Application Information

For an application, you may download the application form (pdf) or pick one up at the City of Decatur Human Resources Department at 610 4th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601. A completed employment application along with a current resume must be submitted by the posted deadline for the position of interest.

Mail to:
Human Resources Department
City of Decatur
P.O. Box 1984
Decatur, AL 35602

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Equipment Operator III

Department: Landfill Department
Position Type: Standing Application

Candidates may submit an application for Equipment Operator III. When a spot becomes available, active applications on file will be considered.

Application for this position can be made at the Human Resources Department, City Hall, 402 Lee Street, N.E., Decatur, Alabama, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Salary Grade ** The City of Decatur compensation plan is based on an 18-step progression system.

The following reflects the entry level potential in the assigned grade/range.

**A starting salary above the minimum point of the assigned range may be considered commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with the City’s pay administration policies**

**Salary commensurate with experience in the pay range 15 (minimum): $20.06/hr

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • This position is responsible for operating heavy equipment in support of city landfill operations.
  • Operates heavy equipment in support of landfill operations, including dozer, compactors, dump trucks and tractors.
  • Reports all needed repairs and safety concerns to the supervisor.
  • Maintains work facility, including sweeping, pressure washing and cleaning.
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Directs traffic within the landfill and in the disposal site.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Alabama for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
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