Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $31,200.00 gross per year
  • Gainesville


Minimum Qualifications
Completion of eighth grade and one year experience operating equipment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid State of Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's License with air brakes is required and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets the requirements of Alachua County policy #6-7; Motor Vehicle Records will be reviewed prior to employment. If in the past 24-month period, the record shows more than 3 moving traffic violations, and/or a conviction/pending charge for driving under the influence, the minimum qualifications are not met for the position. Must obtain an "N" endorsement within thirty days of employment. Requires successful completion of a criminal history background investigation prior to employment. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination is required prior to employment.

Position Summary
This is skilled work operating a variety of power construction equipment and motorized vehicles for the Alachua County Department of Public Works.

This is an emergency essential classification. Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, all employees in this classification are required to work.

An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of various types of moderately complex/heavy equipment, conducting routine/preventative maintenance and performing manual tasks.

Work is performed under the direction of ahigher levelsupervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Exudes a positive customer service focus.

Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication.

Operates 15 foot bat-wing mower.

Operates slope mower.

Operates grader in road maintenance activities.

Operates payloader.

Operates bulldozer.

Operates dumptruck.

Operates steel / rubber wheel roller.

Operates bomag mixer.

Operates industrial tractor front end loader/back-hoe.

Operates mechanical sweeper.

Operates roscoe patch machine.

Operates motorgrader for routine grading.

Completes minor repair work on equipment.
Performs pre-operation checks of equipment; performs routine service and preventative maintenance on equipment to maintain good working order.

Performs manual tasks and labor, while not operating equipment as required.

Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Knowledge of the operating and repair characteristics of heavy automotive and similar equipment.

Knowledge of the component parts, operating principles and maintenance requirements of heavy equipment.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions in the operation of heavy equipment.

Ability to service types of heavy equipment and to make minor repairs.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Skill in the operation of moderately complex and heavy construction and transportation equipment.

Physical strength and agility sufficient to operate heavy equipment over rough terrain and to perform manual labor, occasionally under adverse weather conditions.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel crouch or crawl; talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are

representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places, and is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (non-weather); risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

  • customer service
  • operator
  • performed