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 EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Job information
Posted by: Lexington Fayette Urban Co Government 
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: Government
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: mDEgzqX6fCiG1XLCMNnK7sqyWfXzJk / Latpro-3789322 
Date posted: May-01-2021
State, Zip: Kentucky, 40507


Equipment Operator (Streets and Roads)
Job ID 3996
Location Fayette County

The minimum hourly rate is $14.729 per hour
This position is non-exempt and is eligible for overtime
Pay Grade 510


You must have a CLASS B CDL in order to qualify and must be maintained as a condition of employment.


May 17, 2021


The purpose of this classification is to provide maintenance to ensure a clean, safe, and well-maintained city through the operation of necessary equipment to accomplish the specified tasks.  This classification works under close supervision according to set procedures.


High school, GED, or specialized vocational training; and, a minimum of one (1) year of experience operating similar equipment; or, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Operates equipment including but not limited to backhoe, forklift, dump truck, and tractors
Performs preventative and needed maintenance on equipment to maintain proper running condition
Completes construction work on roads, parks, and other government property
Enters data into a database for tracking of completed orders and creation of reports
Travels to sites and performs on-site visits and assessments
Conducts snow and hazardous waste removal
Assists and supports special events as needed


Valid Kentucky Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) - Class B (Allows you to operate single vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs or more OR a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more, towing trailers/vehicles rated at 10,000 pounds GVWR or less. A Class "B" license also allows you to operate Class C vehicles) and a valid Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examiner’s Certificate in order to qualify and must be maintained as a condition of employment.


Must be able to perform on-call duty work in all weather conditions.
Must be able to operate Urban County Government equipment and vehicles in a safe, prudent and responsible manner.
All positions require drug testing before employment and may require a post-job offer physical as stated in Ordinances 21-14(b), 22-13 and 23-16.
Pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and to sections 21-52, 22-34 and 23-50 of the Code of Ordinances, all employees must remain drug and alcohol free when reporting to work, while at work and while engaged in any work related activities.
Based on Federal Regulations 19-10 this position may be eligible for and offered the hepatitis vaccinations. In addition, employees will be required to sign a statement stating they have accepted or declined the hepatitis vaccination.


The applicant's training and experience will be evaluated based on the information provided by the filing deadline date on the application form.  Applicants that meet the minimum requirements of the posting will be invited to take the performance (Driving) test.   After passing tests the applicant may be contacted for an interview.


Submit LFUCG electronic application through and attach/upload applicable documents to verify your education, training, certification/license(s), or DD214 (for military preference with appropriate discharge) by filing deadline date. 

RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE APPLICATION, but may be electronically attached/uploaded to the application. 

Please note that the section titled "Application Questionnaire" has to be completed every time a new or revised application is submitted.  Even if other information is pre-filled, the Questionnaire does not transfer.



Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offers an outstanding benefits package, i.e. voluntary benefits spending account program; three weeks vacation and three weeks sick leave per year.  Direct Deposit is required of all employees.

Applicants must be able to perform all essential job functions, as identified in the job posting.  All positions require drug testing before employment and may require a pre-employment physical.

All applicants on previous eligibility lists for this classification must reapply in order to compete for this and future vacancies which may occur while this eligibility list is in effect.

The LFUCG is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, and as such is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay and other aspects of employment.


For further information, call, e-mail, or visit:
Division of Human Resources
200 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 258-3030
Web site: 

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