Heavy Equipment Operator
City of Hollywood, FL - Hollywood, FL

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This is skilled work in the operation of heavy construction and maintenance equipment.

Employees in this class are responsible for the operation of large diesel and gasoline powered equipment entailing considerable manipulative difficulty in utilization. Duties require the ability to follow detailed assignments in maintaining close construction tolerances. Responsibilities include constant attention to safety in work practices in order to avoid accidents. Supervision is received from a skilled superior who inspects work in progress and upon completion for adherence to engineering standards. Supervision may be exercised over unskilled and semi-skilled laborers, motor vehicle operators and maintenance personnel.

1. Operates heavy graders in grading, blading and smoothing roads, cuts slopes to fine measurements and specifications.

2. Operates bulldozer in subgrading, clearing and excavating park sites, roads and parking areas; backfills excavations.

3. Operates backhoe in the maintenance and construction of roads and water/wastewater lines, and fire hydrants.

4. O perates heavy crane to load and unload materials and equipment.

5. Sup ervises crew in the repair of municipal roadways.

6. Notifies local citizenry of commencement of work as necessary.

7. Inspects equipment prior to starting; checks lubricants and cooling hydraulic and electrical systems; performs minor necessary maintenance; reports malfunctions.

8. Operates flatbed trucks to move heavy equipment to job site.

9. Performs related work as required for this position description only.

The Requirements:

Graduation from high school or GED, plus two years experience in the operation of heavy construction/maintenance equipment, or four years experience in the operation of light motorized construction/maintenance equipment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of a valid State of Florida Commercial Driver’s License with Class “A” endorsement.

The Examination:

Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statues.

Additional Information:

**Note to Applicants: Applicants who are considered for employment will be required to pay $55.00 for the background investigation.

The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Also, as of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.

The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer. _

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