Public Works Highways Utility Worker

County Of Maui
Full Time, Permanent $5,593 Per year HI 200 S High St, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States


Performs skilled work in the construction, repair and alterations of highway appurtenances and county baseyard facilities; performs a variety of welding tasks with oxyacetylene and electric welding equipment; and performs other related duties as required.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
This class is distinguished by its responsibility for the performance of a variety of skilled work in the construction, repair and alteration of highway appurtenances and county baseyard facilities, including the performance of skilled welding tasks.

Examples of Duties

The following are examples of duties and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class. The omission of specific duties statements does not preclude management from assigning such duties if such duties are a logical assignment for the position.

  • Constructs, maintains, alters and repairs retaining walls, culvert headers, catch basins, gutters, storm drains, guard rails, sidewalks, curbings, spillways, loading platforms, floors, etc., using concrete blocks, stones, bricks, and soft mixes; 

  • Constructs and repairs stone work on bridges, walks, retaining walls and buildings; 

  • Constructs simple concrete and masonry bridge footings and wings; 

  • Plans, lays out and constructs or repairs timber bridges, decking and railings; 

  • Repairs, maintains and erects highway signs; 

  • Lays out, marks and welds light and heavy gauge metals in the repair of equipment frames, automotive bodies, grader blades, load buckets, water tanks, guard rails, etc.; 

  • Applies paints, varnishes, stains, lacquers, and enamels by brush or spray to buildings, bridges, vehicles, machinery, etc.; 

  • May operate motorized equipment; 

  • Supervises laborers and helpers in maintenance and repair work; 

  • May perform other trade work.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience: (1) Four years of experience involving carpentry and/or masonry work under a journey level carpenter and/or mason including or supplemented by some welding experience; or (2) any equivalent combination of training and experience.

License Requirement: Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license (equivalent to State of Hawaii Type 3) and prior to completion of probation, a Hawaii State Commercial Driver's License (Class B) and a current Department of Transportation Medical Examiners Certificate.

Knowledge of: practices, tools, methods and materials used in construction and maintenance work; hazards and safety practices; steel welding and cutting equipment and its use.

Ability to: use common tools and techniques of the several trades such as masonry, carpentry, painting and steel work; read and interpret blueprints and sketches; understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Health and Physical Condition:

Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Effort Grouping: Heavy

Supplemental Information

NOTE: Qualified applicants will be required to take an online exam.  Applicants are required to test alone in a quiet, distraction-free area using a reliable computer with a high-speed internet connection, a microphone, a webcam (internal or external), and a Windows or Apple Operating System.  Applicants who do not meet the system requirements will be provided an opportunity to take the online exam on site. 


If you have never applied for a job using the NEOGOV system, you must create an account.  You will need a username, password, and working email address to create your account. Your detailed work history is required on the application. A resume submitted in lieu of an application will not be sufficient. Furthermore, "See resume" is NOT an acceptable response under the "Work Experience" section. An application containing this response may be deemed incomplete. Applications may be rejected if they are incomplete.


The above examination is being given on an open-competitive basis to establish an eligible list which shall be effective for not more than one year unless extended by the Director of Personnel Services.


The County of Maui does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, arrest and court record, assignment of child support, national guard participation or any other basis covered by state or federal laws governing non-discrimination

Pre-Employment/Post-Offer Drug Screening Test: All applicants, who will enter a safety sensitive position or certain designated categories that the Personnel Services Director has established or who are required by law to be drug tested must pass a pre-employment/post-offer drug screening test as a condition of employment. There is no retesting or re-evaluation process. Cost for the drug screening test shall be borne by the County of Maui.

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