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Maintenance Worker, Department of the California Highway Patrol (2029)

Maintenance Worker, Department of the California Highway Patrol

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: QK60
  • Class Code: 2029
  • Established: 12/19/1973
  • Revised: 04/30/1981
  • Title Changed: 04/24/1974


Under direction, in a California Highway Patrol area office or substation, (1) to operate, make automotive and electrical adjustments and repairs, inspect and keep records on a fleet of motor vehicles; (2) to perform janitorial duties; and (3) to do general grounds maintenance work; and to do other related work.

Job Characteristics

This class is designed to be used in a California Highway Patrol area office or substation with nine or fewer patrol cars or to assist an Automotive Technician in a larger area office. Incumbents will be assigned a combination of duties in automotive maintenance and records, office janitorial work, and outside grounds maintenance as required by the job.

Typical Tasks

Checks motor vehicle maintenance schedule records and delivers motor vehicles to service stations and garages for necessary maintenance and repair; reviews repair invoices for completion of job order and correct total charges; keeps records of vehicle repair and maintenance; requisitions and maintains inventories of automotive supplies; makes automotive adjustments and repairs; cleans interior and washes motor vehicles; writes reports.


Cleans and waxes floors; vacuums rugs and carpets; cleans, dusts, and polishes cabinets, furniture and woodwork; empties and cleans waste receptacles; cleans stairways, hallways, restrooms, office, and lobbies; assists in moving and arranging furniture and equipment; polishes metalwork; refills lavatory supply dispensers; replaces light globes and tubes.


Washes windows, waters and maintains ornamental plantings in and around buildings and parking areas; mows and trims lawns; maintains parking areas; cleans sidewalks.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a driver license valid for the operation of any two- axle single motor vehicle and one towed vehicle (i.e., a trailer with a gross weight of 6,000 pounds or less). and Either I One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Service Assistant (Automotive).



One year of experience performing the duties of a Janitor in a California Highway Patrol area office or substation, including some experience in the maintenance and servicing of patrol vehicles.



One year of experience in one or a combination of the following: (In appraising experience, emphasis will be placed upon its recency and breadth.)


1. Working in a shop of an automotive agency or garage. or


2. Servicing automobiles, in another type of vehicle repair facility including the removal and replacement of tires, batteries, and accessories.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Automotive equipment terms and parts used in automobile manufacture; preventive maintenance; repair procedures and service requirements of motor vehicles; tools and equipment used in repairing automotive equipment; methods, material, chemicals, disinfectants, and equipment used in janitorial work; safety practices in janitorial work; proper methods of caring for hedges, ornamental trees, shrubs, lawns, and flowers.


Skill in: Operating automotive vehicles.


Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; maintain records and make accurate arithmetical computations; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the work; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

Special Personal Characteristic

Willingness to work at night.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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