Power Equipment Operator II (Night Shift)

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Jun 28, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works
  • Salary: $57,096.00 - $76,918.40 Annually USD

Job Description

Power Equipment Operator II (Night Shift)

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.


This recruitment will be open for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 PM (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. This list will establish an open eligibility list and may be used to fill immediate and future Power Equipment Operator II positions within John Wayne Airport and may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower-level classifications throughout the County of Orange.

First Round of Consideration: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 11:59 PM (PST).

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately

The current vacancy is for the night shift (8:00 pm to 6:30 am).

(Night shift shall mean an assigned work shift of seven (7) consecutive hours or more which includes at least four (4) hours of work between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 a.m.)


The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation. Click here for more information.


John Wayne Airport is a modern, 20 gate, medium hub commercial and general aviation airport owned and operated by the County of Orange. We are located in a vibrant and economically viable area of Southern California and home to 10 commercial airlines, two commuter operators, two all-cargo carriers, two full service FBOs and over 450 general aviation aircraft.

John Wayne Airport operates as an enterprise fund self-supported through revenues it generates and receives no monies from the County General Fund. These revenues are utilized to operate the Airport, provide for repayment of revenue bonds, fund facility capital improvements and maintenance projects, and support aviation planning.

The John Wayne Airport (JWA) Facilities Maintenance division is responsible for the upkeep, repair and safety of all JWA facilities. Facilities include a terminal building with approximately 800,000 square feet of interior space as well as maintenance of over 500 acres of airfield and parking structures with more than 10,000 parking spaces. In addition to the regular repair and upkeep of these facilities, the Facilities Maintenance Division is also responsible for the JWA's compliance with all local, State and Federal environmental regulations.

The Power Equipment Operator II is responsible for operating all power equipment vehicles, trucks, and heavy equipment to repair and maintain airfield pavement, roadways, parking structures, and parking lots. The incumbent is responsible for the most difficult power equipment projects and may act as a lead over crews of various sizes in the completion of projects as well as other duties as required.

Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid California Driver License, Class A, and any special endorsement required by the Department of Motor Vehicles, including the airbrake endorsement, is required before the date of appointment and maintained throughout employed in this series. In addition, an Airport Driving Endorsement is required within 10 days of appointment.

In accordance with the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, incumbents will be subject to random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.

The successful candidate must clear a background check which includes a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Security Threat Assessment (STA).

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will possess one (1) year of experience with diesel and propane sweepers, large mowers/tractors with attachments, and smaller excavators or similar equipment. With many work projects being completed at night, experience working night shifts while using equipment is preferred. The ideal candidate will also possess a thorough knowledge of and experience in the following core competencies:

  • Operating all specialized power equipment including vehicles, trucks, semi-trailer-truck combinations, and large heavy construction equipment both on and off-road
  • Shooting grade and setting grade stakes, roadways, airfield pavement, and shoulders
  • Maintaining roads, airfield pavement, and parking lots and structures
  • Working with and understanding technical information related to the job responsibilities for this position

  • Ensuring safe work practices associated with the appropriate use of power equipment and materials, traffic control, traffic safety regulations, utility protection, and construction site safety
  • Knowledgeable of John Wayne Airport, State, and Federal safety regulations including reporting requirements
  • Exercising sound judgment that reflects skillful information gathering and analysis
  • Anticipating potential sources of conflict and proactively identifying solutions that mitigate risks
  • Positively contributing to teams using collaboration and positive communication in developing solutions for new and routine issues

  • Accurately and concisely exchanging information with others, both orally and in writing
  • Effectively following written and oral instruction and providing instructions to others
  • Actively listening to others for a full understanding of what is being communicated
  • Comprehending and interpreting technical material related to the job
  • Recording project information to ensure accurate reporting


Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Power Equipment Operator II.

Physical and Mental Requirements

The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request reasonable accommodation. The following is a description of the physical and mental abilities which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position.

Independent body mobility and movement sufficient to walk on uneven ground, enter and exit equipment cabs, etc.; upper body strength sufficient to climb from ground level into equipment cabs; hand and foot dexterity sufficient to reach and operate all equipment controls; vision sufficient to operate equipment which includes the need to see and read all interior vehicle and equipment controls, gauges and displays, and see people, objects, vehicles, etc. at a distance of approximately 100 yards within the equipment being operated; head, neck, and upper body mobility sufficient to allow constant 360 degree scanning of area surrounding equipment being operated; stamina to sit and operate controls for prolonged periods of time, up to 10 hours per day with scheduled rest periods and lunch breaks.

Environmental and Working Conditions

Will be required to work in an environment which includes heat, wind, cold, rain, fog, dust, fumes, birds, noise, and vibration.

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Application Screening | (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Performance Examination | (Weighted 100%)
A performance test will be conducted to evaluate the applicant's ability to follow verbal and written instructions, as well as a variety of heavy and light construction equipment in a variety of situations. Only the most competitive candidates will be placed on the eligible list. Please note that at the time of the performance exam, all candidates will be required to show proof of a valid Class A California driver's license or permit. Candidates who do not provide this information will not be allowed to participate in the examination and will not be rescheduled.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Eligible List

Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP)
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related requirements.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with all applicable State or County Public Health Orders, some of which require vaccination or testing as follows:

  • Workers, who provide services in certain Medical or High-Risk Settings, will be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 or to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing .
  • Workers, who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or in a correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and boosted . (Workers may be exempt from this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason; however, if exempted, they will be required to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.)
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Public Health Orders. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position.

Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com .

Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Simran Bhutani at sbhutani@ocair.com or 949-252-5174.

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


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