The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the flexibly staffed position of Public Works Maintenance Worker I/II in the Public Works Department of the Community Development and Services Agency. Depending on background, experience and the needs of the department, the position may be filled directly at the Public Works Maintenance Worker II level. The primary responsibilities under this position are to learn and perform semi-skilled and skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of roads, bridges, rights of way, parks and related County infrastructure in a centralized or rural location; operate and perform basic maintenance and adjustment to light and heavy equipment in the performance of the work; install street and traffic signs for County roadways and perform related work as assigned.
About the Public Works Department:
The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining, repairing, designing, and constructing County roads, bridges, parks, and storm water drainage systems in accordance with local, state, and federal laws/standards, and in a manner that maximizes public safety. Due to the mountainous terrain in the eastern half of the County, road maintenance often includes snow plowing. The Yuba County Maintained Mileage for roads consists of 653 miles, 76 bridges (greater than 20’ in length), and numerous culverts/drainage structures. The department also reviews and approves land development projects as they relate to the County road, drainage, and park systems. Public Works performs administration and maintenance of the County parks and County Services Areas.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the construction industry, including safety regulations pertaining to the work; and have experience practicing safe work methods. The successful incumbent has the ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships and excels in a team environment. They will also be motivated and demonstrate initiative in their work. The ideal candidate will be comfortable operating a variety of vehicles and using tools related to the work.
Minimum Level I:
Possess and maintain a valid Class C driver’s license; graduation from high school and one year of experience in public works, road or related maintenance work.
Preferred Level I:
Possess a valid California Class A or B driver’s license with a tanker endorsement, graduation from high school and two years of experience in public works, road or related maintenance work, preferably in a public setting.
Minimum Level II:
Graduation from high school, a valid California Class A or B driver’s license with a tanker endorsement and two years of public works, road or related maintenance experience with at least one year equivalent to the County's class of Public Works Maintenance Worker I.
Preferred Level II:
In addition to the minimum, a valid California Class A driver’s license with a TN or X endorsement (tanker with hazardous materials placard); three years of experience in public works, road or related maintenance work which has included the operation of heavy construction equipment and some experience directing the work of others.
Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations. Exposure to all weather conditions and machine noises. Work with exposure to potentially hazardous paints, chemicals, solvents, and sealants, exhaust fumes, or other potentially dangerous conditions.
Must provide a current DMV printout upon offer of employment. Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which includes Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire. Must comply with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations as a “Safety Sensitive” or “Safety Supportive” classification depending on license, including pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion and post accident drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment.
Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years
Miscellaneous Classic: 2% @ 55
Miscellaneous New: 2% @ 62
(Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources web page for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.)
VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs
HOLIDAYS: An average of 14 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays
SICK LEAVE: Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per year
HEALTH: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.
DENTAL/VISION: County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for employee only and 80% for dependent(s).
LIFE INSURANCE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage. Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and dependents.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program
SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE: SDI provides benefits to employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury. The current SDI withholding rate is 1.2% with a maximum of $1,539.58 on wages up to $153,958 (per calendar year) for 2021. This % is deducted on gross wages and can change annually in accordance with law. Persons covered by SDI are also automatically covered by Paid Family Leave (PFL).
MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program. Current EE & ER share is 1.45%
DEFERRED COMP: One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.
MISCELLANEOUS: For a specific job classification and/or specific department/location benefits, please reference the Master Labor Agreement.
UNION AFFILIATION: Yuba County Employee Association
Final Filing Deadline: Monday, August 9, 2021 @ 5:00 P.M.
Additional Information: All minimally qualified applicants that receive a qualifying score on the Supplemental Questionnaire, will be invited to participate in a Qualifications Appraisal Panel Interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for August 19th.
An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted by final filing deadline. Applications must include supplemental questionnaire, copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.
ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire.
HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application and Supplemental Questionnaire by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.
All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.
Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.
Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:
- Completed Yuba County Employment Application (OnLine or Hard Copy)
- Supplemental Questionnaire
- Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
- Copies of Certifications
- Copy of Driver’s License
The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.
RECRUITMENT SELECTION PROCESSES:
The recruitment process involves multiple steps which may include but are not limited to:
- Supplemental Questionnaire
- Interview Screening (if applicant pool is greater than 50)
- Qualifications Appraisal Panels
- Department Interviews
(Please note: The entire recruitment process from recruitment opening date to start date could take 6 – 12 weeks for successful candidates).
A completed supplemental questionnaire is an essential part of the examination process for this position. The responses will be reviewed for sufficient detail and will be rated according to pre-determined guidelines. Please include; 1) Places of employment; 2) pertinent dates; 3) duties performed, etc. when responding to the questions. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. Any experience and/or training listed MUST be identified on your application. Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the supplemental questionnaire.
Interview screening is an extension of the application process. Used as a secondary a method of screening large applicant pools.
QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL PANEL:
This is an oral examination process. Applicants who successfully completed the screening processes and meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in a qualifications appraisal panel. The process consists of three or four panel members along with a subject matter expert who will ask individuals questions related to the essential functions and/or attributes required for the position.
If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.
All applicants who have successfully completed the application/selection procedures and examination process may be eligible for veteran’s credit. Applicants must have served on active duty for a period of not less than 90 days in the armed forces in time of war or national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons shall be allowed credit. Military Records Form DD214 must be submitted for further review and determination of appropriate credits.
WAIVER OF SELECTION PROCEDURES:
When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY LIST:
An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.
The Public Works department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.