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Employer: Lyon County
Division: Highway Department
Job Title: Truck Driver
Salary: $13.00 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Lyon County after applying.

Job Description:

Lyon County Highway Department Truck Driver



Come explore the endless opportunities in an environment where we support you and your professional success.


As a Lyon County Truck Driver, you will assist the construction, maintenance and repair of paved and gravel roads. Hauling of multiple types of materials.  Must be willing and capable of working in extreme weather conditions and is labor intensive.  Must be safety minded.  This position will involve occasionally responding to call-outs (potentially at all hours) during nights and weekends.   Other duties as assigned.  Non-exempt position with a solid base pay $13.00/hr and benefits including, paid time off (accounts credited at 10 hours vacation and 8 hours sick per month worked), vendor discounts, health, dental and vision insurance and much more! We equip and promote exceptional employees!



  • Experience in road construction desired.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, machines and tools, including their uses, repair and maintenance is desired.


  • Must possess Class B  (Class A a plus) CDL Kansas Driver’s License and must pass a background check, pre-employment physical, work screen that measures various physical abilities and drug screening. 
  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required. 


Serious applicants only need apply.    Position open until filled.

Application and job description may be obtained at the Human Resources Department or online at HRePartners.com or at www.lyoncounty.org.    

Lyon County EOE | Women | Minorities | Disabled | Veteran

E.O.E. – LYON COUNTY strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our position openings.

Disclaimer: The above information on this announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job.





                                                            JOB DESCRIPTION                                                           


JOB TITLE:  TRUCK DRIVER                                                       ORIGIN DATE:  MAY 1994

REPORTS TO:  JOB SUPERVISOR                                           REVISION DATE:  MAR 2019

DEPARTMENT:  ROAD AND BRIDGE                                        DEPARTMENT NO:   11-00 

DIVISION:  HIGHWAY DIVISION                                                                              NO:   00-31 

CLASSIFICATION: NON-EXEMPT                                                       JOB ZONE: 4.0 to < 6.0


  1. JOB SUMMARY: This is a non-exempt job involving operation of trucks and light construction equipment.




  1. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, citizens, coworkers and management. 
  2. Being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  3. Maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  4. Must be reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfill obligations.
  5. Must show up for work on a regular and predictable basis as scheduled.
  6. Learn and follow safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  7. Adhere to proper operating methods and monitor operations to ensure that health and safety standards are met.
  8. The ability to operate in a constant state of alertness, and safe manner.
  9. Perform job in a safe manner with full consideration given to personal safety of yourself, fellow crew members and the public.
  10. Perform inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and assist in the servicing and repair of same.
  11. Observe roads, bridges, culverts, ditches and road signs for maintenance needs and reports problem areas to the Road Supervisor.
  12. Control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones.
  13. Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, or falling objects.
  14. Turn in daily time sheets and mileage logs as required.
  15. Operate all sizes of trucks and light construction equipment for all construction and main­tenance projects.
  16. Load and unload materials and supplies.
  17. Choose optimal transportation routes and appropriate speeds.
  18. Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
  19. Perform manual labor in working on concrete and bituminous patching and sealing.
  20. Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  21. Inspect loads to ensure that cargo is secure and trapped.
  22. Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  23. Lubricate, clean, maintain or repair machinery, equipment, or tools.
  24. Inspect, clean, maintain, and repair equipment, or report malfunctions to supervisors.
  25. Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment.
  26. Inspect equipment to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  27. Observe distribution of material (paving, aggregate, etc.) to adjust material flow.





  1. Perform related duties as assigned.
  2. May be required to attend seminars or training sessions.
  3. May be required to participate for 2-3 years in the WorkWellKS training seminars and the Lyon County, Kansas Wellness Team roles as: Convener, Facilitator, Secretary, Communications/Promotion, Liaison to the Executive, Meaningful Employee Engager, Event Planner, Benefits Liaison, Data Liaison, and/or Facilities.




  1. Must possess appropriate Kansas Commercial Driver’s License. 
  2. EXPERIENCE:  One year of satisfactory operation of road and construction equipment desired.
  3. EDUCATION:  High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent re­quired.  Additional equipment operation training desired.
    1. Must be able to receive, interpret and follow verbal and written instructions.  Required to read, write and speak English fluently, with the ability to speak a foreign language helpful.
    2. Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote safety for the protection of people, property, and institutions.
  5. SKILLS: 
    1. Operate two-way radio, motor vehicle and the equip­ment noted in primary duties.
    2. Problem Solving:  Moderate.
    3. Decision Making:  Moderate.
    4. Supervisory:  None.
    5. Financial/Budgetary:  None.
    6. Interpersonal:  Frequent contact with department personnel.  Infrequent with the public.
    7. Working Conditions:  No adverse conditions in the office.  Subject to working outside in all kinds of weather conditions.  Required to respond to emergency situations.  Subject to work voluntary overtime.
    8. Active Listening:  Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    9. Active LearningUnderstanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
    10. Deductive Reasoning:  The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
    11. Selective Attention:  The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
    12. Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
    13. Oral Comprehension:  The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    14. Oral Expression:  The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
    15. Operation and Control:  Controlling operations of equipment.
    16. Monitoring:  Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself to make improvements or take corrective action.
    17. Requires sufficient hearing level to be able to deal with people and communicate with others directly or by telephone.
    18. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read and write and operate equipment.
    19. Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
    20. Control Precision:  The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
    21. Multi-limb Coordination:  The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
    22. Depth Perception:  The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
    23. Near Vision:  The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
    24. Far Vision:  The ability to see details at a distance.
    25. Physical Requirements:   Lift up to 90 pounds to a height of 48 inches and brief periods of intense physical effort. 
      1. Employees hired after September 9, 2016: Lyon County/City of Emporia (Company) understands that a job analysis is being completed in compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). One of the outcomes of the job analysis is the determination of one or more job specific tests that will either qualify or disqualify the post-offer or post-employment (fit for duty) candidate for the position.  For the Classification Series of LYON COUNTY/CITY OF EMPORIA: DRIVER/OPERATOR: The Company representative hereby acknowledges the following as valid physical requirements:
        1. Employee lifts/carries 10 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the time or 1-100 times per day).
        2. Employee lifts/carries 20 pounds frequently (34%-66% of the time or 100-500 times per day).
        3. Employee lifts/carries 5 pounds constantly (67%-100% of the time or over 500 times per day).
        4. Employee’s position requires pushing a maximum force of 100 pounds.
        5. Employee’s position requires pulling a maximum force of 100 pounds.
        1.  Floor to knuckle: N/A
        2. 12” to knuckle: 90lbs
        3. Knuckle to shoulder: 35 lbs
        4. Shoulder to overhead: N/A
        5. Carry: 35 lbs
        6. Push: 90 lbs force (sled +335lbs)
        7. Pull: 90lbs force (sled +335lbs)


This job description has been examined for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.  It does not exclude other duties as assigned.


By Signing below, I am certifying that I have read and understand the job description.  I also attest that there is nothing in this Job Description that precludes me from performing any of the aforementioned duties with or without reasonable accommodation.  



Signature                                                                 Date                                                   


Printed Name _____________________________________




Vacancy Number: 07252019-01

Open Date: 7/25/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: