Public Ways Operator I
Full-Time Public Ways Operator I at City of Devils Lake
Available Openings: 1
Apply By: July 1, 2023
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $40,488 to $56,616
Education Level: High School

This position operates and maintains a wide variety of equipment and performs street maintenance and snow removal activities for roadways, parking lots and sidewalks. The successful applicant will possess good communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills and must pass a comprehensive background check and preemployment drug test.

Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled work in the operation, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment used for roadway repair and maintenance.  Performs semi-skilled work for general roadway repair and maintenance, snow removal, roadway sign installation and repair, street painting, and various work of other public works departments as assigned by supervisor or identified herein.


Essential Duties

1. Operation and maintenance of equipment:

  • Operates a variety of medium and heavy motorized equipment including backhoe, trucks, front end loader, motor grader, sweeper, mower, snowblower, snow removal equipment and other related equipment for street maintenance and snow removal
  • Uses various equipment and manual labor to reconstruct, repair and maintain gravel and paved roadways
  • Maintains, repairs and services equipment and tools for all operations and keeps records of repairs
  • Operates assorted hand tools and power tools such as air hammers, saws, pumps, air compressors, asphalt repair equipment, and similar powered equipment

2. Roadway repair and maintenance:

  • Cleans and repairs roadways
  • Performs street maintenance (crack sealing, patching, painting and street cleaning) and snow removal activities for roadways, parking lots, shared use paths and sidewalks
  • Installs and maintains roadway signs and markings according to standards established in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

3. Performs work for other departments as instructed by supervisor including:

  • Collecting and hauling garbage and refuse
  • Assisting with repair of water/sewer mains
  • Dike maintenance • Mowing
  • Cemetery maintenance
  • Other work as assigned

4. Other duties include:

  • Prepares daily activity/time sheets
  • Assists with identifying and ordering necessary parts and supplies
  • Cleans and maintains shop area, restroom, and other work areas
  • Sweeps and scrubs floors
  • Paints as required

5. Work hours for this position are variable and may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overnights dependent upon snow removal operations

6. Responds to emergency phone and radio communications. Adjusts to various working hours, as required by supervisor, to complete snow removal and street maintenance tasks. Takes shifts as on-call person on a rotational basis. On-call duty requires carrying and monitoring of city cell phone and ability to respond and engage in required work tasks (outside normal work hours and weekends) within 20 minutes

7. Follows safety practices while performing work

8. Other essential duties as assigned 


Minimum Qualifications include a North Dakota Class B driver’s license with proper endorsements for the equipment used. CDL is preferred. Please see the job description for a complete list of requirements before applying.

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), and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Heavy equipment operation experience desired, but not required
  • Ability to obtain within 6 months of hire a valid North Dakota Class B Commercial driver’s license with proper endorsements for equipment used 

City of Devils Lake

Contact: Attn: City Engineer
PO Box 1048
Devils Lake, ND 58301