Applying To: Heavy Equipment Operator I

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Notice:

Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.

Salary

  • Minimum: $31,460.00
  • Maximum: $43,654.00

City residency requirement may be waived for this position.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position operate a wide variety of heavy equipment on maintenance projects for city streets, parks and utilities such as: single and double axle dump trucks and boom trucks; street sweepers; loaders; backhoes and snow plows.  Some positions may require availability for 24-hour snow call.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Heavy Equipment Operator I

Minimum Qualifications

One year of experience in the operation of heavy and specialized automotive equipment. OR successful completion of a Commercial Driver’s License training program. OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

LICENSE:  Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid Missouri Commercial Driver’s License (Class A or B) while employed by the City of St. Louis. Candidates that have a CDL permit at the time of hire must obtain a valid CDL (Class A or B) as a condition of successfully completing their working test period.  Some positions may require incumbents to possess a Class A CDL before completion of their working test period. Please note type of license, number, class, expiration date and State where issued on the Employment Application.

Proof of successful completion of a CDL training program (if applicable) must be provided upon request.

When completing the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience and training driving heavy and specialized automotive equipment and the types of vehicles operated.  Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.

MEDICAL: The pre-employment medical exam will include a drug screen and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing will be conducted in accordance with D.O.T. regulations.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATON:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.

      

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3271
June 17, 2021
3325-10G

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