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125 East Court Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
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Heavy Equipment Operator

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  No later than the final filing date announced, the applicant must demonstrate -

Two years of experience as a Motor Equipment Operator in the public sector and/or two years experience in the public or private sector in a position in which the applicant has operated one or more pieces of heavy equipment such as: a front end loader, bucket loader, ditcher, power shovel, dragline, bulldozer, grader, crusher, loader, paver, vibratory roller, truck crane, tractor trailer, back-hoe or other heavy equipment AND possession of a valid New York State Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or B at the time of application and maintenance of such license for the duration of employment.

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE TOWN OF ITHACA:

The candidate must possess a valid New York State Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or B at the time of application.  There can be no Air Brakes restriction listed at the time of application.  The candidate is also expected to demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively operate a heavy truck, which utilizes a manual transmission. and/or other such heavy equipment as required.  The incumbent will be required to obtain a Class A license with Tank endorsement within one year of appointment.  The employee must maintain the CDL and appropriate endorsements for the duration of employment.  Failure to maintain the required license may result in termination of the employment situation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE TOMPKINS COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT:

The candidate must possess a valid New York State Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or B at the time of application.  There can be no Air Brakes restriction listed at the time of application.  The candidate is also expected to demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively operate a heavy truck, which utilizes a manual transmission. and/or other such heavy equipment as required.  The incumbent must possess a Tank endorsement (N) within 90 days of appointment.  The employee must maintain the CDL and appropriate endorsements for the duration of employment.  Failure to maintain the required license may result in termination of the employment situation.

NOTE: For the County Highway Department, an incumbent in this title may be assigned to either the Bostwick Road or Caswell Road location based on operational needs.