Iowa Department of Transportation Equipment Operator Senior in Des Moines, Iowa

Salary $38,875.20 - $57,345.60 Annually

Location Des Moines - 50312 - Polk County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 19-00797

Closing 11/18/2018 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Eric Lack - (515) 265-1614

Job Description

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. Additional Requirements:

  • 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;

OR

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;

OR

employees with current continuous experience in the State Executive Branch that includes eighteen months of full-time work as a Highway Technician Associate. For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description (Download PDF reader).

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.