Louisiana Department of State Civil Service MOBILE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 2--HEAVY in Grand Chenier, Louisiana



$2,409.00 - $4,931.00 Monthly

$13.90 - $28.45 Hourly

$2,409.00 - $4,931.00 Monthly


Grand Chenier, LA

Grand Chenier, LA

Job Type



Wildlife & Fisheries-Wildlife

Job Number



10/25/2016 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Supplemental Information

Job Number: 85706


  • This announcement is open to all qualified applicants. This position may be filled as a probational appointment or a Job Appointment. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that it may be converted to a Probational Appointment, should funding become available. Applicants who do not currently hold a permanent position with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries may be required to take probation in lieu of promotion.

  • This position is located in Grand Chenier, Louisiana in Cameron Parish.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent of this position will operate all heavy equipment needed to complete job assignments pertaining to draglines, tug and spud barges, amphibious excavators, track and rubber tire excavators, 18 wheeler, dump truck, motor grader and dozers. Job assignments pertaining to the position range from driving sheet piles, constructing and maintaining levees, installing water control structures, land leveling, construct and maintain roads, clearing of drainage laterals, install and maintain large pump units in remote locations and maintain equipment.

  • A criminal background check will be required of all selected applicants. If you are selected for an interview, you must submit to a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

  • Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed, prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.


To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

  • No Civil Service test is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

  • Applications will be rejected if the applicant fails to meet the minimum qualifications, submits an incomplete application, or fails to apply by the closing date of the announcement.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application listing complete work experience and education. An incomplete application will affect your eligibility.

Applicants may check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

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For further information about this vacancy, contact:

Kayla Kirby, HR Analyst

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Human Resources

P.O. Box 98000

Baton Rouge, La. 70898

Email: kkirby@wlf.la.gov

Fax: 225-765-5044

The Department of Wildlife & Fisheries participants in the E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Three years of experience in mobile equipment operations.


May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license or commercial driver's license.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To operate heavy mobile equipment to accomplish transportation, maintenance, or construction tasks.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from a Foreman, or other higher level maintenance supervisory or administrative personnel.

Supervision Exercised:

Functional over lower graded equipment operations or laboring personnel, as needed.

Location of Work:

Levee Districts; Ports; Terminal Districts; Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; Department of Natural Resources; Office of Forestry; Department of Health and Human Resources; or other agencies throughout the state requiring the regular operation of very heavy mobile equipment.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Heavy Mobile Equipment Operator 1 by the requirement for operation of large mobile cranes, draglines, pile drivers, or locomotives as the primary, regular and recurring function of the job.

Differs from Foreman and other supervisory jobs by the requirement that actual operation of heavy equipment, rather than full-time supervision, constitutes the major function of the job.

Examples of Work


Operation of one or more of the types of equipment enumerated must be primary, regular, and recurring function of the job.

Operates mobile wheeled or tracked cranes with clamshells, hoes, load hooks, draglines, or pile drivers.

Operates amphibious marsh buggy mounted mobile dragline.

Operates diesel, railroad locomotive.

Operates ship unloader unit. May provide guidance to, and oversee work of lower graded operators, workers, and laborers.

May be required to operate any other mobile equipment or auxiliary equipment when necessary to accomplish work objectives.

Makes minor repairs to equipment and performs user maintenance necessary to keep equipment in clean, good working order.