Equipment Operator Series (EO Trainee/EO, EO SR)
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Louisburg, KS 66053
Kansas Department of Transportation
The State of Kansas as an employer offers remarkable benefits that are invaluable to the professional and personal lives of our employees. At KDOT, we reward our staff’s hard work by providing training and promotional opportunities, a family oriented work environment, and service recognition. KDOT is a great place to work! Come be a part of our team!
The position you are viewing is located in the KDOT District 4 OFFICE/Area 2, in Louisburg, and serves the citizens of Kansas. This position is a full-time, unclassified position with benefits.
An Equipment Operator Trainee is the entry level for the Equipment Operator class series. All new EO Trainees must participate in the EO program.
Pay begins at $13.33 per hour. Upon successful completion of the EO training program (six months to one year in duration), the incumbent will promote to an Equipment Operator (EO) in the unclassified service and pay will increase to a rate of $14.00 per hour.
POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain highways and facilities through activities such as repairs, resurfacing, mowing, and snow and ice control.Operate dump trucks, small and medium-size loaders, mowers, tractors, rollers, and power brooms to perform various maintenance tasks. Operate a loader or truck-mounted plow and spreader in snow and ice control operations. Perform manual labor associated with maintenance activities, including the operation of miscellaneous equipment such as chain saws, weed eaters, pumps, compressors, jackhammers, generators, power tools, and various hand tools. Setup and remove temporary traffic control and serve as flag person for maintenance work zones. On-the-job training is provided.
CDL Required Position: This CDL position is subject to drug and alcohol testing under the authority of the US Department of Transportation. The selected candidate will be required to pass a DOT drug test as a condition of employment in this position. A CDL must be obtained within 60 days of accepting employment.
Any Commercial Driver who has received a Confirmed Positive Test Result or the Equivalent and has not successfully completed all Rehabilitation Program requirements and follow-up testing requirements is not eligible for this position. (Per SOM 2.1.10).
Nights and Weekends Possible: Due to the nature of the work, incumbent may/will be required to work additional hours when needed, including nights and weekends. Additional hours will be assigned by the supervisor depending on the needs of the agency.
Pre-Employment Physical Required Testing: This position is subject to pre-employment physical testing. The selected candidate will be required to pass the screening as a condition of employment in this position.
For more details, download the full position description.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION:
A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF APPOINTMENT.
HOW TO APPLY:
When completing a job application for positions at KDOT it is extremely important that your application is filled out completely with accurate and specific information. Applications may be rejected if not completed entirely and the job duties are not specific.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form.
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete and submit an ONLINE Application to the following Agency:
Transportation, District Four
OR Mail the PAPER Application to the following:
KDOT – District Four Headquarters, Attention HR Dept., 411 W. 14th Street, Chanute, KS 66720.
STEP 3: Submit additional required documents to the specific recruiter designated on this job announcement.
Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.
For further employment information please contact the recruiter:
Phone: (620) 902-6404
Fax: (620) 431-0304
TTY (Hearing Impaired): 711
Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law. For a list of acceptable documents that establish these criteria, please refer to the federal Form I-9. KDOT does not provide sponsorships.
This is a Veteran Preference Eligible (VPE) position. Applicants claiming veterans’ preference for the first time must complete the Veteran Preference field on the Personal Information Registration form and mail a copy of your DD 214 to the Department of Administration, Division of Personnel Services, 900 SW Jackson, Room 252, Topeka, Kansas 66612 or you can fax your DD 214 to (785) 291-3715.
To view Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the FMLA, please refer to the Employer Notice form.
Please contact the agency recruiter if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
The Kansas Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, military or veteran status, or disability status will be given consideration for the position. KDOT works to foster diversity and looks forward to applications from all qualified applicants.