Heavy Equipment Operator II

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Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months). Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.
The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.
The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference.
To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered ? resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details.
Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.
Training and Experience:
Training and Experience:
Two (2) years of construction experience including the operation of a variety of heavy power-driven equipment in either road maintenance and construction or landfill maintenance comparable to that of a Heavy Equipment Operator I with the County of Lake.
Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid California Class "A" Driver's License with tank endorsement, and a satisfactory driving record.
Full Job Description:
Under general supervision, to skillfully operate a variety of construction and maintenance equipment such as trucks and heavy power-driven road maintenance and construction equipment in performing excavating, grading, loading and related operations; to perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled assignments in the maintenance, repair, and construction activities; and to do related work as required.
This is the advanced journey and specialized level in the Heavy Equipment Operator class series. Incumbents skillfully operate several types of heavy construction equipment, such as graders, backhoes, and large dozers on difficult and complex assignments, as well as operate more specialized equipment such as track hoes, chip spreaders, street sweepers, and transports. As required, incumbents may be assigned to special projects such as painting and sign installation. The operation of this equipment is characterized by a high degree of skill in manipulation of hand and foot controls and accuracy in moving materials to exact specifications. This position is distinguished from a Heavy Equipment Operator I in that incumbents at the Heavy Equipment Operator II level operate more specialized heavy equipment, such as track hoes, chip spreaders, street sweepers, and transports. Incumbents in the Heavy Equipment Operator II class are subject to twenty-four hour "call-out" for road related emergencies.
Public Works Leadworker; Public Works Area Supervisor; Public Works Superintendent; Assistant Public Works Director; Public Works Director.
May provide lead direction and work coordination as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Skillfully operates several types of heavy construction equipment, such as: bulldozers, graders, backhoes, and loaders, as well as specialized heavy equipment such as track hoes, chip spreaders, street sweepers, and transports, to complete a variety of complex and difficult construction and maintenance projects on roads, bridges and drainage channels; reads grade stakes to determine cuts and fills to be made; operate the largest and most complex equipment in dangerous and difficult situations; may transport supplies, materials and heavy equipment to various locations in the County using a three axel truck and trailer; may operate a sweeper on regularly scheduled routes; grades road surfaces with low tolerance for error; inspects ditches, drainage areas and roadside shoulders for debris; remove debris and weeds; may perform semi-skilled concrete work in the construction and maintenance of culverts, and related structures; rebuilds and resurfaces roads; cuts and prepares roads for patches, using hot and cold mix; repairs asphalt road surface; oils and chip seals roads; installs and repairs storm drains and underground pipes; removes blockages from storm drains; makes repairs to bridges and other structures; performs a variety of maintenance work in the construction, maintenance, operation and repair of roads, bridges, and related facilities; operates hand tools such as jackhammers and chain saws; assists with the maintenance and repair of construction equipment and performs routine servicing of equipment such as changing oil and filters; checks roads for hazards; maintains records of materials and equipment used; operates a two-way radio; may provide work direction for crews, equipment and supplies on an assigned project basis.
Frequently stand and walk; walk for long distances and on sloped ground and slippery and uneven surfaces; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; finger dexterity and arm-hand steadiness to use a variety of hand and power tools and operate equipment; ability to use feet to operate control pedals on equipment; must be able to reach and lift arms above the shoulder; ability to lift material weighing over 100 lbs. with assistance; ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, and crouch; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; ability to wear safety and protective clothing such as hard hats, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs, respirators, gloves, boots and chemical resistant clothing; use of heavy power-driven maintenance equipment, such as tracked hydraulic excavator, backhoes, graders, and front end loaders, as well as hand tools, chain saws, grinders, drill presses, and jackhammers.
Work is performed outside in varying temperature, weather, and humidity conditions; some work is performed alone and in remote locations; work is performed in an environment with constant noise; exposure to gases, solvents, fumes, dust, grease and oils; exposure to moving equipment, electrical current, biting insects, and poison oak; may be exposed to hazards associated with underground excavations; work hours may be irregular due to seasonal conditions; constant contact with staff and the public.
Knowledge of:
Safe work practices.
Procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in the maintenance and construction of roads, bridges, transportation facilities, and associated facilities.
Operation and routine maintenance of heavy equipment including loaders, graders, tracked hydraulic excavators, trucks, rollers and related equipment.
Methods, techniques and tools, and the operational characteristics of mechanical equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads.
Symbols and codes used on construction stakes.
Procedures and techniques of asphalt and concrete work.
Provisions of the California Vehicle Code relating to the operation of medium and heavy equipment on streets and roads.
Principles of lead direction, work coordination and training.
Ability to:
Perform a variety of unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled equipment operation and other work in the maintenance, construction, and repair of County roads, bridges, culverts, and associated transportation facilities.
Skillfully operate several types of heavy road construction and maintenance equipment including loaders, graders, backhoe, tracked hydraulic excavator, track hoe, large bulldozers, chip spreader, and other related equipment to perform work requiring exact specifications.
Read and interpret basic maps and blueprints.
Follow oral and written directions.
Maintain and make basic repairs to equipment.
Maintain time and equipment records.
Provide lead direction, work coordination and training to other staff.
Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers/clients.
Training and Experience:
Two (2) years of construction experience including the operation of a variety of heavy power-driven equipment in either road maintenance and construction or landfill maintenance comparable to that of a Heavy Equipment Operator I with the County of Lake.
Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid California Class "A" Driver's License with tank endorsement, and a satisfactory driving record.
The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a "meet and confer" process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

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