San Mateo

Street Maintenance Leadworker (19873748)

Public Works Maintenance
San Francisco/Peninsula
7/19/2019 at 5pm or until 50 applicants
$5,958.00-$6,798.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


1959 Pacific Boulevard San Mateo, 94403


The City of San Mateo Public Works Department is looking for an experienced Street Maintenance Leadworker


Why Join our Department?

The Public Works Department is committed to high performance levels and standards, utilizing best practices relative to performance management and team-oriented approaches. Our department oversees the maintenance of 210 miles of City streets and 380 miles of sidewalk. To ensure that streets and sidewalks are in proper condition, Public Works manages the Pavement Management Program and the Sidewalk Program to keep our streets and sidewalks clean and in good repair along with a variety of other tasks as it relates to public right of way. You would be joining over 500 people whose mission is to serve the San Mateo community with collaborative, innovative and professional spirit.

Collaboration, Innovation, Respect, Creativity, Transparency and Informed Risk-taking are attributes within the City’s mission, values and organizational principles that we are seeking in the candidates.

Look to some of the reasons why the City of San Mateo is a great place to work:


What You'll Do

The Street Maintenance Leadworker performs skilled work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of street and storm drains. The Leadworker assigns and participates in the work of maintenance crews, operates power driven equipment, and performs related work as required.   This position is responsible for lead supervision of a street or traffic safety maintenance field crew. The work assigned also involves working as a member of the crew performing the more complex and difficult repair and maintenance tasks.

For a complete list of duties, reference our job specifications at


Ideal Candidate

Who You Are

  • An individual who possesses thorough knowledge of materials, methods, practices and equipment used in street construction, maintenance, and repair activities or street painting and sign construction and installation and the occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work..
  • An individual who possesses the ability to perform highly skilled construction, maintenance, and repair tasks involving either street maintenance or painting and sign construction and the ability to operate a variety of equipment used in municipal maintenance.
  • An individual who is knowledgeable of the principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • An individual who possesses the ability to plan, schedule, and assign work.
  • An individual who is knowledgeable of geographical and functional features of street and drainage systems.
  • An individual who possesses the ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications.
  • An individual who desires to contribute to a positive work environment that fosters motivation, collaboration, coaching, and engagement of our workforce.

What You Bring

  • You possess three years of increasingly responsible experience comparable to that of a Maintenance Worker II, including prior experience in the maintenance of street system.
  • You have the equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License is required within 12 months of employment.


What We Offer

​​​​​​​Salary:  $5,958 - $6,798/month​​​​​​​

  • Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health benefits
  • CalPERS retirement 2% @ 55 for classic members; 2% @ 62 for new members.  Classic employees contribute 7.5% to CalPERS and New members contribute 6.25% to CalPERS
  • Participation in the Social Security Program
  • City matching up to 0.5% of the Employee’s contribution to a Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Free Fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation, Employee Assistance Program and Credit Union Membership
  • Bilingual Diff:  $195 monthly (if applicable)
  • Employee housing loan up to $7,500 for home purchase or rental move-in assistance in the City of San Mateo
  • This classification is represented by the SEIU Maintenance Unit

Special Instructions

Are You Ready?  Apply.

Submit an online application, résumé, and supplemental questionnaire at or to the Human Resources Department, City of San Mateo, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403, (650) 522-7260.

Application Deadline

Recruitment will close by July 19, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 50 applications and supplemental questionnaires, whichever occurs first.

Interview Process

All applications, résumés (strongly encouraged) and supplemental questionnaires received will be reviewed for minimum qualifications.  A fully completed application is required; a resume does not replace the information required on the employment application.  A limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of an oral panel interview, written exercise, or in the form of a practical demonstration of skill and ability, or any combination of these, tentatively scheduled for August 26, 2019.

The process may include an Oral Panel interview and department interview.  An employment list will be established from those who pass the examination process.  Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list.  The list will remain in effect for at least 6 months with the possibility of an extension for an additional 6 months.  Once placed on an employment list, and at the time a vacancy occurs, eligible candidates may be contacted by the hiring department and scheduled for additional department interviews.

Note: The City of San Mateo reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process.  ALL RESPONSES WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION.  Therefore, it is imperative that you provide an email address to which you have access, and it is recommended that you frequently check your email for notices from:

Date Posted – June 17, 2019

Fine Print

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a driving record review, reference check, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should contact Lourdes Coles, Sr. Human Resources Analyst, at or (650) 522-7264.  Do not upload any documents related to your request for accommodation in CalOpps.

The policy of the City of San Mateo is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin. It is the intent and desire of the City of San Mateo that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  The City of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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