THE VILLAGE OF RUIDOSO
HAS AN OPENING FOR A FULL TIME
Under general supervision, operates dump truck as well as heavy motorized construction equipment and machinery for
the Village of Ruidoso. The regular workweek is 40 hours, however this position may work an irregular schedule, long
hours, weekends, and holidays. May be subject to emergency call-outs. Non-exempt FLSA.
Job Title Summary
The Truck Driver operates a dump truck to haul construction materials to and from local construction sites, uses loader or
shovel to load materials into truck. The truck driver operates hydraulic controls to dump, plows snow using dump truck
mounted blade and uses various heavy and light motorized equipment and vehicles as part of the Village’s maintenance
program. Responsible for running equipment to clear snow, base course, dirt work and other functions of the Street
maintenance crew. Truck Driver is responsible for operating equipment and helping other employees in the construction,
maintenance, and repair of pavements, installing parking lots, curbs, culverts, and gutters, dirt and gravel streets, street
cleaning activities, sidewalks, drains, and a variety of miscellaneous labor assignments of a public works nature.
Essential Job Functions
May operate a street sweeper to clean streets on a scheduled route; responds to sweep requests from patch
crews, road crews, utility crews, and law enforcement.
Operates a variety of heavy equipment including but not limited to snow removal equipment, sweeper, dozer,
loader, dump truck, etc. and backhoes for street and utilities maintenance and construction.
Transports light mobile equipment, materials and operate equipment at the job site; repairs roadways, washouts;
operates equipment for road construction.
May work with concrete crews to prepare, place and finish concrete surfaces on roads, walkways, curb and
Repairs utility cuts or potholes; opens cuts in roadways
Clean out debris and silt from channels, irrigation ditches and storm drain runoff; removes heavy silt debris from
sidewalks, ramps, radius and streets; back fills washouts.
Operates sand and salt spreader equipment; picks up hot mix or asphalt
Picks up and disposes of large heavy debris
Inspects, cleans and performs routine maintenance work on vehicles and light equipment; identifies and reports
mechanical problems requiring additional repair; performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs on
Performs minor repairs and maintenance of guard rails, wood bollards, pond and drainage areas,
Participates in erosion and flood control work projects
Sets up traffic control devices; follows safety regulations on all work zone and flagging sites, including placing
barricades and cones.
Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled street maintenance task including: repairing Village Streets,
potholes, culverts, and clean up flood damage.
Chip seal roadways
Hot mix construction of roadways
Clean up after rain and wind storms
Cleans and cares for tools and equipment
Adheres to safety practices and standards, attends safety meetings and trainings.
Completes equipment maintenance, inspections, and checklists
Other Responsibilities or Job Requirements
Performs manual labor activities when necessary to complete assigned projects
Installation and maintenance of street signs and streetlights
Completes log of work activities
Fills out personal timesheet and appropriate paid leave slips, overtime slips, and any other required paperwork.
Adheres to all Village of Ruidoso’s policies not limited to IT, Purchasing, and Personnel Manual
Reports any suspected fraud and/or abuse to the Street Director or Village Manager
Ensures that any on-the job injury is reported immediately and followed up with appropriate forms and actions.
Ensures any reports of harassment are immediately reported to the Street Director.
The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.
Employees may perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.
High school education or equivalent required.
New Mexico class B Commercial Driver's license required
Two years’ experience in light and heavy construction equipment operation required
Knowledge of state and federal highway construction regulations
Knowledge of the policies, goals, and procedures of the Village of Ruidoso Street Department
Knowledge of safety policies and practices for working in the public right-of-way
Knowledge of heavy and light equipment operation methods, techniques, and safety practices
Knowledge of occupational hazard and safety precautions
Ability to operate and maintain all Street Department equipment including small, medium, and heavy maintenance
and/or construction equipment
Ability to receive and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Ability to communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, contractors, and general
public to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Ability to read and interpret basic blue prints and construction documents.
Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and navigate across even and uneven surfaces
Ability to detect needed repairs and to make necessary operational adjustment on equipment
Skill in understanding and following regulations, guidelines, and procedures
Skill in detecting and correcting improper use and care of materials and equipment
Skill in reading and interpreting work standards and specifications
Skill in manual labor and semi-skilled maintenance and repair activities
Skill in operating small hand and power tools and other job-related equipment and vehicles
Must be able to pass criminal history checks
Must be willing to take and pass a drug/alcohol test and comply with Village “Drug Free” Policy.
Must possess and maintain valid New Mexico motor vehicle operator’s permit of appropriate classification and
endorsement as required. Must agree to maintain a satisfactory MVR and minimum requirement of insurability as
required by law. MVR background checks will be conducted by the Village.
Ability to maintain physical condition and stamina appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and
responsibilities which may include sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of time, driving or riding in
Occasional pushing, pulling, lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.
Occasional squatting or bending required.
Frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; reaching above shoulder level, talk or
hear; and smell
Visual acuity sufficient to perform essential job functions.
Ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity
Possess ability to adapt to inclement weather conditions and/or situations whether day or night.
Work is performed outside with exposure to all weather conditions.
Ability to drive, occasionally long distances.
May work an irregular schedule, long hours, weekends, and holidays.
Ability to perform duties and adapt to flexible work schedules as established by management.
May be called out when needed.
Works around light and/or heavy equipment
Works near moving mechanical parts and highly congested areas
Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, dirt, dust, toxic or caustic
chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
Noise level could be moderate to loud in work environment.
Ability to work in stressful environment and deal effectively with stress.
Subject to Random Drug Screens
DOT regulations require drug and alcohol testing and release of information Form (49 CFR Part 40)
Limited travel – ability to travel for activities such as classes, and workshops in and out of the service area.
Overnight travel as required.
SALARY IS $15.01 HOURLY. AN OFFICIAL VILLAGE OF RUIDOSO APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE HUMAN
RESOURCE DEPARTMENT OF THE VILLAGE OF RUIDOSO, 313 CREE MEADOWS DR., RUIDOSO, NM 88345. RÉSUMÉS WILL
BE ACCEPTED BUT ONLY WITH AN APPLICATION. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 5:00PM ON THURSDAY,
FEBRUARY 15, 2018. ALL PERSONS OFFERED ANY JOB WITH THE VILLAGE OF RUIDOSO SHALL BE DRUG/ALCOHOL
SCREENED. REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREEN WILL BE DEEMED AS A WITHDRAWAL OF
APPLICATION BY THE APPLICANT.
Location/Region: Ruidoso, NM (US)