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Douglas County  5030
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Pay Range 226


This classification operates light to medium road maintenance equipment used to support road and bridge maintenance; perform routine maintenance on equipment; performs manual tasks. This classification is represented by Teamsters Local 223.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Truck driver and operator. Primarily operate light to medium sized equipment, such as: five-yard dump truck with tilt deck trailers, snow plows, water truck, forklift, flatbed trucks and boom trucks. May, on an infrequent basis, operate all other road maintenance equipment. Load and safely transport equipment and materials. Perform pre-trip inspections.

2. Miscellaneous road equipment. Operate three cubic yard and under sized loaders, six ton and under rollers, brooms, vacuums and chippers.

3. Perform repair on assigned equipment; includes minor maintenance and servicing, etc.

4. Support maintenance functions, such as: install culverts, road patching, brush cutting, etc.

5. Flagger. As needed, direct and regulate traffic during roadway maintenance operations by placing signs at job site, hold a hand sign, operate pilot car and communicate with other employees and motorists in order to ensure safe passage of traffic through work zone.


Knowledge of: Reasonable knowledge of equipment, materials, practices and procedures used in road maintenance, and skill in use of the equipment; reasonable knowledge of minor repair of equipment; thorough knowledge of safety procedures; reasonable knowledge of the traffic laws and safety rules governing operations of motor vehicles and equipment on public roads. Skill in: Performing specialized work; performing minor maintenance on equipment; safe operation of vehicles, equipment and tools used in area of responsibility; safe operation of equipment under adverse conditions. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; estimate time and materials and manage time efficiently; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, contractors, vendors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Six months experience in the operation of light road maintenance equipment OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon Class A commercial driver’s license with tank and air brake endorsements.

Desirable qualifications: Oregon Department Of Transportation flagger’s card


This classification works with supervision from a operations and maintenance leadworker or supervisor. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employees estimates time and materials and manages time efficiently. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects. Employees may or may not work in proximity of supervisor.


Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedure; federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; equipment operation and maintenance manuals; work zone traffic controls; OSHA standards. Employee uses reasonable judgment, generally follows established guidelines and refers to supervisor in emergency or unusual situations.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed on the County road system. Physical demands may include bending, climbing on rough terrain, hearing alarms and voice conversations, kneeling, frequently lifting up to 60 pounds, pulling, pushing, raking, shoveling, standing for extended periods of time while flagging, twisting, walking and working with hazardous material, fumes, poison oak, insects, etc. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A significant amount of driving is required.

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