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Engineering Equipment Operator

Department Of Agriculture

This is a Contract position in Elko, NV posted September 1, 2020.

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThe primary purpose of this position is to operate and maintain engineering equipment in support of road systems and other program areas.Information of specific locations where jobs are being filled, bargaining unit status, authorized relocation/recruitment incentives, and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities* This position drives vehicles that require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), based on the type or kind of equipment being operated.* Operates one or more heavy gasoline or diesel powered wheeled or crawler type engineering and construction equipment to excavate, backfill, grade or level earth to specifications.* Ensures equipment is maintained in good working condition.* Performs inspections, preventive maintenance, minor repairs and adjustments, and maintains proper records.* Moves earth and rock, piles brush, etc. on steep slopes, graded curves and shoulders, rocky or soft ground, and other surfaces with similar rough features to grade the earth to the general contour desired on trails, roads, or construction sites.* Performs rough grading as well as fine surfacing on flat or rolling terrain. May perform fine grading with closer instruction and supervision.Travel Required50% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position to project work/site visits that are away from assigned duty station. Overnight travel may include camping.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNone* Job family (Series)5716 Engineering Equipment Operating* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.* Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.* Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.* Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.* Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.* Must possess and maintain a valid State Driver’s License.* Must possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 90 days of placement into the position.* This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results. This announcement constitutes 30 days advance notice.* This may be a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federal of Federal Employees, IAMAW. The bargaining unit coverage is dependent upon location.QualificationsIn order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Wage System Qualifications Standards.Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.Basic Requirement:You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements to successfully perform the duties of Engineering Equipment Operator. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement.Screen-out Job Element: Applicants must show the Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. Applicants who do not meet the screen-out job elements will not be further evaluated.In addition to the above requirements, applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified below:Operation of Motor VehiclesWork Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)Reliability and Dependability as an Engineering Equipment OperatorThere is no substitution of education for this position.Additional Requirements (Screen-out):* Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – Must possess a valid CDL or obtain a CDL within 90 days of appointment date as a condition of employment.* Drug Testing – This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Department of Transportation (DOT)/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Program. Applicants must acknowledge this requirement to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use unless they currently occupy a TDP under the DOT/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing Program.To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.EducationThis job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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