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Automotive Equipment Operator I(Job Id 2043)

City of Omaha
paid holidays, sick time
United States, Nebraska, Omaha
1819 Farnam Street (Show on map)
Oct 15, 2023

Don't have a CDL? Those hired will be be paid to attend a CDL course to achieve a Class A license.

Posting Type: Open Competitive


Work Type:
Full-Time


Nature of Work:
This work involves the safe and efficient operation of light single axle trucks, farm-type tractors and related automotive and construction equipment. In addition to equipment operation, incumbents are required to perform manual labor. Job assignments are given in detail or follow established routines and are reviewed by an assigned supervisor. Assignments will include lead worker duties.


Education and Experience:
(The knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.)

High school graduation or its equivalent preferred AND One (1) year of experience in the operation and routine maintenance of trucks or construction equipment of the type assigned to this classification.


Special Qualifications:
Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of application. Must possess and maintain a valid Class "B" or Class "A commercial driver's license with "N" endorsement by the end of the probationary period. Must possess a 3rd Grade Hoisting and Portable Engineer's Certificate (or higher), a forklift operator's permit, and/or a flagger certification by the end of the probationary period.

Pay Range: $22.25 with step increases to $29.24/Hourly

Benefits: Forty-hour work week; twelve days of paid vacation per year for the first five years, sick leave, and twelve paid holidays. The City offers an employee group health insurance which includes major medical for individual or Family plan; Cash Pension Program, plus Social Security. See our website at www.cityofomaha.org (under the Employment section, Benefits link) for detailed information.


Who Can Apply:
Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting.

How to Apply: Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the online application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you do not meet the requirements at the time of this posting, once you do meet the requirements you may apply when it is posted again.

Examination Information: The examination will consist of a structured interview which will be scheduled at a later date. The structured interview is designed to assess job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. The final eligibility list will be assembled from those candidates achieving a passing score of 50% on the structured interview (100% weight).


Veteran Points:
To claim five (5) points for veteran's preference, you must submit proof of service (such as a DD-214) that includes date of induction, date of honorable separation, and Social Security number. (You must have completed more than 180 consecutive days of active duty.) To receive an additional five (5) points credit for disability, you must submit proof of eligibility from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs dated within the last 12 months. This information must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by October 18, 2023.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Knowledge of minor maintenance needed to repair and maintain assigned equipment
* Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations governing equipment operation
* Ability to operate various types of single axle trucks, related construction equipment, and basic hand tools in the performance of assigned duties
* Ability to adhere to safety policies, procedures, and guidelines
* Ability to compile reports of work completed
* Ability to learn the geography of the city
* Ability to understand oral and written instructions
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and members of the general public


Essential Functions:
(Any one position may not perform all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties that may be performed in positions allocated to this class.)

* Operates various types of single-axle trucks and related equipment
* Inspects fluid levels, cleans, and performs minor repairs and preventive maintenance on equipment operated
* Completes and submits reports of work completed
* Removes snow, spreads salt, sand, and anti-icing material and may also be required to install tire chains and snow plow blades on trucks
* Maintains regular job attendance in accordance with a schedule established for the position by the supervisor
* Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates within the scope of this classification
* The following are specific to the designated division: Street Maintenance: Identifies cavities under streets, drills holes into the concrete, and fills the cavities with the appropriate mixtures
* Patches chuckholes with asphalt, smooths surfaces, and removes excess asphalt
* Cleans street cracks and pours crack sealing compound into the cracks
* Repairs utility cuts in streets
* Breaks up and removes concrete pieces and rakes and strikes off new concrete
* Assists in setting grades for concrete forms, installing and removing forms, and backfilling with dirt
* Cleans street and sewer inlets
* Removes downed trees, limbs, and debris from streets and abandoned private properties
* Flags and controls traffic in construction areas
* Delivers necessary materials and equipment and hauls debris to and from job sites
* Installs and repair snow fence and guard rail
* Prepares and paints equipment (sand blasts, paint parking lot lines)
* Removes brush and weeds from right-of-ways and islands
* Park Maintenance and Forestry Divisions: Mows, trims, reseeds, landscapes, and cleans public parks, right-of-ways, and park facilities
* Waters grounds using automatic sprinklers and hand watering equipment and repairs sprinkler heads
* Applies chemicals and spreads fertilizer
* Lays sod and prunes tree branches
* Removes downed trees, limbs, and debris from parks and abandoned private properties
* Paints and repairs park recreational equipment
* Delivers necessary materials and equipment and hauls debris to and from job sites
* Impound Lot: Checks in impounded vehicles and records vehicle identification numbers, license plate numbers, the condition of the vehicles, and items of property contained in the vehicles
* Records mileage, collects and tags keys, and removes trash and license plates from vehicles
* Moves vehicles around the impound lot and to the sale lot for auctions
* Visually inspects the lot during each shift for vandalism and other intrusions
* Communicates claiming and auction information to the general public
* Releases automobiles to their owners after fees have been accepted and ownership has been established
* Maintains the impound lot surface, filling in holes with rock grindings

Conditions of Employment: Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver's license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination.

Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants requiring an accommodation for the examination because of a disability should advise the Human Resources Department a minimum of 48 hours prior to the examination by emailing peremploy@cityofomaha.org.

For a complete description of this job classification go to the City of Omaha's website at hr.cityofomaha.org.

Contact Points:
City of Omaha Human Resources Department
1819 Farnam St, Suite 506
Omaha, NE 68183

Phone: (402) 444-5300
Fax: (402) 444-5314

Website: hr.cityofomaha.org

Email: peremploy@cityofomaha.org

The City of Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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