Equipment Operator

Recruitment #21-CI5540-03

Salary Information

Compensation plans are based on a multi-step progression system. The pay range reflects the entry level and maximum salary potential in the assigned pay grade.

**A starting salary may be negotiated and will be commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with pay administration policies and MCCP Board Rules & Regulations**

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this job exists to operate moderate to heavy equipment in the completion of projects for various City of Montgomery departments.  The essential functions are: operates maintenance equipment; operates heavy equipment; operates hauling equipment; maintains equipment, tools, and work area; and performs miscellaneous tasks.  Equipment Operators typically use two or more types of the following equipment: mowers, tractors and tractor implements, wood chippers, bulldozers, scrapers, front-end loaders, wheel rollers, dump trucks, hauling equipment, and/or trash compactors.  The majority of Equipment Operators’ time is spent utilizing medium-sized equipment such as tractors and various types of trucks; however,  many Equipment Operators receive training on various pieces of heavy equipment for future advancement to the Heavy Equipment Operator classification. Equipment Operators are supervised by various classifications, dependent upon the incumbents’ assigned locations.

Minimum Qualifications

Six (6) months of experience in the operation of moderate-sized equipment such as trucks, small dump trucks and/or tractors.

NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

Special Requirements

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.  A CDL may be required to perform the duties of the Equipment Operator job in some departments that utilize this position.   

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Must be willing to work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements.  May be required to travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces at the various work sites. Must be willing to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed by the department.

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 vacancies are with the City of Montgomery Maintenance Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and minimally qualifying questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and minimally qualifying 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 a selection device will be administered to rank applicants.  Tied scores will not be broken. 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 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre-employment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a background check. (Candidates will be asked to provide consent prior to the administration of background checks.)

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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