Equipment Operator Ii

County of Riverside
$64,123 - $81,835 Per year CA 2950 Washington St, Riverside, CA 92504, United States Apply before 11/26/2024 11:59



The County of Riverside seeks candidates to fill positions throughout Riverside County. A list of eligible candidates will be established to fill current and future vacancies. This recruitment will remain open until filled.

The County of Riverside’s TLMA Transportation Department has an opportunity for an Equipment Operator II in the Idyllwild/Anza, CA location. The Equipment Operator II role involves the operation of heavy construction equipment. The incumbent will undertake various maintenance and construction tasks, with the opportunity to work independently or take a lead role overseeing crews.

The department is looking for candidates who have a valid California Commercial Driver's license without any restrictions. Additionally, they should have at least two years of experience in road construction and/or maintenance, which includes operating heavy equipment in public works facilities. Moreover, experience in operating various heavy construction and maintenance equipment is a plus.

This position requires experience in public works and knowledge of the safety procedures, rules and operations. The responsibilities of the Equipment Operator II will include operation heavy construction equipment such as large tracked bulldozers, compactors, scrapers, motor graders, and excavators in support of site operations. Additional duties may include occasional operation of other equipment including a water trucks, skip loaders, rollers, sweepers, snowplow, backhoes, etc. for road maintenance/grading work; and to do other work as required.

Incumbents often work independently of other employees or are assigned lead responsibility over crews performing a variety of maintenance and construction work within specific guidelines.

 Possession of a valid California Commercial Class B Driver's License minimum.

 **Submit a current copy (received within the last 30 days) of my driving history record from the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to be considered for employment for this position (The required document may be attached to your application). **

Schedule: 4/10, 4 days and 10 hour shifts. 

The County of Riverside  is the umbrella agency for six county departments. They are the Planning Department, , Transportation Department, Code Enforcement Department, Environmental Programs Department and the Administrative Services Department.   


• Operate tracked and/or wheeled motorized construction equipment (e.g., loaders, excavators, motor graders, scrapers, refuse compactors, oil mixers, and dozers) within required tolerance in the maintenance and construction of roads, landfills, flood control channels, and other public work facilities.
• Prepare, grade, and shape new county roads, landfills, and flood control channels; check and set grades. 

• Work from survey reference marks, plans, and specifications; clear roads, channels and other facilities of storm debris and damage; construct and repair storm drains, culverts, catch basins, and concrete gutters. 

• Service and maintain assigned equipment; may operate low-bed or trucks with trailers in hauling equipment or materials. 

• Use a variety of hand and power tools in performing work. 


Experience: Two years in the maintenance or construction of public work facilities (e.g., roads, airports, landfills, or flood control channels) which included one year operating tracked and/or wheeled motorized construction equipment as a primary duty.
 Knowledge of: The tools, materials, and equipment commonly used in public works construction and maintenance; the operation and maintenance of gasoline and diesel powered construction and maintenance equipment.
 Ability to: Perform a variety of skilled maintenance and construction tasks, including working to grade; safely operate tracked and/or wheeled motorized equipment; read plans and specifications relating to construction and field maintenance work; follow oral and written directions.
 Physical Requirements: The Equipment Operator II  works outdoors and is exposed to inclement weather.  Must be able to lift sacks of concrete, asphalt, equipment parts and tools.
 License: Possession of a valid Commercial Class B California Driver's License minimum. Commercial Class A is preferred.
This position has been designated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) as safety-sensitive, applicants are required to complete a DOT mandated alcohol and drug-screening. (A positive test or refusal to test during the past two years will disqualify an applicant from consideration for County employment). Reference checks from former DOT regulated employers are also required.
 Employees in safety-sensitive positions are subject to DOT alcohol/drug testing in the following situations: random, reasonable suspicion/cause, return-to-duty, and post-accident.
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