Date:  Jun 2, 2023

DELAND, FL, US, 32724

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Requisition No: 797557 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - 55011927

Position Number: 55011927 

Salary:  $34,939.62 - $45,215.98 

Posting Closing Date: 06/11/2023 



Cost Center 591 / DeLand Maintenance



“Previous Applicants Need Not Re-Apply”.


CONTACT PERSON:  Susan Paolini

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (386) 740-3402



Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including: 


  • Health insurance (over 90% employer paid)
  • $25,000 life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurances
  • State of Florida retirement package
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays a year
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules and telework (for designated positions)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Join FDOT and be part of the team that works as one to improve safety, enhance mobility and inspire innovation in the Florida transportation system!

For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Please contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Human Resources Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, or call (850) 414-5300 for assistance.  


This position requires a valid Class B driver license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Department's Drivers Record Requirements Policy. An unacceptable driving record is defined as any of the following:


  1. three (3) or more moving violations in the past 3 years that accumulate 3 or more points per violation;
  2. any 2 convictions of reckless driving in the past 3 years;
  3. a suspension or revocation of the driver license for moving violations in the past 3 years; and
  4. a suspension or revocation for refusal to take a sobriety test, or any suspension or revocation for a DUI conviction in the past 4 years


Your driving record will be reviewed and the status of your driver license confirmed.


In order to be eligible for hire into a position requiring a CDL, applicants must register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, as required, for the Department to conduct a pre-employment query.  Click here to register for the Clearinghouse.  A mandatory drug screening will be performed on the successful applicant.


Applicants hired for this position with a Class E license will be required to obtain a CDL Instructional Permit within 60 days of appointment, attend CDL training and successfully pass the CDL licensing test and obtain a CDL Class B license with air brakes within 10 months after appointment to the position. Upon hire, this position also requires applicant to have an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Department’s Drivers Record Requirements Policy.  The costs of the initial CDL training and initial testing will be paid by the Department, subject to available funding. An employee will be given three chances to pass the license requirements. The employee will be responsible for paying for the initial CDL permit fee, as well as any additional training and re-test costs, and the CDL fee. 


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Performs minor maintenance and servicing work in connection with any type of equipment operated and assists in the repairs of this equipment; checks and adds fluids, checks/adjusts brakes, maintains proper air pressure in all tires, etc.  Cleans and washes equipment.  After obtaining the required Instructional CDL permit or license, operates vehicles and a variety of small and medium equipment that may include, but not limited to; dump truck, front end loader, skid steer loader, grader, lift equipment, small bulldozer and asphalt repair truck while performing bridge and roadway maintenance.


Uses a variety of hand, pneumatic, and electrical tools to maintain bridges and roadways.  Performs independent manual labor incidental to job assignments with minimal supervision. 


Performs tree trimming, rough carpentry, masonry, painting and/or assists in the assembly and erection of highway signs.


Performs Temporary Traffic Control (Maintenance of Traffic).    Assists with crew activity reports as needed.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of:  mathematical calculations; standard safety rules and procedures.  Skilled in:  operating a variety of hand and power tools; operating and performing minor maintenance on small/medium equipment and vehicles.  Ability to:  operate a variety of heavy equipment; read and understand job-related materials and fill out reports and forms; maintain and repair highways, bridges and/or other highway structures; communicate both verbally and in writing, including following oral/written instructions; develop and maintain effective working relationships with others; lift, carry, and handle up to 50 pounds; stoop, climb, squat, push, pull, crawl or bend on a frequent basis; work outdoors in various weather conditions on various terrains and at various heights or in high volume traffic; work independently; stand for an extended period of time. 


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Due to the nature of this position, the incumbent must respond to emergencies when necessary.  A valid Class “B” CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) Instructional Permit is required at time of hire.  Obtain a valid Class “B” CDL with air brakes within 10 months of appointment to the position. While on-duty status, the positions incumbent be readily available to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), consistent with the type of Commercial Driver's License (CDL) the incumbent is required to possess, or on a routine basis performs other CMV safety-sensitive functions. Obtains certification in Temporary Traffic Control (Maintenance of Traffic) - Intermediate Level within one year and maintains.  The incumbent of this position is required to work with or around Department of Corrections inmates.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires one year of experience operating small/medium equipment and vehicles.  Possess a valid Class “B” CDL Instructional Permit is required at time of hire.  A valid Class “B” CDL with air brakes is required within 10 months of appointment to the position. 


As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES.  If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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