Polk County


Service Worker/Equipment Operator III

Polk County, Florida

Polk County, FL

Order: 78037

Order Type : Direct Hire

CODE 1194




(Roadway Maintenance)

(Roads & Drainage)

Pay Range: $15.75/hr. - $23.46/hr. ($32,760.00 - $48,796.80/annually)

Shift: Monday - Thursday or Tuesday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (40 hours/week)


Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays

*** This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement ***

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:


Primary operation of construction and maintenance equipment listed below at least 50% of work effort. Duties include the performance of manual laboring tasks. Operates one or more of the following:

  • Grader - Vacuum Truck

  • Asphalt Distributor

  • Gradall (Telescoping Boom Excavator)

  • Bulldozer

  • Heavy Crawler Mounted Backhoe

  • Transport

  • Wheel Loader or End Loader

  • Boom Mounted Hydraulic Mower/Ditcher

  • Lightning Loader (Trash Truck)

  • Self-Propelled Mixer

  • Tractor Mounted Backhoe/End Loader

  • Sterling Bucket Truck

  • Self-contained Pothole Patching Truck

May operate smaller equipment such as dump truck or other light equipment. Washes and cleans and provides routine maintenance on equipment. Performs manual laboring tasks as assigned. May act as lead worker when assigned. Performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and use of assigned equipment. Knowledge of traffic and other regulations governing the operation of equipment. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the operation of equipment. Ability to make routine maintenance checks and emergency repairs to equipment. Ability to see, hear sounds at a normal level, ambulate independently, drive from work site to work site, bend, stoop, sit and stand. Ability to use multi-hand and/or foot controls. Ability to perform task that require eye and hand coordination. Must be able to lift and carry materials that are a minimum of five (5) pounds and greater with the average weight being forty five (45) lbs. Ability to wear Personal Protection Equipment that may be required by supervision. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work in all weather and environmental conditions (i.e.: sun, rain, cold, swamp, ditches, dirt and hot asphalt).


One (1) year experience in the operation and routine maintenance of the primary piece of equipment required of the work unit.

Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida Commercial Class "A" driver's license at the time of application within this classification.

A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with the exception of licensure.


This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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