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Apprentice/Journey Equipment Operator (DOQ)

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Overview The Larimer County Road & Bridge Department is looking for Apprentice/Journey Equipment Operators to join our team!At the Larimer County Road & Bridge Department, we are responsible for the operation and maintenance of 419 centerline miles of non-paved roads, 384 centerline miles of paved roads, and 101 miles of subdivision roads in Larimer County. An Apprentice Operator must meet the minimum requirements of a Journey Operator within two years of employment. These positions are considered essential employees, filling a snow and ice removal position during inclement winter weather. When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker. The typical schedule for this position is 7am-3:30pm Monday to Friday in the Winter and 7am-5:30pm Monday to Thursday in the Summer with 24 hour/365 day nonrestrictive call back. To learn more about what we do, visit . Responsibilities Specifically, this position:

  • Ensures all work meets departmental expectations.
  • Operates heavy construction equipment as assigned.
  • Plows snow and participates in snow and ice control activities; is a critical member of our snow removal operations.
  • Performs physical labor for extended periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions, day or night, including activities and physical demands requiring strength to lift, carry, push, pull, and otherwise move objects of up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. To view the full job descriptions, visit & . We are looking for a candidate that will:
    • Have knowledge of street/highway maintenance, repair, construction, and safe work zone practices.
    • Perform maintenance and construction of paved roads.
    • Operate heavy construction equipment.
    • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
    • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills.
    • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
    • Use Larimer County-approved computer programs, as needed. Qualifications All candidates will be screened for the following required minimum qualifications. Any candidate who does not meet all of the qualifications listed as required will be eliminated from the process. Depending on qualifications, this position may hire as an Apprentice Equipment Operator or a Journey Equipment Operator.
      • Apprentice Equipment Operator
        • One (1) year of work experience required. May be achieved with experience in any industry, not specific to construction or road maintenance.
        • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a Class "B" or a Class 'A' CDL Driver's License with an 'N' -Tanker endorsement and without the following restrictions: 'L' -air brake restriction, 'O' -no/Trctr/Trlr restriction(s), "E" -No manual transmission, "X"-No cargo in CMV tank vehicle or "Z" - No full air brake equipped CMV required.
        • Obtain Tank endorsement by date of hire required.
        • Obtain an 'X' Haz-Mat/Tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire or within six (6) months of turning 21 years old required.
        • Obtain a Colorado Flaggers Certification within six (6) months of employment required.
        • Qualify as a Journey Operator within 2 years required.Journey Equipment Operator
          • One (1) year of experience working, operating equipment, or driving a CDL vehicle in the following construction industries: Civil Construction, Road Maintenance/Construction, Earthwork, or Underground Utilities required.
          • Operation of a vehicle requiring a Class 'A' or 'B' CDL required.
          • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a Class "A" CDL Driver's License an 'N' -Tanker endorsement and without the following restrictions: 'L' -air brakes restriction, 'O' -no/Trctr/Trlr restriction(s), "E" -No manual transmission, "X"-No cargo in CMV tank vehicle or "Z" - No full air brake equipped CMV required.
          • Obtain an 'X' Haz-mat/Tanker endorsement within six (6) months of employment or within six (6) months of turning 21 years old required.
          • Obtain a Colorado Flaggers Certification within six (6) months of employment required.BenefitsLarimer County offers the following for all Regular/Limited Term positions:
            • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
            • Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Account
            • Short and Long-Term Disability
            • Employee Assistance Program
            • Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
            • Accident Insurance
            • Critical Illness Insurance
            • Retirement Plan 401(a) with employer match
            • 457(b) Deferred Compensation
            • Paid time off including vacation, sick, and holidays To view information on Larimer County's Benefits, visit Supplemental Information You can't be considered unless you apply! Underrepresented individuals may be less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet all requirements and can perform every job responsibility. We are most interested in finding the best candidate. We encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role and apply.An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of required pre-employment testing. Depending on the position, these checks may include, but are not limited to; reference checks, motor vehicle reports, employment verification, education verification, fingerprinting, criminal history information, physical, and a drug screening. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. Successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Fort Collins , Apprentice/Journey Equipment Operator (DOQ), Other , Fort Collins, Colorado

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