Equipment Operator II

Recruitment #22-6061-001


Operates and maintains a variety of tools and equipment including dump trucks, container or similar basic trucks, single-chassis automotive equipment including waste collection packers, utility tractors and trucks with attachments, gang and hydraulic mowing units, self-loading and vacuum trucks, street flushers and heavy trucks with attachments for winter deicing and snow removal. Assists in the construction, repair, remodeling and maintenance of grounds, buildings, athletic fields, courts, and various parks and facilities. Operates air compressors, concrete saws, pumps, flushers, sewer rodding machines, air hammer, sand spreader and various other pneumatic and hand tools. Performs routine maintenance and cleaning on tools and equipment such as checking oil and fluid levels, tire pressure, lubrication, sharpening mower blades, and replacing simple parts.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E. D.).

Must have one year of experience in the operation and routine maintenance of moderately heavy equipment or heavy trucks.

License Requirements

Must possess and maintain, as a term and condition of continued employment, a valid Ohio Class A Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.) at time of appointment, including the qualification to operate a vehicle with air brakes and any other endorsements required by the State of Ohio. Out of state residents must have equivalent licenses from their state of residence.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 115 (Wage) or below, pay grade 25 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination.  Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.

Background Check 
A background investigation is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 
Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees. 
Important COVID-19 Information 
Beginning November 1, 2021, newly hired City of Dayton employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be required to become fully vaccinated within 90 days of being hired.

Examination Date

Date & Time to be Announced 
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent a link to self-schedule their examination time at a later date.