Full Time Automotive Equipment Operator I in Portland, Oregon at Portland Parks and Recreation

Automotive Equipment Operator I

Portland Parks and Recreation

Location: Portland, Oregon
Industry: Government, Jobs
Type: Full Time

An Automotive Equipment Operator I drives and operates one or more pieces of equipment, some of which may include pavement marking vehicles, 6-12 yard dump trucks, compressor trucks, boom trucks, tower or platform trucks, crane trucks and small front-end loaders. Depending on the location of the position, some may be assigned additional duties such as pulling a variety of trailers, the operation of auxiliary equipment and related semi-skilled and manual work as part of a ground crew in addition to driving. AEO I’s are expected to operate any equipment required for their job assignments, within their job description, after appropriate training.  Additionally, employees in this classification are subject to federally mandated random drug/alcohol testing. Other positions may require additional Tanker, HazMat, and/or Combination endorsements. Although the current vacancies are in Portland Parks & Recreation the resulting eligible list may be used by other City bureaus to fill any upcoming vacancies.

This classification is represented by The Portland City Laborers (PCL).  To view this labor agreement, please go to  https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.

The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details.

Application Guidelines:

To Qualify

The following qualifications are required for this position:
  1. Knowledge and experience in operating automotive motorized systems.
  2. Ability to apply construction safety principles and practices.
  3. Ability to follow and carry out written and oral instructions.
  4. Skill in detecting needed maintenance, adjustments or changes to equipment.
  5. Skill in safe and effective application and operation of tools and equipment.
Applicants must also possess:
  • A valid Class “A” Commercial Drivers License and an acceptable driving record at time of application

The Recruitment Process

This will consist of a pass/fail evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience, work history, education, certificates/license information and responses to supplemental questions as demonstrated in their application.  Those passing the evaluation will be invited to participate in a Workskills demonstration, tentatively scheduled for the week of January 29, 2018, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only those passing the application review for minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and / or final selection.

Additional Information

Applicants must submit a completed application (see sample Work History format and instructions below) online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:


Your application will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Please note, a cover letter and resume are NOT required for this recruitment, DO NOT attach them. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your application should include details describing your experience and/or training, and where obtained clearly reflecting your qualifications for ALL of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement.
  • If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above.
Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.  All applications must be submitted via the City’s online application process.  Do not attach materials not requested.   E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.


If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran’s Administration Letter Stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran’s Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.


Veteran’s Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.


Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.


It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Work History Format

  • Duties: For each job include details describing your experience and / or training which clearly address ALL of the minimum qualifications identified in the “To Qualify” section of the announcement that apply to that job.

Additional Information Format
Please use the Additional Information section to describe:

  • Any training or education and how it relates to the required minimum qualifications.
  • Any paid or unpaid volunteer work and how it relates to the required minimum qualifications.
  • Any Military experience and how it relates to the required minimum qualifications.

Tamara Larison, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3523

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job, but attending will help you with the application process. You are welcome to join us for this optional information session:
Mt. Scott Community Center
Poolside Room

5530 SE 72nd Ave
Portland, OR 97206
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
5:30-630 pm


Salary: $22.14 - $26.84 Hourly
Application Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor/jobs/1925334/automotive-equipment-operator-i?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs