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JOB OPENING: Post until Filled

Public Works  – Public Works-Heavy Equipment Operator- FULL TIME

SALARY RANGE: $16.50 – $19.50

Nature of Work:
Under general supervision, performs work of moderate difficulty in the operation of motorized
equipment and a variety of manual tasks in connection with such given operations; performs
related work as required.


  • Completion of a High School Diploma or General Diploma Equivalent (GED).

  • Minimum of three (3) year’s operating light to heavy equipment as it related to roadway maintenance.

  • The equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.

  • Valid Driver’s license and safe driving record (requires a Class B license, prefer a Class A).


Some Essential Job Duties:

  • Operates a variety of small and large motor vehicles and equipment (Gradall, grader, dozer, chipper, tractor, excavator, etc.)

  • Performs a variety of heavy manual work (e.g. construction and repair of sidewalks and roads, etc.)

  • Uses hand tools, cleans, sweeps, and performs basic maintenance tasks (e.g. cleans, oils, fuels and greases equipment, etc.)

  • Performs a variety of horticultural tasks (e.g. mowing, mulching, weed whacking, tree trimming, etc.)

  • Installs and maintains emergency barricades at flooded areas or emergency sites.

  • Works as a flagger, as needed.

  • Adjust work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery  activities as assigned.

  • Attend required training for licensure and/or certification.

  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.


  • Operation and minor repair of equipment used in Public Works in all weather conditions.

  • Minor repair and maintenance of equipment.

  • Understand and execute oral and written directions.

  • Perform work in a safe and timely manner in all weather conditions.

  • Read, interpret and possibly write documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions.

  • Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.

  • Lift up to fifty pounds without assistance, possibly more with assistance.

  • Perform intensive manual labor in all weather conditions.


       1)    All inquiries and applications should be obtained from the Reception Area, Catoosa County Governmental Building located at 800 LaFayette                Street, Ringgold, GA. 
       2)    Current employees wishing to apply for a transfer are expected to complete an application and will be notified by Personnel if chosen for an                   interview.
       3)    Post offer negative drug test required. Catoosa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
       4)    Catoosa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Catoosa County Government  • 800 Lafayette Street • Ringgold, GA 30736 • Phone: 706-965-2500 • Fax: 706-935-3112 


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