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Equipment Operator I (40 hrs./wk., 260 days)

Company: Washoe County School District
Location: Reno
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Education Support Professionals (ESP/Classified) - Position - Other (Classified)

Job Number 2000010009

Start Date

Open Date 05/09/2023

Closing Date 05/15/2023



Under general supervision, operates light, medium and heavy duty equipment used in groups and landscaping work and acts as lead over assigned grounds maintenance personnel. May be assigned to an early morning, morning, day or evening shift. Incumbent performs related work as required.


Functions in a lead capacity over assigned grounds maintenance personnel; assigns and oversees work; inspects work in progress and completed work for compliance with District policies and job order and safety specifications.

Assumes responsibility for the operation of specialized heavy duty motorized equipment; operates on regular basis medium and heavy power-driven equipment such as orders, loaders, backhoes, tractors, snowplows and dump trucks; operates torches, welding equipment, jackhammer, and similar equipment used in construction, installing and removing playground and athletic field equipment and other District grounds improvements; and performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs on equipment. May perform minor carpentry, painting and other less skilled maintenance duties when operation of equipment is not necessary.

May perform supervisory duties in absence of Groundskeeper Supervisor.

May be called upon on off-hours for school emergencies, such as burglaries, vandalism, fires, snow removal, equipment failures, flooding, etc.


Education/Experience: Any combination equivalent to education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

  • A High School diploma is desirable or equivalent education that would demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the class;
  • Four (4) years varied experience in grounds construction and maintenance operating light, medium and heavy power-driven equipment.
  • Completion of a recognized two (2) year equipment operator apprenticeship or training program;
  • Two (2) years of varied experience in grounds construction and maintenance operating light, medium and heavy power-driven equipment.
    Knowledge of: Operation and maintenance procedures for a variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment; methods, practices and materials used in construction, maintenance and welding; and occupational hazards and safety precautions for use of hand, power, pneumatic, and welding tools and equipment. Basic computer skills.

    Skill at: Working independently; operating light, medium and heavy construction and maintenance equipment; using hand and power tools, cutting torch, arc and gas welding equipment; reading, interpreting and applying information from blueprints, sketches, diagrams and technical repair manuals; understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions; making estimates of materials and labor costs; preparing and maintaining operational and inventory records and report; performing heavy manual labor; and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in course of work.

    Certification: AHERA 16 Hour asbestos training, asbestos certification is required within the first 12 months of employment. Employer will provide training.

    Certification: OSHA Lead Action Training. Certification will be required within the first 12 months of employment. Employer will provide training.

    Special Requirements: : All incumbents in this job classification will be required to assist or perform work associated with other trades, will be required to physically perform AHERA Class III disturbances to asbestos and lead containing building materials as directed in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations. Will be required to physically perform OSHA lead remediation in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations. May be required to physically perform mold remediation in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

    Physical Demands: This work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as frequently climbing of tall ladders, lifting heavy objects over 60 pounds, pushing balancing, stooping, kneeling,

    Crouching, or reaching, crawling in restricted areas. . Must have the ability to enter all areas of a facility including attics and crawl spaces. To some extent, the frequency or intensity of physical exertion must also be considered.

    Licenses/Certificates: Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Nevada State Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL), with a driving record acceptable to the District.


    The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.

    Internal Job Number 2022-23-E233097


    Grade 19

    Sch A: $15.94 (entry step)
    Sch B: $18.53 (entry step)

    Salaries are subject to adjustment and may increase and decrease each fiscal year. New employees hired by Washoe County School District are normally placed on the entry step of the grade of the position.

    Range/Grade G19

    Additional Job Information

    This is a 40 hour a week, 260 day position.


    Eligible employees of WCSD receive different benefits depending on their scheduled hours per week.

    Employees who work less than 20 hours per week receive Social Security benefits, salary increases, longevity bonuses, and credit union benefits.

    Employees who work 20 to 24.75 hours per week receive PERS retirement benefits, which are lifetime pension plans for public employees in various states,

    In addition to the benefits above. Employees who work 25 to 27.25 hours per week receive all the benefits above except medical, dental, and vision insurance.

    Employees who work 27.5 hours per week or more receive full benefits of the district, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, holiday pay, vacation pay, sick leave, life insurance, and insurance premiums for summer months.

    Please be advised there is a 90-day waiting period for insurance benefits.

    All eligible employees also enjoy no state income tax and no Social Security deductions for most positions working 20 hours per week or more.

    New employees will be fingerprinted upon hire and every five years thereafter and will have $58.50 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting. Non-licensed employees will have $58.50 deduction when their fingerprints are completed every five years. Fingerprint fees are subject to change.

    Temporary employees working less than 6 months do not receive benefits.

    Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should contact Human Resources at (775) 348-0321.

Keywords: Washoe County School District, Reno , Equipment Operator I (40 hrs./wk., 260 days), Human Resources , Reno, Nevada

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