General Equipment Operator - Vegetation Crew

Ada County Highway District   Garden City, ID   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on January 31, 2024
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General Equipment Operator - Vegetation Crew

Ada County Highway District is now accepting applications for a General Equipment Operator on the Vegetation Crew in our Maintenance division. This is a full-time, non-exempt position and starting wage is $22.00 - $25.30 per hour, DOQ. This position is eligible for a Sign On Bonus. ACHD offers an excellent benefit package with medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation, and holidays, paid parental leave, 401K match and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).

Primary Responsibilities: • The primary duties of this position are to perform skilled work, manual labor, and operate light- to heavyduty maintenance equipment including winter maintenance equipment for plowing, sanding, and deicing the roads. • This position may perform skilled work as it relates to tree trimming, shoulder mowing, and weed spraying activities. • This position may work with the Sheriff Labor Detail (SLD) program and provide supervision over an inmate crew. Will be required to enforce the rules outlined in the Ada County Sheriff Labor Detail Participant Contract for any and all SLD participants. You will receive a 5% differential in compensation while performing SLD lead duties. If you are performing GEO duties you are not eligible for the 5% differential pay. • Responding to winter weather conditions and other emergencies is an essential function of this position and may require working outside of normal work hours.

Qualifications: • Must have a current Idaho Class A CDL license or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment. If license is from another state, must be able to obtain an Idaho CDL by start of employment. Must obtain a tanker endorsement within 30 days of employment. Candidates without a Class A CDL may be considered for a General Equipment Operator CDL Training Opportunity. Within the first 6 months of employment must attend District provided CDL training course and complete required training and tests to obtain Idaho Class A CDL with Tanker endorsement. • Experience driving/operating dump truck and loader is required as well as experience with trimming trees and knowledge of tree species is a plus. • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. • Must be able to pass a background check and finger printing through the Ada County Sheriff’s Office to work on the Vegetation Crew. • Any combination of education, training, or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be acceptable.

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