Equipment Operator - Streets (CDL)

Job Notice

The City of Ashland has an opening for a full-time Equipment Operator in the Streets Department.
Jason Counts, Director


Applications will be accepted online until midnight of August 14, 2022. 

**Please note that applications are not complete until the civil service test is completed and submitted.**


Is this job for me?

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operate light, medium and heavy motorized equipment in order to assist with the efficient delivery of City services (i.e., dump truck to plow snow, spread salt, haul stone, gravel, and other materials; leaf vacuum truck; mower; tractor; front-end loader, street sweeper, etc.); inspect equipment in order to ensure safe operation
  • Perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled laborer tasks in order to assist with the efficient delivery of City services (e.g., cut brush; rake and pick up leaves; shovel and rake dirt, asphalt, and other materials; break up concrete and asphalt; mix and pour cement; erect and repair street signs, etc.)
  • Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance
  • Maintain required licensure and certification

We're looking for someone who:

  • Is "Dedicated to Service"
  • Has earned a high school diploma or a GED, plus one (1) year experience in the operation of light motorized equipment, or equivalent combination of training and/or experience
  • Is eligible to drive City vehicles under our vehicle insurance policy
  • Can regularly lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds; move up to eighty (80) pounds with assistance
  • Will work in the various weather conditions found year round in Ohio
  • Is available year round, no seasonal furloughs
  • Is willing and able to learn and follow City policies and procedures

Licensure or certification requirements

  • Must Possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate endorsement(s)plus must be able to qualify for and remain insurable under the City's vehicle insurance policy

Compensation and Benefits


  • $16.75 plus $0.50 increase after 6 month probationary period
  • Step and annual wage increases as outlined in the contract
  • Year round work, no furloughs
  • Pension through OPERS with the City contributing an additional 14% and employees contributing 10% of wages.
  • Available 457 plan
  • AFSCME Contract


  • Eligible day one, no waiting period
  • Major medical insurance (monthly premium is heavily subsidized by the City)
  • Secondary deductible insurance (paid entirely by City)
  • $40k term life insurance (paid entirely by the City)
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • FSA, medical
  • FSA, dependent care

Paid Time Off:

  • Holidays
  • Sick leave begins accruing immediately, plus the City accepts sick leave transfers from qualifying public employers
  • Personal days
  • Vacation

How to Apply:

  1. Submit an application. APPLICATION

  2. Complete the online Civil Service Exam. CIVIL SERVIVCE EXAM - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR


 The City of Ashland is an Equal Opportunity Employer