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Truck Driver/Laborer- Equipment Operator I

Department: County of Chelan Public Works
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $ 25.65 - $ 32.43 / Hourly  RC03
Posted: March 22, 2024
Application Deadline: April 22, 2024

Job Location

County of Chelan Public Works 316 Washington Street Wenatchee, WA 98801


Salary: RC03 Step 4 at $25.65 per hour. Longevity Steps 5-9 $26.85 – $32.43 per hour. 

The position includes a state retirement system, with a deferred comp program available. Health insurance package includes Medical, Dental, Vision and county contributions to a personal health savings account. Typical work schedule is four 10-hour days during the summer and five 8-hour days in the winter. Includes 10 holidays and 2 or 3 floating personal holidays (dependent on hire date).


Drives trucks to transport materials to and from specified destinations, and trucks equipped with dump body to transport and dump loose materials such as sand, gravel, crushed rock, coal, or bituminous paving materials. Operates equipment to gouge out, level, and distribute earth and construct roads. Moves soil, equipment, and materials, digs holes. Assists in the controlled movement of vehicular traffic through construction projects.


Ability to read and work to grade stakes.

Driving trucks to destinations in a safe and lawful manner.

Maintaining telephone or radio contact with supervisor to receive instructions.

Inspecting truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water.

Loading and unloading truck.

Positioning blocks, rope or chains to secure loads as required during transit.

Pulling levers to tilt body and dump contents.

Operating various equipment required on the job site.

Greasing, oiling, and performing minor repairs on all equipment operated.

Flagging duties as assigned.

Digging holes.

Hauling or spreading topsoil.

Building forms for concrete borders.

Mixing and pouring cement.

Performing manual labor involving shoveling and jackhammer operation or other duties as assigned.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); 2 years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.


A valid Washington State Driver’s License; Class A CDL with Tanker Endorsement; Flagger card; and current First Aid/CPR/AED card preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Day to day duties shall include, but not be limited to patching; ditching; mowing; slide removal; snow and ice control; crack sealing; painting; cleaning and replacing culverts and drainage structures, sign replacement; rebuilding shoulders; installing fences and curbs; installing guardrails and guide posts; placing rip-rap on dikes, bridges, river and stream banks; repairing bridges, miscellaneous carpentry; repairing or replacing sidewalks and handrail; providing traffic control; and other highway construction and maintenance activities.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee generally works out doors operating heavy or light equipment; is exposed to extremes of weather and temperature, traffic hazards, dust, dirt, and noise. May be required regularly to lift 50 lbs. and occasionally up to 100 lbs. or more. May be called upon, during off duty hours, weekends, and holidays to respond to emergency situations or accidents; will be required to work variable shifts and overtime throughout the year.

Additional Information

To apply: Include the following in one document (PDF or Word) 


Email or mail/drop off at address below.

Human Resources
400 Douglas Street, #201
Wenatchee, WA 98801

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  • 08
    May 2024
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chelan County Civil Service Commission

    Posted by: Human Resources

    The Chelan County Civil Service Commission will be meeting on May 8, 2024.

    Chelan County Commissioners Office, ES Conference Room.