The purpose of this classification is to operate motorized
equipment of medium weight and complexity and to perform manual
work functions associated with the construction, maintenance and
repair of city grounds, roads, water systems, sewer systems,
buildings, or grounds.
The following duties are normal for this classification. The
omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the
classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical
assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required
and assigned. Specific duties listed may not be required for all
positions within this classification, but are determined by the
normal requirements for the particular position.
Operates and maintains equipment of medium size, weight, and
difficulty, specifically: bucket truck, backhoe, asphalt roller,
sweeper, highlift, sidearm mower, sewer truck, rod truck, jet
truck, fuel truck, sanitation truck, knuckleboom truck, sewer
bucket machine, flusher truck, slope mower, or dump truck to assist
in construction, maintenance, and repair work.
Inspects equipment prior to use and ensures necessary equipment
repairs are made; performs maintenance tasks necessary to keep
machinery, equipment, and tools in good working condition,
specifically: greasing and cleaning, maintaining fluid levels, and
changing tires, brooms, blades, and rubber slats.
Inspects job site for possible hazards prior to operating
Performs manual work functions associated with construction,
maintenance, and repair of city roads, drainage systems, water
systems, sewer systems, building structures, and grounds.
Sweeps streets, salts roads, cuts grass, picks up, removes
and/or hauls trash, garbage and other debris, and removes trees and
Shovels and hauls asphalt, demolition debris, road mix, rock,
and dirt; cleans gutters, drainage ditches, and right-of-ways.
Unstops sewers, pulls hose, locates and inspects manholes and
sewer lines, clears and disinfects sewer lines and yards.
Hauls explosives, demolishes houses, buildings, and related
structures and removes associated debris.
Digs trenches; cuts right-of-ways; lays bricks; builds, repairs
and maintains roads, sidewalks, headwalls, and fences; patches
holes; packs asphalt; unstops storm drains; cuts pavement; and
builds and sets concrete forms.
Installs and/or repairs/replaces water lines, sewer lines,
meters, valves, drainage boxes, and fire hydrants.
Flags traffic, places/retrieves signage and barricades, and
Prepares and/or receives forms, reports or other documents;
forwards as appropriate.
Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides
information; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to
appropriate personnel; responds to requests for service.
Responds to requests for information from officials, employees,
the public or other individuals.
Must accomplish the essential functions of the job, with or
without reasonable accommodations, in a timely manner.
Performs other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED required; one year of experience in
medium to heavy equipment operation and maintenance or a related
field. Must possess and maintain an Alabama Commercial Driver's
License (CDL), Class A or Class B depending on position. This job
classification is considered to be safety-sensitive and is subject
to pre-employment and random drug screens.
Minimum Requirements to Perform Essential Job Functions
The following requirements are normal for this classification.
Specific requirements may not apply to all positions within this
classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for
the particular position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to operate a variety of
equipment, machinery and tools which may include a boom truck,
bucket truck, backhoe, sweeper, highlift, sidearm mower, sewer
truck, rod truck, jet truck, fuel truck, sanitation truck,
knuckleboom truck, flusher truck, slope mower, or dump truck, chain
saw, two-way radio, mechanics tools. Physical demand requirements
for some positions within this classification may at times be at
levels of those for heavy work.
DATA COMPREHENSION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge
the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional
characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious
standards) of data, people, or things which may include work
orders, maps, and operational manuals.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to speak with
and/or signal people to convey or exchange information, including
giving/receiving assignments and/or directions to/from co-workers,
assistants, managers, or supervisors as well as communicating with
the general public.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: May require ability to read a variety of
informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods
and procedures. Requires the ability to write basic job related
documentation and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling
and grammar, using all parts of speech. May require ability to
speak with others with poise, voice control, and confidence using
correct English and well-modulated voice.
INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand
relatively basic mechanical and operational principles and
techniques, to understand departmental policies and procedures, to
make independent judgments in absence of supervision, and to
acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to
VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver
information, to explain procedures, and to follow verbal and
NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to add and subtract,
multiply and divide, and determine time and weight.
FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to visually inspect
items for proper length, width, and shape using job related
equipment which may include standard measuring devices.
MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and
eyes in using medium to heavy equipment and to operate a motor
MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of
items, medium to heavy equipment, motor vehicles, control knobs,
switches, mechanics tools, etc. Must have the ability to use one
hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other
hand with different activities. Must have average levels of
COLOR DIFFERENTIATION: May require the ability to discern
INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with and
relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be
able to adapt to and perform under moderate stress when confronted
with an emergency.
PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk, express,
or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive
nature of sounds by ear.