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Public Works - Equipment Operator I

Archuleta County Pagosa Springs, CO

  • Expired: October 02, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

This Posting Is Open Until FilledJOB SUMMARY:Performs semi-skilled and skilled labor and operates light trucks and construction equipment required for the maintenance and repair of County roads and bridges, snow removal, and flood and wildfire control.This is an entry-level position within the Equipment Operator series. This classification is used for training incumbents typically without prior or with little experience and knowledge in this field or area. Positions in this class work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.

Work is characterized by development of basic and routine skills and knowledge required to perform the job such as equipment operation, use of materials and equipment in the maintenance and repair of roads and bridges, and safety practices.SUPERVISION RECEIVEDReceives direct supervision from the Road and Bridge Foremen.SUPERVISION EXERCISEDNoneESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:The duties described herein are intended only as illustrations of the... various types of work that may be performed. 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.

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. 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 other construction equipment as necessary for on-the-job training.

Maintains and makes minor mechanical adjustments and repairs to assigned equipment. Inspects tires, lights, brakes, fuel, oil, and water. Transports, loads, and unloads tools and equipment.

Operates and maintains specialized hand and power tools. Assists in the installation, repair, and maintenance of 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 reportfor 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 DUTIESPerforms other related duties as assigned.The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. 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.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAny combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying.Education, Experience and LicensesEducation: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.Experience: Six months of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities such as general labor or construction.Licenses and Certifications: Possession of or ability to acquire a Colorado Class "A" CDL with Tanker and Hazmat endorsements, Traffic Control Certification and a currentDOT medical card within 60 days of hire.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Knowledge of:General practices, methods, and tools used in the construction and maintenance of roads and right of ways.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 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, an

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Pagosa Springs, CO



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