Civil Service

Job ID:
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBERS 599 - ONE VACANCY - Entrance & Promotional

Issue Date:
OCTOBER 5, 2017 - Originally


Application Deadline:

General Statement of Job:
Under general supervision, performs a variety of skilled work requiring manual labor and operating heavy equipment. Work involves operating and maintaining heavy equipment. Reports to the assigned Foreman.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (This is descriptive, not restrictive as to all tasks included in this position):
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Equipment Operator I’s perform a variety of work according to assigned work and/or supervisor. Duties may include the following: Operates a backhoe as needed. Performs daily maintenance on equipment. Performs general maintenance such as cleaning drainage ditches, repairing drainage pipes, etc. Provides assistance to other divisions and departments as needed or assigned. Performs grounds keeping such as cutting grass, trimming trees, performing weed eating, etc. Hauls materials and supplies. Performs asphalt finishing and concrete labor. Loads and unloads equipment. Reports need for repair, maintenance, or upgrade of vehicles and equipment. Receives and/or reviews various records and report such as verbal instructions from supervisor. Prepares and/or processes various records and reports such as assessment of job and verbal instructions. Refers to supervisor’s instructions, policy and procedure manuals, codes / laws / regulations, publications and reference texts, etc. Operates a variety of vehicles, equipment, and machinery such as backhoe, bobcat, excavator, truck, chipper, etc. Uses a variety of tools such as shovel, etc.; and a variety of supplies such as grease, asphalt, concrete, wood, etc. Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as Foreman, asphalt crew, parkway crew, concrete crew, coworkers, and the general public. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Provides assistance with hanging holiday decorations. Performs other related duties as required. Essential duty status position, will be required to report to work during emergency situations, including, but not limited to, city-wide declared emergencies.

Communication Skills:
Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants. Includes receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors.

Physical Requirements:
Must be physically able to operate dump trucks, tractors, dresser loader, rollers, motor grader, back hoe, track hoe, carpentry, masonry and asphalt tools, and numerous other small tools and equipment. Must be able to exert in excess of one hundred pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of fifty pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of twenty pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of ten to one hundred pounds.

Mental Involvement:
Requires the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.

Minimum Training and Experience Qualifications:
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent with nine to twelve months of experience operating heavy construction and maintenance equipment and performing related skilled work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have a valid Class “B” Louisiana driver's license.

Interpersonal Relationship Skills:
Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. The worker needs to relate to people in situations involving more than giving or receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal levels of stress when confronted with an emergency.

Test Required:
COMPETITIVE - THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF A RATING OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE BASED ON THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE APPLICANT. NOTE: Applicants must supply complete and accurate information concerning their work experience including a detailed description of their duties, the names and addresses of all previous employers and the approximate dates of employment.

Salary Requirements:

The City of Kenner is an Equal Opportunity Employer - The Kenner Civil Service Department posts current examination announcements at its office and on its online application website. Job applications may be filed only when an examination is announced. It is important that you include your entire employment history including periods of unemployment on your application, plus any relevant education and experience. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Some job postings have an application deadline; others are open on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of applications have been received. Applicants who are interested in jobs that are not currently open for application may complete a job interest card which may be filed with the Kenner Civil Service Office at any time. DELAY IN THE MAIL: The Kenner Civil Service Department cannot accept responsibility for failure of the applicant to receive an admission slip to an examination, or for failure of the Department to receive material mailed by the applicant. VETERANS PREFERENCE in examinations will be granted only to those persons who provide proof of military service during covered periods and who are found to be eligible. The Kenner Civil Service Department does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs or activities. Therefore, reasonable accommodations will be provided to allow access to the Department's programs and activities for individuals with disabilities unless such accommodations would result in undue hardship. Auxiliary Aids such as readers, and large print material or other aids are provided for individuals requesting such accommodations under provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.