Equipment Operator III - General Support

Title: Equipment Operator III - General Support

Salary: $15.73 hr DOQ


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III (General Support):  Coordinates projects, serves as lead equipment operator for heavy/medium equipment and performs manual work associated with operations of the General Support Division of the Beaufort County Public Works Department. Provides direction, training and assistance to division employees. Coordinates daily work activities, assigns work, monitors status of work, inspects completed work and trouble shoots problem situations. 


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Skilled to operate heavy equipment, including tracked excavator, motor grader and tractor trailer.
  • Experienced in drainage, demolition and horizontal construction, including use of construction level.
  • Commercial Drivers License Class A, including appropriate endorsements (or said endorsements must obtain within 6 months of hire).
  • Three year driving history must be submitted with application. Driving history available from the SC Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Basic communication, comprehension and math skills required.
  • Boat operation experience a plus.


All applicants tentatively selected for a position with Beaufort County Council will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for the illegal use of drugs and to a background check prior to appointment. Employment is contingent upon clearing both the drug screening and background investigation.