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Hillsborough County Government

Transportation Worker (#TRANWKAFTC) AFTC
$9.57-$15.19 Hourly / $1,658.80-$2,632.93 Monthly / $19,905.60-$31,595.20 Yearly


Performs manual work of a routine nature as a trainee 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 construction equipment, and light to medium vehicles to provide a safe environment for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.


Completion of the ninth grade; and
Six months of experience performing construction work, or in any trade related job such as vegetation maintenance, masonry, carpentry and plumbing.   


Or any 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 Florida 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.


Note: To be acquired during the training period.


  • Working knowledge of the operation, use, and safety practices of automotive vehicles and farm equipment to include 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 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.
  • Some knowledge of procedures and techniques used to perform semi-skilled routine construction, maintenance and repair work of roads, bridges, stormwater drainage systems and other related assets.
  • Some 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 light construction equipment.
  • 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 some or all of the activities described below.

Note: Incumbents function in a trainee capacity to gain proficiency in the duties listed below and become eligible for promotion to Transportation Worker.


  • 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 routine work assignments, under the direction of a lead worker, associated with: patching road surfaces; stabilizing road shoulders; resurfacing segments 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 automotive vehicles and construction equipment such as dump trucks up to eighteen yard capacity, flatbed trucks, slope mowers, walk behind road-rollers, farm type tractors with attached 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 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 basic 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, preventative 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 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 under the direction of a more senior person.
  • 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.



Successful completion of the following during the probationary period:

Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL);

Possession of a Certificate of Qualification as a Trained Flagger;

Possession of a Certificate of Completion for Public Works Training received during the probation period.


These and other job related certifications may be required throughout employment in this position.


Employees in this class are required to complete a six month training program which includes Commercial Driver License (CDL) training as defined by the agency to which the position is assigned. Upon certification by the Agency Head or designated representative of successful completion of training, incumbents will be promoted to Transportation Worker. The training period may be extended by the Agency to which the position is assigned.

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