San Mateo County

Senior Utility Worker (Open & Promotional)

San Francisco/Peninsula
2/23/2018 at 11:30pm
$25.30-$31.62 Hourly


FINAL DATE FOR FILING: February 23, 2018.


The Senior Utility Worker will perform highly complex, technical, semi-skilled tasks to assist Road Maintenance Workers and Road Maintenance Supervisors and Managers of the Department of Public Works. Duties include making minor equipment repairs; transporting materials, supplies or equipment; operating power tools, forklift and related construction equipment; assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of a small group of Utility Workers and/or Sheriff's work program participants performing a variety of similar manual tasks such as building and grounds maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have experience in building and facility maintenance, construction, and minor equipment repair. Will be highly organized and able to work collaboratively with others, lead by example, and demonstrate exceptional attendance, attitude, communication, safety practices and appropriate workplace behavior.

Other duties include:

  • Operate and maintain equipment or hand tools used in the maintenance of buildings, grounds, and facilities.
  • Operate special equipment and vehicles.
  • Lift, move, load and transport materials, supplies, and heavy equipment.
  • Coordinate uniform counts, reorder damaged uniforms, maintain inventory of uniforms.
  • Order, receive and maintain inventory of supplies, tools, safety equipment.
  • Handle invoices in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is two years of experience providing building and facility maintenance and minor equipment repair.

Licensure/Certification: Possession of a Class C California driver license or equivalent.

Knowledge of:  Basic supervisory principles and practices; policies and procedures related to the area to which assigned; methods, materials, tools, and practices used in performing a variety of manual tasks such as building and grounds maintenance, minor equipment repair, transportation of materials and equipment, and providing semi-skilled tasks to skilled trades personnel; methods, practices and equipment used in the receipt, storage, handling, ordering, and inventory of materials and equipment; safety regulations, precautions, and practices.

Skill/Ability to: Plan, assign, direct and review the work of others; organize, prioritize, and coordinate work activities; train others in work procedures; perform technical, specialized, complex or difficult manual tasks; read and interpret rules, policies and procedures; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; operate and care for vehicles, tools, and equipment used in the job; use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines; establish and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate records of work performed and perform basic arithmetic calculations; lift, carry, push, or move materials, supplies, or equipment up to 50 pounds; climb stairs, ladders, ramps and unpaved terrain; and walk or stand for long periods of time.


Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and The Superior Court of California, San Mateo County employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply Online' button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.  A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to the standard County employment application form.  A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required application materials. 

The examination process will consist of a training and experience evaluation (weight: pass/fail) and an interview (weight: 100%). The training and experience evaluation will be based solely on the information provided by applicants on the job application and supplemental questionnaire. Because of this process, not all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are guaranteed advancement through the examination process. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense. 

Application Deadline:  February 23, 2018
Training & Experience Evaluation (tentative): February 28, 2018
Civil Service Interviews:  March 20, 2018


At the County of San Mateo, we welcome and celebrate the diversity of our employees, and strive to create a workplace where they feel valued every day.  County of San Mateo is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Analyst: Krysta Caronongan (02092018) (Senior Utility Worker II - T062)