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Equipment Operator II

City Of Alexandria Virginia
Alexandria, VA
$44,970.12 - $79,136.46 Annually
Closing date
Dec 20, 2022

Job Details

Equipment Operator II - Resource Recovery

An Overview
An Equipment Operator II operates one or more types of heavy automotive equipment. An employee in this class exercises considerable skill in manipulating heavy motor equipment while paying constant attention to safety of operation in order to prevent accidents. Assignments are outlined in detail by supervisors. Standard procedures are followed and work is inspected periodically for safety and economy of operation. This class differs from that of an Equipment Operator I in that it requires a higher degree of skill and greater consequence of error in the form of damage to more expensive equipment. Incumbent in this class leads the work of Laborers and Refuse Collectors.

The Opportunity
  • Operates a refuse collection truck and other light and heavy motor equipment;
  • Fills out and turns in daily reports;
  • Ensures that safety rules, including proper attire and backing processes are followed;
  • Inspects vehicles and performs safety checks daily;
  • Occasionally operates truck engaging in application of materials for icy streets and snow removal;
  • Assists in special projects when needed and in various civic associations and community events;
  • Responds to citizen inquires and complaints regarding City refuse and recycling services;
  • Assists in keeping all equipment clean, reports any malfunctions of equipment to the repair shop;
  • Performs other duties as required.

About the Department
T&ES is a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving. If you are curious for a broader view of our City, click City of Alexandria to learn more.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

To qualify for this position all candidates must possess a High School Diploma or GED or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities; at least two (2) years of experience driving related equipment in the field of Solid Waste; ability to demonstrate supervisory skills; must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s license (CDL) issued by the state of residence with all applicable endorsements; thorough knowledge of traffic safety rules and regulations; must be able to read and comprehend technical materials and evaluate work orders; must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment, and the physical ability to perform job tasks under all types of weather conditions.


The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community.  We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.  In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.

Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits.  Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

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