Equipment Operator 2 (Central Statewide Shop) Permanent

State of Washington | Issaquah, WA

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Posted Date 3/18/2024
Description Salary: $4,385.00 - $5,088.00 Monthly

Location : King County - Issaquah, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2024-03544

Department: Parks and Recreation Commission

Opening Date: 03/18/2024

Salary Information: The high end of the salary range, Step M is typically a longevity step

Description

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Job Title: Equipment Operator 2
Location: Issaquah, WA
Closes: This recruitment is posted continuously. Application review will begin on March 24th, 2024, and weekly thereafter. Therefore, you are encouraged 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.

The hours for this position are 40 hours per week. Workdays are Monday - Thursday. Employees who have workstations located in King County receive a 5% premium pay in addition to the salary listed.

Want to join a great organization? The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages one of the largest, most diverse--and most beautiful-parks systems in the country. With more than 120,000 acres, the system includes 124 developed parks, including 19 marine parks, 11 historical parks, 35 heritage sites, 13 interpretive centers and approximately 500 miles of long-distance recreation trails. And the agency is staffed with nearly 1000 employees (summers), who are some of the most passionate employees you'll find anywhere We love what we manage and what we do. For more information on Washington State Parks, click .

If you would like to see all that Washington State Parks has to offer, this job is for you! This position offers the ability to travel to just about every State Park in Washington State. Not only does the variety of different loads make for a fun creative adventure, but our super clean low mile KW also- T800 trucks allow for a great modern and hauling driving experience. This position also offers an excellent opportunity to operate our heavy brush mower tractor at various parks statewide, including at our award winning cross state trail systems. Parks offers great benefits including paid holidays and a generous vacation / sick leave plan. Best of all, you will be joining a great team at the Parks Maintenance Shop in Issaquah.
Duties

Under the general supervision of the Equipment Technician Supervisor, this position independently performs a variety of responsibilities that include vehicle and equipment transportation to and from Parks Central Shop, and statewide heavy equipment operation and transportation, including brush mowing, grading, trail maintenance, crane operation and large project support for par and region crews statewide.
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Performs journey level heavy equipment operating, supports Parks Central Shops operations with vehicle/equipment deliveries and assists parks and region crews with maintenance of parks roads, trails, and other equipment operations as needed.
    • Transports statewide vehicles/equipment from parks and region office to Parks Central Shop.
    • Work with area managers, region maintenance managers and trail teams while operating shops brush mower at various parks and trail maintenance projects statewide.
  • Supports shops staff in fabrication of metal products, equipment operations, equipment/vehicle repair and maintenance.
    • Assist shops equipment technicians with repairs on vehicles/equipment as needed.
    • Assist other Park areas with field equipment operations.
    • Performs preventative maintenance on operated equipment.
  • Coordinate with management, other employees, volunteers and correctional crews during maintenance and repair projects.
  • Maintain health and safety standards.
  • Work alone in remote areas.
Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three (3) years full-time employment of journey level heavy equipment operations (journey level refers to the completion of an apprenticeship program or having sufficient skills and knowledge of a trade to be fully qualified and able to perform such trade without supervision).
  • Three (3) years of full-time continuous employment operating Class 8 semi-tractor trailer combinations including trailer lengths of 53' with experience hauling oversize loads in high traffic areas.
AND
  • High school graduation or GED.
  • Valid Washington, Oregon, or Idaho State, unrestricted (with the exception of corrective lenses) Driver's License with Class A CDL endorsement.
DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

  • Experience working for Washington State Parks or a similar parks and recreation entity.
  • Advanced level experience driving and operating a variety of vehicles and light to heavy equipment.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience working with various hand and power tools.
  • Beginner skills and experience with the use of Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Experience organizing work projects to include time management, multi-tasking, and communication.
Additional Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
  • Ability to work independently with accountability to team and park.
  • Awareness and willingness to follow safety policies and protocols.
  • Ability to communicate with the public respectfully and effectively.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Take direction and has an eagerness and adaptability to learn new skills.
  • Take initiative and see a project through completion.
UNIFORM INFORMATION:
All Equipment Operators are required to wear a uniform. A complete and properly worn uniform helps establish the professional identity of an Equipment Operator and promotes respect as a Washington State Parks employee. All permanent Equipment Operators will receive 6 shirts within their first year, 1 jacket, 1 baseball cap, 1 safety vest.
Supplemental Information

HOW TO APPLY
To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at You must attach or embed in your application the following:
  • Letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.
  • Current resume.
  • Three professional references, if not completed in the application process.
NOTE: Prior to a new hire, a background check, including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

This position is included in the non-supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). For more information:

Diversity Policy Statement:

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment - one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:
  • Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability;
  • Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences;
  • Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society;
  • Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future; and
  • Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens.
The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington State.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission 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 with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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.

For information about this position, please contact John Nichols at or (425) 649-4278.

For information about the recruitment process and qualifications, please contact Jenee Kramer at Jenee.Kramer@parks.wa.gov or (360) 902-8569.

More than Just a Paycheck!
Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career. Like everyone, your first priority is ensuring that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.

Read about our benefits:
The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work (e.g. part-time); view the job posting for benefits details for job types other than full-time.

Note: If the position offers benefits which differ from the following, the job posting should include the specific benefits.

Insurance Benefits
Employees and their families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.

Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses. Employees are also covered by basic life and long-term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.

To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website. The Washington Wellness program from the Health Care Authority works with PEBB to support our workplace wellness programs.

Dependent care assistance allows the employee to save pre-tax dollars for a child or elder care expenses.

Other insurance coverage for auto, boat, home, and renter insurance is available through payroll deduction.

The Washington State Employee Assistance Program promotes the health and well-being of employees.

Retirement and Deferred Compensation
State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs. For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site.

Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.

Social Security
All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness
If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, and meet the qualifying criteria, you may be eligible to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Holidays
Full-time and part-time employees are entitled to paid holidays and one paid personal holiday per calendar year.

Note: Employees who are members of certain Unions may be entitled to additional personal leave day(s), please refer to position specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information.

Full-time employees who work full monthly schedules qualify for holiday compensation if they are employed before the holiday and are in pay status for at least 80 nonovertime hours during the month of the holiday; or for the entire work shift preceding the holiday.

Part-time employees who are in pay status during the month of the holiday qualify for the holiday on a pro-rata basis. Compensation for holidays (including personal holiday) will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status in the month to that required for full-time employment, excluding all holiday hours. Pay status includes hours worked and time on paid leave.

Sick Leave
Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Overtime eligible employees who are in pay status for less than 80 hours per month, earn a monthly proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment. Overtime exempt employees who are in pay status for less than 80 hours per month do not earn a monthly accrual of sick leave.

Sick leave accruals for part-time employees will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment. Pay status includes hours worked, time on paid leave and paid holiday.

Vacation (Annual Leave)
Full-time employees accrue vacation leave at the rates specified in (1) or the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Full-time employees who are in pay status for less than 80 nonovertime hours in a month do not earn a monthly accrual of vacation leave.

Part-time employees accrue vacation leave hours in accordance with (1) or the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA) on a pro rata basis. Vacation leave accrual will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment.

Pay status includes hours worked, time on paid leave and paid holiday.

As provided in , an employer may authorize a lump-sum accrual of vacation leave or accelerate the vacation leave accrual rate to support the recruitment and/or retention of a candidate or employee for a Washington Management Service position. Vacation leave accrual rates may only be accelerated using the rates established WAC 357-31-165.

Note: Most agencies follow the civil service rules covering leave and holidays for exempt employees even though there is no requirement for them to do so. However, agencies are required to adhere to the applicable RCWs pertaining holidays and leave.

Military Leave
Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year.

Bereavement Leave
Most employees whose family member or household member dies, are entitled to three (3) days of paid bereavement leave. In addition, the employer may approve other available leave types for the purpose of bereavement leave.

Additional Leave
Leave Sharing

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Leave Without Pay

Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information regarding benefits.

Updated 12-31-2022

01

Which best describes how you meet the required qualifications?
  • Three (3) years full-time employment of journey level heavy equipment operations (journey level refers to the completion of an apprenticeship program or having sufficient skills and knowledge of a trade to be fully qualified and able to perform such trade without supervision) AND Three (3) years of full-time continuous employment operating Class 8 semi-tractor trailer combinations including trailer lengths of 53' with experience hauling oversize loads in high traffic areas, that all together totals to six (6) years.
  • I have none of this experience.
02

Please list when and where you received your experience operating Class 8 semi-tractor trailer combinations including trailer lengths of 53' including experience hauling oversize loads in high traffic areas. If this does not apply, enter "N/A".

03

Do you have a valid unrestricted (except for corrective lenses) driver's license with a Class A CDL endorsement?
  • Yes
  • No
04

Please list any state in which you currently hold a CDL or held a CDL in the last three (3) years. If this does not apply, enter "N/A".

05

Have you previously registered yourself in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Clearinghouse?
  • Yes
  • No
06

Which best describes your experience transporting vehicles and/or equipment?
  • I have 1 - 11 months of this experience.
  • I have 12 - 23 months of this experience.
  • I have 24 - 35 months of this experience.
  • I have 36 - 47 months of this experience.
  • I have 48 months or more of this experience.
  • I have none of this experience.
07

Which best describes your experience operating brush mowers?
  • I have 1 - 11 months of this experience.
  • I have 12 - 23 months of this experience.
  • I have 24 - 35 months of this experience.
  • I have 36 - 47 months of this experience.
  • I have 48 months or more of this experience.
  • I have none of this experience.
08

Which best describes your experience with repair and preventative maintenance on vehicles and/or equipment?
  • I have 1 - 11 months of this experience.
  • I have 12 - 23 months of this experience.
  • I have 24 - 35 months of this experience.
  • I have 36 - 47 months of this experience.
  • I have 48 months or more of this experience.
  • I have none of this experience.
09

Which best describes your experience with using various hand and power tools?
  • I have 1 - 11 months of this experience.
  • I have 12 - 23 months of this experience.
  • I have 24 - 35 months of this experience.
  • I have 36 - 47 months of this experience.
  • I have 48 months or more of this experience.
  • I have none of this experience.
10

Do you have experience working for Washington State Parks or a similar parks and recreation entity?
  • Yes
  • No
11

This position requires a fingerprint criminal background investigation prior to employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Are you willing to undergo a criminal background check as a condition of employment?
  • Yes
  • No
Salary27.54 Hour
Trade
Equipment Operator
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