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Heavy Equipment Operator

Recruitment #21-002151-0002




11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623

Main Purpose of Job

Operates various pieces of standard or specialized equipment such as front end-loaders/backhoes, sweepers, or 3/4 ton trucks. Measures and excavate grave for internment of casketed or cremated remains. May supervise or train building and grounds workers and cemetery care takers to operate equipment when needed.


Education:   Completion of the Sixth grade.

Experience: One year of experience operating motorized equipment, such as tractors, snow removal equipment, power lawn mowers back-hoes or other landscaping equipment, used in grounds maintenance work.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in motor vehicle and equipment operator classifications and construction equipment specialty codes on a year-to-year basis for the required experience.


Experience in cemetery maintenance.

Experience in grounds and building maintenance.

Ability to effectively operate multiple pieces of equipment; including but not limited to tractors, front-end loaders, backhoes and vault haulers.

Ability to perform routine maintenance on operating vehicles.

Ability to perform heavy physical labor.

Ability to deal effectively and courteously with superiors, co-workers and the public


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to apply and store pesticides. Such employees shall use or apply pesticides in compliance with Maryland State pesticide regulations and licensing requirements.


All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended.  However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston Street, Room 608 Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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