Equipment Operator Apprentice, Grade 11
Montgomery County Government - Gaithersburg, MD

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This is entry level semi-skilled work involving the use of hand tools (shovels, rakes, lutes, picks, mattocks, tampers, etc.) small gasoline power equipment (push and commercial walk behind mowers, weed cutters, edgers, plate tampers, chain saws, pole saws, air compressors, jack hammers, paint sprayers, concrete mixers, concrete saws, trenchers, etc.) and the operation of 26,000-35,000 GVW dump trucks to perform basic highway construction maintenance related tasks. Overtime required during snow and other storms and emergencies. Knowledge of baseline characteristics of assigned vehicles/equipment and ability to effectively and safely operate and perform operator-level general inspections and preventive maintenance tasks on them. Knowledge of applicable Motor Vehicle Administration and highway regulations for safe, legal operation of the vehicles/equipment used.

Additional Employment Information

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to . Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference .

Minimum Qualifications

Education : Ability to read and write and carry out oral and written instructions.
Experience : None.
Equivalency : None.


At Time of Employment Application:
Must possess a valid Class "B" Commercial Driver's License or an Instructional Permit for a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License issued by state of residence.

First Day of Employment:
Must possess either a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or an Instructional Permit for a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License issued by state of residence.

Upon Completion of Probationary Period:
Must possess a valid Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from state of residence with endorsements required by Maryland State Motor Vehicle Administration Regulations to successfully complete apprenticeship program.

Preferred Criteria

All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated "Qualified," placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for an interview.

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