Nature of Work
The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform skilled work in the operation of heavy equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair of County roadways, bridges and right-of-ways. The work usually includes servicing and making minor field repair to equipment. The County Road Equipment Operator III is distinguished from the County Road Equipment Operator I and II class by the responsibility for operating heavy construction equipment requiring considerable manipulative skill and the greater consequences of error in the form of damage to more expensive equipment. The essential functions are: operates a motor grader, rubber tire excavator, bucket loader, bull dozer, conveyor loader, chip spreader, asphalt distributor, and shoulder machine; services and performs basic preventive maintenance on assigned heavy equipment; maintains daily records, completes weekly reports of materials, equipment and fuel; and performs other duties in the absence of the County Road Maintenance Supervisor or the County Road Equipment Operator II. The employee reports to the District Maintenance Superintendent who frequently inspects the work and gives assignments in detail for each job.
Must have at least six months of experience as an equipment operator of a 2 ton and tandem dump truck or have a combination of experience with operating a 2 ton truck and other heavy equipment as listed in the requirements of work for roadway construction and maintenance or related work. Must be able at entry to operate a motor grader, bucket or front end loader, and rubber tire excavator and perform maintenance and pre-trip inspections on this heavy equipment.
Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama Commercial Driver's License (Class A or B) and an insurable driving record to drive and operate heavy equipment used for construction, maintenance and repair of Montgomery County roadways. If promoted, must obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License within six months of promotion.
Kind of Examination
Applications are being accepted to fill three vacancies and any other vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancies are with the Montgomery County Engineering Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based on education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application and supplemental form completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the appropriate number of eligible applicants for immediate referral (i.e., four plus the number of current vacancies) a skills test will be administered in order to rank order the candidates on the register. If the number of qualified applicants is equal to or less than the appropriate number for referral, no test will be given and the candidates are certified as equally qualified.
Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.
This position is open only to Montgomery County Engineering Department employees who have completed their probationary period and meet the minimum qualifications.