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The Heavy Equipment Specialist is responsible for operating heavy equipment, such as tractors, trailers, gasoline shovels, backhoes, front-end loaders, dump trucks, and other heavy

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Operates complex mechanized equipment, including cranes, bulldozers, excavator trucks, track mounted front end loaders, and specialized snow removal equipment. Checks the safety of equipment operation and operates equipment for grounds maintenance, physical plant, greenhouses and farming operations, and performs operator level lubrication and maintenance in accord with operations manuals, including machine adjustments. Operates all types of mowers, bush hogs, bulldozers, front end loaders, dump trucks, forklifts, and tractors in the maintenance of structures and grounds. Plants, cultivates, and harvests crops, operating tractors, disc, planters, and levee hog. Moves and arranges furniture, and loads and unloads materials, parts, and supplies. Digs ditches for water, sewer, or gas lines. Picks up and loads debris, such as limbs, rocks, or other materials on trucks and hauls to dumping area. Uproots trees and levels lots or grounds. Hauls gravel and dirt for road repair or construction projects. Operates bucket truck for cutting and removing limbs from trees. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of procedures for operating heavy, complex, mechanized equipment, in accord with manual, safety regulations, and other instructions. Knowledge of the operation of heavy equipment, driving and moving mechanized equipment. Ability to operate heavy, complex, mechanized equipment . Ability to service and perform minor maintenance on heavy equipment. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions and explanations. Skill in the operation of heavy equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus three years of experience in operating heavy, mechanized construction and maintenance equipment or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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