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Hillsborough County Government

Advanced Transportation Worker (#ADTNWRAFSG) AFSG
$11.96-$18.99 Hourly / $2,073.07-$3,291.60 Monthly / $24,876.80-$39,499.20 Yearly


Performs semi-skilled to skilled manual work of an advanced nature to construct, maintain, and repair roads, road shoulders, county owned rights-of-way, easements, bridges, stormwater drainage systems and other related county assets using various types of power and hand tools, light to medium construction equipment, and light to heavy vehicles, to provide a safe environment for vehicle and pedestrian traffic. 


Completion of the ninth grade; and
Three years of experience performing construction or maintenance duties in one of the following areas: roads, rights-of-way, bridges or stormwater drainage systems; and
Possession of a valid Florida Drivers License.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Knowledge, skills and abilities of the Transportation Worker, plus:
  • Working knowledge of the operation, use, and safety practices of automotive vehicles and construction equipment to include specialized road patching / paving equipment, bulldozers, graders, backhoes, loaders, street sweepers, tractor with lowboy trailer, rollers, skid loaders, dump trucks, flat bed trucks, vans, pickup trucks, farm type tractors used in large scale mowing operations, slope mowers, edgers, lawn mowers, cement mixers, compressors, concrete grinders and other similar equipment.
  • Working knowledge of traffic laws, regulations, and safety practices applicable to the operation of motorized vehicles on public streets and highways.
  • Working knowledge of procedures and techniques used to perform semi-skilled construction, maintenance and repair work of roads, bridges, stormwater drainage systems, and other related assets.
  • Working knowledge of Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Chapter 6; for safe work zones.
  • Skill in the use of various tools and equipment used to construct, maintain, and repair roads, bridges, stormwater drainage systems, and other related assets.
  • Ability to service and make minor repairs and adjustments to vehicles and equipment operated.
  • Ability to closely follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to read and understand job related material.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to safely operate motorized vehicles and construction equipment.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to bend, climb, stoop, kneel or crouch at ground levels and to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather and working conditions (i.e.: sun, rain, cold, swamp, ditches, dirt and hot asphalt) and high noise levels.
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of five (5) pounds and greater with an average of forty five (45) pounds with occasional lifting up to approximately ninety (90) pounds over uneven, rough terrain.
  • Ability to perform tasks that require eye and hand coordination.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Assists with the construction, maintenance, and repair of roads, road shoulders, county owned rights-of-way, easements, bridges, stormwater drainage systems and other related county assets in accordance with Florida Department of Transportation standards, American Public Works Association best management practices, county guidelines and other state and federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Mows grassy areas along roadways, easements, rights-of-way and in medians, to include removing debris, in accordance with standard operating procedures to maintain a safe and efficient environment for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
  • Cuts brush, weeds, and assists in trimming low hanging tree limbs or removing trees along roadways and in county owned rights-of-way to include root pruning, stump removal, and brush chipping to maintain safe clearance standards, provide safe recovery zones and remove line-of-sight obstructions.
  • Performs semi-skilled to skilled work assignments, under the direction of a lead worker, associated with: patching road surfaces; stabilizing road shoulders; resurfacing of roads; repairing or installing fences and guardrails; repairing and maintaining bridges; cleaning and reshaping drainage ditches; installing or replacing drain pipes; constructing segments of roads; repairing and maintaining stormwater drainage systems, including pipe, slip-liner installation and end wall, inlet and manhole repair; and maintaining other related transportation assets to maintain them in a good and safe operational condition.
  • Operates light to medium automotive vehicles and construction equipment such as specialized road patching / paving equipment, bulldozers, graders, backhoes, loaders, street sweepers, tractor with lowboy trailer, rollers, skid loaders, dump trucks up to eighteen yard capacity, flatbed trucks, slope mowers, walk behind compactor or road-rollers, and farm type tractors with attached mowing decks. 
  • Operates mowing equipment and mowing decks, vans, specially designed vehicle servicing trucks, power lift equipment and pickup trucks to construct, maintain and repair roads, bridges, and other related county assets.
  • Operates small motorized equipment such as stump grinders, concrete grinders, lawn mowers, chain saws, edgers, trimmers, weed eaters, air compressors, jack hammers, mixers, pumping equipment and other similar equipment; and uses various hand tools to construct, maintain, and repair roads, bridges, and other related county assets.
  • Performs semi-skilled masonry, block and concrete work on bridges, roads, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and other related assets to construct or restore them to specified service levels.
  • Cleans and performs operator inspection, servicing, preventive maintenance and simple repairs to equipment used and ensures that periodic maintenance and major repairs are identified and scheduled to ensure proper operation and prolong service life.
  • Performs daily safety inspections and observes proper safety practices and regulations when operating or working around equipment.
  • Sets up traffic control in accordance with Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) guidelines and establishes and maintains work zone safety to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Sets flags, barricades and other traffic control devices and controls the flow of traffic through and around work sites to provide a safe environment for workers and the public.
  • Trains and provides guidance to employees in lower level jobs.
  • Assumes lead worker responsibilities, when so designated, in the absence of the lead worker.
  • May be required to provide operational support during periods of local, state and national emergencies due to man-made and natural disasters.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


Specific endorsements to the Commercial Driver License (CDL);
Flagging and Traffic Control Certificate;
Possession of Work Zone Maintenance of Traffic Intermediate Certificate;
First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification;
Pesticide Applicator Certification with specific endorsements.
These and other job related certifications may be required throughout employment in this position.


Possession of a valid Class B, Commercial Driver License (CDL) within six (6) months of entry into the classification.

CLASS: ADTNWRAFSG; EST: 1/21/2004; REV: 8/17/2011;