Full-time position / Heavy Equipment Operator

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for a Heavy Equipment Operator.  The work of this position involves safe and efficient operation of various heavy equipment such as a motor grader, pan, backhoe, bulldozer, and compactor that are used at the landfill or to maintain roads and drainage systems. Major duties include operating motor grader used in the maintenance of county roads. Maintains drainage systems including pulling ditches, cutting drainage ditches off roads, and laying and cleaning pipe lines. Operates gas boiler for the provision of tar for paving. Uses chain saw to clear trees from rights-of-way. Erects fences along county roadways on occasion. Repairs and maintains driveways located in the county, and any other duties assigned including manual labor when required.  Applicant must have sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position. Applicant must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License for the class of vehicle or equipment operated.    Starting salary is $12.34. Deadline for applications is SEPTEMBER 14, 2017.  Applications will be accepted at Monroe County Commission Office, 38 West Main Street, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and drug screening. Monroe County is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.