Public Work Equipment Operator

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN   Bowling Green, OH   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on January 19, 2023
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Public Work Equipment Operator

Assigned to Arborist


Base of 40 hours per week/2080 annual hours

(BGEO Pay Grade 5: $22.41 - $28.63 per hour)

This hourly position will be assigned to the Arborist for the purpose of performing general tree trimming and urban forestry duties when assigned to Arborist but the incumbent must also be able to perform all other duties of a Public Works Equipment Operator. Trims trees and shrubs when assigned to the Arborist, completes urban forestry duties and tree care on all city properties and right of way. Uses climbing rope and saddle to climb trees up to 100 feet, operates aerial lift to prune and remove trees, and removes trees adjacent to buildings, structures, and electric lines. Other Public Works Duties: Paves, patches, and crack-seals City streets, alleys, and parking lots. Collects refuse and recycling. Makes concrete repairs within the City Right of Way. Repairs, installs, and maintains catch basins. Mows grass and landscapes. Plows snow on City streets, alleys, and parking lots, as well as shovels City sidewalks. Provide all equipment and materials needed to setup, take down, maintain traffic control, and handle traffic-related situations. Assists with special events within the City. Operates various pieces of equipment to facilitate the maintenance of public roads, right of way, buildings/grounds, Oak Grove Cemetery, and the collection of refuse and recycling. Installs, maintains, designs, and fabricates street signs. Uses hand tools. Maintains buildings and grounds, including operating and maintaining Oak Grove Cemetery - One Public Works Equipment Operator will be assigned Cemetery Coordinator duties. Uses computers and tablets. Uses GIS software and equipment. Performs other related duties as assigned. Ability to run snow plows, refuse/recycling trucks, forklifts, front-end loaders, jackhammers/drills, graders, excavators, dump trucks, street sweepers, mowers, trimmers, chain saws and a variety of other medium to large equipment. Must maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License (Class B with Tanker endorsement) and must have the ability to drive. Ability to use job-specific software and computer hardware. The job description is available online at:

Employees accrue vacation leave and sick leave per the collective bargaining agreement which is available at Employees can participate in group medical, dental and vision coverage, first of the month following employment. Information is available online at Retirement benefits are through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System: