Heavy Equipment Operator

Company Name: Western Area Power Administration
Phone Number: (720) 962-7115
City: Phoenix
State/Provence: Arizona
Zip: 85009
Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Heavy Equipment Operator
Posting Start Date: December 1, 2016
Salary: $34.30 - $45.00
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours
Duties:

Duties

Operate heavy machinery, tracked dozers, graders, scrapers, front end loaders, backhoes, auger trucks, manlifts, snow cats, tanker trucks, line trucks, line pullers/ tensioners, mobile cranes, and gantry cranes. Operate diesel and gasoline powered, heavy duty trucks of all types. Load and unload cargo. Operate trucks on public roadways and all types of terrain. Operate earth and material handling equipment, such as tracked dozers, graders, rollers, scrapers, winches, backhoes, compactors, forklifts, and loaders. Set up and operate a bucket truck. Operate a crawler tractor to build or maintain roads. Operate this equipment in all types of weather and terrain. Handle and haul hazardous materials. Operate tree and brush removal equipment to clear transmission line right-of-way. Perform routine maintenance on equipment as required. Operate hydraulic, telescoping boom, engine driven, self-propelled or truck mounted cranes. Rating of cranes operated may occasionally exceed 50 tons. Use load monitoring devices. Operate equipment for lifting, loading, unloading, placing, positioning, erecting or transporting wood poles and steel towers. Coordinate with Western’s offices of Lands and Environment, other Federal agencies (Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management), and private landowners, for access road and right of way work. Secure the appropriate permits for loads to be hauled. Haul over size loads under permit.

Travel Required

  • 50% or Greater
  • Average 10 days per month

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • May be paid at discretion of agency

 

Experience Required:

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • See “Other Information” section regarding Selective Service requirements

Qualifications

You must have journeyman-level ability in the duties of a Heavy Equipment Operator. You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.

  1. Ability to do the work of a Heavy Equipment Operator without more than normal supervision. (Screen-out)
  2. Operation of mobile equipment.
  3. Ability to operate safely.
  4. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc., related to mobile equipment operation.
  5. Knowledge of preventative maintenance.
  6. Ability to keep records and make reports.

“Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.

If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.

N/A

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected for e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job–this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.

BENEFITS

Review our benefits

Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other Information

  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don’t have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
  • If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
  • If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.
  • If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to have a physical examination that will determine whether you are qualified to perform the duties of the position. An offer of employment will depend upon your successfully passing the physical examination.
  • This position requires completion of an annual medical examination at Federal expense.
  • You must test negative for illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result.
  • You must have a valid driver’s license. You must also have a Class A Commercial Driver’s License to operate vehicles of more than 26,000 pounds GVWR (at your own expense). You may also need a tanker and/or hazardous material endorsement.
  • You will be required to possess a pair of fully-encased safety-toed footwear meeting the standard ASTM F 2413-05 upon reporting to work.
  • This position is subject to overtime work.
  • If selected for this position, you must live no more than 60 minutes away from the duty station in case of call-out.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458118200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

For questions contact Sandi Coate at (720) 962-7115 or sandra.coate@hc.doe.gov

How to Apply:

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458118200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Who May Apply

Current Federal employees with competitive status
Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
Veterans eligible for VOW, VEOA or Veterans eligible for VRA (GS-11 and below)
Career and Interagency Transition Assistance Plans Eligibles
OPM interchange agreement or a special appointing authority Eligibles
This position is also advertised to all US Citizens as announcement # (PMA-17-WG-26-DE)

Control Number
458118200

Job Announcement Number
PMA-17-WG-26-MP

Other Information

  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don’t have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
  • If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
  • If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.
  • If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to have a physical examination that will determine whether you are qualified to perform the duties of the position. An offer of employment will depend upon your successfully passing the physical examination.
  • This position requires completion of an annual medical examination at Federal expense.
  • You must test negative for illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result.
  • You must have a valid driver’s license. You must also have a Class A Commercial Driver’s License to operate vehicles of more than 26,000 pounds GVWR (at your own expense). You may also need a tanker and/or hazardous material endorsement.
  • You will be required to possess a pair of fully-encased safety-toed footwear meeting the standard ASTM F 2413-05 upon reporting to work.
  • This position is subject to overtime work.
  • If selected for this position, you must live no more than 60 minutes away from the duty station in case of call-out.
Posting End Date: December 15, 2016