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Job Announcement: City of Susanville – Street Maintenance Operator III

Thursday, November 30th, 2017


The City of Susanville Public Works Department, Streets Division aims to provide superior public services: by maintaining and improving the condition of our streets and alley system; by keeping our drainage ways open and free of debris; and by maintaining and operating all City controlled traffic signs and pavement markings in
a safe and effective manner. The ideal candidate for this position will be a highly motivated team player with skills in construction, operation, repair, maintenance and
replacement of streets, street signs, snow removal, equipment and storm drainage facilities.

Minimum Qualifications Desired:

  • Eight (8) years of hands on experience in construction, maintenance, and repair of streets or highways
  • Valid CA Driver’s license and /or be able to acquire a Class A Certification within 6 months (training & testing provided by City)
  • Completion of formal or informal education sufficient to assure the ability to read and write at a level for successful job performance
  • Meet physical requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, schedules, and implements construction, maintenance, and operations and construction activities.
  • Assists in the control and use of all materials, supplies and equipment used in the maintenance, construction and repair of City’s street and storm draining systems.
  • Helps analyze annual operating costs and makes recommendations to assist in budget preparation.
  • Maintains a variety of records relating to inspections, construction and maintenance activity within the City’s street system.
  • Assist in the training and discipline of lower level employees
  • Operates light to heavy-sized construction and power equipment, such as dump trucks, backhoes/ loaders, street sweepers, road graders, sanders, paving equipment, air tools, and safety equipment.
  • Perform required labor involved in construction and maintenance of projects as part of a crew including pavement cutting ditch digging, main and service line repair and new installations of gas, water, streets, and storm drains as needed.
  • Issue the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by supervising and participating in cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.

The Public Works Department:
The Public Works Department has 22 full-time employees and is organized across five divisions: Water, Streets, Natural Gas, Public Works Administration, and Air Pollution. The City of
Susanville’s Public Works Department strives to be a recognized leader in the delivery of public services; known for our responsiveness, reliability, good stewardship of fiscal and human resources,
and caring attention given to every single person we encounter.

Salary and Benefits:
The current annual salary for the position of Street Maintenance Operator III is

  • Hourly: $19.18-$25.71. Monthly: $3,326-$4,457
  • With proper training, this position is eligible for additional compensation for standby duties.

The City provides the following benefits:
General Leave:

  • Vacation: 12 days of paid vacation leave during year one, increasing to 15 days in year two and increasing based on years of service
  • Sick Leave: 12 days of paid sick leave per year

Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance:$30 per month current employee cost, for employee and entire family
Retirement: The City participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). For legacy members, the benefit level is 3% @60, employee share is 8%, paid by
employees. For new members, the benefit level is 2% @62, employee share is 6.25%, paid by the employee.

Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year

Deferred Compensation: voluntary plans available IRS Section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan available

Selection Process: 

This position is open until filled, with PRIMARY APPLICATIONS DUE: December 8, 2017, by 5 p.m.

To be considered for this opportunity, submit :
(1) resume; (2) a current DMV printout; & (3) a City standard application in person or by mail at the following address: 66 North Lassen Street, Susanville, CA 96130

City Employment Applications are available at the address above or at

Candidates with questions may contact the Public Works Department at (530) 257-1041.

The City of Susanville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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