- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary $29,432.00 gross per year
Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to drive or operate trucks, tractors, and other equipment where driving and maneuvering the vehicle constitutes the majority of the work required to complete tasks for various maintenance, upkeep, and/or construction projects; equipment in this classification does not involve the operation of additional mechanisms other than those that are simple and routine requiring little extra dexterity and finesse. This position reports to the Road Maintenance Division within Growth Management Department.
Drives trucks, tractors, and other vehicles in order to advance projects relating to maintenance and construction activities for various divisions; maneuvers in and around traffic, parked cars, crew workers, equipment, and other obstacles; obeys all traffic laws and safety guidelines; monitors immediate environment and work area to ensure the safety of operator, other workers, the equipment, and the public. Drives single, tandem, and tri-axle dump trucks or brush trucks in order to transport and haul materials between original and final destinations for use in maintenance and construction projects; positions vehicle to allow for the most efficient and effective loading or dumping of materials; secures all doors, gates, and fasteners to prevent spillage or loss of load; operates dumping mechanism to dump materials at appropriate locations; operates truck and dumping mechanism simultaneously to spread materials along prescribed path to required specifications. Operates tractors and tractor-mounted mowing equipment to mow/maintain rights-of-way, parks, beaches, and other County property, including operation of side-arm, bush hogs, and rear-mounted mowers, but excluding small riding mowers; scouts path for and removes rocks, debris, and other obstacles that may cause damage to the equipment, property, or the public; determines proper settings and adjusts mowing/raking equipment for desired height and trajectory. Drives special purpose trucks with mounted tanks to transport and distribute water, insecticide, oil, or other liquids for use in maintenance, upkeep, and construction projects; determines proper settings and adjusts spraying mechanisms to distribute desired amounts of liquids for both informal and controlled applications; operates flusher/water truck to rinse debris from streets and apply water to construction sites to reduce dust levels; operates spraying mechanism on mosquito truck to distribute insecticide; operates asphalt distributor to apply oil along prescribed path for street construction prior to pavement of streets. Operates bobcat, backhoe-mounted loader, and loaders of similar size to load and/or move gravel, dirt, sand, and other materials for smaller projects and amounts; utilizes bobcat to clear land or debris. Operates mechanisms on utilities trucks to inspect and maintain water and sewer lines under close supervision of a primary or lead operator; operates jet and vacuum mechanisms to clear lines and remove debris; repairs lines as necessary using grout and other tools/materials to stop leaks and reinforce structures. Operates asphalt roller to flatten and compress dirt, gravel, asphalt, and other materials. Operates stationary equipment at transfer stations and waste disposal facilities: operates compactor to compress waste for optimum transfer and storage; operates baler to bundle materials, sorting materials as appropriate; operates stump grinder or wood chipper to grind large tree limbs for use as mulch; maintains constant awareness of environment to ensure safety of the operator, other crew workers, and the public. Utilizes asphalt patching truck to make repairs to existing streets and paved surfaces by filling potholes, cracks, and other deformities; drives truck to work location and positions vehicle to allow for optimum delivery of asphalt; utilizes dumping mechanisms to apply specified amount of hot asphalt to desired area; operates spraying mechanism to aim and distribute a fine stream of asphalt along cracks in the pavement; utilizes rakes, shovels, and other tools to manually spread and seal asphalt; marks newly repaired pavement as appropriate. Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work for the day; performs light maintenance on equipment, which includes changing oil, refueling, and refilling lubricants; cleans vehicles, beds, and mounted equipment upon completion of assignments; secures vehicle after use.
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by one year experience and/or training that includes demonstrated proficiency in the operation of assigned equipment in maintenance, construction, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License with any applicable endorsements and maintain eligibility requirements and endorsement(s) to drive a County vehicle; Requires a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License; must obtain and maintain a valid Class A CDL with Air Brake and Tanker Endorsement within six (6) months of hire. Fingerprinting required.