Road Maintenance Trainee

Location US-KS-Olathe
ID 2024-2074
Engineering and Construction
Benefits Category
Full Time - Regular (Full Benefits)
Salary Min
USD $16.99/Hr.
Salary Max
USD $22.99/Hr.
Organizational Unit
Public Works
Work Schedule
MON - FRI: 6:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Driving Status
Primary (25% or more)


A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other. Committed to our shared values, we provide excellent public service, seeking always to improve ourselves and our organization. We offer wonderful benefits, retirement plans, wellness incentives, a great organizational culture, and much more! If you’re searching for something more than just a job, something akin to a calling, then consider the challenge and opportunity of being a member of Johnson County Government!

Job Description

Are you seeking an employer to support your professional growth? Then you should join the Road Maintenance team at Johnson County Public Works. The Road Maintenance Worker (RMW) position falls within a career progression program giving employees the opportunity for advancement. Based on your qualifications, you will be hired in to one of two levels: RMW I or RMW II. Are awesome benefits and competitive wages also important to you? Johnson County has you covered! Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, long term and short-term disability, retirement plans, and flex spending, as well as access to many discounts and services. This job will remain open until filled.


****A $2,000.00 sign-on bonus will be awarded to candidates who are selected and hired into this position. ****


The job duties of the Road Maintenance Worker may include the following:


  • Performs routine semi-skilled and skilled tasks under close supervision in the completion of general road maintenance tasks, including tasks related to the construction, maintenance and repair of roads, rights of way and other County infrastructure; spreads and tamps asphalt to repair joints and patch broken pavement; cuts and prepares road surfaces for the repair of potholes and the sealing of roadway cracks; spreads sand, gravel, and clay to fill washouts and repair road shoulders; removes litter and debris from roadways, including debris from flooding to ensure roadways are passable; performs roadside landscaping work, such as mowing, clearing weeds, cutting brush and trimming trees to maintain a clear recovery zone for motorists; installs erosion control materials to facilitate restoration of roadside vegetation.
  • Performs various tasks requiring equipment, vehicle, and tool operation; performs pre-trip inspections of trucks and equipment; executes field maintenance activities required to operate the equipment; uses a variety of small and large tools and operates a variety of light duty road maintenance equipment and attachments including trucks, skid steer loader, compact rollers, mini excavator, power broom, and snow removal equipment; performs general and routine maintenance of light duty equipment.
  • Performs a variety of activities during emergency response which include sign repair, closing roads, addressing flood issues, and plowing and sanding activities for snow events.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements:

A high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record are required.  This is a temporary trainee position with a maximum employment duration of five months for seasonal employment and six months for full-time employment.  Trainees hired in a full-time position must obtain their Class A CDL with tanker endorsement within six months in order to advance into a Road Maintenance Worker I or II. 


Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions.  Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.  


Education/Experience Substitutions:

Experience may be substituted for degree.


Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:

Excessive standing and/or walking – 80%

Lifting – 50lbs.

Travel required: 50% local and 5% outside Johnson County

Weather essential job - Department essential

Wear goggles, rubber boots, rubber gloves, and other PPE as required

Position is required to respond to requests for emergency and afterhours work which will require work when the facility is closed, example is holidays, weekends, nights.  This work will require overtime as needed.

All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments/agencies in a declared emergency situation.


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