Heavy Equipment Operator - Environ. Serv. & Trans.
San Jose, CA

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About the Department

The City of San José , the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business. Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region.

The mission of the Environmental Services Department (ESD) is to work with the community to conserve natural resources and safeguard the environment for future generations. The department provides services for wastewater management, garbage and recycling, drinking and recycled water, and watershed protection. Over the next several years, ESD will play a key role in helping San José achieve its "Green Vision" goals to advance San José as a sustainable community.

ESD is comprised of a staff of more than 450, boasting a diverse set of skills and specialties among our team - treatment plant operators, administrative professionals, biologists, chemists, inspectors, environmental program specialists, accountants, maintenance personnel, and more. The department and its personnel demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, environmental protection, and building good partnerships.

The Department of Transportation's role is to operate, maintain and improve San José 's 2,400 miles of streets and related infrastructure. This includes the paved street surfaces, bridges, traffic signals, streetlights, signs, crosswalks, bike lanes, pavement markings, curbs, curb ramps, sidewalks, street trees and landscaping, as well as the public sewers and storm drains located within the streets. Additionally, the Department operates the City's public parking lots and garages, and manages on- street parking compliance, abandoned vehicle abatement, and street sweeping.

The goal of the Department of Transportation (DOT) is to provide a comprehensive and seamless network of transportation services for the San José community and work closely with other public agencies that manage and improve our transit systems and our regional network of freeways and expressways.

Position and Duties

The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services Department are each looking to hire a Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO). Under general supervision, the HEO performs work of moderate difficulty in operating heavy motorized construction equipment requiring a high degree of skill in the maintenance of City streets and sewer lines and in the conduct of wastewater treatment operations.

The duties and responsibilities of these positions include, but are not limited to:

- (ESD) Working at the Wastewater Treatment Plant working with Biosolids

- (ESD) Work hours are 4 days/10 hours and scheduled 4:30 am - 3:00 pm.

- (DOT) Provides heavy equipment support in the accomplishment of sewer repair maintenance, pavement maintenance and retaining pond preventive maintenance.

- (DOT) Work hours are 5 days/8 hours and scheduled 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

- Operating heavy equipment in emergency response, including after hours, weekends and holidays.

- Operating heavy motorized construction equipment, such as: backhoes, graders, loaders, tractors, skip loaders, and bobcats.

- Observing and reporting possible problems with utility lines and other obstructions that might be affected by the movement of earth.

- Performing minor field repair and service on assigned equipment.

- May work in confined spaces.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:

1. Education: Successful completion of high school, G.E.D. Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate.

2. Experience: Three (3) years of experience operating heavy motorized equipment such as that used in the construction trades.

3. Certification or License:

4. Possession of a valid State of California Class A driver's license with applicable endorsements required within first six (6) months of employment.

5. Acceptable Substitutions: Completion of the Heavy Equipment Operator Trainee program with the City of San José may be substituted for the three (3) years of required experience.

6. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor.

To Learn More and Apply

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José , please visit the City of San José ’s employment page by clicking on the link below.

Then click on the “Prospective Employees” link.

City of San José Employment Page

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