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Equipment Operator I/CDL Driver (Multiple Locations)

Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County, Colorado

Golden, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024
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Road & Bridge Division

Management Level

Individual Contributor

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for Standard Benefits which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement.


Hiring Ra nge : $2 2.00 - $24.53 USD Hourly

Full compensation range for this job profile: $ 21.65 - $ 27.06 - $ 32.47

****Salary is Based on Qualifications****

Benefits Of Working At Jeffco Road & Bridge

  • Paid CDL Training
  • PPE including Winter Coat, Insulated Bibs & Other Clothing, Hard Hat, Vests, Safety Glasses,
  • Gloves, and Ear Protection
  • Reimbursements for Safety Toe Shoes and Prescription Safety Glasses
  • Snow Removal Training
  • Well Maintained Late Model Equipment & Trucks
  • Promotion Opportunities
  • 12 Paid Holidays (96 hours) Per Year
  • Up to 160 hours Paid Time Off Per Year
  • See more details on our Employment Benefits website.

Equipment Operator I/CDL Driver is the entry level classification in the Equipment Operator series . The Equipment Operator I/CDL Driver performs unskilled and semi-skilled duties in the operation of vehicles and equipment used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of county roads and right-of-ways . Operates light and medium equipment, such as weed trimmer, chain saw, demolition saw, mower, skid steer, small compaction roller, patch truck, sweeper, crack seal/fill machine, front end loader, backhoe, single- axel and tandem axel trucks. Duties vary by district and may include operation of equipment in the preparation of final asphalt overlay, hauling materials, and assisting in graveling roads, shoveling, raking, sweeping, traffic control, and snow and ice control.

Before submitting your application, please visit our website for more information on our districts, shop locations, and service areas. https://www.jeffco.us/787/Road-Bridge-Division

Road & Bridge has 9 shops that cover 4 districts within Jefferson County, including locations at:

  • Golden
  • Littleton
  • Coal Creek
  • Evergreen
  • Indian Hills
  • Lookout Mountain
  • Shaffer’s Crossing
  • Conifer

Essential duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform road maintenance operations, including milling asphalt, repaving roads, filling potholes, applying crack-seal, repairing concrete, street sweeping, maintaining gutters and drainage, gravel road maintenance, and snow removal from county-maintained roadways.
  • Ensure roads are clear during snow events by performing snowplow and sweeping operations.
  • Safely operate and drive equipment or vehicles while performing construction, maintenance, and other work.
  • Perform equipment and vehicle pre/post-trip inspections as defined by federal guidelines and inspect other items affecting safe operations. Perform routine cleaning and minor maintenance, as necessary.
  • Inspect and prepare all equipment for use by performing routine maintenance and minor repairs on trucks and equipment, including fueling, cleaning, lubricating, and changing tires. Plan and request maintenance service and repair for specific equipment. Prepare equipment for specific uses by making necessary modifications.
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies and snow removal operations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by reporting to your assigned shop within one hour of being called.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • A minimum of one-year work-related experience in the operation of equipment and/or vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more.
  • Must be at least 18 years old by hire date.
  • Valid Driver’s License for 2 consecutive years prior to hire date. If from out of state, must obtain a Colorado Driver’s License within 30 days of hire.
  • Must possess a valid Class B or A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Air Brake restriction removed as well as a valid Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card at the time of hire.
  • Must have Tanker endorsement within 30 days of hire.
  • May be required to obtain Flagger, Traffic Control Supervisor, Stormwater Management, and/or Erosion Control certifications. May be required to obtain a Class A CDL or a Hazmat endorsement.
  • Respond to emergencies and snow removal operations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and reportto an assigned shop within one hour of being called.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with road construction or maintenance
  • Experience with asphalt operations
  • Experience with public works

Please read the following to the fullest extent .

  • Offer of employment is contingent on passing a criminal history, MVR check, background check, and physical exam.
  • To be considered you must not have any major violations, and no more than one DUI, DWI, DWAI conviction in the past three years.
  • Must provide a valid Commercial Driver's License and DOT medical card, and current copy of your full CDLIS Motor Vehicle Record at the time of interview, if you currently hold a CDL.
  • Jefferson County adheres to pre- and post-employment drug testing regulations for positions requiring a CDL . In following Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Jefferson County is required to contact previous employers to obtain information on past alcohol and drug testing.
  • ** Please Note : Due to CDL guidelines, we review work experience within the last ten years. Please make sure that you document your past and current job-related experience. If your application does not include work experience from the last ten years, your application may bedisqualifiedor delay the process. **

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically at Jefferson County Colorado Career Opportunities .

Applicants complete an online form and have the option to provide a resume and detailed cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for the position. Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin, and applicants are contacted directly by the hiring team regarding next steps. To view the status of your application or direct communication from the hiring team, please log into your candidate portal .

For more details on the recruitment process, please visit https://www.jeffco.us/1860/FAQs


  • County Recruitment Team: 303-271-8400 or CareerTalent@Jeffco.us
  • Library Recruitment Team: 303.275.6168 or talent@jeffcolibrary.org
  • Sheriff Recruitment Team: 303.271.5332 or sheriff.recruiting@co.jefferson.co.us


GED, High School Diploma


Work Experience: Minimum one year


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