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City of Norfolk, Virginia Equipment Operator II (Storm Water) in Norfolk, Virginia

Equipment Operator II (Storm Water)

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Equipment Operator II (Storm Water)


$37,940.00 - $43,631.00 Annually


Norfolk, VA

Job Type

Permanent Full-time

Job Number



Public Works

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/2/2023 12:00 AM Eastern

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions


The City of Norfolk’s Department of Public Works is currently seeking an Equipment Operator II within the Division of Environmental Storm Water Management. Equipment Operator II's are responsible for operating heavy construction equipment and participating in the routine functions of an operational storm water crew.

The Department of Public Works builds, maintains, and operates the physical facilities that support and enhance the lives of Norfolk’s citizens, businesses and visitors, including the City’s Storm Water System, Street Network and Waste Management and Recycling Systems. The Department is comprised of 8 divisions that function collectively to make your commute safe and efficient, your neighborhood more attractive, and the streets and sidewalks clean and well-maintained.

Hiring Salary Range: $37,940 - $43,631 (with an additional $5,000 CDL Stipend)

Essential Functions

  • Operates heavy construction equipment assigned such as front-end loaders, backhoes, dump trucks, pick-up trucks, vacuum trucks, street sweepers, and various other mechanical equipment.

  • Transports workers, equipment and construction material to and from job sites.

  • Participates in routine functions of a crew.

  • Performs maintenance on ponds and other City best management practices (BMPs), builds and repairs storm drains, cleans ditches and drains, lays pipe, repairs caves, sets catch basins, and other duties as assigned.

  • Performs minor maintenance and repairs on equipment.

  • Assists other employees on job sites with loading and unloading equipment.

  • Assists with cleaning of the work site areas and equipment.

  • Responds to citizen inquiries.

  • Provides direction and instruction to helpers, assistants, interns, and/or temporary employees.

  • Lifts up to 75 pounds and works in dirty and/or hazardous areas.


Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.


  • One year operating heavy equipment or successful completion of a City apprenticeship program.


  • Class A CDL.

  • Tanker endorsement.

  • The preferred candidate will have the ability to:

  • Climb, stoop, and bend.

  • Use considerable knowledge of traffic laws and regulations as they apply to heavy motorized equipment.

  • Understand oral and written instructions.

  • Read city maps.

  • Use adequate hearing, vision, and dept perception to safely work in the right-away and operate construction equipment in streets with high volume.

  • Work in adverse weather conditions, including extreme hot and cold temperatures and wet / rainy environments during both emergency and non-emergency conditions.

Additional Information & Requirements

  • Must possess valid Commercial Driver’s License. Must provide a copy of Division of Motor Vehicle driving record (obtained within last 30 days) during the interview.

  • This position is eligible for a $5,000/annual stipend for staff holding a Commercial Driver's License.

  • Must provide a copy of Division of Motor Vehicle driving record (obtained within last 30 days) during the interview.

    Signing Bonus: This position is eligible for a one-time $5,000 signing bonus for new hires. The signing bonus will be paid in two (2) increments: $2,500 upon completion of 60 days of employment, and $2,500 upon completion of your probationary period. To receive the signing bonus, you must be an active employee in good standing.

Work Location: 2233 McKann Ave Norfolk, VA 23509

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 5:00 am to 1:30 pm or 6:30 am to 3:00 pm; 40 hours per week every week; This position will be required to respond to after-hour emergencies.

  • Regular full-time and permanent part-time employees may receive paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, employer paid pension plan, basic life insurance, voluntary participation in medical and dental, Section 457 deferred compensation, long-term disability, optional life insurance for self, spouse and children, medical and dependent care reimbursement plans, access to membership in credit union and employer provided parking.

  • Special project/grant employees are generally eligible for the same benefits of regular full-time employees; however, retirement, life insurance and participation in health plans vary depending upon funding and authorization.

  • Temporary/seasonal and part-time employees are generally only eligible for employer provided parking and access to membership in credit union.

  • Retirement

    If you are hired October 5, 2010, or after to a position with City of Norfolk Retirement System benefits, you will be required to contribute five percent (5%) of your salary toward your retirement benefit. This will be a pre-tax payroll deduction.

    If you are hired January 1, 2022, or after to a position with Virginia Retirement System (VRS) benefits, you will be required to contribute five percent (5%) of your salary toward your retirement benefit. This will be a pre-tax payroll deduction.

  • The Tuition Assistance Program is established to encourage employees toward continued self-development and education. Permanent full-time and permanent part-time classified, unclassified permanent, full-time special projects, and constitutional employees who have completed six months continuous service will be eligible to apply. The applicant’s school of enrollment must be an accredited institution.


The benefits described above are broad generalizations. The specific benefits that an employee may be eligible for are governed by City regulations, as applicable to job type.


Positions listed with a job type designation of "Non-City" are not subject to the benefits descriptions above. Refer to the content of the job posting for information regarding these positions.


The following Supplemental Questions are specific to the position for which you have applied to assist the hiring manager in screening applications for specific experience being sought. Please be specific in answering these questions as they will be used to evaluate which applications will be given further consideration in the process. Do not answer "see resume" or "see application" as these are not valid answers. Please note that if you are invited to be interviewed by the department, your responses to the following questions may be subject to verification.

  • I understand and will answer the following supplemental questions completely and thoroughly.


    If you were referred for this position by a current City of Norfolk employee, please provide the employee's name, department, and job title. If not, please indicate by typing "N/A."


    Please select the highest level of education you have completed.

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Associates/Vocational

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher

  • No HS Diploma/GED


    Do you have a valid Virginia Commercial driver's license (Please note: A CDL permit is not considered a CDL license. If you only have a permit, you must answer the question as No.)

  • Yes

  • No


    Please select the type of CDL you possess.

  • Class A

  • Class B

  • Class C

  • I do not have a valid CDL


    Applicants selected for an interview will be required to provide a current (not more than 30-days old) DMV report at the time of the interview. Are you able to meet this requirement?

  • Yes

  • No


    How many years of experience do you operating heavy construction equipment?

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1-3 years of experience

  • 3-5 years of experience

  • Greater than 5 years of experience


    Do you have experience operating the following heavy construction equipment? (Please select all that apply.)

  • Backhoes

  • Dump Trucks

  • Pay Loaders

  • Street Sweepers

  • Vacuum Trucks

  • I do not have any experience operating the above heavy equipment


    Please list any additional heavy construction equipment you have operated that is not listed in the previous question. If you do not have any additional experience, please type N/A.


    I understand this position will be required to work on open water, at severe heights, and in confined spaces?

  • Yes

  • No


    I understand that this position will be required to work on-call after hours and 24-hour shifts during emergencies or weather events.

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you currently hold an applicator license for pesticide application?

  • Yes

  • No


    The expected hiring salary range for this position is $37,940 - $43,631. Are you willing to accept a salary within this range?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please provide an explanation of any periods of unemployment that are 30 days or longer. Indicate N/A if you have not experienced any periods of unemployment.


    Are you a current or previous City of Norfolk employee?

  • Yes - I am a current City of Norfolk Employee

  • Yes - I am a previous City of Norfolk Employee

  • No - I am not a previous or current City of Norfolk employee


    Please indicate your veteran status. (A copy of your long form DD-214 may be required)

  • I am not a Veteran

  • I am a Veteran

  • I am a Disabled Veteran

    Required Question


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