Archuleta County is looking for a Equipment Operator II #JobsPlacementNearPagosaSprings #JobOpportunityInPagosaSprings
Archuleta County is adding to the Equipment Operator II series. The starting wage for this position is $18.25, negotiated based on experience and qualifications. JOB SUMMARY: Performs semi-skilled and skilled labor. Operates a wide range of light and heavy trucks, and construction equipment required for the maintenance and repair of County roads and bridges, snow removal, and flood and wildfire control. This is a journey level position within the Equipment Operator series. This classification is distinguished from Level I by the ability to complete a full range of duties and operate a wide range of heavy equipment in an acceptable manner and timeframe. All positions assigned to this class require the ability to work independently without immediate supervision. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Operates light equipment such as jack hammers and chainsaws, lawnmowers, single and tandem-axle trucks with snow plows and sanders, water trucks, and tractors. Operates light to heavy construction equipment, including but not limited to, dump trucks, tractor trailers, graders, backhoes, front end loaders, and compaction rollers for maintaining and repairing roads and bridges. Operates heavy equipment for digging and opening ditches, grading shoulders and slopes, and other rough grading. Sets concrete forms, pours and finishes concrete. Operates construction equipment other than the pieces regularly assigned on an as needed basis and as necessary for on-the-job training. Performs manual work including spreading gravel, patching potholes, repairing or replacing culverts and cattle guards, and clearing rocks, brush, and debris from roads and right of ways. Maintains and makes minor mechanical adjustments and repairs to assigned equipment. Inspects tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water. Transports, loads, and unloads tools and equipment. Loads and places sand, earth, rock, asphalt, and other road construction and maintenance materials. Operates and maintains specialized hand and power tools. Installs, repairs, and maintains signs. Performs traffic control at job sites. Practices and promotes safe working conditions in the performance of duties. Performs snow removal and flood and wildfire control, when called an employee must report for duty within one hour. May be called upon to assist other County departments and/or outside agencies as requested. Maintains accurate time, activity, and maintenance logs as required. OTHER DUTIES Performs other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: Two years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities. Experience comparable to that of an Equipment Operator I would be considered as qualifying. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of or ability to acquire a Colorado Class “A” CDL with Tanker and Hazmat endorsements, Traffic Control Certification and a current DOT medical card within 60 days of hire. Knowledge of: Practices, methods, materials, and tools used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and right of ways. Department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures. Safe working practices and procedures including construction site and traffic safety. Operation and maintenance requirements for a variety of gasoline and diesel powered tools, vehicles, and light and heavy construction equipment. Traffic laws, practices, and procedures to meet accepted safety rules applicable to truck and equipment operation. Safe operation of a variety of hand and power tools. Ability to: Operate a variety of power and hand tools including jackhammers, concrete saw, trowels, floats, rakes, shovels, and brooms. Operate a variety light gasoline powered equipment such as pickup trucks, vans, and automobiles. Operate equipment utilized in road maintenance and construction, including but not limited to, single and tandem-axle trucks with snow plows and sanders, dump trucks, water trucks, tractor trailers, graders, backhoes, front end loaders, and compaction rollers. Understand and follow written and verbal instructions. Operate and communicate on two-way radios. Accomplish the assigned tasks in a safe and timely manner and meet established performance standards and objectives. Perform duties independently without close supervision. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to read and understand written documents, maps, blueprints, and materials as required for the performance of the job. Requires frequent use of both hands and manual dexterity to operate hand and power tools, vehicles, and equipment. Requires frequent pulling/pushing, reaching, bending/stooping, kneeling, squatting, and twisting to load, unload, and utilize tools, inspect construction/maintenance sites, perform maintenance, and negotiate around equipment. Requires ability to receive/exchange written and/or verbal instructions. Auditory requirements sufficient to hear signals and two-way radios. Requires ability to frequently lift and carry supplies and equipment up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift/carry supplies and equipment weighing over 50 pounds. Is regularly on-call for work related situations including snow removal and flood and wildfire control. Is occasionally required to work outside normal work hours in the performance of duties. The physical demands described herein 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. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Requires ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions and to walk on and navigate all types of terrain. Incumbent experiences frequent exposure to all types of weather conditions, dust, concrete dust, hot asphalt, fumes, solvents, grease and oils. Incumbent is frequently exposed to excessive intermittent noise from traffic, power tools, machinery, and equipment. Frequently required to travel to other County office locations or work sites. The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.