City and County of Denver Denver, Colorado, United States
Jun 27, 2019Full Time
About Our Job The Department of Public Works delivers services that help to define and improve the quality of life in Denver. Denver Public Works is responsible for road maintenance and repair; residential trash, recycling and compost collection; design and construction of streets, bridges, public buildings, and storm and sanitary sewers; transportation and parking services; oversight and regulation of use of the public right-of-way; and implementation of the Public Works Environmental Management System (EMS). For more information, please visit the Public Works website at http://www.denvergov.org/dpw . Street Maintenance is responsible for filling potholes, repaving streets, sweeping streets, and removing snow from public streets and alleys. The Division managers the City's 2,150 centerline miles and 5,135 alleys to ensure mobility and safety for residents and visitors. The Division also manages the City's asphalt plant, which produces asphalt for resurfacing and maintaining city streets and alleys. The Street Maintenance group within the Department of Public Works has an opening for an Equipment Operator Specialist. Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Operates medium sized, specialized equipment in the performance of a variety of construction, maintenance, and other work including the use of attachments designed to perform specialized tasks in combination with the vehicle's operation or mode of function and ensures the safe and efficient operation of equipment and a variety of work related tools. Inspects vehicle for loose parts, damaged or worn tires, proper air pressure in tires, and other items affecting its safe operation and completes a pre/post trip inspection as defined by federal guidelines. Observes on-board instruments while operating equipment and takes routine corrective action if malfunctions are indicated. Performs manual labor in construction, maintenance, or other work related duties when not driving equipment to or operating it at the work site. Assists in preventative maintenance of equipment by washing and servicing vehicles with water, oil, and fuel, performs basic maintenance, and makes minor running repairs. Keeps trip records and logs, reports defects in the vehicles operations, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicle. Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner and provides information within the area of assignment. Participates in snow removal duties. Provides training to less experienced employees. Performs other related duties as assigned. About You The ideal candidate will possess the following preferred qualifications: Experience operating medium sized, specialized equipment in the performance of a variety of construction, maintenance, and other work. We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following required minimum qualifications: Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate. Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of experience as Senior Utility Worker OR Two (2) years of experience as an Equipment Operator in the Career Service System OR 700 hours of Equipment Operator Specialist differential. Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirements. Appropriate internal or external experience can be substituted for the experience in the Career Service System. License/Certifications: This job requires driving. Requires a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL "B") with appropriate endorsements at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment. About Everything Else Job Profile CJ1905 Equipment Operator Specialist To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here . Position Type Unlimited Position Salary Range $18.37 - $26.82 Starting Pay Based on experience and education Agency Public Works Assessment Requirement Performance Test The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. For information about right to work, click here for English or here for Spanish.