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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Come work for DOT!

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We’re hiring! Apply for a rewarding career with the City of San José Department of Transportation. Our department plans, develops, operates, and maintains transportation facilities, services, and related systems like sewers and street landscaping that contribute to the livability and economic health of the city.

Important Note: Employees in the following positions may be required to work alternate work shifts, including grave and swing, weekends, holidays, overtime, and on-call.

Maintenance Assistant (Full-time, benefited)

The Department of Transportation is currently hiring full-time, benefited Maintenance Assistants.

Pay: $20.30 – 25.90/hr; $42,224.00 - $53,872.00 annually

Duties: Maintenance Assistants repair and maintain pavement, sewers, landscaping, traffic signs, traffic signals, and other street infrastructure. Duties include operating a wide range of hand, mechanical, and power tools, as well as a variety of light and heavy vehicles, trucks, and equipment relevant to work performed. All maintenance personnel receive training in safe work practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of high school or equivalent (or G.E.D. or California Proficiency Certificate)
  • Ability to obtain a Class A license
  • Verification of eligibility to work in this country

To apply for Maintenance Assistance, create a profile and submit a complete application online.


Maintenance Worker II (Full-time, benefited)

The Department of Transportation is currently hiring full-time, benefited Maintenance Worker IIs.

Pay: $25.66 - $31.21/hr; $53,372.80 - $64,916.80 annually

Duties: Maintenance Worker IIs provide direction to and assure safety of small crews, develop traffic control plans, and engage in the maintenance and repair of pavement, sewers, landscaping, traffic signs, traffic signals, and other street infrastructure. As field leaders, Maintenance Worker IIs are major contributors to the Department of Transportation’s efforts to provide exceptional service to its customers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of high school or equivalent (or G.E.D. or California Proficiency Certificate)
  • Three (3) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of streets, sewers, parks or public facilities, or related field.
  • Ability to obtain a Class A license
  • Verification of eligibility to work in this country

To apply for Maintenance Assistance, create a profile and submit a complete application online.


Parking and Traffic Control Officer (Full-time & part-time, benefited)

Pay: $21.96 - $26.67/hr; $45,676.80 – $55,473.60 annually

The Department of Transportation is hiring Parking and Traffic Control Officers (PTCOs).

Duties: PTCOs patrol assigned areas within the city limits independently (by car or on foot) and respond to complaints of illegally parked motor vehicles. They enforce parking laws and regulations in public roadways, garages, and surface parking lots. In addition, PTCOs support school safety and public outreach programs by providing education and information about parking laws and regulations. They coordinate tows of illegally parked vehicles, including in support for construction or street maintenance projects. PTCOs are also tasked with providing vehicular and pedestrian traffic control during construction projects and special events within the City. All PTCOs receive thorough training in applicable laws, regulations, procedures, and safe practices. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of high school or equivalent (or G.E.D. or California Proficiency Certificate)
  • One (1) year of experience in employment requiring independent decision-making and considerable contact with the public
  • For Full-time positions: One (1) year of experience in parking compliance
  • California Class C License (or ability to obtain one by time of hire)
  • Verification of eligibility to work in this country

To apply for Maintenance Assistance, create a profile and submit a complete application online.


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