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Engineering Equipment Operator Helper

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Department Of Agriculture Williams , AZ 86046

Posted 4 months ago

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This position is located within the Kaibab National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to assist journey Engineering Equipment Operators and to perform laborer work.

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Engineering Equipment Operation

Performs the simpler and more routine operation of heavy gasoline or diesel powered equipment, such as, large industrial tractors, dump trucks, motor graders, soil compactors, tractors with attachments, dozer tractors, front-end loaders, backhoes, excavators and brush cutters. Operates equipment to perform basic assignments for cutting, moving, digging, grading, and rolling earth, sand, stone, and other materials. Work involves flat and stable terrain conditions when maintaining ditches, road shoulders and beds, and fire lines.

Incumbent hooks up attachments when required and learns to perform adjustments such as setting level, angle, or depth.

Responsible for performing basic service and maintenance on equipment operated.

Incumbent receives detailed instructions and training to operate and service heavy equipment for work that is new and more difficult.

Laborer Tasks

Although the primary responsibility is the operation of equipment, some manual labor may be necessary.

Labor duties require prior work experience or training and some degree of manual skill and very heavy physical effort, such as installation of culverts or drainage structures, installation of water sources and associated pipelines, and water capture and storage structures. Assignments require the use of heavy power equipment, common hand tools, and making minor repairs on various types of equipment used.

NOTE: The position requires that the incumbent must possess and maintain a valid commercial drivers license. This position is also a Testing Designated Position (TDP). Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use. This announcement constitutes 30 days advance notice.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    5716 Engineering Equipment Operating

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

  • Subject to a negative drug test prior to entrance on duty.

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

  • Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.


This position requires the selectee to possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and therefore, is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Department of Transportation (DOT)/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Program. Applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use unless they currently occupy a TDP under the DOT/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing Program. Final appointment is conditional on a negative drug test. This announcement constitutes 30 days advance notice.


You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired.

Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement.

Job Elements:

Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. Operation of Motor Vehicles

Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order).

Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation).

Ability of drive safely (Motor Vehicles).

There is no substitution of education for this position.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


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Engineering Equipment Operator Helper

Expired Job

Department Of Agriculture