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Dona Ana County Roads-Equipment Operator **Bargaining Unit Position** in Las Cruces, New Mexico


Operates a variety of light mobile equipment in transporting materials or in performing general construction and labor to build, repair and maintain County roads.

  • Performs a variety of construction/maintenance equipment operation, semi skilled tasks and manual labor as assigned in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges and drainage structures.

  • Operates a variety of trucks and equipment including but not limited to; air compressor, jack hammer, pneumatic roller, backhoe, dump truck, asphalt distributor, chip spreader, paint/striping truck, small trencher, mower, power broom, front end loader, fork lift, steel wheel roller, etc., exercising all safety regulations and procedures.

  • Completes required daily logs and reports and submits them to the assigned supervisor.

  • Hauls materials and transports vehicles and equipment to job sites using various trucks.

  • Performs routine inspections and preventative maintenance work on assigned equipment; identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair to the assigned supervisor.

  • Works with and assists crews in resurfacing, oiling and patching, and grading and shaping roads. Sets forms for concrete head walls, and may work on bridge crew, projects crew, maintenance crew, and sign crew.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES. May berequired to work irregular hours during emergency situations, occasional overtime and may be required to be on-call.

Education. High School Diploma or GED preferred.

Experience. Two years experience of full time general construction and/or light equipment operations.

Education / Experience substitution. As per County Policy.

Licenses/Certifications. Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B may require specialized endorsement depending on area of assignment.

Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Background check, pre-employment drug and alcohol test, and driving record check.


Knowledge in: Safety regulations (OSHA); Traffic laws pertinent to operation of equipment performing road construction, repairs and maintenance. Knowing and abiding by all department and county policies and procedures.

Skills in: Following oral and written instructions; read gauges on equipment and be able to operate equipment effectively; perform minor preventative maintenance on assigned equipment; safely use a variety of tools and equipment related to road construction repairs. Responsible for maintaining and wearing personal protective equipment as necessary.

ID Requisition Number: 2019-2779

of Openings: 8

Department: Roads Department

External Company Name: Dona Ana County

External Company URL:

Street: 2025 E. Griggs