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Equipment Operator II - Street Maintenance

Columbus, GA

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Major Duties and Responsibilities
Operates a dump truck; retrieves and disposes of construction materials.  Operates a backhoe in support of the work of a street maintenance crew.  Performs basic maintenance of assigned equipment; performs pre-trip inspections. Directs traffic at work sites.  Picks up and delivers supplies in support of a street maintenance crew.  Assists in the work of various crews including concrete crews engaged in the construction, repair, and maintenance of sidewalks, curbs, and gutters.  Puts up and breaks down fences; pours concrete; removes and replaces guard rails; replaces inlet tops; places traffic barriers; removes graffiti.  Assists in the repair of potholes; operates jackhammers and other tools.  Assists in the repair of asphalt driveways; repairs asphalt cuts. Carries out a continuous effort to improve operations, work processes, and works cooperatively and jointly to provide continuous improvement and customer-driven service.  Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques utilized in the performance of street maintenance activities. Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the performance of street maintenance activities.  Knowledge of the safe operation of assigned equipment.  Skill in problem solving and decision-making.  Skill in the operation of hand tools and other equipment including roller, tamper, sealing tank, and patch truck.  Skill in oral and written communication.
Minimum Educational and Training Requirements
High School Diploma or GED; one to two years of progressively responsible related experience; or any combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Must possess a Valid Commercial Driver's License.
Physical Requirements
The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.   The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. offers exceptional benefits, including:
Paid Holidays
Vacation Leave
Sick Leave
General Government
or Public Safety
Pension Plan
457 Supplemental Retirement
Long Term Disability
Credit Union
Direct Deposit
Free and Discounted City Services
Paid Holidays
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. observes eleven paid holidays each year. Click Here to View the Current Holiday Schedule
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King's Birthday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Floating Holiday
Vacation Leave
Vacation leave is paid time off work for vacations and other personal use. Employees begin earning vacation time as soon as they begin working for the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***..

Vacation time is accrued on a bi-weekly basis. The rates of accrual are as follows:
Less than 10 years service, 10 Days per year
10 to 15 years of service, 15 Days per year
15 to 20 years of service, 20 Days per year
Sick Leave
Sick leave is paid time off from work due to your illness or the illness of a member of your immediate family.
The accrual rate for sick time is bi-week
No matter how many years of service, each Employee accrues thirteen sick days per year or .50 per biweekly pay period.
When you have accrued more than thirty days in your sick base, if approved by Columbus Council, you will be paid 25% of yearly-unused sick time, not to exceed 13 days.
The maximum sick day that may be accrued (banked) is 90, plus and additional 120 catastrophic leave days.The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (CCG) sponsors several pension plans. The current Public Safety and General Government plans for pension eligible employees hired on or after July 1, 2012, provide the following benefits and costs.
Pension Plan Contribution
· The pension benefit for all plans is designed to replace 60% of average final income for employees with 30 or more years of pension eligible service, at the age specified by their plan. The normal retirement age for both plans is 65; however, Public Safety employees may receive their full benefit as early as age 55. Employees working less than 30 years accrue a benefit equal to 2% of average final income for each full year of pension eligible service, after meeting vesting requirements.
· The vesting schedule for new employees is 10 years. This means that a new employee must work in a pension-eligible job for at least 10 years to accrue a benefit.
· A 8% mandatory contribution to the pension plan is required for new pension eligible employees until July 5, 2013.
· The 8% contribution is based on total W-2 compensation and includes basic pay, overtime pay and supplements. The pension contribution is pre-tax, meaning that federal and state income tax will not be deducted on the contributions.
· The base compensation tables in the CCG pay plan were adjusted up by 2% to partially offset the employee contribution in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.
· The new employee contribution will increase an additional 2% to a total of 8% on July 6, 2013, along with an additional 2% adjustment to pay rates.
· Pension eligible employees that leave their employment prior to being vested will receive a full refund of their contributions to the pension plan and the refund may be rolled over into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
· Vested employees will retain an earned pension benefit they will receive when they qualify by age and service; therefore they will not receive a refund of contributions.
· Reconnection of employment is an option for employees that leave CCG pension-eligible employment and are then rehired if the time that they are away from pension-eligible employment is less than the time they were previously employed. (If this applies to you, contact HR for more information).
· Employees that are rehired into pension-eligible employment after receiving a refund of their contributions must repay the contributions within 90 days of reemployment or will forfeit the right to reconnect their service and will be treated as a new employee.
· A Deferred Retirement Option Plan or DROP is a retirement option for long term employees.
ü The DROP is available to employees with a minimum of 30 years of service who have attained the age of 58 or 35 years of service and age 55.
ü Employees that elect to participate in the DROP must
vacate their full time jobs after 3 years in the DROP but have the option of leaving earlier.
Deferred Compensation
Deferred Compensation, under IRS Code 457, is a tax-deferred supplemental retirement program that allows public employees to contribute a portion of their salary, before federal and state taxes, to a retirement account. The government's aim in establishing these tax-favored plans is to encourage workers to build their own financial security in anticipation of retirement. You are eligible to enroll in the Deferred Compensation Plans from the first day of your employment.
For more information on deferred compensation, check out the following
********Long Term Disability
To qualify for disability retirement, an employee must have separated employment before they can apply for disability with the Social Security Administration. To qualify for disability retirement, an employee must be a certified disabled by the Social Security Administration. There is a five-month waiting period before they are eligible to receive any benefits from Social Security. If approved, the employee is entitled to 60% of their average monthly earnings based on the last 60 months prior to becoming disabled. The benefit amount shall vary pending on the date the SSA declares the employee disabled. This amount is reduced by any amount received from SSA, regular City pension, and any federal disability they were already receiving when they came to work for the City. Also, it is reduced by any amount they may be receiving from Worker's Compensation. There is no service or age requirement, however the date Social Security declares you disabled must be a date that you were employed as a full-time employee.
Credit Union
You are eligible to join the TIC Federal Credit Union on your first day of employment. The Credit Union offers a variety of services to members including checking and savings accounts and personal loans. To enroll, ****. For more information go to: ****Direct Deposit
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. utilizes Direct Deposit of payroll checks as a safe, convenient way of handling employee paychecks. On payday, your weekly or bi-weekly pay will automatically be deposited in the bank account of your choice. That day you will receive a stub (statement), which details your earnings, deductions, etc. Your funds are immediately available to you.
Free and Discounted City Services
Take advantage of these free or discounted City services offered to all City employees. Click here for Full List
Ride Metra for Free
Adopt a pet for Free
Free Mulch
Free Driver's Training
Free Notary Service
Free home safety inspections from Fire Dept.
Discounted green fees at city courses
...And Many more exciting offers
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100 10th Street, West Wing, 1st floor
Columbus, Georgia, 31902
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