Stormwater Systems Operator - Public Services

South Carolina, USA Req #36
Friday, January 15, 2021


The Public Works Operator is responsible for the operation of small equipment and occasionally heavy equipment in support of department activities including hauling of debris, construction, repair, and maintenance of Town infrastructure to include roads and drainage systems.


  • Operates vactor trucks and other department heavy trucks to haul rock, dirt, refuse and/or trash in support of department activities.

  • Operates small equipment such as a chainsaw, pole saw, mud hog, and portable pumps.

  • Operates a backhoe/trackhoe to install or move drainage pipe, dig ditches, and move debris such as dirt, rock, and vegetation.

  • Operates other heavy equipment, such as bulldozer, skid-steer loader, mini excavator, and front end loader in support of the division’s construction or maintenance related activities.

  • Performs basic and routine light maintenance of heavy equipment.

  • May perform hand labor such as cutting vegetation and shoveling gravel, and dirt.

  • Builds stormwater infrastructure to include box and pipe installation.

  • May remove brush, trees, and other vegetative debris from worksite.

  • Conducts hydro-excavation in support of the Departments efforts.

  • Represents the Town and interacts with the public on a daily basis.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and one (1) year prior work experience;

  • Valid South Carolina Driver’s License

  • Commercial Drivers License

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Knowledge of building and construction techniques

  • Knowledge of stormwater drainage systems

  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of Division equipment utilizing effective practices and techniques

  • Knowledge of department safety practices and techniques

  • Knowledge of various department tools and equipment

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form

  • Ability to follow directions and complete tasks in a detailed and accurate manner

  • Ability to complete tasks quickly, efficiently, and safely

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Ability to work under adverse weather conditions.

To deliver superior performance in a manner that is distinctive and impactful to each person served and that establishes a standard for quality that endures for generations.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $15.89
  • South Carolina, USA