Equipment Operator II (Utilities Operations)

County of York


Job Description
Description Performs grounds maintenance and landscaping duties for County utility pump stations. Operates mowing equipment to cut grass; maintains and installs landscaping, and applies fertilizer and seed. Performs specialized skilled work in the operation of one or more types of motorized heavy equipment used for the County's Leaf Collection Program and in maintenance and construction operations for Public Works. Operates a variety of heavy and medium equipment to include Leaf collection truck (rear garbage packer) dump trucks, backhoes, farm tractors, snow plow and backhoes to dig trenches, spread dirt and gravel, haul dirt and debris, and cut grass and weeds. Performs minor preventive maintenance on all assigned equipment. Minimum Qualifications High school graduate or equivalent, and 1 to 2 years of experience in the operation of heavy motorized equipment or any combination of training and experience. General knowledge of grounds keeping and basic construction practices required. Possession of a Class A Commercial driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with good driving record mandatory. Must be a certified pesticide applicator (State Registered Technician – Category 60), or have the ability to obtain the certification within 6 months of employment. Thorough knowledge of the traffic laws and regulations, as well as the occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary for the safe operation of motorized equipment. Safety shoes required. Requires an acceptable criminal background check. Supplemental Information Operates leaf collection truck during leaf collection season (November through February) Work is performed outdoors under all types of weather conditions with exposure to the usual hazards associated with outside maintenance and construction work. This position is considered an Essential Position (County designation as ALPHA) which requires the employee to report to work during inclement and extreme weather conditions, often outside normally scheduled work hours, or as notified by a supervisor. DMV records and criminal background checks conducted prior to employment. Physical Demands Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including tractors, front end loaders, excavators, compactors, bulldozers, etc., and hand tools including shovels, wrenches, carpentry tools, laser and grades rods, torches, etc. Must be able to lift between 50 and 75 pounds, and be able to stand, bend, and stoop for a portion of the day when doing construction or maintenance work. For a more detailed description: View Document The County of York offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees to include medical and dental insurance, health savings accounts, VRS retirement, group life insurance, deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and paid leave. 01 Do you have a high school diploma or GED? Yes No 02 Do you have a valid commercial driver's license? No Yes, Class A Yes, Class B Other CDL Class 03 How many years of experience do you have operating trucks that require a commercial driver's license? 1 to 5 years 6 to 10 years 11 years or more 04 Have you ever driven a rear packer truck used for leaf collection? Yes No 05 How many years of experience do you have in grounds maintenance work? None Less than 2 years 2 to 4 years 5 years or more 06 Do you have experience operating heavy mowing equipment? Yes No 07 List below the types of heavy mowing equipment you have operated before? If you have not operated this type of equipment before, type "None". 08 Do you have general knowledge of basic hand and power tools? Yes No 09 List the name of the hand and power tools you have used before. If you have not used these tools before, type "None". 10 Are you currently certified as a State Category 60 Registered Technician for pesticide application? Yes No 11 If you have previously been employed as a lead worker, describe your experience training and/or directing the work of others. If you do not have experience as a lead worker, type "None". 12 If selected for this position, you will be considered an essential employee (County designation as ALPHA) and will be required to report to work during inclement and extreme weather conditions, often outside normally scheduled work hours. Are you able to comply with this provision? Yes No 13 Were you encouraged to apply for this particular position by a current York County government employee? If so, please write their full name and the department or division they work in below. Otherwise, write N/A. 14 Are you a current York County government employee? (This does not include the employment with the Offices of General District Court, York-Poquoson Social Services, Colonial Behavioral Health, or York County Schools) Yes No Required Question
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