Stormwater - Equipment Operator III

City of Ocala | Ocala, FL

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Posted Date 11/14/2019

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This is skilled work in the operation of heavy motor driven equipment, with some supervisory work. Occasional manual labor is required and performed as needed. Reports to Foreman, Supervisor or designee.

Examples of Duties

Operates Equipment - Operates dump truck, backhoe, front end loader, bulldozer,

grader, bushhogs, tractors and other various equipment. Operates gas powered weed eater, pruners, chain saws and other small equipment. May set up and operate flood pumps. Must have manual dexterity to climb into and out of truck or equipment cab. 

General Maintenance - Performs manual tasks and all other general maintenance duties to met needs of the department May be required to manually lift up to 40 pounds on a routine basis and occasionally up to 80 pounds.

Supervision: Supervises and trains crews (may include inmates) in the safe operation of equipment and proper procedures. Maintains daily work records and timesheets accurately, and reports materials used accurately.

Training: Willingly participates in equipment training programs.

Emergency Response: Required to report to work if an emergency situation exists to protect, prevent, repair or minimize damage.

Provides support for department special events before, during and after the event in the areas and for functions relative to essential job duties and/or otherwise assigned.

Typical Qualifications

High school graduate or GED. Must be able to read and write. Must have a minimum of three years experience in the operation of heavy-duty equipment including one-year supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of training, education and experience may be considered.


Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's License.

Residency Requirement

This is a required stand-by position. Employee must, within one year of date of hire or promotion to this position, reside with 45 minutes of the assigned work facility.

Supplemental Information

Must be able to follow oral and written instructions. Must have the ability to read and write in English. Ability to communicate clearly, politely, and concisely for radio communications and personal contact. Ability to work with a minimum of supervision. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Must be prompt and regular in attendance. Ability to use independent judgement.

Ability to learn repetitive tasks quickly. Ability to work in various weather conditions. Ability to do excessive walking over uneven ground. 

Must have knowledge of the occupational hazards and the safety precautions necessary, in the operation of heavy equipment. Ability to become skillful in the safe operation of standard hand tools and power tools. Knowledge in traffic control. Ability to work on stand-by and respond to emergency situations. Knowledge of the operating and repair characteristics of heavy equipment.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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