Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $32,240.00 gross per year
  • Gainesville


Minimum Qualifications
Completion of eighth grade and two years experience operating heavy and/or complex equipment; or any equivalent combination of related 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 highly 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 operates compressors, pumps, hoists, cranes, derricks, shovels, tractors, scrapers, and motor graders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structural and reinforcing steel, and pour concrete or other hard surface paving materials.

Work is performed under the direction of ahigher level supervisor 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 the following equipment in construction and maintenance operations: finish motor grader (construction), drag line or track mounted hydraulic excavator, gradall and self-loading pan.

Operates a tractor trailer lowboy and tractor trailer tanker truck or dump truck (up to 105,000 lbs GVW including trailer GVW).

Operates an asphalt patch truck.
Operates complex and specialized equipment, such as, Asphalt Distributor Truck and Chip Sealer.

Operates Asphalt Paving Equipment, requiring equipment specific training.

Operates pincher truck or dump truck (up to 66,000 lbs GVW) and related equipment as work load demands.

Operates a hi-lift boom truck and a variety of powered machinery and equipment.

Leads and directs the work of other employees on the maintenance/construction site when necessary to coordinate completion of the assigned task.

Performs routine services and preventative maintenance on equipment to ensure good working order.

Performs pre-operation checks of equipment.

Completes minor repair work on equipment.

Performs manual tasks and labor while not operating equipment and 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.


Thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of the types of equipment described for use within this classification and other similar equipment.

Knowledge of asphalt equipment and material handling.

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

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

Knowledge of traffic laws and other regulations governing use of equipment.

Skill in the operation of complex/heavy equipment.

Ability to drive/operate various types of heavy equipment and make minor repairs.

Ability to effectively lead and direct the work of other employees to accomplish a specified task.

Ability to carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to lift heavy materials.

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 regularly required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts, and in outdoor weather conditions. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places. The employee occasionally is 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
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