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Equipment Operator II (#EQOP2AFSE) AFSE
$10.69-$16.97 Hourly / $1,852.93-$2,941.47 Monthly / $22,235.20-$35,297.60 Yearly


Performs duties operating a wide variety of motorized equipment used in public works projects.


Completion of the ninth grade; and

One year of experience in the operation of motorized equipment.

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 operation of a wide variety of motorized equipment.
  • Working knowledges of traffic laws and regulations applicable to the operation of motorized construction, maintenance, and transport equipment on public streets and highways.
  • Working knowledge of applicable safety equipment, standards and regulations.
  • Ability to operate a variety of motorized equipment.
  • Ability to service and make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.  
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to read and understand job related material.


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 transport/cargo vehicles, tandems, front driver telescopes or bantam cranes, street sweepers, slope mowers, lowboy equipment, single chassis, dual drive, and dual chassis automotive equipment and other similar heavy equipment to perform a variety of construction, maintenance, and repair work.
  • Transports and supervises the loading and unloading of special and heavy equipment and cargo to construction sites.
  • Checks and ensures the 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 and construction, maintenance, and repair of roads, bridges, parks, drains, sewers, and other public works projects; sets flags and barricades; may operate air compressors and hammers, mixers and plumbing equipment at construction job sites.
  • Acts as lead operator; may supervise lower level operators, trades helpers, laborers on specific tasks.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: EQOP2AFSE; EST: 4/13/1998; REV: 5/17/2012;