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Heavy Equipment Operator I

Recruitment #17-CI5550-02

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; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 fill one vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Sanitation Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based on 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, a selection procedure will be administered in order to rank applicants on the employment register.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3).  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 5:00 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

This position is open only to the City of Montgomery Sanitation Department employees who have completed their probationary period and meet the minimum qualifications.


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