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Operator Trainee- Public Works (0419)

Company: Coconino County
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Job Description:

Nature of Work Operator Trainee is the apprentice level with incumbents occupying the classification prior to their completion of certifications and a written exam. The program is designed to provide participants with the technical skills necessary to obtain licensure, and the knowledge, skills and abilities to competently work in the in the public works field. Operator Trainees normally work in a training capacity supervised by a Senior Equipment Operator or Public Works staff. Work methods and results are under constant review by supervisory personnel through observation, discussion, written and proficiency testing and results achieved. Upon successfully obtaining an Arizona Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL), LTAP Flagman Certification and MSHA Certification, as well as passing the Coconino County Public Works Equipment Operation Test, and subject to departmental approval, an Operator Trainee may be promoted to the Equipment Operator classification. Except under special circumstances, an Operator Trainee who fails to successfully complete the required certifications and testing will be terminated from the Operator Trainee classification. The trainee period is not to exceed one year. The trainee is expected to pay any costs associated with obtaining the required certifications. Upon successful completion of the certifications, Public Works will reimburse the cost to the trainee. This is a full-time regular position and, as such, is eligible for benefits. As an award-winning organization with high regard for cultural diversity and the positive contributions of the many thriving cultures within our county, our nation, and our society, Coconino County leads a variety of initiatives that celebrate diversity; from our Annual Diversity Day, and monthly Heritage Lunch & Learns, to book clubs, and professional development academies which target diverse workforce segments, Coconino County's respect for diversity is shared throughout the organization. Under close supervision, and in a training capacity, is responsible for technical work of moderate difficulty in road maintenance duties; performs related work as assigned. Typical Duties (Illustrative Only): * Passes Arizona Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) written test within 60 days of employment and obtains Class "B" CDL * Learns to operate various types of mechanical equipment such as compressors, tampers and asphalt cutters * Passes and obtains LTAP Flagman certification * Completes MSHA training and obtains certification * Takes appropriate steps to obtain Class A Commercial Driver's License within one year of employment (passes both written and driving tests) * Learns to perform inspection and maintenance of equipment, vehicles, buildings, and facilities * Learns to perform crack filling and crack patching * Learns to perform drainage maintenance * Learns to conduct snow plowing operations, including application of cinders * Completes Blue Stake training * Completes electrical hazard training * Attends all required safety training * Participates in construction/maintenance projects * Learns to keep records and prepare reports Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to: driving; sitting; working with and around others; vision (near and far) to perform daily tasks; hearing and speech or ordinary conversation; touch (finger dexterity) working with equipment. Environmental conditions include: working in an outdoor environment high majority of time which includes exposure to cold, heat, moisture and humidity; exposure to vehicle noise and vibration. Minimum Qualifications Any combination of education, training or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Must obtain an Arizona driver's license by date of hire and maintain it throughout employment. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening. Final job offer will be contingent upon a satisfactory 5-year Arizona Motor Vehicle Report. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must obtain a valid Arizona Class B Commercial Driver's License within one year of hire and maintain throughout employment. Must pass internal Public Works equipment operation test conducted to hold an Operator position within one year of hire. Preferred qualifications include: passing Arizona Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) written test within 60 days of employment and obtains Class "B" CDL; learns to operate various types of mechanical equipment such as compressors, tampers and asphalt cutters; passes and obtains LTAP Flagman certification completes MSHA training and obtains certification; takes appropriate steps to obtain Class A Commercial Driver's License within one year of employment (passes both written and driving tests); learns to perform inspection and maintenance of equipment, vehicles, buildings, and facilities; learns to perform crack filling and crack patching; learns to perform drainage maintenance; learns to conduct snow plowing operations, including application of cinders; completes Blue Stake training; completes electrical hazard training; attends all required safety training; participates in construction/maintenance projects; learns to keep records and prepare reports; This position is non-exempt from overtime. This position is safety sensitive. This position requires on-call status availability. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of: * Occupational hazards and safety precautions * Procedures and practices used in construction or maintenance operations Skill in: * Operation of assigned equipment under field conditions * Use of hand and power tools Ability to: * Work varying shifts, weekends, and holidays * Effectively handle lifting of various objects weighing up to 60 pounds * Work extended hours in a variety of weather conditions * Recognize hazardous conditions and react appropriately * Prepare and maintain records and reports * Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public * Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety * Follow written and verbal instructions, including manufacturers' service specifications * Communicate effectively verbally and in writing AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.SDL2017

Keywords: Coconino County, Flagstaff , Operator Trainee- Public Works (0419), Other , Flagstaff, Arizona

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