CALTRANS HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE LEADWORKER (Downey)

Caltrans in Downey, CA

  • Industry: Facility Maintenance - Grounds Maintenance
  • Type: Full Time
  • $33,080.00 - 50,300.00
position filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of a Caltrans Maintenance Supervisor, the Caltrans Highway Maintenance Leadworker works with and assists in providing functional guidance to a crew that performs heavy manual labor in the maintenance of state highways, fence and guardrail repair, bridges, roadbed, roadside, functional landscape and vegetation maintenance; graffiti removal; culvert, drainage and ditch inspection and cleaning; litter and debris removal; operates and maintains various equipment and performs general laboring tasks associated with the maintenance of the State Highway System. Assists the supervisor in planning and scheduling duties, developing work plans, conducting safety meetings and scheduling crew assignments. Uses and maintains proper traffic control devices and is responsible for closing ramps, live traffic lanes, freeway connectors and shoulders. Operates manual and power tools. Assists in cleaning up highway spills. May work in confined spaces and in elevated heights. The incumbent may be required to work overtime, work irregular shifts/alternate work schedules including nights, holidays and weekends; may be required to work temporary and /or intermittent varied work shifts and required to respond to emergency situations and calls. May be loaned to other cost centers.

Applications will be screened and only the most competitive candidates will be invited for an interview.


Eligibility for hire is determined by your score on the Caltrans Highway Maintenance Leadworker (CHML) exam. You must be on the state examination list to be eligible for these positions. The CHML Exam is located here:

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
  • This position(s)require(s)an Audiogram Clearance prior to being hired.
  • This position(s) require(s)a valid and unrestricted Class B Commercial Driver's License with Tank (N) endorsement, and a current medical certificate prior to being hired.
  • This position is subject to the Post and Bid process.Applications from a certification list, transfer change in class, reinstatement, re-employment, and training and development assignment candidates will be accepted for this position but cannot be acted upon unless the Post & Bid process does not result in a hire.


    Associated topics: athletic, grounds, jardinero, landscape, lawn, maintenence, superintendent, sweep, tree pruner, trimmer

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