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Equipment Operator III (Grounds Maintenance)

Performs specialized skilled work in the operation of one or more types of motorized heavy equipment used in maintenance and construction operations for the Grounds Maintenance and Construction Division. Operates heavy equipment such as motor grader to grade ball fields, roads and construction sites; tractors and trailers to haul equipment and material to job sites, and farm tractors and backhoes to dig trenches, spread dirt and gravel, haul dirt and debris, and cut grass and weeds.? Serves as a lead worker to other Operators or Construction Maintenance Workers, providing guidance and supervision as needed.? Responsibilities also include performing a variety of construction/maintenance work such as assisting with construction of new buildings or remodeling of existing structures, maintaining athletic fields, and assisting with plumbing and irrigation work.? Performs minor preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.??


Minimum Qualifications


High school graduate or equivalent with 2 to 3 years of experience in the operation of heavy motorized equip?ment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience using grading instruments to set grades desirable.


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Possession of a Class A Commercial driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with good driving record mandatory.?


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Certification as a State Category 60 Registered Technician for pesticide application required or, must be willing to obtain such certification within 6 months of employment.


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Safety shoes required.


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Requires an acceptable criminal background check.



Supplemental Information


Work is performed outdoors under all types of weather conditions with exposure to the usual hazards associated with outside maintenance and construction work.


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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.


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DMV records and criminal background checks conducted prior to employment.


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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.


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