CITY OF BIG SPRING Light Equipment Sweeper Operator in BIG SPRING, Texas

JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for operating a variety of equipment to construct and maintain City roads and drainage systems. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations.  Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.  Possession of a valid driver s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. MAJOR DUTIES, FUNCTIONS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential duties and functions may include the following:  Operates a tractor mower to mow grass as necessary.  Operates a roller, dump truck, and backhoe.  Patches potholes with asphalt.  Assists Traffic Systems Technician with installation and maintenance of city traffic signs.  Operates a weed eater to remove weeds and brush from road shoulders and right-of-ways.  Performs concrete work including, but not limited to curbs/gutters, sidewalks, and driveways.  Flags traffic when crew is repairing roads or maintaining road shoulders and rights-of-way.  Performs other related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION  Knowledge of city policies and procedures regarding road maintenance.  Knowledge of departmental and safety rules and regulations.  Knowledge of the geography of the city.  Skill in operating a dump truck, tractor mower, roller, and weed eater.  Skill in patching asphalt and concrete.  Skill in installation of traffic signs.  Skill in oral and written communication. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS City of Big Spring Job Vacancy Listing 06-12-2018 The Street Maintenance Superintendent assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include city and departmental policies and procedures, state Department of Transportation regulations, and supervisory instructions. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY The work consists of related technical duties in operating equipment during the maintenance and repair of city streets. SCOPE AND EFFECT The purpose of this position is to operate various types of equipment to maintain city streets. Successful performance helps ensure that city roads are properly maintained. PERSONAL CONTACTS Contacts are typically with co-workers and the general public. PURPOSE OF CONTACTS Contacts are typically to provide services. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee must frequently lift light and heavy objects and use equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is typically performed outdoors, where the employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, occasional inclement weather, and machinery with moving parts. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves. SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY None