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2222 - Equipment Operator I

at Pima County

Posted: 11/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2580779

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

There are multiple positions in the Transportation Department with a working schedule of  Monday - Thursday or Tuesday - Friday 6:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Salary Grade: 32 

Operates vehicles and equipment to meet rough construction specification requirements for public works construction and maintenance.

A CDL permit required within 6 months and a class A or class B CDL within one year of appointment.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Operates a variety of equipment to rough construction specifications used in public works construction and maintenance such as roads, parks, drainage ways and wastewater systems;
Operates a variety of equipment such as street sweepers, water trucks, asphaltic materials distributors, front end loaders, graders, bulldozers, backhoes, boom trucks, tree spades, trenchers, tankers, semi-tractors, belly dumps, scrapers, snow removal equipment, cranes, drag lines, rollers, striping equipment, pavement marking equipment and various other equipment;
Hauls materials using semi-tractors, trailers, transports and various trucks;
Loads, secures and transports equipment on transport trailers;
Blade-mixes and lays bituminous road mix or asphaltic concrete;
Performs minor equipment repairs and servicing;
Participates in a variety of manual labor tasks;
May lead work units, in absence of designated lead.
Knowledge of:

  • traffic laws, local, state and federal rules and regulations as applied to vehicle and equipment operation;
  • procedures for maintaining public works projects such as roads, parks, drainage ways and wastewater systems;
  • public works construction methods, materials and practices;
  • occupational hazards and accepted industry-wide safety standards.
Skill in:
  • safe and efficient operation, service and maintenance of vehicles and equipment;
  • operating equipment to meet rough construction specifications;
  • interpreting and applying required standards and specifications to work situations;
  • communicating effectively and following written and verbal instructions.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience in the operation of heavy equipment/vehicles, which may include street sweepers, water trucks, asphaltic materials distributors, front end loaders, graders/scrapers, bulldozers, backhoes, trenchers, tractors, tractor/semi-trailer combinations and like equipment.

(Completion of a vocational/technical program from an accredited college or technical school in heavy equipment operations may be substituted for six months of the required experience.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications:

 (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Possession of a valid AZ CDL.
  2. Knowledge/experience of occupational hazards and safety procedures.
  3. Knowledge/experience of small and hand labor tools.


Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications.  The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates:  This position requires a valid Arizona commercial driver license (CDL), Class A, Class B, or Class C with appropriate endorsements. For these positions, failure to maintain the required CDL may be grounds for termination. Positions requiring a CDL are also subject to applicable State of Arizona and federal standards, rules and regulations on physical requirements including drug and alcohol testing. Valid driver license is required at time of application.  Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Service's review and approval of the candidate's driving record.
Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history.  A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.
Physical/Sensory RequirementsA post-offer physical is required. Some positions may require the ability to: lift and carry up to seventy-five pounds; safely operate assigned vehicles and other powered equipment; work in extremes of heat, humidity, dust, or cold; safely wear required clothing and equipment; work with or in the presence of obnoxious odors; work with noxious or potentially hazardous chemicals, compounds or products; ascend and descend ladders and stairs to reach and work upon elevated or below-grade work platforms and job sites.

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