Automotive Equipment Operator I-CL

City of Portland, OR

Date: 1 week ago
City: Portland, OR
Salary: $27 - $32 / hour
Contract type: Full time
City of Portland, OR
The Position

Come Join the City of Portland as an Automotive Equipment Operator!

An Automotive Equipment Operator I drives and operates one or more pieces of equipment, some of which may include pavement marking vehicles, 6-12 yard dump trucks, compressor trucks, boom trucks, tower or platform trucks, crane trucks and small front-end loaders. Other positions may require additional Tanker, HazMat, and/or Combination endorsements and Certifications

What you'll get to do:

  • Drive and operate a variety of automotive motorized vehicles and related equipment which may include pavement marking vehicles, dump trucks, compressor trucks, boom trucks, tower or platform trucks, crane trucks and small front-end loaders in a city environment.

  • Perform ground activities such as work zone traffic control, loading, unloading, digging, grading, and other assigned manual labor

  • Operate a variety of equipment including sandblasting and pressure washing, jack hammer, chipper, and chainsaw and duties as assigned by management.

  • Collaborate with the crew and always represent the City of Portland to the public in a professional manner.

Important Highlights:

  • Work is often done in heavy traffic

  • There are positions available on either day or night shift

  • May require working on Saturday or Sunday and holidays

  • This is an essential position during inclement weather, natural disasters, and other emergencies

  • Employees in this classification are subject to federally mandated random drug/alcohol testing

  • Employees are expected to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce and to recognize the value of and cultivate cultural diversity in the workplace.

  • Depending on the location of the position, some may be assigned additional duties such as pulling a variety of trailers, the operation of auxiliary equipment and related semi-skilled and manual work as part of a ground crew in addition to driving

  • Applicant MAY be required to pass a physical capacities test before employment

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee, and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public.
PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community

This classification is represented by the LiUNA Laborers' Local 483. To view this labor agreement, click here

City of Portland Core Values:

Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in
ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by date of hire. You may request an exception for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered

To Qualify

Applicants must provide details in their supplemental question responses and resume that demonstrate how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Experience
    safely operating a Class A vehicle within a high-density urban city environment.

  • Experience safely performing ground activities such as work zone traffic control, loading and unloading equipment, digging, grading and/or other manual labor.

  • Experience receiving and following oral and/or written instructions and communicating clearly with coworkers.

  • Experience detecting needed maintenance, adjustments, or changes to equipment.

  • Experience safely securing a piece of equipment or a load on a flat bed or trailer.

Applicants must also:

  • Possess a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License and an acceptable driving record at time of application.

  • Submit a "complete" five-year court-certified Driver's Abstract of Driving Record (obtained at applicant's expense) upon offer.

  • Take and pass a Pre-Placement medical exam upon offer.

  • Take and pass a Pre-employment DOT drug test upon offer.

  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.

The Recruitment Process

This recruitment will consist of an evaluation of each applicant's answers to the supplemental questions, work history, education and certificates/license information as demonstrated in their application.

    First Review:
    Applications including the work history and answers to the supplemental questions will be evaluated for minimum qualification requirements

    Work Skills Demonstration: Candidates whose applications clearly reflect the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a hands-on work skills demonstration that will include driving as well as manual labor

    Eligible List Established: Those that pass the work skills demonstration will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information

Job offer is contingent upon verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process and may include an interview, reference and criminal history background check, medical exam, and a review of driving record.
Most notifications about next steps for this position will be provided through email at the address used to submit your application.
Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and / or final selection.

: The eligible list generated from this recruitment
be used to fill future vacancies**

Recruitment Timeline

Job Closes:
y, February 13, 2023

Minimum Qualifications Review:
Week of February 13, 2023

Invitations to interview sent:
Week of February 20, 2023

Work Skills Demo:
Week of March 6, 2023

Eligible List Established:
Week of March 20, 2023


Late April/Early May

  • Timeline is tentative and may change

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply.
Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance

Language Pay
Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a “language pay differential.” This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skill to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply

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Contact Information:

TroyLynn Craft

Senior Recruiter

[email protected]

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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