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City of Bozeman Streets Operator in Bozeman, Montana

Streets Operator



Streets Operator


$19.84 - $21.93 Hourly


City Shops, 814 N. Bozeman Ave.

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The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of City Streets. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of an assigned supervisor, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class may act as a lead worker over seasonal work crews. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors, other City employees, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in an outdoors environment with possible exposure to a variety of terrains, weather conditions, hazardous waste, and airborne pathogens.

Bargaining Unit: Teamster

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Non-Exempt

Typically Monday-Friday, 3:00am – noon in the winter and 4-10 Summer 7am-5pm

For all functional areas of assignment:

• Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required;

• Operates and maintains light and medium duty equipment and trucks appropriate to the functional area of assignment, including backhoes, front-end loaders, pickups, snow plows, mowers, tractors, brush chippers, and other related equipment;

• Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignment as instructed;

• Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the work day;

• Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;

• Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas;

• Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner. Provides outstanding customer service to City of Bozeman residents, employees, and customers;

• Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;

• Performs other duties consistent with the role and function of this classification.

If assigned to Streets maintenance:

• Provides for the maintenance and repairs of City streets and roadways, including preparing road surfaces for patching or overlay, paving, and repairing pot holes, slide spots, and sink holes as necessary;

• Digs, shovels, hauls, and unloads soils, backfill, and other materials;

• Constructs, maintains, and repairs City streets;

• Maintains City streets in the winter months to ensure safe and efficient traveling conditions for both pedestrians and vehicles, including plowing and sanding streets, and steam spraying for ice removal;

• Cleans and repairs storm and sewer manholes, lines, and intakes, including flushing out silt and garbage from sewer manholes, digging up damaged storm sewer lines and replacing pipe as necessary;

• Maintains the City's alley rights-of-way as necessary, including, trimming, collecting and hauling brush, compost, or recyclables piles;

• Provides year-round creek maintenance to ensure the maintenance of safe water levels, including keeping creek free of debris, and chopping ice in the winter months as necessary;

• Installs, maintains, and repairs street and traffic signs, and paints traffic markings, such as crosswalks, arrows, and yellow curbs as necessary.

If assigned to Sign/Signal Operator (within Streets Division):

• Makes, installs, and repairs regulatory and non-regulatory signs;

• Paints crosswalks, turn lanes, lane markings and curbs;

• Operates utility lift truck and other street department equipment;

• Assists with street closures for utility work and/or public assemblies;

• Operates heavy equipment and/or vehicles to remove snow from sidewalks on public property and other snow removal assistance in support of the streets department;

• Maintains traffic signals, luminaires, including minor electrical repairs;

• Maintains all departmental equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation;

• Enters data into the City's computerized maintenance management systems.


  • High School Diploma or GED; and

  • Some (1-3 years) related maintenance experience; or

  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.


  • Substantial knowledge of basic principles and practices of construction, maintenance, and repair activities in the Streets Division;

  • Substantial knowledge of the safe and proper use of basic hand tools, power tools, and other related construction equipment;

  • Substantial knowledge of basic safety principles and practices of maintenance and repair activities;

  • Substantial knowledge of related Federal, State, and local ordinances and regulations governing streets operations;

  • Substantial knowledge of the techniques, methods, and materials related to the construction and maintenance work in the area of assignment;

  • Substantial knowledge of the maintenance and operation of related light and medium duty equipment used in functional area of assignment;

  • Ability to read construction plans for assisting in the locating and tracking of water/sewer lines;

  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of times with exposure to varying weather conditions;

  • Ability to efficiently operate related light and medium duty equipment, hand and power tools, and other equipment related to functional area of assignment;

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors, other City employees, and the general public;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;

  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;

  • Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;

  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;

  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

  • Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

As a City of Bozeman employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to impacting and serving the community. This great opportunity also provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, generous vacation and sick time accruals, and excellent medical, dental and vision benefits!


Bozeman, City of (MT)


121 N. Rouse Ave.

Bozeman, Montana, 59715