Equipment Operator -Seasonal

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Temporary Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works
  • Salary: $21.88 - $30.05 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Job

This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications will be processed weekly and the recruitment may close at any time. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible; hiring is ongoing as needed throughout the year.

The Department of Public Works is seeking Equipment Operators to work on a seasonal basis as needed throughout the year. These are extra-help/recurrent positions and will be filled temporarily for approximately six (6) months. Positions will work as Snow Removal and Storm Equipment Operators in addition to assisting with other public works projects as needed. Hours will vary depending on the needs of the department and weather conditions; additionally, there is no guarantee of minimum hours, and employees will be expected to work over-time, if needed. There is a special need in the following areas: Baldy Mesa/Wrightwood, Big Bear, Crestline and Lake Arrowhead/Blue Jay/Twin Peaks.

These positions remove snow and debris from roadways using 2- and 3-axle plow trucks, all-wheel drive loaders, and all-wheel drive motorgraders. Equipment Operators II also uses front end loaders, backhoes, speed loaders, aerial buckets and scrapers. Positions also apply abrasives to roads and perform routine maintenance and repair for storm damaged roadways and facilities and may assist with other public works projects.


License: Must have a valid Class C Driver License at time of application and a class A or B learners permit at time of hire. Must possess and maintain a valid California Class B (or higher) Driver License with endorsements for air brakes, tank, and manual transmissions within 120 days of hire or be terminated. Some positions may require a valid California Class A driver license with appropriate endorsements. The DOT mandates drug testing of all employees in jobs requiring a Class B or higher driver license.

Background: Incumbent must successfully complete a background check prior to appointment. Prior to hire, employees must pass a medical examination and drug test. Employees are subject to random drug testing as well as drug testing following accidents and upon reasonable suspicion. The California DOT requires that all applicants submit a work history for the past ten years; a recent DMV printout will be required at the interview.

Availability: Employees assigned to valley and desert yards should be able to respond to the yard within 60 minutes during inclement weather or emergency situations. Employees assigned to the mountain yards should be able to respond to the yard within 45 minutes during inclement weather conditions or emergency situations. A telephone or other method of immediate communication or contact is required for emergency purposes. Employees are subject to 24-hour emergency callbacks.

Benefits: Employees in these seasonal/recurrent positions are required to contribute to the PST Deferred Compensation Plan in lieu of participation in the County's retirement plan; however, no other benefits are provided. There is no guarantee of minimum hours.

Physical: Employees climb into and out of equipment, bend, stoop, kneel, work on rough and uneven terrain, in extreme climates, and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Employees must be able to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel, twist, turn and stoop. Employees work outside continuously on rough, uneven, rocky or slippery surfaces and are exposed to electricity, chemicals, fire, heat, oil, odors, dust, gas, and noise.

Minimum Requirements

LICENSE: Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C License at the time of application.

PLEASE NOTE: Current DMV printout will be required at the interview.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in snow removal and storm operations, or in the operation of light or medium construction equipment and vehicles, is desirable. Wheel loader or motorgrader experience is highly desirable.

Selection Process

There will be a review of availability and qualifications. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be sent to the department.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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