Wednesday , February 1 2023

Caltrans Jobs – Caltrans Highway Maintenance Worker


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Position Details

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Working Title:

Caltrans Highway Maintenance Worker – PI (Seasonal)



$3,830.00 – $4,366.00

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Work Location:

Sierra County

Job Type:

Permanent Intermittent – 1500 Hours

Department Information

Caltrans Mission: Provide a safe and reliable transportation network that serves all people and respects the environment.

Caltrans Vision: A brighter future for all through a world-class transportation network.

The Caltrans workforce is made up of diverse and unique individuals who contribute to our organizational success. Caltrans is about celebrating diversity, valuing one another, and recognizing that Caltrans is strong not in spite of the diverse attributes of our workforce, but because of our diversity.

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Job Description And Duties

In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 and, as a result of the COVID-19 rapid out-break, Caltrans will continue its hiring practices as they are deemed necessary to “maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure…,” Candidates who participate in the interview process will be considered essential in promoting this effort and are not in violation of Executive Order N-33-20. Virtual interviews via web portals or phone will be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. Please speak with the Hiring Unit contact for more information.

These positions are SEASONAL , limited to 1500 hours per fiscal year, but can be extended.

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 exam is located here:

Under the supervision of a Caltrans Maintenance Supervisor, and functional direction of a Caltrans Highway Maintenance Leadworker, is responsible for and performs miscellaneous labor work and light equipment operation in connection with the maintenance of state highways and facilities. In his/her absence, a Caltrans Maintenance Leadworker or other qualified person may be in charge. There are times when incumbent may work for other Supervisors and/or work units, as workload requires. Will receive some training from other members of the crew. HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE Operates light maintenance and construction equipment requiring a class C California Driver’s License, removes litter and dead animals, installs lane closures and other traffic controls, flags traffic, cleans and repairs drains, repairs and replaces signs and other traffic safety devices, removes brush and trees, cleans and services equipment, loads and unloads material from trucks, cleans and paints maintenance facilities, hand patches, removes weeds both manually and mechanically, and does other work as required. May be assigned to perform the duties normally assigned to the class of Caltrans Landscape Maintenance Worker. As time permits, may be trained in the operation of heavy equipment. SNOW REMOVAL Performs chain control and truck screen duties, assists in road closures including directing traffic and proper placement of warning and detour signs, removes snow from signs and other traffic safety devices, repairs and replaces snow poles, and repairs and builds tire chains. Operates snow removal equipment requiring a class C California Driver’s License. May be assigned responsibility to place or remove chain controls, may be responsible to determine need for abrasives and anti/deicers. A drug test is required.

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

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.
Must be in possession of a valid Class C California Driver License.
This position(s) may require medical and/or audio clearance prior to being hired.

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

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Transportation

Attn: Caltrans HR Contact

Certification Services MS-90

P O Box 168036

Sacramento , CA 95816-8036

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Transportation

Caltrans HR Contact

Classification and Hiring Unit – ECOS

1727 30th Street, MS 90

Sacramento , CA 95816

Closed on weekends and State holidays

08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

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