Performs work in construction, repair and maintenance of County highways, roads and rights-of-way. This position will be required to meet minimum qualifications for Maintenance Operator Trainee and successfully complete Maintenance Operator I training program. Follows directions and reports to Equipment/Maintenance Operator I, Equipment/Maintenance Operator II, Foreman, Supervisor, Assistant Director and/or Director. Works a forty (40) hour week. May require weekend and overtime hours.
Examples of Duties
- Operates motorized equipment to include specialized machines, hand tools (shovels, rakes, axes, posthole diggers and saws) and a variety of power tools (chain saws, weed trimmers, concrete saws, packers, pneumatic drills and jackhammers).
- Emplaces, removes and/or cleans culverts and drains in drainage systems.
- Clears roadways and drainage structures of debris displaced by road graders during maintenance operations.
- Cleans drain inlets and ditches; patches holes and repairs eroded pavement.
- Removes trash, debris, brush and other obstacles from roadways (to include animal carcasses).
- Assists in performing rough carpentry work associated with the construction and maintenance of wood and concrete bridges and fabrication of forms for concrete drainage systems.
- Operates concrete mixing machines, hydro-seeder and hay blowers.
- Operates farm tractors, side-arm mowers, street sweepers, compaction rollers, front end loaders and bucket/lift trucks.
- Assists in removal and installation of drainage pipes; digs and hand fills ditches. 1
- Loads and unloads trucks; spreads sand and gravel, lays sod and distributes gravel materials.
- Performs a variety of ground maintenance work; prunes and trims trees and shrubbery, cuts and trims grass with power and hand equipment.
- Removes trees and limbs from rights-of-way.
- Performs road construction tasks such as breaking pavement, removing and placing rip-rap material; filling and placing sandbags; mixes, spreads, places, levels and rough finishes concrete.
- Performs site preparation, places, levels and compacts asphalt materials.
- Performs routine duties necessary to assure safety.
- Completes all written documentation related to the job function.
- Flags and directs traffic during road maintenance and construction.
- Cleans and assists in servicing equipment.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
(These major job duties are not a complete statement of all job duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)
Graduation from high school or General Education Equivalency Diploma. Possession of a valid State Driver’s License. Must pass written Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A exam within six (6) months of hire. Must obtain valid CDL, Class A License without restrictions for air brakes and with a tanker endorsement within eighteen (18) months of hire.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
- Knowledge of safe use of hand and power tools and equipment.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with operation of maintenance equipment.
- Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to moving and/or driving maintenance equipment over roadways.
- Knowledge and skill of operating assigned equipment.
- Ability to perform job duties despite hazardous conditions in the workplace.
- Knowledge and skill in the use and care of tools, equipment and materials used in the workplace.
- Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
- Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
- Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
- Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
- Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- Standing: On ladders, on steps or on the ground for sustained periods of time.
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, at times for long distances.
- Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. Lifting 100 lbs.
- Grasping: Picking, punching, manipulating small objects in confined spaces.
- Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
- Work is performed in various locations, both indoors and outdoors. Exposure to heat, dust, odors, fumes, cold and wet adverse climatic conditions.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the listed closing date or the position is filled, whichever is earliest. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.
Nassau County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Nassau County values the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and that the County supports the hiring of returning service members, military spouses, and their family members as such this position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference in accordance with applicable laws.
The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, environmental conditions, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. This position may be required to work in a safety sensitive capacity at any time based on emergency declaration or other operational need. Nassau County reserves the right to edit or re-write this job description at any time.
An organization is only as good as the people it employs. To attract and retain the best team possible, theNassau County Board of County Commissioners
offers a competitive benefit program. We believe that if we expect our employees to support the County, we must first support the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families, now and as they plan for their future.
This position is a Local 630 covered position and therefore is bound by the terms and conditions contained in the current collective bargaining agreement, which can be found here. BOCC-Contributed Benefits
- Medical & Prescription Drugs Benefits
- Health Savings Account (HSA) Contributions with a Qualified Plan
- Florida Retirement System
- Employee Assistance Program
- Tuition Assistance Program
- $10,000 in Life & AD&D Employee Coverage
- Supplemental & Dependent Life & AD&D Insurance
- Long Term Disability
- Voluntary Benefits Offered By Aflac and/or Colonial
- 457(b) Deferred Compensation Program
- Roth IRA
For detailed information regarding available benefits click here. FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM (FRS)
The Florida Retirement System is a retirement plan designed to provide an income to a vested employee and his/her family when the employee retires, becomes partially or totally disabled, or dies prior to retirement. A defined benefit or defined contribution option may be chosen by the employee. Employees are required to contribute 3% of their salary per Florida Statute.TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The County may provide tuition assistance to cover the cost of tuition and books to County employees requesting tuition reimbursement for courses at an accredited college or university which are applicable to the employee's field of work and/or are of such nature to directly prepare employees for positions of greater responsibility within the County. Contact the Human Resources Office for additional details.HOLIDAYS
The following, as well as any other days the BOCC may declare, are designated as official holidays for County Employees:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas DayPTO LEAVE
All full-time employees shall accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave in accordance with the following formula:Years of Employment Hours Per Year
0 through the end of the 4th year 140
5 years through the end of the 10th year 160
11 years through the end of the 15th year 180
16 years and over 200
For additional information please review the current collective bargaining agreement between Nassau County Board of County Commissioners and the Northeast Florida Public Employee's Local 630, L.I.U.N.A found here and/or *Nassau County's Policies and Procedures found here. * Contract covered positions will continue under those terms and conditions, except in such instances where that agreement does not address an issue contained in the Policies & Procedures. In such instances employees will continue under the terms and conditions contained within the Policies & Procedures.