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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Equipment Operator A (Seasonal) - Buchanan Forest District in Pennsylvania

Equipment Operator A (Seasonal) - Buchanan Forest District

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Equipment Operator A (Seasonal) - Buchanan Forest District

Salary

$17.70 Hourly

Location

Bedford County, PA

Job Type

Civil Service Seasonal Full-Time

Job Number

CS-2024-83951-92100

Department

Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

Division

CN Fors Dstr #2

Opening Date

05/15/2024

Closing Date

5/29/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code

92100

Position Number

00122952

Union

AFSCME

Bargaining Unit

J1

Pay Group

ST03

Bureau / Division Code

00388102

Bureau / Division

Buchanan Forest District

Worksite Address

Chaneysville Foreman Headquarters

Worksite Address

400 Chaneysville Cove Road

City

Everett, Pennsylvania

Zip Code

15537

Contact Name

OA, CE Section Intake Division

Contact Email

RA-OACEINTAKESEC@pa.gov

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

THE POSITION

Are you someone who loves being outside and has expertise in operating heavy machinery? If that is the case, then consider joining the Buchanan Forest District of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. You will get to use your skills in operating equipment and vehicles to maintain district roads, trails, and facilities. Apply now and experience the fulfillment of serving the public while also enjoying a rewarding career with plenty of opportunities for advancement.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The purpose of this position is to provide skilled work in the operation and maintenance of trucks and light to medium construction and maintenance equipment with a gross vehicle weight up to 32,000 pounds. Work also involves general laboring duties including acting as a lead worker when required. The overall purpose is to use these skills to maintain the district's infrastructure and support the Forest Maintenance Supervisor, District Managers and other co-workers in meeting the goals and expectations of the DCNR Bureau of Forestry and the Buchanan State Forest.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description (https://careers.employment.pa.gov/pd/PD_NEOGOV.asp?p=00122952) .

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • This is a seasonal, full-time position without benefits. The season runs from approximately March until November at which the employee is placed on leave without pay.

  • Work hours are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch.

  • Overtime maybe required in emergency situations such as wildfire suppression

  • Travel as needed

  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.

  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Six months experience in the operation and maintenance of large vans, buses and single-chassis trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds or more;or

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

    Special Requirements:

  • You must be in possession of a valid Class C Pennsylvania driver's license.

    Conditions of Employment:

  • This position requires that employees possess a valid Class B license or higher (class A).

    Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) . For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) and click on Residency.

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

    Legal Requirements:

  • A conditional offer of employment will require a drug screening.

    How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.

  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

    Veterans:

  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov .

    Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).

  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.

  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.

  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:

  • your score may be lower than deserved.

  • you may be disqualified.

  • You may only apply/testoncefor this posting.

  • Your results will be provided via email.

Learn more about our Total Rewards by watching this shortvideo (https://www.youtube.com/embed/HtcSRnndflc?rel=0) !

Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Compensation & Financial Planning

We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance

We know there’s more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, eight weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture

We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks

Sometimes, it is the little “extras” that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.

For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visitwww.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.

*Eligibility rules apply.

01

Condition of Employment- Do you possess a current driver's Class B or higher commercial driver's license which is not under suspension?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    If you answered yes, please provide the issuing state, license number, and expiration date. If you answered no, type N/A in the text box below.

    03

    Do you possess six months or more of full-time experience in the operation and maintenance of large vans, buses and single-chassis trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds or more?

  • Yes

  • No

    04

    If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.

    05

    Have you completed a course in truck driving and the operation and repair of construction equipment with a commercial technical school?

  • Yes

  • No

    06

    If you answered "yes" to the above question, please provide the title of the course, the name of the institution with whom you completed the course, and the number of clock hours completed. If you answered "no", please enter N/A.

    07

    CS-INSTRUCTIONS You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score.

All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.

Read each question carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.

If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.

If you have general questions regarding the application and hiring process, please refer to ourFAQ page (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) .

  • Yes

    08

    EXPERIENCE - SINGLE-CHASSIS TRUCKS

Please choose the level of performance that best describes your experience operating single-chassis trucks.

  • A. I have 6 months or more full-time experience operating single-chassis trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 32,001 or more pounds.

  • B. I have 6 months or more full-time experience operating AND MAINTAINING single-chassis trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of at least 10,001 pounds, but not more than 32,000.

  • C. I do not have 6 months of full-time experience operating single-chassis trucks.

    09

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    10

    EXPERIENCE - FRONT-END LOADERS

Please choose the level of performance that best describes your experience operating front-end loaders.

  • A. I have 6 months or more full-time experience operating front-end loaders or high-lifts with a capacity of more than 3 cubic yards.

  • B. I have 6 months or more full-time experience operating AND MAINTAINING small front-end loaders or high-lifts having a capacity under 3 cubic yards.

  • C. I do not have 6 months of full-time experience operating front-end loaders.

    11

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    12

    EXPERIENCE - BACKHOES

Please choose the level of performance that best describes your experience operating backhoes.

  • A. I have 6 months or more full-time experience operating large backhoes having a bucket capacity of 3 cubic yards or more.

  • B. I have 6 months or more full-time experience operating AND MAINTAINING small backhoes having a bucket capacity under 3 cubic yards.

  • C. I do not have 6 months of full-time experience operating backhoes.

    13

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    14

    EXPERIENCE - BULLDOZERS

Please choose the level of performance that best describes your experience operating bulldozers.

  • A.I have 6 months or more full-time experience operating large bulldozers such as Caterpillar D9 or larger.

  • B. I have 6 months or more full-time experience operating AND MAINTAINING small and medium bulldozers such as Caterpillar D8 or smaller.

  • C.I do not have 6 months of full-time experience operating bulldozers.

    15

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    16

    EXPERIENCE - STEEL WHEEL ROLLERS

Please choose the level of performance that best describes your experience operating steel wheel rollers.

  • A. I have 6 months or more full-time experience operating large steel wheel rollers/compactors with a gross vehicle weight (GVWR) greater than 32,001 pounds.

  • B. I have 6 months or more full-time experience operating AND MAINTAINING steel wheel rollers having a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) greater than 10,001 pounds, but not more than 32,000 pounds.

  • C. I do not have 6 months of full-time experience operating steel wheel rollers.

    17

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    18

    EXPERIENCE - SINGLE TRACTOR-TRAILERS

Do you have 6 months or more full-time experience operating single tractor-trailers?

  • Yes

  • No

    19

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    20

    EXPERIENCE - ROAD GRADERS

Do you have 6 months or more full-time experience operating road graders?

  • Yes

  • No

    21

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    22

    EXPERIENCE - ROAD WIDENERS/TRENCHERS

Do you have 6 months or more full-time experience operating road wideners/trenchers?

  • Yes

  • No

    23

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    24

    EXPERIENCE - EXCAVATORS

Do you have 6 months or more full-time experience operating excavators?

  • Yes

  • No

    25

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    26

    EXPERIENCE - TRUCK- MOUNTED HYDRAULIC MOWERS/DITCHERS

Do you have 6 months or more full-time experience operating truck-mounted hydraulic mowers/ditchers?

  • Yes

  • No

    27

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    28

    EXPERIENCE - LARGE SNOWMOBILE TRAIL GROOMING MACHINES (at least 100 horsepower)

Do you have 6 months or more full-time experience operating large snowmobile trail grooming machines?

  • Yes

  • No

    29

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    30

    EXPERIENCE - MILITARY VEHICLES

Do you have 6 months or more full-time experience operating tracked military vehicles?

  • Yes

  • No

    31

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    32

    EXPERIENCE - STONE/CHIP SPREADERS

Do you have 6 months or more full-time experience operating stone/chip spreaders?

  • Yes

  • No

    33

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    34

    EXPERIENCE - TRACTOR-MOUNTED GRASS/BRUSH CUTTERS

Do you have 6 months or more full-time experience in the operation and maintenance of tractor-mounted grass/brush cutters of any size?

  • Yes

  • No

    35

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    36

    EXPERIENCE - SELF-PROPELLED SWEEPING MACHINES

Do you have 6 months or more full-time experience in the operation and maintenance of self-propelled sweeping machines?

  • Yes

  • No

    37

    EXPERIENCE DETAILS - In the textbox below, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience. If you are claiming that you do not have 6 months of fulltime experience operating this equipment, please type N/A.

    38

    TRAINING

Have you SUCCESSFULLY completed a formal training course and/or program (i.e., any course or instructional program which included both classroom lecture and instructor guided experience) in the operation of any of the equipment listed in the previous questions?Include all formal training time. Uncompleted courses and/or programs are NOT acceptable.

  • A. Over six (6) months training

  • B. Four (4) to six (6) months training

  • C. One (1) to three (3) months training

  • D. No training

    39

    TRAINING DETAILS

Please list the name of the employer and/or training institution under which you completed this training. If you are not claiming training, type N/A.

Required Question

Agency

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address

613 North Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website

http://www.employment.pa.gov

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