Truck Driver/Laborer/Equipment Operator
Gallatin County, MT
Bozeman, MT

Under general supervision of the Road Foreman, this position is responsible for operating specialized heavy equipment and tools to maintain, repair, and construct County roads and roadway features. The position also provides operational support to the Road, Bridge, and Junk Vehicle Department and performs a variety of other duties as assigned. The position reports to the Road Foreman and does not supervise other personnel.


This position requires knowledge and skills in specialized heavy equipment and tool operations, road/bridge maintenance and construction standards and procedures, material specifications, and basic mechanical diagnosis and repair. The position also requires the ability to monitor and maintain safety protocols, work effectively under adverse site conditions, and coordinate tasks and procedures with others.


The required knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma plus three (3) years of related experience in heavy equipment operations, road/bridge construction, or related trade/technical field. Applicants for this position must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the state of Montana or attain a Montana driver’s license within six months of hire and be insurable under the County’s liability policies.

Equipment operators are required to complete the following training/accreditations within six months of hire: Flagger Certification, First Aid/CPR, MSHA-46 (Miner) Certification, Wildland Fire Training and Work Zone Safety Training.

The Position also requires a Class A CDL, Type 1 driver’s license with air brake endorsement (or the ability to attain one within 90 days of hire).

As a condition of hire, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a criminal history check and background investigation and will be required to successfully pass pre-employment drug testing and will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing thereafter.

This is a union position under the International Union of operating Engineers Local #400.

For application consideration, the following documents are required to be submitted to the Gallatin County Human Resources Office located at 311 W. Main St., Rm 303, Bozeman, MT

  • Gallatin County Application
  • Applicant Survey
  • Resume’ and three (3) work references
  • Certified copy of driving record

**The above documents are required. Incomplete packets may not be considered.*

Gallatin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Gallatin County does not discriminate on the base of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or marital status.


CONTACT: Gallatin County Human Resources

JOB LOCATION: Road & Bridge Dept., 205 Baxter Lane West, Bozeman, MT

SALARY: $3,662.60 per month based on an hourly rate of $20.97

WINTER WORK HOURS: Full-time, 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Mon – Fri

SUMMER WORK HOURS: Full-time, 6:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Mon - Thurs

Position is required to be on-call during storm cycles.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.97 /hour

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $3,662.60 /month