Established: 09/04
Revised: 03/14, 10/14, 02/17
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EEO: 7



Under general supervision, to perform full range of road construction and maintenance activities, including equipment operation and unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled manual tasks; and to do other work as required.


The Transportation Maintenance Division within the Department of Transportation and Development maintains the County's roads, bridges, culverts, and buildings and equipment related to road and ferry systems.

The Road Maintenance Worker (SBP) is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a variety of road construction, maintenance and repair equipment, including heavy and complex machinery. Leadership skills include coordinating and monitoring road maintenance and repair activities and personnel on specific assignments. Lower level manual tasks include flagging, pothole patching and working on the brushing crew.

The Road Maintenance Worker differs from the Bridge Maintenance Worker (SBP) and Traffic Control Worker (SBP) classifications which have separate skill-based pay plans and focus on bridge maintenance and repair and Canby Ferry operations, or maintenance of a variety of traffic control aids and devices.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Serves as flagger on road maintenance crews; directs traffic around hazards or crews in the roadway; sets out temporary road signs, traffic cones, and barricades at work sites.
  2. Performs heavy manual labor; digs ditches; cleans and installs culverts; removes debris from roadway and shoulders; prepares potholes, cracked, and broken pavement for patching; loads and unloads tools, equipment, and materials.
  3. Works on brush removal crews and participates in snow and ice removal; trims trees, shrubs, and other plants; mows, cuts, stacks, and chips brush; hauls brush and other debris; operates snow blower; loads and applies sand, gravel and deicer to roads; plows snow from road way; installs vehicle chains.
  4. Performs minor servicing, adjustment and maintenance on vehicles and equipment; checks levels and replaces fluids; lubricates equipment; reports operating and repair problems to equipment shop supervisor or mechanics.
  5. Operates trucks, trailers and related equipment; hauls and dumps road maintenance and repair materials, including asphalt, rock, oil, dirt and culvert pipes; loads and transports road equipment.
  6. Operates loaders, bulldozers, tractors, excavators and related equipment to load and move road materials; loads dump trucks, pavers and distributors; sweeps or scrapes road surfaces; moves and removes dirt, rocks, brush and other debris; cleans ditches and catch basins.
  7. Operates track hoe/back hoe to excavate dirt and other materials, dig ditches, rip asphalt, install culvert pipes, back fill trenches, cut road grade, clear brush and debris and widen roads.
  8. Operates graders to spread paving materials, smooth and level gravel roadways, remove slides and contour roadways; operates chip spreader to spread rock chips for road bed; operates oil distributor for road sealing, dust abatement and tack coating; operates pavers, screeds and rollers to apply asphalt and finish paved, patched and oiled roads.
  9. Operates equipment for specialized road maintenance functions, such as road striping and herbicide application.
  10. Accesses computer information such as inventory and maintenance records, and material safety and data information; electronically processes daily time sheets.
  11. Serves as senior crew member for road maintenance and repair activities; provides on-the-job training and coaching on vehicle and equipment operation and maintenance; advises crew members on safe, efficient and appropriate road maintenance and repair techniques; ensures work is completed in conformance with blueprints, maps, plans and/or standard County specifications; responds to citizen concerns and complaints at job site.


Working Knowledge of: Operation, maintenance and minor repair of motor equipment; basic office equipment, including personal computers and software programs; basic state laws pertaining to operation of motor vehicles and equipment on roads and highways; basic occupational hazards and safety precautions. 

Skill to: Learn the methods and materials used in road maintenance; operate equipment safely under adverse conditions; perform specialized manual work; perform accurate assignments from oral or written instructions with a minimum of supervision; operate vehicles and equipment effectively and safely; operate computer software and related equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees; maintain positive public relations at work sites; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Duties require frequent walking, squatting, kneeling, bending, twisting, balancing, digging, climbing, grasping, and the ability to lift and carry up to 80 pounds, and push/pull 100 pounds. Duties also involve frequent to continuous exposure to loud noises, vibration, slippery and/or uneven surfaces, exhaust fumes and dust, hot oil, asphalt, and chemicals, working at heights, traffic and electrical hazards, and adverse weather conditions including extreme temperatures.


Incumbents perform after hours emergency response to road closures on a call-out basis.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. 

Incumbents must possess a valid driver’s license and valid Class B or Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with no restrictions in order to drive manual transmission and full airbrake vehicles.

Incumbents must possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Must pass a pre-employment drug test (DOT Regulations for CDL).

Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.

Edited: 02/17