Equipment Operator II

City of Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism
1224 Progressive Drive, Chesapeake, Va., Virginia
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Requires completion of 10th grade in high school. High school diploma, GED OR specialized vocational training is preferred. SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is in compliance with City Driving Standards. A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required. Specialized certifications may be required based on department assigned.


Chesapeake Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is seeking a customer service oriented and dependable individual to perform essential services for the citizens of Chesapeake. This position is responsible for operating specialized motor equipment, power tools and hand tools to support the maintenance operations of all parks grounds sites, and other city facilities, this includes routine and skilled tasks such as, but not limited to: grading, digging, turf maintenance, mowing and trimming of turf, landscaping, planting, athletic field renovation and prep, weeding, fertilizing, pruning trees and shrubs, removing and installing park amenities, removing trees, removing stumps, trunks and roots, removing dead vegetation and wood debris, littler control, topdressing, mowing, aeration, edging, mulching, spraying, painting and perform various repairs.

The individual selected for this position will provide exceptional internal and external customer service and will respond to service requests and inquires, as directed by supervisor that meets the expectations of the City’s Customer Service Initiative.

As an Equipment Operator II, you will operate dump truck, front-end loader, specialized mowers, backhoe, topdresser, small grader, commercial riding mowers, and farm-type tractor with implements to complete tasks.

Additionally, you will inspect equipment, performs minor maintenance and report malfunctions and damages to supervisor; will perform repairs, construction, inspections, maintenance and custodial duties of City facilities, park amenities, fixtures, signs, tents, walkways, roads, turf, and parking areas.

This position also assists with the routine maintenance and repairs of various fencing, tennis courts, nets, lighting systems, score boards, and various recreational and playground equipment; performs safety inspections and work on turf area, parks, athletic fields, parking lots, municipal and recreational facilities, special event sites, and sidewalks, and completes required repairs as necessary, to ensure the safety of citizens, employees and visitors.

Finally, this position is responsible for Picking up all litter and trash, empties all trashcans, at all sites at a minimum of once a week; and may perform routine custodial duties to include cleaning and stocking restrooms, and other facilities.

The selected candidate may work closely with other City Departments, Schools and various outside associations, partnering to ensure a top quality, citywide recreational programs that serves Chesapeake’s diverse population and guests; may perform field preparations to include setting tents for events, goal posts, baseball/softball bases and pitchers mounts, lining turf and infields, topdressing, dragging and raking fields; and may assist with contract specifications, monitors and inspects contractor performed work to ensure compliance.

Required Experience

In addition to satisfying the vocational/education standard, this position requires a minimum of six months of related, full-time equivalent experience.

Employee Benefits

If you join the City of Chesapeake as a full-time regular employee, the City will provide a foundation of benefits for you. The benefit program for full-time regular employees of the City of Chesapeake, such as retirement, life insurance, holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and paid time off. If you join the City, you will receive detailed descriptions of the benefit plans.