Iowa Department of Administrative Services Equipment Operator Senior in Des Moines, Iowa
Equipment Operator Senior
Equipment Operator Senior
$38,875.20 - $57,345.60 Annually
Des Moines - 50312 - Polk County, IA
645 Iowa Department of Transportation
10/21/2018 11:59 PM Central
Point of Contact
Eric Lack - (515) 265-1614
This is an Equipment Operator Senior, in addition to being a skilled Equipment Operator Senior and crew leader, functions as a principal assistant to the Highway Maintenance Supervisor. Must be able to function as supervisor during vacations, illness or other absences.
CDL: Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Instruction Permit upon hire. Within 30 calendar days following appointment, a valid Class A CDL must be obtained and maintained with air brake and tanker endorsements.
Lifting: Ability to perform heavy work, occasionally (1-33% of the time) lifting/lowering, carrying and pushing/pulling various items/using force from 50 - 100 lbs. Team lift or mechanical assist recommended for weights over 75 lbs.
Requires a pre-employment drug screen and will require ongoing participation in the employer's random drug and alcohol testing program and will be subject to the regulations regarding the Federal drug and alcohol testing program.
Post offer, pre-employment physical.
Within 5 months of appointment, must reside within 30 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.
Must respond to emergency situations as required.
Must be able to work up to 16 consecutive hours.
Some overnight travel may be required.
Note: This is a night position
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from high school, or G.E.D. and two years of full-time highway maintenance and equipment operation work;
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year (thirty semester hours) of accredited post high school education in construction technology/management, or engineering for each year of the required experience;
employees withcurrentcontinuous experience in the State Executive Branch that includes eighteen months of full-time work as a Highway Technician Associate.
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Additional Qualification Requirements
Positions in this class require possession of a valid Commercial Learner's Permit upon hire. Within a timeframe determined by the appointing authority, a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and subsequently maintained in order to continue employment.
In conjunction with Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (parts 40 and 382), this job requires a pre-employment drug screen and will require ongoing participation in the employer's random drug and alcohol testing program and will be subject to the regulations regarding the Federal drug and alcohol testing program.
Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.
Within a period of time, as determined by the appointing authority, designated positions are required to have and maintain a current Herbicide Applicator certification from the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
Employees must be able to travel and may be required to stay away from home overnight during assignments.
Within a timeframe, as determined by the appointing authority, employees are required to reside within 30 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.
Employees must respond to emergency situations as required.
Employees must be able to work up to 16 consecutive hours.
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Do you have a high school diploma or G.E.D.?IF YES- How many years of full-time work in highway maintenanceandequipment operation do you have?
No work experience in highway maintenance and equipment operation
Less than one year of work experience in highway maintenance and equipment operation
More than one year to less than two years of work experience in highway maintenance and equipment operation
Two years or more or work experience in highway maintenance and equipment operation
Not applicable - I do not have a high school diploma/GED
How many years do you have of full-time work in highway maintenance and equipment operationANDaccredited post high school education in construction technology/management or engineering? 30 semester hours of accredited post high school education in construction technology/management or engineering may substitute for each year of the required experience.
Less than one year of the combined experience and education
More than one year but less than two years of the required experience and education
Two or more years of the required experience and education
Not applicable - I do not have any of the combined experience and education
If you are a CURRENT employee for the State of Iowa (Executive Branch): How many months do you have of full-time work experience in the classification of Highway Technician Associate for the State of Iowa?
Not applicable – I am not a State of Iowa employee
No experience as a Highway Technician Associate
Six months or less of full-time work as a Highway Technician Associate
More than six months to less than 12 months of full-time work as a Highway Technician Associate
More than 12 months to less than 18 months of full-time work as a Highway Technician Associate
More than 18 months of full-time work as a Highway Technician Associate
This position requires that you must respond to emergencies and report within 30 minutes under normal conditions at the posted speed limit to the assigned garage. If your personal residence is outside the 30 minute response time would you be willing to relocate within 5 months at your own expense?
The regular working hours for this position are 10:00 pm to 6:30 am, Sunday night through Friday morning. Are you willing to work these hours?
Describe your work experience in operating equipment and trucks. Please provide these experiences in detail so that we have a full understanding of your abilities.
What knowledge, abilities, skills and personal attributes do you have that would make you successful in this position?
Describe your experience in working in adverse weather conditions?
The DOT continues to become more automated. What is your background with technology?
State of Iowa
645 Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010