Heavy Equipment Operator - Street Cleaning Division

Alexandria, VA
$47,240.70 - $83,131.88 Annually
Jan 26, 2023
Feb 09, 2023
Full Time
Heavy Equipment Operator - Street Cleaning Division

An Overview
A Heavy Equipment Operator operates heavy, multi-purpose equipment with complex controls requiring a high degree of skill and manipulative ability. The work in this class requires considerable skill, especially in constructing grades and in operating heavy equipment efficiently to avoid stopping the progress of related operations. Standard procedures are followed and the work is inspected periodically for safety and economy of operation. This class differs from that of Equipment Operator II in the higher degree of skill required for finished grading and comparable tasks, and the greater possible consequences of error in the form of damage to more expensive equipment. Supervision may be exercised over Laborers I, II and III and/or Equipment Operators I and II. Tasks are performed under the general supervision of a Labor Supervisor or a Superintendent.

The Opportunity
  • Operates a tandem axle dump truck;
  • Operates a rubber tire loader to load truck with materials or ramp up bilk material;
  • Operates, Tub Grinder, Excavator, Knuckle boom, Bulldozer, Track Loader, Front-end Loader, & Backhoe;
  • Operates heavy equipment or Refuse Collection vehicles;
  • Assists Labor Supervisor and Assistant Superintendents in performance of daily program monitoring duties;
  • Operates a ten-wheel dump truck in the operation of snow plowing, and de-icing;
  • Operates five kinds of street sweepers in a scheduled sweeping program;
  • Leads a crew in special clean up details;
  • Fills-in for Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent of Street Cleaning as needed;
  • Trains subordinates in equipment operation;
  • Performs related work 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

High School Diploma or GED; three years’ experience in the operation of heavy equipment; one year of supervisory experience; thorough knowledge of the proper methods of transporting heavy loads and load limits, traffic safety rules and accident prevention practices; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Skills in the operation of heavy multi-purpose motor equipment under all types of weather conditions.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the proper endorsements in the state of residency.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background.

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