Heavy Equipment Operator II, (A242799-1), 205, Public Works Bond Funded

City of Laredo, TX | Laredo, TX

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Posted Date 1/02/2024
Description Salary : $37,710.40 Annually

Location : Laredo, TX

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: A242799-1

Department: Public Works

Division: Public Works Bond Funded

Opening Date: 01/02/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Job Description

Operates heavy equipment such as: backhoe, bulldozer, loader, front end loader, scraper, grader, excavator, dump truck, lowboy, etc. Responsibilities include: rough excavation, spreading, compaction, covering, and finishing to a prescribed fine grade.

Essential Functions/ Job Competencies/ Physical Requirements


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Conducts pre-operation inspections of equipment, identifies equipment problems and reports problems to supervisor for repairs.
  • Performs basic maintenance on equipment and tools including washing, changing oil, and greasing.
  • May assist in performing unskilled or semi-skilled labor such as installing fences, directing traffic, trimming trees, shrubs, and all other duties as needed to maintain the City.
  • May assist in training new employees and in assigning, checking, and approving work of laborers and other equipment operators.
  • Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.
  • Must follow all rules of telephone and/or hand held radio courtesy in all communications.
  • Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of the geography of the City including major streets and landmarks.
  • Knowledge of preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations, and safe operation of heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of and skill in operating various types of heavy equipment.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.
  • Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
  • Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
  • Required to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.

Physical Effort Requirements Position will have the following exposures
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Work Environment Locations Position will require the employee to work in the following types of work environments

  • Office or similar indoor environment
  • Outdoor environment
  • Street environment (near moving traffic)
  • Construction site
  • Confined space
  • Vehicles
  • Warehouse environment
Exposures Position will require the employee to be exposed to the following environmental elements

  • Extreme cold (below 32 degrees)
  • Communicable diseases
  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Fumes or airborne particles
  • Toxic or caustic chemicals or substances
  • Individuals with known violent backgrounds
  • Individuals who are hostile or irate
  • Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)
  • Loud noises (85+ decibels such as heavy trucks, jack hammers, construction)
Travel Position will require the employee to travel

  • Regional travel
  • National travel
  • International travel
  • Local travel
Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience
  • At least three (3) years of experience as a heavy equipment operator or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Valid Licenses and Certifications

Required Licenses or Certifications
  • None
The following Licenses and Certifications that must be obtained after employment. Continued employment is contingent on successfully obtaining required certification(s) and/or license(s) within the specified period of time indicated above from time of hire.
  • Texas Commercial Driver License (CDL) class A or B must be obtained within 12 months of employment
Valid Texas Driver License. If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained within 6 months of employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7482 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.

City of Laredo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer. We welcome differences in the form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply. Must be able to function in a principle-based organization that has a culture built on character and core values.

The City of Laredo provides a benefit compensation package that includes the following for all Full-time regular employees:
  • 10 days of paid vacation per year
  • 6 1/2 days sick leave per year
  • Pension plan
  • 16 paid Holidays
  • Paid health*
  • Dental plan*
  • Life insurance*
*30 day waiting period

For a full description of our benefits, please visit our website at: under Employee Benefits


Are you a current regular full-time or part-time City of Laredo employee?
  • I am a full-time City of Laredo employee
  • I am a part-time City of Laredo
  • I am not a full-time or part-time City of Laredo employee

How many years of experience operating heavy equipment such as but not limited too: backhoe, bulldozer, loader, front end loader, scraper, grader, excavator, dump truck, lowboy, etc. do you have?
  • 1-2 years
  • 3-4 years
  • 5+ years
  • None

Select all that apply of heavy equipment equipment you have experience operation:
  • Asphalt Spreader
  • Backhoe
  • Cranes
  • Dozer (Bulldozer)
  • Excavator
  • Front-end loader
  • Motor Grader
  • Pavers
  • Scraper
  • Skid Steers
  • Tractor
  • Trenchers
  • I do not have any experience with heavy equipment

From the experience you provided on your application, list the name of the agencies you performed heavy equipment experience with:Note: Do not answer this question with "See Resume" or "See Application". Doing so will automatically disqualify your application from the process.)


I understand that failure to complete ALL sections of my application, including the "Driver License", "Education", "Work Experience", "Certifications and Licenses" (if applicable), "Agency-Wide Questions", and "Job Specific Supplemental Questions" will result in my application not being processed.
  • I have read and understood the above information.
  • I have read and do not understand the above information. I will contact the Human Resources Department for further explanation.
Salary18.13 Hour
Equipment Operator
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