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Overview

Under supervision, to operate heavy power-driven road maintenance and construction equipment as a major and regular work assignment; to perform related road maintenance and manual labor; and to do related work as required. Incumbents in this class must demonstrate a high degree of skill and independent judgment in operating heavy-duty equipment under difficult circumstances as a regular, major assignment. Typical of the equipment assigned are the following: motor graders, D-8 dozers, front-end loaders, Caterpillar with bulldozer, large snow blower, drag line, and other heavy duty equipment requiring comparable degree of skill. EOE

Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations. Work with exposure to potentially hazardous paints, chemicals, solvents and sealants. Work with exposure to heavy traffic. 85% combination outdoors or in vehicle; 15% indoors. Work is performed in all weather. Travel by car, truck or heavy equipment. Continuous contact with public and other staff.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 60
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes

About Sierra County Public Works

Sierra County Road Department is charged with maintaining approximately 391 miles of County Roads. The county includes three nationals forests and a large state wildlife management area. Presently, even though some logging continues and the
agricultural business is fairly stable, the county is becoming a recreation-oriented area. Mountain biking and river
rafting have become significant businesses in the west, and road bike activity is growing in the east. Hunting and fishing remain constant while winter snowmobile action is heavy throughout the mountainous areas of the county. The population has stabilized at around 3,000 people making the county the second smallest in California.

Accessible by Public Transportation: No