HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR IV
Commonwealth of Kentucky - Wayne County, KY

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Minimum Requirement - Primary Education :
High school graduate.

Minimum Requirement - Primary Experience :
Must have six years of experience in the operation of equipment including two years of experience in the operation of intermediate equipment such as backhoe, front-end loader, grader, tandem truck, tow paver, hydro seeder.

Education Substitution :
None

Experience Substitution :
A Heavy Equipment Training certificate from a technical school or vocational school will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Special Requirements :
Must possess a valid driver's license and must possess a valid Class A commercial driver's license. Transportation Cabinet requires a valid Class A commercial driver’s license with tank vehicle endorsement.

Post Employment Requirements :
Must possess a valid driver's license and must possess a valid Class A commercial driver's license. Transportation Cabinet requires a valid Class A commercial driver’s license with tank vehicle endorsement.

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Description of Job Duties
Serves as Crew Leader and coordinates highway maintenance and repair projects under the supervision of Highway Super I & II. Inspects mowing/snow removal contracts and/or responsible for monitoring and verifying equipment rental usage contractors. Operates various heavy and light equipment such as dump truck, Tandem truck with snow plow, backhoe, front end loader, grader, gradall and various other equipment. Cut brush, flag traffic, pick up road debris. Performs other duties as assigned.

Selection Method :
Qualifying: All candidates who apply and meet the minimum requirements are eligible for placement on the register for hiring consideration.

Group :
SEMI-SKILLED AND MAINTENANCE TRADES

Characteristics of the Class :
Coordinates highway maintenance and repair projects and/or inspects mowing/snow removal contracts and/or has responsibility for monitoring and verifying equipment rental usage contractors. May coordinate crew assignments. Responsible for implementing custodial security policies and procedures in the use of inmate crews on roadways. Performs advanced level work in roadway or roadside maintenance operations. Operates intermediate equipment such as backhoe, front-end loader, grader, tandem truck, tow paver, hydro seeder; and performs other duties as required.

Typical Working Conditions and Unique Physical Requirements :
Incumbents in this classification typically perform their work at a highway maintenance facility, at work sties throughout the assigned work area, and when necessary, district wide. Positions in this class must possess the ability to walk, sit, stoop and bend. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds. Works extended hours and be outside during inclement weather. Must be able to respond to emergencies.

Additional Requirements :
Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

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