Heavy Equipment Operator

Requisition No:¬ 49219¬ 

Agency: Military Affairs

Working Title: Heavy Equipment Operator

Position Number:¬ 62000416¬ 

Salary:¬  $20,734.74¬ 

Posting Closing Date: 01/16/2019¬ 

Department of Military Affairs


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on closing date

VACANCY # 62000416



¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  Annual and Sick Leave Package

¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  Nine Paid Holidays

¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  One Personal Holiday per year

¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  State Health and Life Insurance

¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  Educational Benefits

¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  Contributory Retirement Plan

¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  Paid Administrative Leave Options such as Volunteering, Voting, VA Appointments, School Participations and more



The Department of Military Affairs provides support to the Florida National Guard and Florida Air National Guard through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 500 state employees throughout Florida.



New employees of the Department of Military Affairs will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

New employees of the Department of Military Affairs are required to participate in a direct deposit/electronic transfer program.¬ 

The Department of Military Affairs is paid on a monthly basis.



  • A high school diploma or equivalent; AND¬ 

  • One year of experience as a Heavy Equipment Operator; AND

  • A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A is required or will need to be obtained within one year.



  • Operates other light to heavy equipment in the regular maintenance of roads, ditches and culverts as well as other various construction projects to support the training site.¬ ¬ This can include operation of pay loaders, dump trucks, heavy bulldozers, earth movers, road graders, and backhoes.¬ 

  • Operates heavy tractors/trailers and transports in transporting all above equipment and supplies.

  • Assists with all prescribed burning activities to include pre-suppression plowing.¬  Will need to take basic fire classes for safety concerns on prescribed fires.

  • Provides assistance under the supervision of the forest area supervisor which may include:¬  timber inventory assistance, participation in timber marking, minor tree planting projects, identification of fire hazards and conditions and prescribes proper remedial steps to prevent or mitigate fire damage.

  • Conducts minor maintenance and servicing of equipment.¬ 


  • Knowledge of safety rules and protocols when operating heavy machinery

  • Knowledge of the procedures for operating a variety of heavy equipment

  • Knowledge of the rules of the road

  • Skill in operating heavy equipment

  • Ability to perform light maintenance and service work

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others



The State of Florida and The Department of Military Affairs participate in the E-Verify program. Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of any person hired to work in the United States.


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov


All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


The Department of Military Affairs values and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


VETERANS' PREFERENCE. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.¬ 



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE. ¬ Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes,¬ candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.¬ ¬ Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.¬  Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.¬  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.¬ 

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