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Temporary Driver/Operator

Ravalli County
Hamilton, MT
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Temporary
Job Description
Salary: $20.92/hr

Position:                            Temporary Driver/Operator             

Classification:                   Temporary

Department:                     Road and Bridge Department                          

Reports to:                        Road Foreman

Posting Date:                    May 20, 2022                                           

Application Deadline:     Until Filled

Rate of Pay:                       $20.92/ per hour

Job Summary:

These are Temporary positions of unknown duration, funded to assist with damage to the County roads. These positions could last as long as 18 to 36 weeks depending on weather. Under the supervision of the Road and Bridge Foreman, the Equipment Operator/ Truck Driver operates a variety of heavy equipment and heavy-duty trucks and participates in the construction and maintenance of the Ravalli County Road and Bridge system, and performs manual labor as necessary to achieve program objectives.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts flagging and traffic control for work zone operations.
  • Operates Heavy equipment that may include crawler tractors, wheel loaders, motor graders, hydraulic excavators, tractor-backhoes, steel-drum and pneumatic compactors, tractor- mounted mowers and brush cutters, aerial lift trucks, paving machines, asphalt distributors, aggregate spreaders and crushing equipment.
  • Operates heavy-duty trucks, including tandem-axle dump trucks with trailers, tractors with equipment trailers, belly and side dumps and snow removal equipment and street sweepers
  • Performs manual labor on Road and Bridge construction and maintenance projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of roadway and bridge design, construction and operation including road surfaces, drainage, vegetation, traffic operations and public safety.
  • Extensive knowledge of the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a variety of heavy equipment units and heavy-duty trucks & related attachments.
  • Working knowledge of road construction grades and basic surveying practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of safety regulations and personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to communicate well with other employees and the public
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive, ethical, effective and professional working relationship with other department employees in a collaborative team setting.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Completion of High School or GED
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation of heavy equipment units and heavy – duty trucks, and in the construction and operation of road and bridge systems.
  • Valid Montana Commercial Driver’s License (A) with an acceptable driving record.
  • CDL endorsements for tanker, hazardous materials and air brakes.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain CDL medical certification.
  • Ability to obtain work zone traffic control (flagger) certification.
  • Must be physically able to effectively perform all position requirements in adverse conditions including weather extremes and steep, uneven or unstable terrain.

Work Environment:

Works outside with exposure to weather extremes.· Often works in construction work zones with heavy volumes of traffic.· Frequent travel (300 -500 miles per week)· Heavy lifting is routinely required, up to 100 lbs· Exposure to dust, exhaust, vapors, noise and other potential hazards.· Participates in the mandatory Ravalli County drug testing program.

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement

Ravalli County is an equal employment opportunity employer (EEO).  Ravalli County does not refuse employment or discriminate in compensation or the other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment based upon race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, or veteran’s status.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Ravalli County


Hamilton, MT
59840 USA



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