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 Equipment Operator (Streets Division) - Oxnard, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: City Of Oxnard Public Works 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: TMc3dHQrupaCJ2Pe7yKRyCIbEBAf4O / Latpro-3762466 
Date posted: Nov-18-2020
State, Zip: California, 93030



The City of Oxnard's Public Works Department is seeking an Equipment Operator with strong technical and customer service skills to be part of the Streets Division team.  This individual must be comfortable performing construction, maintenance, and repairs of equipment. The ideal candidate will have experience in the operation of heavy construction equipment.  This position will be responsible for providing operation of light, medium, and heavy duty construction equipment.

Under general supervision, operates a variety of light and heavy construction and maintenance equipment; inspects and performs routine maintenance on equipment; maintains equipment maintenance records; performs semi-skilled and skilled duties in the repair and maintenance of streets, rights of way and related facilities; performs a variety of other tasks in support of assigned area of responsibility; performs related duties as assigned.
The Equipment Operator is the journey level class responsible for independently operating and maintaining light, medium and heavy equipment and for performing a variety of maintenance and repair work on streets, rights of way and related facilities.  Incumbents may serve as a crew leader, and must be able to exercise judgment and initiative. This series is distinguished from the next higher classification of Senior Street Maintenance Worker in that the latter performs duties involving a higher level of complexity and difficulty and is responsible for overall supervisory responsibility for the Street Maintenance Division.

Depending on assignment general supervision may be exercised by either the Senior Streets Maintenance Worker and Streets Manager or designee.  May provide functional or technical supervision over assigned personnel. 

Standard hours of operation are 7:00 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Thursday, and alternate Fridays, 7:00 AM-3:30 PM. Depending on the work assignment staff may be assigned to a shift that is outside the standard work hours. This position is eligible for overtime pay.


Essential Functions


Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Drives vehicles required to transport materials, tools and equipment; operates light, medium and heavy duty construction and street repair equipment including skid steerers, forklifts, excavators and other heavy equipment associated with the operation of  a MRF; trucks and trailers, loaders, backhoes, bulldozers, graders, rollers, spreaders, mowers and related equipment; operates a variety of hand and power tools such as blowers, jackhammers, concrete saws, weed eaters and other related tools; performs equipment operation for a variety of construction and maintenance activities involving streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, storm drains, waterways, beaches and related facilities; performs preventative maintenance and routine repair on vehicles, equipment and tools.
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures, work methods and safety requirements associated with assigned duties.
  • Identifies equipment needs for assigned projects; makes rental arrangements for equipment not in stock; directs the work of other personnel in the operation and maintenance of equipment; trains other personnel in the operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Performs a variety of construction and repair duties when equipment is not in operation; constructs, maintains and repairs concrete and asphalt; digs, shovels, hauls and loads soil, sand, gravel, cement, asphalt mixes and other materials; sweeps and shovels debris and litter; cleans and maintains catch basins, waterways and storm drains; performs general maintenance of the MRF facility; may inventory and requisition supplies and equipment; performs after hours emergency work; assists other programs as required.
  • Implements traffic control measures at job sites, including sign placement, traffic control arrow board and coning; directs traffic flow.
  • Serves as a crew leader; schedules jobs in assigned areas; assists and trains less experienced personnel; understands, implements and trains personnel in proper safety procedures.
  • Responds to questions and concerns from the general public in a courteous and professional manner; provides information as is appropriate and resolves complaints.
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; assists in the training of lower level positions.
  • Participates in comprehensive Health and Safety and equipment maintenance programs.


Minimum Qualifications


The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification:

  • The equivalent of three (3) years of experience in the operation of heavy construction equipment.
  • A high school diploma, or equivalent, supplemented by specialized training in the operation of heavy construction equipment.


  • Possession of a valid unrestricted Class "A" California driver's license.


General Information


The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).


  • Submit NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application.
  • Complete and submit responses to the supplemental questions, if required.
  • Upload resume, cover letter, proof of degree (transcript) or other requested documents.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or responses to Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

The list of qualified candidates established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time, part-time, and temporary assignments. There is currently two (2) full-time vacancies within the Public Works Department, Streets Division. 

NOTE: For most positions, the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office & G-Suite) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work. Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions. City staff may be required to play an active role in the event of an emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours. The list of qualified candidates that is established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time, part-time and temporary assignments as vacancies arise. Employees are required to participate in the City's direct deposit plan and are paid on a bi-weekly basis. This position requires a 12 month probationary period. Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled.  If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date.  Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended. The City participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with you. Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS. 888-897-7781

For questions, please contact: Megan Walker,, (805) 385-7592

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.


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