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Drainage Maintenance/Operator

Department: 
Department of Transportation
Starting Salary: 
$18.01
Grade: 
33
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 2:00pm
Summary: 

Builds and maintains irrigation and storm water ditches throughout the County.  Operates and maintains trucks with capacity of more than three (3) tons to transport materials to and from specified destinations and operates other light trucks and equipment used in the maintenance of County roads.  Operates and maintains a wide variety of light and heavy equipment used in the maintenance and in repair of County roads and bridges.

Duties: 

Maintains and builds storm water systems within the County.  Maintenance includes removing debris, trees or brush from all drainage ditches with the use of various tools and equipment.   Development of storm water system may include rerouting of existing ditches, digging and redeveloping existing ditches, or the joint establishment of new system.  Operates heavy equipment utilized in digging and opening ditches, grading shoulders and slopes.  Performs other rough grading to clear County rights-of-way, trenching, filling or back filling and snow removal.  Operates asphalt equipment in road maintenance and repair work.  Requires the use of valves to regulate the temperature and flow of asphalt ensuring a constant flow into the hopper to distribute material evenly.  Operates mower to cut grass in County rights-of-way.  Loads and places earth, rock, asphalt and other road construction and maintenance material.  Fastens attachments to tractor with clevis or wedge pin hitches.  Operates heavy equipment in successive passes over terrain to raise or lower terrain to specified grade following markings on grade stakes or hand signals.  Greases, oils and performs minor repairs on heavy equipment as assigned.

Qualifications: 

Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from an accredited two-year college or technical school; or six (6) months to one (1) year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements: 

Must be able to operate any eight (8) of the following pieces of equipment proficiently: mower, grader, loader, large backhoe, track-hoe, low-boy trailer, large steel roller, scraper, dozer, and screen plant. In limited situations may serve as a trainer on equipment for an Operator I. May serve as a lead worker. Valid and current Colorado Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A with Tanker endorsement required.

All applicants must present a copy of the DVR at the time of interview.