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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS This is routine manual work involving responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of road maintenance equipment. Greater skill is required than in the operation of other types of automotive equipment due to the size and complex nature of the equipment. Supervision may be exercised over the activities of laborers. Performs related work as required.


  • Operates a motor vehicle in connection with the transportation of various materials (blacktop, salt, sand, gravel) and equipment;
  • Operates a motor vehicle with snow plow, sander and other attachments in removal of snow and ice;
  • Performs manual labor, such as loading trucks, digging ditches, and cleaning culverts;
  • Performs a variety of simple manual tasks such as cleaning culverts, shoveling snow, and road maintenance work;
  • Performs preventive maintenance on assigned equipment;
  • Operates loaders, rollers, and tractors;
  • Operates motorized mowing equipment;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:   Thorough knowledge of the operation of trucks, tractors and other automotive equipment; ability to operate road maintenance equipment; ability to service and make minor repairs and adjustments to automotive equipment; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; mechanical aptitude; manual dexterity; dependability.


One (1) year of experience operating road maintenance equipment and a current valid New York State Class B Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


  1. Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s License appropriate to the type of motor equipment being operated.
  2. If assigned to drive heavy motor equipment, as defined by the Commercial Motor Safety Act, incumbents are required to possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with required endorsements.
  3. Under New York State law, applicants for the CDL must be twenty-one (21) years of age.


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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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