Heavy Equipment Operator I

Recruitment #21-CI5550-02

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 is to operate heavy automotive equipment used for various division operations for the City of Montgomery.  Duties include basic maintenance on equipment, and driving and operating equipment.  Employees operate a variety of equipment such as bulldozers, scrapers, front-end loaders, hauling equipment, and tractor/trailers.  Normally work is performed on one assigned type of equipment, though the employee may be required to operate other pieces of heavy equipment.  The majority of the Heavy Equipment Operator I’s time is spent on large-sized equipment such as bulldozers, lowboys, backhoes, and front-end loaders.  They typically work under the direction of a specialized crew supervisor and may supervise Equipment Operators and Service Maintenance Workers dependent on departmental organization.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of experience in the operation of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, front end loaders, tractors and/or scrapers.

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

Special Requirements

Heavy Equipment Operator I’s must be willing to work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements.  They are required to travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces at the various work sites.  Qualified applicants must have a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License.  Some positions may require a Tanker Endorsement.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any other vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Maintenance Department but additional vacancies may occur in other departments.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form 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 application will be scored to rank the qualified applicants on the eligible register and 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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