Maintenance Worker I, II, III

We are looking for individuals with experience performing road maintenance activities with an Oregon Unrestricted Class A CDL or the ability to obtain one within 9 months of hire.

Duties in this job series include performing a variety of semi-skilled and skilled labor in the construction, maintenance and repair of county roads, bridges, culverts and other related structures including rock crusher; operating a variety of construction and light to large-sized trucks and equipment;  demonstrating self-control, situational awareness, proper planning, caution, and foresight when using heavy equipment.


– Affordable medical/vision/dental insurance at $118/month for family coverage
– Paid vacation and sick leave that starts accruing your first month
– PERS retirement plan (employee/employer contribution rates vary)
– 9 paid holidays
– Work in beautiful central Oregon
– The County is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
Essential Duties

  • Performs heavy manual labor, digging ditches, asphalt patching and paving, chip sealing, asphalt crack sealing, concrete placement, cleaning and installing culverts, cutting and burning brush and trees, spraying weeds, removing obstacles from roadway and adjacent areas, hand loading and unloading all types of materials into trucks.
  • Works and performs duties at the rock crusher.
  • Completes routine manual work preparing and installing traffic signs, repairing guard rails, fences, sign posts, and mailboxes.
  • Controls traffic manually through and around construction and maintenance projects.
  • Operates a variety of medium to large equipment including dump trucks also includes plowing snow in inclement weather.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.



Education and Experience

Maintenance Worker I:  High school graduation or equivalent required.  Experience in the operation of dump, platform or other types of light trucks, asphalt patching truck, air compressor, power brooms, static/vibratory rollers, wheel loaders, three axle trucks with trailers, backhoes and related equipment preferred.

Maintenance Worker II:  Requires a minimum of three years as a Maintenance Worker I, or equivalent. Requires a person to be multi-skilled, demonstrating full qualification, journey-level, to perform work assignments in all road maintenance areas, operate heavy equipment, and perform incident response.

Maintenance Worker III: Typically requires at least two years as a Maintenance Worker II and 5 years in Public Works or equivalent;  Road Scholar 1 certification and other leadership training. Basic understanding of weed characteristics and the chemicals with the successful passing of the Laws and Safety exam.  Positive performance appraisals while working as a Maintenance Worker II for the most recent 2 years. Consistently exceeds PW management training standards. High School Diploma or equivalent.   Experience in operating the following types of equipment: grader, rock crusher,  crawler tractor, patching truck, air compressor, power broom, static/vibratory rollers, wheel loader, three axle trucks with and without trailer, and backhoes.

Licenses and Certificates
Must have a valid Oregon Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.  Must have or be able to obtain a valid unrestricted Oregon Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with proper endorsements within nine months of employment.  Must have First-Aid Card and Certified Flagger’s Card.

Ability to understand, interpret and apply pertinent laws, codes and regulations. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.  Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled construction, maintenance and repair work.  Perform heavy manual labor for extended periods in adverse weather conditions.  Operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment.  Perform minor maintenance on assigned equipment. Learn the geography and road system of the county. Follow established safe work rules and practices.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.  Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Work effectively in emergency and stressful situations.

Physical Abilities
Physical strength and ability to sufficiently perform work to the class, sufficient manual dexterity to develop skill in the use and care of the tools, equipment and materials employed at work.  Ability to pass a physical and back evaluation and be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.  Must take and pass a drug and alcohol test prior to employment, follow all Federal Drug and Alcohol Testing requirements, and submit to any and all random drug and alcohol tests.  Must be able to perform manual and equipment operation work for extended periods under adverse conditions.

  • Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage
  • VEBA HRA Account employer contribution
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • 9 Holidays
  • Oregon PERS Retirement (employer/employee participation varies)
  • 457(b) Deferred Comp Plans Available
  • Discounted Air Ambulance membership available



$40,820.40 – $55,415.52 Annually