Nature of Work
The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform responsible skilled work in the operation of heavy construction equipment used in construction and maintenance activities in the Maintenance and Engineering (Landfill) Departments. Employee in this class will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of heavy equipment involved in construction and maintenance activities. Normal work is performed on one or two specific pieces of equipment; however, employee may be required to operate other types of equipment for special projects and during slack or seasonal periods. Essential functions are: operates various pieces of heavy equipment such as a track excavator, backhoe, lowboy tractor trailer, bulldozer, motor-grader, tack truck, asphalt spreader, steel wheel roller, vacuum jet rodder, dump truck, trash compactor, scraper (pan), and/or front-end loader; services and performs routine preventive maintenance and safety checks on assigned heavy equipment; supervises a work crew performing skilled, semiskilled and laborer duties, and contributes to the department objectives by accepting additional assignments and performing additional duties and referred tasks. The Construction Equipment Operator position differs from the Heavy Equipment Operator II position in that the Construction Equipment Operator position requires comprehensive knowledge of and a higher level of skill in the operation of several different pieces of heavy equipment. Employees at the Maintenance Department report to the Construction Equipment Supervisor and employees at the Engineering Department (Landfill) report to the Assistant Solid Waste Superintendent and/or the Solid Waste Superintendent.
Three years of experience operating three (3) of the following pieces of construction and maintenance equipment: excavator, bulldozer, backhoe, motor-grader, asphalt spreader, trash compactor, and lowboy tractor trailer. Supervisory experience preferred.
Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama Commercial Driver's License and insurable driving record to drive and operate heavy equipment used for construction, maintenance and repair. Some pieces of construction equipment will require a specific CDL Class (i.e. - Class “A”, Class “B”, or Class “B with tanker endorsement”). Must be able to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, sit for extended periods of time, and lift 75-100 pounds in order to inspect, operate, and maintain equipment. Must be willing to work outdoors while being exposed to weather conditions and work weekends, holidays and overtime as need to perform job duties.
Kind of Examination
Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Maintenance Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and attached supplemental questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and the supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants on the register. Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.
Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.
This position is open only to City of Montgomery Maintenance Department employees who have completed their probationary period and meet the minimum qualifications.