Road Superintendent

Monterey County Human Resources
January 12, 2022
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description


Invites your interest for the position of


Final Filing Date: Friday, February 4, 2022

Exam# 22/74D83/01JA

The Public Works, Facilities & Parks Department (PWFP) centralizes a range of Land Use and Capital services, including Public Works, Facilities, and Parks to ensure reasonable and safe development, plan for future needs, manage infrastructure and County facilities, and protect natural resources. The Monterey County parks system benefits the community by providing a vast assortment of outdoor recreational activities. The diversity and breadth of Monterey County's parks offers something for everyone. Park sites throughout the County serve residents and visitors by promoting health and wellness, and providing outdoor space to play, exercise and access facilities for self-directed or organized recreation.

The exiting vacancies reside in County Parks located in South County , including Lake San Antonio, Lake Nacimiento, and San Lorenzo Park.

The Public Works, Facilities & Parks Department is in immediate need for Road superintendent. The Road Superintendent is the management level class in the Road Maintenance class series. Employees in this class are assigned responsibility for planning work and for organizing and supervising the maintenance of County roads in assigned areas or a specialized area of road maintenance activity, and may be given special assignments to meet departmental needs.

The Eligible List established from this recruitment process will be used to fill positions on a permanent and temporary basis and may be used to fill future vacancies.

Examples of Duties

  • Oversees the administrative daily functions for assigned team and plans road maintenance projects including estimating, securing and scheduling personnel, materials, and equipment required in a cost effective manner; develops road district annual maintenance plan to include prioritizing, estimating, report writing and preparing reimbursable service agreements.
  • Performs the full range of supervisory tasks, including selecting, training, developing, counseling and evaluating employees; recommends and/or takes disciplinary action as appropriate.
  • Develops, updates and trains staff relative to methods, procedures and protocols related to County road construction, road maintenance, emergency response, and safety; ensures safety practices are in compliance with Federal, State and County regulations, laws and ordinances; holds regular safety meetings with staff.
  • Advises, directs, supervises and/or assists staff, and may participate in road maintenance work, such as difficult projects and tasks, patching and resurfacing, preparing sub-grades, installing culverts, cleaning ditches and moving earth.
  • Reviews, responds, updates, and completes final disposition of requests for service regarding road maintenance activities in area of responsibility.
  • Prepares correspondence; establishes and updates project management documentation; reviews spreadsheets, reports, permits, plans and other documents; and performs other administrative duties using a personal computer.
  • Inspects roads and facilities to evaluate unsafe conditions and ongoing maintenance needs.
  • Maintains and prepares reports related to estimates, labor, materials and equipment.
  • Operate personal computer and general office equipment in the performance of administrative duties.

To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website:

Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Thorough Knowledge of:

Materials, methods, procedures and protocols of road maintenance work and the maintenance and operation of related equipment and vehicles; OSHA and other health and safety regulations, requirements and practices as they relate to road construction and maintenance.

Working Knowledge of:

Principles and methods of supervision and management including work planning, organization, and delegation; employee counseling, performance appraisal, documentation and discipline; problem solving and conflict resolution; and employee selection, development and training; The function of streets and highways, including the movements of people and goods, providing access to property, and related area drainage systems.

Skill and Ability to:

Direct, coordinate, supervise, perform and instruct others in all facets and levels of road maintenance work; Implement departmental goals, objectives, policies, procedures and programs; Plan, supervise, assign, and evaluate the work of others, and train, counsel and/or discipline subordinates; Develop, implement and evaluate plans, schedules and reports to accomplish maintenance and construction projects; Estimate resources needed to complete road construction and maintenance projects; Inspect existing roads, identify potential problems and determine corrective action required; prepare related reports based on identified issues and assign priority ranking for budgetary consideration; Read, interpret and explain to others specifications, plans and profiles used in road construction, maintenance and traffic control and other related activities; Train subordinate staff in and implement appropriate safety practices and techniques; Perform mathematical calculations required in construction, maintenance, and time and equipment records and reports; Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work, and provide excellent and courteous customer service; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in order to follow and give instructions, complete forms and prepare required reports or documentation; Operate personal computer and general office equipment in the performance of administrative duties.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training
Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

At least three (3) years of increasingly responsible road construction and/or maintenance work, one of which included supervisory responsibilities.
Additional Information

REQUIRED CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:

1. Possess a valid California Class C Driver License and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
2. Obtain a California Class A Driver License with Tanker Endorsements within 180 days of hire.
3. Submit to alcohol and drug tests (for positions requiring a Class A License) as mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) federal regulations.
4. Be available to work rotating or irregular shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays during special projects or in emergency or disaster situations caused by storms, flooding, traffic accidents or other natural/man-made disasters; and be on call twenty-four (24) hours/day, seven (7) days a week.
5. Work under adverse conditions such as inclement weather or in environments containing dust or silica dust, heat, electricity, vibrations, fire, steam or wind; environments subject to extreme or sudden changes in air temperature, pressure or humidity; work outdoors, on uneven and/or wet ground surfaces, at elevations above ground level; work in confined or extremely small work spaces, closed ventilation systems or areas not well ventilated; come in contact with water, petroleum products, lubricants, cleaning solutions or solvents, toxic fumes, liquids or gases, allergens, chemical products requiring MSDS sheets, infectious organisms, plant, animal or food material or waste.
6. Work in environments that may be extremely noisy, hazardous, dangerous and/or exposes workers to moving vehicles, heavy equipment and hand/power tools.
7. Comply with the materials, methods, handling, storage and disposal practices associated with hazardous materials and hazardous waste in accordance with all Federal, State, local and departmental laws, regulations, policies or practices.

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "X" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

On July 30, 2021 the County of Monterey Board of Supervisors took action to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees to include new hires. The vaccination requirement is in accordance with Section 25 of the County of Monterey Emergency Response Manual and COVID-19 Prevention Program Link . Applicants who accept employment with the County of Monterey, will be required to be fully vaccinated. However, individuals may request medical or religious exemptions and will be required to complete the appropriate request and certification forms for review and approval no later than their start date. Medical / Religion .


As a condition of employment, prospective employees may be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of any criminal convictions. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.


Apply On-Line at , by 11:59 PM(PST)


Hard copy applications may be obtained from and submitted

during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM by contacting:
Monterey County, Public Works, Facilities & Parks Department
Attn: Julie Aulenta, Associate Personnel Analyst
1441 Schilling Place, 1st Floor, Salinas CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5014 Fax: (831) 784-5603

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre-examination exercises, performance examination, and/or written examination. The competitive examination process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to all of the Supplemental Questions

Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

All required materials must be received no later than final filing date:
Friday, February 4, 2022
Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Julie Aulenta, Human Resources Analyst, at (831) 755-5014, or
The County of Monterey is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date/Time: 2/4/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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