Caltrans Highway Maintenance Lead Worker

  • Caltrans
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jan 12, 2021
Full time Government Transportation

Job Description

Working under the supervision of a Caltrans Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent assists in planning, performing, and directing the work of the assigned unit on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.  Operates equipment identified as Category 2 used by the assigned unit requiring a Class B license with tanker endorsements, and works individually or with a crew performing tasks related to highway maintenance work.

Lead and participate in daily unit projects.

Operate Category 2 equipment used by the assigned unit.  Also it may be necessary for the incumbent to operate Category 1 equipment if properly licensed, a Class A driver’s license would be desirable.

Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, the Leadworker assists the Supervisor with the following tasks:  scheduling work of the crew; assure that all equipment is serviced and maintained properly; lead the crew and give on the job training in a wide variety of maintenance functions; observe the crew to be sure that work habits follow the Code of Safe Practices and Chapter 8; provide for the safety of the crew and the traveling public; conduct safety meetings.  Assists the Supervisor in preparing monthly and yearly workload plans.  Determines (or assists the Supervisor in determining) equipment, personnel, the type and amount of material needed for regular maintenance functions.  Using diplomacy and tact, answers questions from the public regarding maintenance policies or procedures.  Recognizes deficiencies and hazards within the right-of-way.  In order to identify problems needing attention, prepares and keeps written records and reports such as Accident Reports, Daily Time and Production Reports, and equipment records.  Makes inspection tours and checks equipment logs to ensure that all State and rental equipment are being used and maintained properly and safely.  Maintains a cordial working relationship with other State and Government agencies and the general public.

Accomplishes tasks normally performed by the unit.  Such tasks may include, but are not limited to, paving, shoulder grading,  ditch cleaning, dig outs, pavement patching, repair or replacement of guide markers, signs, fence, guardrail, clean culverts, traffic control, litter pick up, any other duties that would normally be assigned to a Caltrans Equipment Operator I, Caltrans Equipment Operator II, or Caltrans Highway Maintenance Worker. 

Equipment Care:  Servicing, minor repairs, adjustments, emergency repairs, cleaning of equipment and keeping all pertinent records.

Eligibility for hire is determined by your score on the Caltrans Highway Maintenance Worker Exam. You must be on the state examination list to be eligible for these positions. The Caltrans Highway Maintenance Worker Exam is located here:

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) a valid unrestricted Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License, With Tank endorsement [N].

Candidates that believe they meet the Minimum qualifications based on a pattern of education from the classification description (specifications) must provide a copy of your degree/transcripts and/or license along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:

Richard C Leonetti
(916) 227-5538

Hiring Unit Contact:Johnny Nguyen
(916) 859-7974