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WDFW Heavy Equipment Operators - Equipment Operator 2's - Three Openings - Permanent - *08106-21

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:






Lacey, Washington -

PLEASE NOTE: This job is posted continuously and will remain open until a selection is made - this will allow us to obtain a larger more diverse candidate pool. -Application review will be ongoing, and therefore we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. - The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close the posting at any time once a selection has been made.

Provide skilled operation of all types of heavy construction equipment in the construction, demolition and restoration of state lands, structures, facilities, and wildlife habitat. -

Come get your boots dirty, operate heavy equipment, and work in the great outdoors! -

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you then apply today and join the WDFW Team! -*WDFW Employee on the Job Site - Photo Credit: Dan Talbot -

With that in mind, - -

Picture yourself operating a variety of construction and earth moving equipment including loaders, dozers, rubber-tired loader/backhoe combinations, and excavators.

This is an opportunity -to be responsible for the successful transportation of live fish from hatchery facilities to identified bodies of water, or other fish rearing facilities.


Our ideal candidates -have a strong work ethic, are highly motivated, able to take initiative, and have excellent inter-personal communication and relationship skills.


We are seeking team players -who respect and value the opinions of others, creating an inclusive team environment where every member feels they contribute value to the project and WDFW.

* Restoration Project - Photo Credit: Katrina Simmons

Our Equipment Operator 2's, - -

* Safely and efficiently operate construction related equipment to move dirt, rock, equipment and materials, clear land, dig ditches, remove debris/sediment, and build roadbeds. -
* Perform daily safety and maintenance checks and clean heavy equipment as scheduled/required. -
* Ensure heavy equipment is safely and securely stored on the job site. -
* Maintain and assist with repair of heavy equipment, trucks, and trailers.
* Interprets blueprints, drawings, and specifications. -
* Use laser level and regular level for grades and elevations of cuts and fill. -
* Operate water tankers up to 6,000 gallons to safely transport live fish statewide. -
* Perform various general manual labors that support numerous trades. -
* Dig and back fill ditches and trenches, cut and remove wood debris, and assist with grounds restoration. -
* Load, unload, and move supplies, materials, or equipment to and from work sites.
* Assist with the preparation of new construction and maintenance of facilities, structures, and land statewide. -
* Operate hand and power tools, drill press, grinders, and hand operated power compactors.


* Work Setting, including hazards: - -
* Work is performed in the office/shop and in the field -on construction sites (Hatcheries and Wildlife areas). -
* Includes working in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, or snow, working in rough terrain, riverbanks, slippery slopes, and other surfaces. -
* Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, push, pull, and lift 50 pounds repetitively when loading and unloading trucks or moving materials around project sites. -

* Schedule: - - -
* Typically, Monday - Thursday - 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - -
* Workload demands may require work outside the assigned work hours and adjustment of work schedules.

* Travel Requirements: - -
* Frequent travel required 60-80% depending on the season.

* Tools and Equipment: - -
* Basic hand tools, power tools such as drills, roto hammers, cut off saws, circular saws, hydraulic punch, metal band saws, welders, cutting torch, plasma cutter, chainsaws, and/or powered motors, automotive equipment, and trailers. -
* Engines, excavators, hand tools, chainsaws, and water handling equipment will be used in a safe, efficient, and professional manner. -

* Customer Interactions: -
* Frequent interactions varying between Federal, Local, Inter-Agency, and Intra-Agency customers and vendors.

* Stocking the Lake - Photo Credit: Rachel Blomker -


* High School Diploma or equivalent.

- - AND -

* Three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment including operation of bulldozers, graders, excavators, loaders, backhoes, cranes, or similar equipment. -


* Full Journey status as a Heavy Equipment Operator by work experience, vocational or trade school apprenticeship program, or any combination of the above.


* Knowledge of rules of safe operation of equipment, state motor vehicle laws, materials used in servicing and maintaining heavy equipment, methods, tools, and materials used in servicing and maintaining heavy equipment.

Ability to: -

* Operate heavy construction equipment in safe and skillful manner, make adjustments, and repairs to equipment, operate laser level or other surveying equipment, use and care for hand and power tools with reasonable degree of skill. -
* Safely and confidently operate all types of state motor vehicles, in hazardous weather conditions such as snow and ice, while on mountain passes, highways and roads (both paved and unpaved).

Certifications/Licenses: -

* Possession of a valid driver's license that is recognized in Washington State and an acceptable driving record.
* Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) endorsement with current Medical Examiner's Certificate.
* Tanker Endorsement (Must be obtained within 6 months of hire).


* Boom Truck Certification.
* Experience hauling live fish.
* Valid First Aid and CPR Certification.
* Two (2) years of experience operating motorized graders.


Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.


In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at -www.careers.wa.gov -and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

* A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
* A current resume. -
* Three professional references. -


On Monday August 9, 2021, Governor Inslee enacted -Proclamation 21-14 -which requires that all employees of all state agencies not headed by an elected official be fully vaccinated with a recommended COVID-19 vaccine by October 18, 2021 as a condition of employment. Fully vaccinated includes the two-week waiting period after the last shot in each series, or single shot, is given. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide verification of COVID vaccination. A list of acceptable documents to provide verification can be reviewed here. -Vaccination acceptable documents link -(Download PDF reader)

All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link: -https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents

The Department of Fish and Wildlife's priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. -We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. We have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.

This recruitment may be used to fill positions in addition to those listed. -


Learn about our -agency -and the -perks -of working for WDFW!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. -We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency's mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of -Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

WDFW employees may be eligible for the following:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth.


This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer


To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following:

* Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to -RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov.
* Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 - Veteran)
* Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.



To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:

* Notify us of your military spouse status by email at RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov. - -
* Subject line should include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 - MS)
* Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.


Note: -Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at -RecruitmentTeam@dfw.wa.gov.


As part of WDFW's efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications. -Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully. -All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. -We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. - Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. -

Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or -support@neogov.com.

* (Images shown are Pre-COVID, WDFW Staff follow current COVID Safety Protocol including the use of face masks).

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