Heavy Equipment Operator ADVA Position

Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery - Posted by Whitney Haynie
Please apply before 15 Jun 2017
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: Maintenance
Section: Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery
Date Posted: 06/01/2017
Posting Expires: 06/08/2017
Summary
The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment, such as tractors, trailers, gasoline shovels, backhoes, front-end loaders, and dump trucks and other heavy mechanized equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Typical Functions
Operates complex mechanized equipment requiring specialized operator skill level, including cranes, bulldozers, excavator trucks, track mounted front end loaders and specialized snow removal equipment. Receives work assignments through verbal instructions or written work orders. Performs operator level lubrication and maintenance, in accord with operations manuals, including machine adjustments. Operates all types of mowers, bush hogs, bulldozers, front end loaders, dump trucks, forklifts, tractors in the maintenance of structures and grounds. Travels to job site by truck or on equipment to be used in the job. Checks the safety of equipment operation and operates equipment for grounds maintenance, physical plant, greenhouses and farming operations. Uses complex, mechanical equipment, performing tasks including erection, demolition, excavating, grading, filling, or other construction and maintenance activities. Provides labor for special projects, such as ground work for sidewalks, curbs, and retaining walls. Performs work at heights on equipment, such as platform trucks, ariel ladders and baskets, crane booms, and other equipment. Plants, cultivates and harvests crops operating tractors, disc, planters and levee hog. Moves and arranges furniture, loads and unloads materials and other parts and supplies. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment and reports any problems. Digs ditches for water, sewer, or gas lines. Picks up and loads debris, such as limbs, rocks, or other materials on trucks and hauls to dumping area. Uproots trees and levels lots or grounds. Hauls gravel and dirt for road repair or construction projects. Operates bucket truck for cutting and removing limbs from trees. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of procedures for operating heavy, complex, mechanized equipment in accord with manual, safety regulations, and other instructions. Knowledge of the operation of heavy equipment, driving, and moving mechanized equipment. Ability to operate heavy, complex mechanized equipment . Ability to service and perform minor maintenance on heavy equipment. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions and explanations. Skill in the operation of heavy equipment.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus three years of experience in operating heavy, mechanized construction and maintenance equipment or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
General knowledge of operating medium to heavy equipment. Basic knowledge of 12 volt systems and gas/diesel engines. General knowledge of facility maintenance including grounds maintenance, landscaping, and irrigation.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Benefit Package Includes: Health & Life Insurance, Vacation & Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Credit Union Available, Retirement, Career Bonus, and Deferred Compensation. 

Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.

All ADVA applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable.

TWO-YEAR EMPLOYMENT BAN: The following will result in the selectee (whether internal or external applicant) being banned from applying for employment with ADVA for two years:

If the drug test is not performed within 48 hours (unless an extension is granted). If the drug test is positive. A test is considered to be positive if the test results indicate that the sample has been tampered with in any way or that the selectee has attempted to falsify the test results, including the use of masking agents or chemicals.If the selectee fails to appear for drug testing without notifying the hiring official that he/she is declining the position.



ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH WORK HISTORY WILL BE ACCEPTED. RESUMES IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED STATE APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

It is important that you submit complete and accurate information and that you complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, beginning with your most recent employment. Include all experience, position held, volunteer or unpaid work; however, you should also include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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