Road Equipment Operator I

County of Fresno
Permanent $50,960 - $61,932 Per year CA Fresno County Public Works, 17626 Manning Ave, Reedley, CA 93654, United States


Scheduled Salary Increases:Step 6 effective 7/8/24 ($50,960 - $65,026 Annually) 
3% effective 1/20/25 ($52,494 - $67,002 Annually)


The County of Fresno

Department of Public Works and Planning 

is offering exciting career opportunities for experienced heavy equipment operators interested in the position of

Road Equipment Operator I


Road Equipment Operators 

operate and train in the operation of Type A and Type B equipment (defined below) and perform a variety of manual skills required in the maintenance and construction of County highways and bridges (the County maintains over 3,500 miles of roads through nine maintenance areas).

The Department is looking to immediately fillvacancies 

that exist at various County road maintenance yards. A listing of all road yards is included in the supplemental questionnaire of this flyer. Please note that employees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the worksite.

Type A Equipment


8 - 15 ton trucks

Medium crawler dozer     
Heavy crawler dozer    
Motor grader
Motor scrapers
Snow plows       
Heavy carryall     
Loaders, mobile, front end power shovel  

Type B Equipment


½ - 8 ton trucks including those with PB loader attachments 

Wheel tractors
Crawler tractors without dozers and scrapers 
Air compressors
Water pumps
Other less complex equipment and hand tools


Candidates will be required to participate in the County's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program, which includes an initial and subsequent random testing, as required by Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill both extra-help and permanently allocated positions. Individuals selected for extra-help appointment may be transitioned to a permanently allocated position at a later date as authorized by the Fresno County Personnel Rules.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group III - Heavy Physical Activity. This group includes positions which require heavy physical effort using arms, legs, back and trunk in frequent lifting, pushing, or pulling objects weighing (or offering resistance equivalent to) over 25 pounds. Generally, considerable bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, as well as standing and walking are involved. Physical stamina is usually required and explosive strength using bursts of energy may be required, depending upon specific position assignments.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Samples of Duties


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Minimum Qualifications


  One (1) year of full time, paid experience equivalent to that gained as a Road Equipment Operator Trainee within the County of Fresno, which includes experience operating heavy equipment in support of road construction and/or road maintenance activities.


Possession of a valid Class "A" Driver's License that does not have a restriction for operating a vehicle with air brakes.

Endorsements for combination vehicle operations, hazardous materials operations and tank vehicle operations must be obtained prior to completion of (12 month) probationary period.


: Two of the four endorsements for the Class "A" Driver's License may be waived based on department needs and legal considerations, as required by federal, state, and local laws.

  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline.
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required and must be current, complete, and accurate. Amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline.
  • Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.
  • Please fully list your work experience, including current position. Failure to list current and complete work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno) will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • A copy of your valid Class "A" driver's license (front and back), or equivalent must be submitted with your application or your application will NOT be accepted. Documentation must be provided by the closing date and time of this recruitment. You may either attach a copy to your online application, email a copy to or fax a copy to (559) 455-4788 attn: Tiffany Lee.