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at Mobile County Personnel Board

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2334615
Keywords: heavy equipment

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General Information

This is responsible work in performing a variety of manual tasks in the operation of one or more types of moderately heavy motor equipment.

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EXAMINATION: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS. READ CAREFULLY. No written or oral examination will be required. Applicants will be scored on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, experience and personal qualifications as outlined by the candidates' sworn statements in their application, upon corroborative evidence obtained by investigation and the applicants' responses to the job-specific Supplemental Questions. Applicants must provide all background information and supportive documents as requested on the application, supplemental questions and job posting.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a minimum of the eighth grade, preferably high school graduation or the successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test, and a minimum of one year's experience with the ability to demonstrate skill in the operation of one or more pieces of Equipment Operator II level equipment; or a combination of education or experience equivalent to these requirements.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Must possess a valid commercial driver's license for the type of equipment operated.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORK: Good knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions in working with heavy equipment; good knowledge of traffic rules and regulations; skill in the operation of one or more of the following pieces of equipment: side-arm or multi-deck rotary or multi-deck flail mower, tandem truck including solid waste, water truck, fuel truck, single axle truck with heavy equipment trailer, street sweeper, rubber tired self-propelled backhoe up to three-eights cubic yard bucket, truck mounted hydraulic crane up to six tons, self-propelled roadway compaction equipment, liquid asphalt distributor, asphalt patch truck, small wrecker, trenching machine up to twenty-four inches, vactor, trash truck, barko loader, highway mower, truck mounted front end loader, rex or landfill compactor, and transfer station or stationary compactor; ability to drive a truck and trailer; ability to load and unload heavy equipment; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to plan and supervise the work of other employees; ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment; ability to perform manual tasks related to operating equipment.


EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.) Operates assigned equipment in the performance of various tasks; inspects lights, horn, brakes and other safety and operating equipment; maintains equipment and makes minor repairs; cleans and inspects equipment; checks fuel, oil, grease, water, filters, tires and overall general condition; plans for and schedules equipment moves; sprays roads, parks and landfills; trains and supervises the work of others as required; keeps records and fills out daily reports; explains rules and regulations to other employees and the general public; responds to after hours emergency situations as needed; monitors inventory of tools and supplies; inspects work site conditions to ensure the safety of work area; performs related work as required.

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DISTINGUISHING REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORKAn employee in this class is responsible for operating equipment safely and efficiently and for cleaning, maintaining, servicing and repairing the equipment. Work is performed in accordance with standard operating procedures under the supervision of a designated supervisor. Supervision is exercised over other workers as assigned. An Equipment Operator II must be able to lift items weighing over thirty pounds.

Documents are not automatically attached to your JobOpps account (profile).  You must select and attach required documents to every application through the attachments tab on the application screen when you are applying.
All applications must be submitted online through the Mobile County Personnel Board JobOpps site.
Paper applications will not be accepted and will be returned.
An email address is required for all applications.  For information on obtaining an email address, visit the FAQs link on the Job Opportunities page at   The Mobile County Personnel Board does not endorse any particular provider.
Accuracy and truthfulness are of primary importance for Merit System employment and all applications are reviewed with this in mind.  Errors, omissions and inaccurate information on the application will be construed as an incomplete application and will result in rejection of the application.  Therefore, special attention should be given to each and every question and every attempt made to answer each correctly. 
Resumes will not be accepted in place of completing the education and experience sections of the application. 
Applications must be complete and all required or supplemental documents (college transcripts, driver's license, and/or certifications) must be attached at the time of submitting the application.  See the job posting and the supplemental questions for required documents for each job posting. 
If needed, computers and scanners are available in our office
at 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama. 
Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, except for major holidays.
Only one application will be accepted per applicant per job posting. 
Subsequent applications submitted for the same job posting will be rejected.

College transcripts, where required or otherwise to be considered, must be attached as part of completing an application.  Grade reports, computer downloads of grades, and diplomas are not transcripts and will not be considered.  Transcripts must be either an official or student copy issued by the educational institution.  See the College Transcript Information link on the Job Opportunities page at for additional information and requirements regarding educational transcripts.
OPEN TO:  All who meet the requirements as set forth in the job posting and who may lawfully be appointed to a position.  Applicants for sworn law enforcement positions must be U.S. citizens.
RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Unless otherwise stated in the job posting or supplemental questions, there are no residence requirements in order to apply.  Applicants must bear all expenses incurred in reporting for testing or appointment.  Upon appointment, the law gives the right to each Appointing Authority (Employer) to fix any further legal requirements regarding residence. 
FINAL DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  The completed application should be returned as soon as possible.  In the event of tied scores, Rule 8.1 dictates that ties will be broken by the order in which applications are filed.  Applications must be submitted by the final filing date and time specified on the job posting.
VETERANS PREFERENCE:  For complete information on Veterans Preference points on an open competitive application, view the Veterans Information link on the Job Opportunities page at
MEDICAL EXAMINATION:  Eligibles selected for appointment must meet the established medical and physical standards for the class of work.  The medical examination must be by one of the physicians designated by the Personnel Board.  Appointees must bear the cost of the examination. 
The Mobile County Personnel Department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants summoned for interview.  In such instances, a preliminary appraisal of qualifications, as indicated by the completed application, will be utilized as a guide in the selection of candidates to be summoned. 
Aid and assistance in the examination procedure is available for the visually or otherwise disabled.  Assistance may be requested by contacting the Mobile County Personnel Board at 251-470-7727. 
A "Practice Test Seminar" is held in the Personnel Department Office, 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, at 9:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.   The purpose of these seminars is to acquaint applicants or interested citizens with design format and procedures utilized by the department in its administration of written test selection devices.  Inasmuch as testing facilities are limited, the seminars will be on a first come, first served basis, as long as space remains available. 
NOTICE:  The continuing eligibility for appointment of those who secure a place on the eligible list is subject to future changes in specifications.