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JOB OPENING: Post until January 20th, 2020

Public Works  – Public Works-Light Equipment Operator II - Full Time with Benefits

SALARY RANGE: $13.00 – $14.50

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Safely and efficiently operates a variety of small and large motor vehicles and equipment (i.e., pickup truck, dump truck, tractor, bobcat, chipper, etc.)

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

  • Uses hand tools, cleans, sweeps and performs basic maintenance tasks.

  • Repairs roadways and streets (i.e., shoveling mix off truck, shoveling gravel and dirt, etc.)

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

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

  • Works as flagger when needed.

  • Hauls refuse from roadways and other sites.

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

  • Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

  • Two years of experience operating light to moderate size motorized equipment as it related to roadway maintenance; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Knowledge of and ability to properly operate mowers, trucks, vans and other light motorized equipment in all types of weather conditions.

  • Able to administer minor maintenance and repair of equipment.

  • Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations and applicable state and local ordinances.

  • Knowledge of and ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools.

  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written directions.

  • Efficient and safe operation of assigned equipment.

  • Ability to follow safe operating procedures.

  • Ability to communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor and the general public.

  • Work effectively in all weather conditions and all terrains.

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

  • Able to lift 50 pounds.


       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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