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Deschutes County Public Works Equipment Operator in Bend, Oregon

Public Works Equipment Operator

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Public Works Equipment Operator

Salary

$3,664.16 - $4,676.54 Monthly

Location

Bend, OR

Job Type

Regular, full time, full benefits

Department

Road

Job Number

2021-00005

Closing

1/28/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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Summary

Deschutes County is accepting applications for a Public Works Equipment Operator. This position performs a variety of road maintenance activities ranging from manual labor tasks, traffic control, and operation of light to heavy automotive, road maintenance, and construction equipment. Incumbent will operate a variety of medium to large sized trucks, tractors, trailers, and equipment involving the manipulation of auxiliary controls as well as perform a wide variety of manual tasks associated with departmental operations and maintenance.

*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

Notification to all candidates will be sent viaemail and/or text only. Please opt in for text messaging or check your email and your Governmentjobs.com account for application status.

Additional information regarding the position may be found by clickinghere. (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/deschutes/classspecs)

Compensation

$3,664.16 to $4,676.54 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Salary normally starts at the first step. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have a combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities to perform unskilled or semi-skilled tasks, and operate equipment and tools at a level necessary for successful job performance.

Preference will be given for:

  • Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License.

Must have knowledge and skill in the following:

  • Care, maintenance, and safe operation of hand operated power tools including chainsaws and jackhammers.

Must have a demonstrated ability to:

  • Understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.

  • Perform the essential duties of the job.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others at all times.

Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Must have the ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License within six months of hire date.

Must be willing and able to drive all County equipment and vehicles on city, county and public roads; to work outside normal working hours during emergency situations as directed; and to perform manual labor as directed: all or some of which may be in adverse weather conditions and other uncomfortable situations.

Physical Requirements.

Must have sufficient ambulatory ability to perform the following:

  • Balancing, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, twisting, bending, stooping, flexing, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions

  • Operating and driving equipment on even and uneven surfaces, inside and outside, and manipulating auxiliary controls

  • Getting in and out of trucks and heavy equipment, and walking on uneven terrain

  • Manipulate hand tools, rakes, hammers, commercial brooms, stakes, hoses, chains and other objects

  • For medium work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly, to move objects

  • For heavy work: exerting from 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 25 pounds of force constantly, to move objects

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, intense noises, wet/icy surfaces, heights, glare, vibration, and hazardous waste/agents.

Excellent County benefit package when eligible.

Deschutes County offers eligible employees a comprehensive health care package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents at a minimal cost of $90 per month. Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following 1 month of employment. Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, Deschutes County provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees.

Employer paid benefit offerings include:

  • Life Insurance for employee and dependents

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Retirement Program through Oregon PERS

  • Time Management Leave

Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:

  • 125 Flexible Spending Program

  • 457 Deferred Compensation Program

  • Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance

To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please visitwww.deschutes.org/hrand click on Employee Benefits.

01

A high school diploma or equivalent is required for this position. Do you meet this requirement?

  • Yes

  • No

02

Must have the ability to obtain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License within six months of hire date. Preference will be given for those who currently possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License. Please check the box that describes your current license status.

  • I currently possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License.

  • I have the ability to obtain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License within six months of hire date.

  • I do not possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License within six months of hire date.

03

Please describe any experience in road maintenance, construction, or snow removal that you have.

04

Can you perform all of the physical requirements listed on the job posting under Necessary Special Requirements with or without reasonable accommodation?

  • Yes

  • No

05

Are you willing and able to drive all County equipment and vehicles on city, county and public roads; to work outside normal working hours during emergency situations as directed; and to perform manual labor as directed: all or some of which may be in adverse weather conditions and other uncomfortable situations?

  • Yes

  • No

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Agency

Deschutes County Human Resources

Address

1300 NW Wall Street Suite 201Bend, Oregon, 97703

Phone

(541) 330-4643

Website

https://www.deschutes.org/jobs

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