Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator

State Of Washington Dept. Of Natural Resources


New York



Heavy Equipment Operator

Details of the offer


Heavy Equipment Operator
Northwest Region? Sedro-Woolley
Recruitment #2020-03-5278
This is a full-time, permanent represented position.
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
Northwest Region is actively seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator. The duty station is in Sedro-Woolley and will work throughout the North Cascades. This position supports the management of Northwest Region's road network of approximately 1200 miles of forest roads. This position works with the region engineering staff to implement forest road projects. The primary emphasis will be on road maintenance and abandonment, fish culvert and bridge installations, and emergency repairs. All maintenance activities must conform to the Forest Practice rules.
What we will trust you with:Creating and maintaining respectful working relationships


Maintain a safe work environment that enforces Agency guidelines as well as L&I and OSHA rules

Assisting with diagnosing equipment problems

Assisting with minor maintenance and repairs

Who are we looking for?
The right candidate has:CDL ? Class A

5 years of experience performing forest road construction and/or maintenance while operating heavy equipment such as bulldozer, excavator, and dump truck.

Ability to read and interpret project plans and specifications.

Ability to organize and implement projects successfully.

Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions. Significant amounts of work performed alone in isolated unimproved forested environments.

The incumbent in this position is required to travel. Requires a significant amount of time in the field traveling to and from project locations and the Region Office. Occasional travel to overnight accommodations during remote projects or training sessions.

Must have a valid driver's license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately-owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02-006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements. Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.

All applicants that require a CDL must provide their previous 10 year history to include: employment, education, periods of unemployment, etc. Pre-employment CDL verification, work history background check and drug testing will be required as a condition of employment.Note: This position may be subject to pre-employment and reasonable suspicion drug testing.

The Location
One of the world's most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located in Sedro-Woolley and your work area includes various locations in the North Cascades ranging from Hwy 2 to the Canadian Border.
Why work for DNR?
At DNR, we value public service, innovation and creative problem solving, safety and well-being, and leadership and teamwork. At DNR you'll support the vision of a sustainable future by using your skills to protect and manage the state's natural resources for both current and future generations. As a DNR employee, you'll work with the public's interest in mind as we manage more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. But managing lands is only half of our story. We house the Washington Geological Survey, a dynamic program that is the primary source of geological products and services in support of decision making in Washington. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.
We are nearly 1,500 employees strong and dedicated to making DNR a great place to work. Our mission is to serve Washington's lands and communities; build strong and healthy rural communities; enhance forest health and wildfire management; strengthen the health and resilience of our lands and waters; and increase public engagement and commitment to our public lands and resources. In partnership with citizens and governments, we provide innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally, economically and socially for current and future generations.
What makes DNR a great place to work?Transitioning to a modern work environment

Mobile work

Infants at work program

Commitment to organizational health and wellness

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

Leadership that empowers and supports employees

Work/life balance

Leadership development opportunities

Educational aid and career development stipends

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility

Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments

Opportunities to stretch your professional skills

A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.

Application Process
To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.You must attach the following:
A letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements.

A resumeincluding the names of three to five professional references

Carefully review your application materials before submitting.If you fail to submit the required documents or complete the entire online application, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor.
Application Status? once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. Finalists for the position will be contacted by the hiring manager directly. Recruitment may be extended depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool.
Questions?Please contact Chris Elder at 360-529-6050, ********** or e-mail us at **********.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a fair and impartial manner for all persons without regard to age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, pregnancy/parental status, genetic information, military status, political affiliation, criminal history or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability. Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff (360) 902-1350 or (360) 902-1139. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711.



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