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Heavy Equipment Operator I

Sarpy County locationPapillion, NE

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Sarpy County locationPapillion, NE
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Papillion, NE, United States


invites applications for the position of:
Heavy Equipment Operator I - Location to be determined
SALARY: $21.72 - $21.72 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 11/20/20
CLOSING DATE: 11/29/20 11:59 PM



~IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read PRIOR to applying 

A. Click HERE for Labor Law Posters~
B. Please be advised that if you advance in the application process, Sarpy County's Employment Policy requires that you submit to multiple EXTENSIVE background checks, including but not limited to a criminal history records check. Having a criminal history will not necessarily bar you from employment with Sarpy County as individual circumstances will be considered, and the relevance to the position.
C. Sarpy County is a Drug-Free Workplace / Equal Opportunity Employer
D. Sarpy County participates in E-Verify.
E. Positions are subject to Veterans' Preference (not applicable to internal promotions and transfers)
F. The employment application is required and is the only source of information used to determine if you meet the minimum requirements of the job. The application form must be completed in its entirety. Your application form will be rejected if it is not complete. You have the option to attach a resume, although it will not be considered as part of your application.
G. NOTE: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee further consideration for the position for which you applied.
H. Please be complete and accurate. You will not be allowed to change your application after you have applied for a position.


Under the close supervision of the Foreman, the incumbent accurately performs semi-skilled tasks and operates a variety of equipment and trucks to maintain and build roads and bridges.

Formal application, rating of education and experience, interview, reference checks, successful completion of a national criminal background check, successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, and other job related tests or checks as may be required. 

The job description is current as of the date signed.  Any omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if they are similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



Operate truck(s) / vehicle(s) (e.g. single and tandem axle truck), loader, backhoe and skid steer, (Class A license is required to haul skid steer). Load, haul and unload trucks used to transport various equipment, materials and supplies.
Operate construction or power equipment, and perform required manual labor for construction and maintenance projects and bat wing mowing tractor.
Perform required manual labor in construction and maintenance projects.
Prepare equipment for paint striping of roads and curbs.
Place barricades for preparation of work zone.
Place and level concrete for road repair.
Prepare and install guardrails.
Prepare equipment and areas for snow removal including, but not limited to installing snow plow blade, inspecting and operating equipment, and installing snow fencing to prevent drifting.
Perform routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and may make minor repairs and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, County Officials, and the general public.
Perform all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
Report to work with regular, predictable, and consistent attendance.
Peripheral Duties
Control traffic at work sites by flagging to guide traffic through work areas, as required or assigned.
Perform other duties as directed and assigned.



Education and Experience
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
Two (2) years' work experience in highway construction & maintenance.
Special Requirements
Must have, by time of appointment, and maintain throughout employment, a valid Drivers' License and Class B CDL license, as well as meet eligibility requirements of "acceptable driver standards" as defined by the County. Position will be subject to DOT Random testing.  This is a safety sensitive position.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Some knowledge of heavy-equipment operating principles
Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations
Working knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in street and utility maintenance work
Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions
Ability to communicate effectively, in English, both verbally and in writing
Ability to observe proper safety precautions
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to complete daily activities according to work schedule
Ability to work under pressure and/or frequent interruptions
Ability to understand and follow exacting verbal and written instructions
Ability to perform tasks with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
Ability to perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions
Ability to drive and operate a variety of equipment under varying conditions
Ability to work from construction specifications or blueprints
Ability to classify soils and perform as a Department of Labor and Industries competent person on excavation sites
Ability to operate motorized vehicles and equipment, devices. May operate road grader for routine road maintenance, track loaders, excavators, or boom trucks for training purposes or during emergency situations (IF QUALIFIED). FOR TRAINING PURPOSES: A day constitutes (4) four hours or more.



The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Work is performed regularly in outside weather conditions during day-shift hours, however hours may occasionally include evenings, weekends, holidays, and call-ins. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
The Job Classification of this position is HEAVY.

Link to Physical Demands/Work Environment Analysis:


1261 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 4E
Papillion, NE 68046
Position #00665
Heavy Equipment Operator I - Location to be determined Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. What level of education have you achieved?
  Checkbox No high school
Checkbox High School or GED
Checkbox One year of college
Checkbox Up to 2 years of college
Checkbox Up to 3 years of college
Checkbox Bachelor's degree
Checkbox Master's degree
Checkbox Advanced Degree beyond Master's degree
* 2. How many years of related work experience in highway construction and maintenance do you have?
  Checkbox None/Less than 1
Checkbox 1 year experience
Checkbox 2 years experience
Checkbox 3 years experience
Checkbox 4 or more years experience
* 3. Describe in detail your related work experience in highway construction and maintenance. If you have no experience, please write 'N/A'. Do NOT indicate the County should refer to your resume - failure to answer this question within the application will exclude you from further consideration for this position.

* 4. Do you have a valid CDL License?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 5. This position requires at a minimum, a valid Class –B CDL license at date of appointment. Failure to have a valid Class – B CDL at date of appointment will exclude you from appointment to this position. Do you understand this requirement?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 6. This position requires the operation of a motor vehicle and/or other types of equipment. To meet the 'acceptable driver standards', you CANNOT have any of the below: a) Three or more 'at fault' accidents in the latest three-year period; or b) Five or more moving violations in the latest three-year period; or c) Any combination of 'at fault accidents or moving violations totaling five or more; or d) A DUI/DWI conviction in the latest five year period when viewed in conjunction with past driving record. Do you have ANY of the above? If your answer is YES, please know that you are not eligible for this position. Please answer NO if none of the circumstances above apply to you.
  Yes Yes    No No
* 7. In the last five years, were you subject to D.O.T. regulations for any position you held?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 8. If you answer YES to the above, please indicate the following: Name of business(es), Job title(s) held, Dates of employment

* 9. In the past five years, were you subject to D.O.T. random drug/alcohol testing for any position you held?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 10. If you answer YES to the above, please indicate the following: Name of business(es), Job title(s) held, Dates of employment

* 11. Are you able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 12. Are you able to meet the physical demands and work environment requirements of this job with or without accommodation?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 13. The starting pay rate for this position is $21.72 per hour. Please indicate if this rate of pay is acceptable to you. Failure to agree to the starting wage will exclude your application from further consideration.
  Yes Yes    No No
* 14. Hours of this position are typically M-F 6:00am -2:30pm Due to the nature of the position, early, weekend, evening, overtime, holidays, and emergency call-in hours are necessary. Are you able to meet the hours requirement of this position?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 15. Are you requesting Veterans Preference as stipulated in Nebraska Statutes § 48-225 to 48-231? Such preference includes initial employment or a return to employment with the State of Nebraska or its governmental subdivisions if termination of previous employment was for other than disciplinary reasons.
  Yes Yes    No No
* 16. Sarpy County complies with Nebraska Veterans' Preference Laws. If you are claiming Veterans' Preference you must attach Form DD214 (prefer member form 4) and if applicable, documents showing you receive or are eligible to receive benefits from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. The spouse of a 100% disable veteran may claim preference by providing the Form DD214, Proof of Disability and a marriage certificate. The spouse of a service member may claim preference and is limited to the time the service member is on active duty and up to 180 days after discharge/separation from service. DO YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THESE STIPULATIONS?
  Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
Checkbox N/A - does not apply
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