providea copy of both front and back of the qualifying driver's license.

Please note: All required application materials must be received (online via our website or in person) by the filing deadline. Emailed and faxed application materials will not be accepted. Postmarks will not be accepted. Resumes and attachmentsare not accepted in lieu of an application.


An online application can be found at:

Open Job Information Flyer and click "Apply" to begin online application process. Failure to complete the job application or failure to follow the application instructions may result in the disqualification of the applicant. Amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline.

By mail or in office:
Fresno County Human Resources
Fresno County Plaza
2220 Tulare St. 14th Floor
Fresno, CA 93721

Office hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays

Once the filing deadline has passed you may check the status of this recruitment at any time by logging on to

Please be advised that it is the applicant's responsibility to notify Human Resources of any mailing address and telephone number changes. Notices sent via U.S. Mail from Human Resources are not forwarded ("Return Service" is requested, therefore mail will not be sent to a forwarding address).

The County of Fresno is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, examination or selection process may contact Human Resources at (559) 600-1830 at least five days prior to the scheduled date or deadline.


Analyst: Salvador Espino


  • Health Insurance
  • Competitive Retirement Plan
  • Eleven (11) Paid Holidays per year
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • Annual Leave Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

Optional benefits include:

  • Deferred Compensation Plan (County-sponsored tax shelter savings plan).
  • Flexible Spending Plans - tax shelter (set aside pre-tax $ to pay for eligible medical, dependent care, and qualified parking and mass transit expenses).
  • NobleCredit Union - all County employees can take advantage of low interest rates, no annual fees for checking accounts, direct deposit, online banking and many other services.


Extra-help positions are temporary, not entitled to benefits and serve at the will of the department head.


Possession of a valid Class "A" driver's license with endorsements for air brakes, combination vehicle operations, hazardous materials operations, and tank vehicle operations is required. Please indicate below if you possess a valid Class "A" driver's license with endorsements for air brakes, combination vehicle operations, hazardous materials operations, and tank vehicle operations.

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