Public Works Maintenance Technician I/ii

Kern County
Full Time $4,255 - $5,703 Per month CA 2700 M St STE 400, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States


This recruitment is for




locations only. Please be sure to indicate on the Agency-wide questions, where you will accept initial employment.

Level I: $1,963.97 - $2,347.13Level II: $2,202.69 - $2,632.42 , paid bi-weekly 

Examination Schedule: 

  • Written Exam: qualified candidates will be notified five days prior to the examination.


Written Exam (Weight 100%): Will be conducted for the purpose of assessing the applicant's knowledge of socioeconomic conditions and trends; basic principles of individual and group behavior; principles of interviewing and problem solving; effective public speaking and public relations methods; cultural diversity.

Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the exam process.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Sixty (60) semester, or ninety (90) quarter units of college course work from an accredited college or university to include at least nine (9) semester or fifteen (15) quarter units in math or science; OR High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent and two (2) years of experience equivalent to a Public Works Maintenance Worker III in the Kern County classification system; OR  an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

***Candidates qualifying with college education, must attach a copy of their college transcript, to this application.

Some positions may require:

  •  Possession of a valid Class A or B California Driver’s License.  
  • Incumbents must successfully complete a 40-hour Hazwoper training program within six (6) months of hire or be terminated.


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