Motor Equipment Operator - SEASONAL

Exam type: 
Non-Competitive (no exam required)
Erie County Department of Public Works – Highways Division
Clarence district, Harlem district, Aurora district, Hamburg district and Concord district
Posting Dates: 
November 7, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Closing Date: 
December 20, 2019


Motor Equipment Operator - SEASONAL

Starting Hourly Salary: $16.830 (2019) $17.167 (2020)    *No Benefits*

Motor Equipment Operator: The typical work activities include: operate a variety of self-propelled equipment in the construction, repair and maintenance of highways and bridges, and maintain their equipment by performing specific routine maintenance tasks. Motor equipment operators (MEO's), as members of a work crew, are characterized by both the performance of laboring tasks and the operation of self-propelled equipment such as all trucks, front end loaders, backhoes; road graders, tractor mowers, rollers, bituminous sprayers, catch basin cleaners, self-propelled loaders and snowplows with or without wing attachments, sanders, rotary snow plows, self-propelled sweepers, bulldozers, bituminous pavers, pavement striper, and widener.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Six (6) months of work experience in the operation of self-propelled highway maintenance equipment noted above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid New York State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) appropriate for Class of vehicle operated at time of appointment.

To apply for anticipated positions please e-mail your resume to or mail your resume to:

Erie County Personnel Office
95 Franklin St.  6th floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Erie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202