Equipment Operator III

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Posting NumberS05269PWorking TitleEquipment Operator IIIDepartmentFMD Svcs-Sanitation ServicesAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The UGA Facilities Management Division is the largest of 7 divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 800 personnel within the Facilities Management Division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University of Georgia.

College/Unit/Department websitefmd.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

6:00 am – 2:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Some night and/or weekend work may be required to meed departmental goals, deadlines, and/or emergencies.

Advertised Salary$25,175 - $29,152 Commensurate with ExperiencePosting Date10/07/2020Open until filledNoClosing Date10/31/2020Proposed Starting Date11/16/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleService/Maintenance WorkerFLSAJob FamilyEquipment OperationFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires are least a high school diploma or equivalent. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

This position is responsible for performing all Class B CDL skilled work in the operation of heavy equipment using front/rear loader and roll off hook trucks for waste and recycle collection on campus. Responsibilities also include coordinating and executing collection routes for both Solid Waste and Recycling and ensures that work is completed both safely and correctly. Work assignments are received in general outline either verbally, electronically or in writing and are performed under general direction of the shop Foreman.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

•Have a good safety record.
•Applicant will follow an appropriate dress code for working conditions around the University campus.
•Applicant will have prior related work experience.
•Operate equipment such as front loader truck, roll off truck, rear load truck and dump truck.

Physical Demands

• Stoop, bend, and squat and lift 50 to 100 lbs., throughout the workday.
• Perform duties under adverse climatic conditions.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Performs all Class B CDL operations and is capable of driving all trucks pertaining to solid waste and recycling collection on campus. Also assist in department driver training of new and current drivers in all trucks on collections routes.

Percentage of time60Duties/Responsibilities

Leads personnel crews during housing move in/outs and other campus events/projects involving Athletics and Facilities Management.

Percentage of time20Duties/Responsibilities

Provides customer follow up and is often involved in meetings with the shop Foreman discussing departmental goals, objectives and requirements.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Performs all other departmental related duties as assigned.

Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED Completion Certificate?
    • Yes, I have completed high school and have a HS Diploma
    • Yes, I have completed my GED and have a GED Completion Certificate
    • No, I have not completed high school and do not have a GED
  2. * Are you willing to work outside under adverse weather conditions (such as rain, hot, or cold weather)?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Georgia class B CDL or equivalent with air brakes and passenger endorsements?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 10/8/2020
    Application Due: 11/1/2020
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