Roads Maintenance

Classification: Non-Exempt

Type of Position: Full-Time

Closing Date: Continuous

Department: Roads and County Facilities


The Roads Maintenance Worker reports to the Superintendent of Roads and County Facilities and responds to road calls for vehicle and equipment repairs. The Talbot County Roads Department responds to all aspects of programmed and routine maintenance, in all weather conditions, as well as emergency operations for approximately 370 miles of County-owned roads and right-of-way area. Repurposing Center employees will be required to work for the Roads Department at any given time at the discretion of the Talbot County Roads Superintendent of his designee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate specialized equipment used to recycle materials (i.e.: crushers, grinders, processors, etc.), as well as the ability to operate heavy trucks or appropriate construction and maintenance equipment (i.e.:  backhoe, front-end loader, tractor mower, A-boom mower, wood chipper, tractor broom, tractor with ditching attachment, belt loader, pneumatic tire and steel wheeled rollers, asphalt paver, bucket truck, etc.) to maintain County-owned roads, bridges and rights-of-way.  
  • Exercises judgment for the safe operation of all types of automotive and equipment assigned.
  • Maintains the appearance of equipment by removing dust and road soils, cleaning windshields, cleaning equipment tracks, washing and steaming equipment.
  • Mechanical knowledge and skills necessary to perform equipment repairs and parts replacement.
  • Welding skills to perform necessary repairs to Repurposing Center/Roads equipment and ability to service cutting teeth and other minor repairs on crushing and grinding equipment.
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Cleans buildings, shop areas, and grounds as needed.
  • Performs other necessary duties as required including assisting the Roads Department with any road maintenance activities.
  • Must have the ability to work with the Roads Department any hours needed during storm activity.  In case of such an emergency, the Roads Department may be on active duty 24/7 and attendance will be required.
  • Perform other duties assigned.


Graduation from high school or GED and two years of full-time experience, or its equivalent in the operation of dump trucks (26,001 G.V.W or greater) and/or construction equipment or commercial road maintenance equipment.  Applicant must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License.  

  • Ability to perform preventative maintenance to equipment/vehicles, including the following:  change oil, grease/ lubricate, service oil filters, blow out and change air filters, change tires, check oil levels in engines and gear cases, check coolant levels in radiators, and replace fuses and lamps, etc., including ordering and maintaining stock to perform these duties.
  • Ability to operate a variety of construction and recycling equipment as well as dump trucks with a GVW of 26,001 lbs. or greater.
  • Working knowledge of the operation of automotive equipment used in the maintenance and construction of highways and of the care and routine maintenance of trucks, gasoline engines and diesel engines.
  • Knowledge of the traffic regulations of the State of Maryland for operation commercial and non-commercial vehicles.  Knowledge of the safe operation of various types of automotive construction equipment.
  • Ability to maintain the appearance of equipment and to perform minor maintenance functions such as:  changing oil, lubricating, servicing oil and filters, changing tires, checking oil levels in engines and gear cases, replacing fuses and lamps, and other functions under the supervision of Roads Department Shop Personnel.
  • Ability to understand written and oral instructions, and to keep simple records of daily activities on time card.
  • Ability to perform, under supervision, other related roadway and bridge maintenance functions.
  • Ability to report to work after normal business hours during adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor outdoors in any type of extreme weather and environmental conditions (particularly dust).

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Performs heavy physical labor.
  • May need to bend, squat climb and/or move on uneven surfaces
  • May need to stand for long periods of time.

Work Environment:

  • The employee routinely works with and around heavy equipment such as heavy trucks, construction and maintenance equipment.
  • The employee may occasionally be exposed to dust, noise and extreme heat and cold.
  • The noise level can be moderate to extremely loud.



Talbot County is an equal opportunity employer. The county does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

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