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Road Maintenance Technician III - Eastern Service Center - Littleton, CO #7624569

Company: Arapahoe County

Date: 09/21/2020

City: Littleton, CO

Employment type: Full-time


The Arapahoe County Public Works & Development Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Road and Bridge Division team. You'll get the best training in the business and the support of an awesome team. The ideal candidate should possess the desire to work hard every day towards a team goal and enjoy performance-based annual salary increases.

This job offers opportunities to work for a high performing organization that strives for excellence every day, in which employees are encouraged to grow professionally through personal development and increased responsibility.

If you are seeking steady employment with multiple opportunities growth and leadership, we are looking for you!

Benefits of working for Arapahoe County Road and Bridge:

  • Annual salary increases based on hard work and attitude
  • Promotions based on hard work and attitude
  • Goal oriented workload
  • Excellent balance between hard work and time off provided each year
  • 15 days (120 hours) paid vacation leave
  • 12 paid holidays (96 hours)
  • 1 paid personal holiday (8 hours)
  • 12 paid sick days (96 hours)
  • 3 day weekends! 4 - 10 hour work days are routine unless weather or other circumstances arise
  • Work hours are typically 7AM to 5PM Monday through Thursday
  • Insurance – please see benefits tab
  • Retirement – work at a career rather than another job
  • Uniforms and laundry service provided
  • All PPE provided including steel toe boots.

This position will primarily work from the Road and Bridges Eastern Service Center, located at 4405 South CR 129, Bennett, CO, 80102.

The Road Maintenance Technician III performs a variety of skilled maintenance and construction functions associated with street maintenance including the operation of assigned equipment. Provides regular training to Road Maintenance Technicians 1 and 2. RMT 3 assignments vary and include the grading of county gravel roads, pulling road shoulders, asphalt paver operations and rolling, major patchwork operations, driving/hauling materials, and snow plow duty with assigned responsibilities for the use of specific equipment during the above-mentioned operations. Work is performed in a high performing, team-oriented environment with a commitment to quality results.

Check out this video showing a typical summer working day with your future asphalt patching team:


The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

  • Operates equipment such as asphalt paver, large frontend loader, milling machine loader attachment, scraper, dozer, excavator, motorgrader, backhoe, semi tractor trailer with lowboy, material screener, material stacker, material crusher, reclaimer, shoulder machine, and paint truck.
  • May also operate equipment such as skid steer, tandem axle dump truck, asphalt patch truck, asphalt patch roller, forklift, plate tamper, asphalt slab saw, hand mower, wood chipper, thermal applicator for durable paint markings, and follow truck for long line roadway painting, highway mower, mini excavator, large asphalt roller, street sweeper, small front end loader, class "A" CDL vehicles, semi tractor trailer, semi tanker trailer, asphalt paver screed, skid steer attachments (mill, broom, stump grinder), soil compactor, paint gun operation for long line roadway painting, and sign making printer, cutter, and computer software.
  • Performs on-site project leadership duties, including:
  • Obtains utility locates for assigned projects
  • Provides supervisor with information for the daily work input in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Responsible for jobsite organization, quality of completed project, and daily production to meet performance goals.
  • Provides recommendations for scheduling daily projects and proper use of equipment.
  • Assigns and directs work of other Road Maintenance Technicians at the direction of the Lead/Supervisor.
  • Plows or removes snow from streets and other public thoroughfares, loads deicing material into trucks, and spreads deicing material onto the roadway with tandem axle truck. Works on an on-call basis for winter storm duty and other emergency conditions. Shift work for snowstorms and other emergency events may require 12-hour shifts or longer based on the severity of the storm/event.
  • Trains Road Maintenance Technicians 1 and 2 on the proper use of equipment and job responsibilities.
  • Trains and performs under direct supervision the duties and responsibilities of a Lead Road Maintenance Technician. Occasionally performs these duties as an on-the-job developmental/training opportunity and when operational needs dictate.
  • Performs manual labor duties requiring the use of hand tools such as shovels, picks, rakes, chain saws, axes, hand saws, power drills, post hole diggers, up to a 90-pound jack hammer, cutting weeds, push mowers, weed eaters, side of roadways trash pickup, etc.
  • Performs the duties of a certified flagger within construction zones to control pedestrian and vehicle traffic by flagging and/or properly placing barricades. Assists with traffic control set up and removal at the start and end of each shift.
  • Properly maintains all assigned equipment. Performs daily pre- and post-equipment inspections to ensure that proper fluid levels, air pressure, and the overall safety and cleanliness of equipment is maintained at all times. Conducts CDL inspections on required vehicles according to Federal standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge in the operation and maintenance of all assigned equipment.
  • Knowledge of road construction methods, materials, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of safety rules, regulations, and practices.
  • Grader operators must have the ability to read and interpret grade stakes.
  • Ability to perform strenuous manual labor as required for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to receive and attend on-the-job training.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively with supervisors, other employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to train and direct the work of other staff in the absence of the supervisor and as operational needs dictate.


  • Service First
  • Excellent Quality
  • Responsive Government
  • Visionary Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Caring Leadership
  • Effective Communication
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Respect for Others
  • Safety
  • Teamwork



  • High school graduation or GED equivalent is required.


  • Three (3) years of experience performing a variety of semi-skilled and skilled general construction or road maintenance duties using various pieces of light equipment is required. Examples of light equipment include but are not limited to highway mower, mini excavator, large asphalt roller, street sweeper, small front end loader, class "A" CDL vehicles, semi tractor trailer, semi tanker trailer, asphalt paver screed, skid steer attachments (mill, broom, stump grinder), soil compactor, paint gun operation for long line roadway painting, or sign making printer, cutter, and computer software.
  • Experience performing on-site project leadership functions or serving as a team lead or supervisor is preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be considered.


  • Pre-employment testing includes an acceptable current motor vehicle check, background check, physical capabilities examination, and a drug screen.
  • Possession of a valid Colorado CDL Class "B" driver's license with tanker endorsement at the time of hire.
  • Possession of a valid Colorado CDL Class "A" driver's license with tanker endorsement or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability to obtain flagger certification within 10 days of appointment. Flagger training is provided.

Supplemental Information


  • The salary grade listed is the full salary range for the Road Maintenance Technician III. Please note that the hiring salary will typically be near the lower end of the pay range listed.


  • Position requires exposure to all weather conditions, high noise levels, dust, fumes and other road traffic conditions.
  • Work is performed primarily outdoors often in extreme weather conditions and rough terrain. Work will be required for winter storm duty and other emergency conditions on an on-call basis or during evenings, weekends, on-call, or irregular hours.


The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.

  • Heavy manual labor in and out of doors is typical with this position including the regular use of a variety of equipment and hand tools as noted above.
  • Spends 20% of the time sitting and 80% of the time either standing or walking.
  • Frequently lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 80 lbs.
  • Uses cart dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 80 lbs.
  • Occasionally lifts and operates a 90-pound jack hammer.
  • Frequently stoops, kneels, balances, reaches, crawls and crouches while performing work duties in both an outdoor and indoor setting.
  • Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, etc.
  • Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of machinery, equipment, and tools in a field setting.
  • Visual capacity enabling constant operations and safe use of equipment and vehicles.


Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.

Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.

Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

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