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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
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Date Posted: 01/11/2017
Posting Expires: 01/18/2017
Summary
The Equipment Operator is responsible for operating light equipment and maintenance and service of equipment used in the upkeep of grounds and facilities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Typical Functions
Operates equipment, such as tractors, mowers, weed eaters, edges, chainsaws, blowers, trimmers and other grounds equipment. Operates trucks, tractors, pumps, compressors, small cranes, rollers, graders, small concrete mixers, front end loaders, small backhoes, truck mounted core drills and other mechanized equipment. Checks, services and assists in making minor and emergency adjustments and repairs in the field and in the repair shop. Performs preventive maintenance and services equipment by cleaning, filling with gas, changing oil, greasing and sharpening blades as needed, and performing minor repairs. Assists with grounds and landscaping by maintaining flower beds, mowing lawns, trimming shrubbery, pruning trees, sodden lawns, and picking up and removing litter. Transports visitors, clients, students, and agency/institution officials to and from appointments. Moves equipment from one location to another. May pick up and deliver office equipment, furniture, supplies, equipment parts, and other items or assists other trade shops as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the operation and safety procedures of various types of construction and maintenance equipment. Knowledge of operations and procedures and of the proper use of mechanized equipment. Ability to operate and analyze problems in the operation and performance of routine maintenance on various types of equipment. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions and explanations and demonstrations. Ability to maintain simple records of operation and maintenance schedules.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write, including one year of experience in the operation, adjustment, and maintenance of equipment. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

Hiring Official
Connie Clark

Special Work Condition
The starting salary for this position is $17,957 annually. This position is located in Arkadelphia, AR.

Special Application Information
GENERAL INFORMATION:
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
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FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Sociology
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: 22100290
Class Code: S080C
Grade: C105
Salary Range: $17,957.00 - $27,832.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Arkadelphia
Job County/Region: Clark
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1001
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
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