City of Cathedral City STREET MAINTENANCE WORKER I/II in Cathedral City, California



$3,250.32 - $4,926.28 Monthly


Cathedral City, CA

Job Type



Public Works

Job Number



4/26/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions


Under general supervision, performs a variety of heavy, physical work in the maintenance and repair of streets, storm drains, sidewalks and related facilities.


Street Maintenance Worker I is the entry level class in this series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform a variety of duties in street maintenance, concrete work, and traffic painting and signing work. This class is alternately staffed with Street Maintenance Worker II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating pro­ficiency which meet the qualifications of the higher level class.

Street Maintenance Worker II is the journey level class in this series. Incumbents perform the full range of street maintenance duties. This class is distinguished from Senior Street Maintenance Worker in that the latter has lead responsibility for street and related maintenance work.

Examples of Duties

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of duties and responsibilities is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.


Positions in this classification typically perform a range of duties at a level of complexity represented by the following types of responsibilities:

  • Breaks and removes surfaces; digs, shovels, hauls, loads and unloads soils, sand, asphalt mixes and other materials; spreads, shovels, rakes, floats and rolls asphalt; repairs potholes; picks up debris and cleans streets; cleans storm drains; clears brush from catch basins, storm drains and flood channels; sprays herbicides for weed control; performs landscape and grounds maintenance duties in parks and recreation areas.

  • Mixes, pours and finishes concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters and driveways; repairs private property damaged in the course of the work; drives heavy trucks to pick up and deliver materials.

  • Paints traffic control markings and stencils on pavements and curbs using spray equip­ment and brushes; installs and maintains traffic and other signs according to established standards; reads and interprets maps, manuals and specifications; operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools, test equipment and other equipment related to the work; operates light and heavy trucks, tractors and construction equipment used in the work.

  • Uses appropriate safety equipment and observes safe work methods and safety practices related to the work; cones and flags worksites to secure from traffic; observes safe driving prac­tices; washes and cleans assigned vehicles.

  • Completes basic records related to work performed; may train and direct the work of others; may act in a lead capacity on specific jobs; responds to emergency situations in off-hours as required; maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition; assists other divisions in maintenance and custodial activities as assigned.


Knowledge and Application of:

Techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of streets, traffic signing, and painting and concrete work

Operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment common to the field

Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work

Codes and regulations related to the work

Shop mathematics

Ability to Perform and Successfully Apply Skill In:

Operating and maintaining a variety of hand and power tools and equipment used in the work

Understanding and following oral and written instructions

Properly placing cones, barricades and warning devices and directing traffic flow at job sites

Performing heavy physical labor

Exercising independent judgment and initiative without close supervision

Reading and interpreting maps, manuals and specifications

Physical and Environmental Demands

Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry objects weighing up to 90 pounds and to perform sustained heavy physi­cal labor.

Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and to work with exposure to traffic.

Must be willing to work overtime and off-hours shifts in emergency situations.

Training and Experience

Any combination of training and experience that provides the above listed knowledge, skills and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way of qualifying would be:

Street Maintenance Worker I: Ability to read and write at a level necessary for efficient job performance and six months of work experience as a laborer in construction or main­tenance work; possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.

Street Maintenance Worker II: Ability to read and write at a level necessary for efficient job performance and two years of experience in street maintenance, concrete work, and traffic painting and signing work at a level equivalent to the City's Street Maintenance Worker I class; possession of a valid California Class A driver's license.

Supplemental Information


To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must submit an application on-line. Based upon the information presented in on the applications, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components: application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation. Please notify Human Resources at least 72 hours in advance of the test date regarding a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The resulting eligibility list will be in effect for six (6) months. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.

All notifications will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address listed on your on-line application.

All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidates legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to: comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).

The City does not participate in the Social Security system except for a mandatory Medicare


The City provides an outstanding benefits plan that includes:

  • Bilingual pay

  • CalPERS Health Insurance plus other Benefits

  • CalPERS Retirement

  • Certification and Education Incentives

  • Deferred Compensation (ICMA / Nationwide)

  • Educational Reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Holidays

  • Life Insurance | Long Term Disability

  • Sick Leave

  • Vacation Accrual

  • Wellness

Benefit description per bargaining unit are available for review on the City's website

AFSCME – General Unit

CCPFA– Cathedral City Professional Firefighters Association

CCFMA– Cathedral City Fire Management Association

CCPOA– Cathedral City Police Officer Association

CCPMA– Cathedral City Police Management Association

Non-Represented Employees


Each applicant must complete this supplemental questionnaire as a part of the application screening and selection process. The information you provide will be reviewed and used to determine your eligibility to move forward in the selection process. Incomplete responses, false statements, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process, Do you agree to answer each supplemental question truthfully and that your responses can be verified from information included within the application?

  • YES

  • NO


Are you willing and able to work a flexible schedule to include emergency call-in, call-back, nights, holidays and weekends?

  • Yes

  • No


Please select the appropriate response(s) from the options below regarding your current, valid California Driver's License.

  • Class C

  • Class B

  • Class A

  • I do not have a valid CA Driver's License

  • I have a valid Driver's License from another state


Please indicate your level of work experience operating a vehicle requiring a Class A driver's license.

  • I have no experience in this area

  • Up to 1 year

  • 1 to 2 years

  • 2 to 4 years

  • 5 to 10 years

  • over 10 years


Please indicate your level of work experience applying hot and cold asphalt to municipal streets and roadways.

  • I have no experience in this area

  • Up to 1 year

  • 1 to 2 years

  • 2 to 4 years

  • 5 to 10 years

  • over 10 years


Please indicate your level of experience setting, pouring and finishing concrete related to installing sidewalks, curbs, and gutters.

  • I have no experience in this area

  • Up to 1 year

  • 1 to 2 years

  • 2 to 4 years

  • 5 to 10 years

  • over 10 years


Please indicate the experience you have in setting up and performing traffic control.

  • I have no experience in this area

  • Up to 1 year

  • 1 to 2 years

  • 2 to 4 years

  • 5 to 10 years

  • over 10 years

    Required Question


City of Cathedral City


68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero

Cathedral City, California, 92234





Your browser does not support the IFRAME feature, which is required by this web page.