Engineering Equipment Operator

Washington, D.C
Jan 25, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

  • Operate gasoline or diesel-powered engineering and construction equipment with wheeled or crawler type traction, such as road graders, tractors with bulldozer or angle dozer blades, front-end loaders, backhoes, wheel loader, trench diggers, and large industrial tractors with pan or scraper attachments.
  • Pull a variety of large roadway trailers to haul track and wheel type equipment, haul debris, stone, gravel, soil, etc.
  • Motor Grader is used to grade and ditch, plow or clear debris, generally flat road and ditch surfaces where grading to stake is not required.
  • Operate grader, loader, dozer and dump truck to remove snow from roads and parking lots during winter months.
  • Use equipment to perform such functions as cutting, moving, digging, grading, and rolling earth, sand, stone, and other materials, and to maintain ditches, road shoulders and beds.
  • Use equipment to perform land fill maintenance, road-side brushing, etc.
  • Load, secure and haul equipment to and from project sites using truck and trailer.
  • Operate up to 14 cubic yard straight dump trucks or truck tractor with belly or side dump trailers for the purpose of moving dirt, blacktop and coarse materials for roadway and shoulder, hauling riprap, barriers, and logs.
  • Use hand tools to maintain and clean culverts, ditches, and other water drainages.
  • Work with chain saws to remove fallen trees and debris from roads and roadsides.
  • Must have the ability to safely operate engineering equipment around underground utilities.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.
  • You must possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) w/Tractor trailer, tanker, and air brakes endorsements.
  • You may be required to complete training and operate a four-wheel drive vehicle.
  • You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
  • You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
  • This position has a mixed work schedule based on the varying workload, and your work schedule is subject to change from part-time to full-time to on-call as workload dictates.
  • If you are a new employee in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.


To qualify for this position, you must have sufficient knowledge and ability in the following job-related factors:
  • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT)
  • Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)
  • Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
  • Ability to Operate Safely (non-motor vehicle)
  • Operation of Motor Vehicles
  • Reliability and Dependability as an Engineering Equipment Operator
  • If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.

    Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

    Additional information

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
    Physical Demands: Incumbent frequently lifts, carries and moves items of various sizes and shapes weighing over 60 pounds and is on feet a lot of the time, frequently standing, walking, climbing, bending and stooping.

    Working Conditions: Incumbent primarily works outside, temperature ranging from O degrees in winter to 100 degrees in summer, in all kinds of weather conditions (day or night) and is subject to loud noises, gasoline fumes, dust, ease, tar, and soiling of clothing and skin surfaces from heavy equipment, air tools and materials used. Measurable time is spent working with hot mixed asphalt materials which have temperatures in excess of 300 degrees making an extremely uncomfortable working environment during the hot summer months·. Incumbent is subject to cuts, bruises, and broken bones in performance of duties as work areas are frequently crowded with pedestrians, bicyclists, parked automobiles and at times near moving vehicles.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, .

    Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or (c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.