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Equipment Operator I (#EQOP1AFSC) AFSC
$9.57-$15.19 Hourly / $1,658.80-$2,632.93 Monthly / $19,905.60-$31,595.20 Yearly

Equipment Operator I (#EQOP1GENC) GENC
$9.53-$15.12 Hourly / $1,651.87-$2,620.80 Monthly / $19,822.40-$31,449.60 Yearly


Performs duties operating a wide variety of motorized equipment and vehicles used in public works projects and in transportation of passengers, pick-up and delivery of equipment and material.


Completion of the ninth grade.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • 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.


  • Working knowledge of traffic laws and regulations applicable to the operation of motorized equipment on public streets and highways.
  • Some knowledge of the operation of a variety of motorized equipment.
  • Ability to operate a variety of motorized equipment.
  • Ability to service and make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to read and understand job related materials.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.


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 some or all of the activities described below.
  • Operates motorized equipment such as single chassis trucks, dump trucks, flatbeds, pickup trucks, fuel or oil trucks, sedans, tractors and/or utility vehicles pulling, mowing or other machinery or equipment, riding and mechanical forklifts, and other similar equipment.
  • Checks and ensures that equipment is serviced and in good working condition; makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment, and ensures that periodic maintenance and major repairs are performed.
  • Performs daily safety inspections and observes proper safety practices and regulations when operating or working around equipment.
  • Assists with manual work in construction, maintenance, and repair of roads, bridges, parks, drains, sewers, and other public works projects; sets flags and barricades.
  • Operates air compressors and hammers, mixers, pumping equipment, and saws at construction job sites.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: EQOP1AFSC; EST: 4/13/1998; REV: 5/17/2012;
CLASS: EQOP1GENC; EST: 4/13/1998; REV: 5/17/2012;