Equipment Operator (Transportation Technician I) (24488)

North Dakota State Government - Tioga, ND4.2

Full/Part Time




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Williston District - Tioga Section

NDDOT Starting Salary: $3,418 / month plus up to 5% increase after probation

*This position qualifies for a Regional Pay Differential payment of $800 per month.

The candidate that is selected for this position may be granted moving allowance provisions in accordance with Human Resource Policy 14.4.

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Summary of Work

1. Highway and Roadway Maintenance: Operate equipment to perform required maintenance duties, for example, tractors, trucks, rollers, pulverizers, and blade/motor grader; perform highway maintenance duties. This includes, but is not limited to, hand patching, crack pouring/sealing, erosion repair, roadway sealing, mowing, cleaning culverts, guardrail and sign repair, minor structure repair, concrete repair, asphalt repair, fence repair, flagging and work zone signing, and assisting with mini mack operations; perform basic snow and ice control/removal on secondary roads, generally during daylight hours. With training and more direct supervision will advance to utilizing more complex equipment on a variety of roads and weather conditions; assist in installing, repairing, and maintaining highway signs and rest areas. Operate power tools and other equipment to complete sign work. Approximately 55 percent of time is spent on this duty.

2. Building and Grounds Maintenance: Perform building and ground maintenance duties, such as shovel snow, mow and water grass, maintain fuel pumps, painting, basic carpentry, plumbing tasks, clean shop floors and work area, clean up shop grounds, minor building repairs, and maintain a safe working environment; maintenance of radio tower grounds and buildings. Approximately 15 percent of time is spent on this duty.

3. Information Technology Equipment Maintenance: Perform general routine maintenance of the Information Technology Division's roadway and radio system equipment, including cleaning of lenses of roadway weather information equipment. Approximately 5 percent of time is spent on this duty.

4. Equipment and Vehicle Maintenance: Perform minor preventive and repair maintenance on vehicles and equipment. Approximately 5 percent of time is spent on this duty.

5. Record Keeping: Maintain necessary paperwork, including time records, activity reporting, daily diary, road reports, etc. Approximately 10 percent of time is spent on this duty.

6. Highway Construction Project Duties: Receive training and perform the following construction project duties under close supervision: materials testing, construction surveys, and minor construction inspections; receive training on documentation requirements, including diaries, and inspection reports. Approximately 10 percent of time is spent on this duty.

This position is a safety-sensitive position. An employee, not already in a safety-sensitive position, who is selected for the position, but before being hired, will be required to satisfactorily complete a drug test. In addition, all employees applying for this position must sign the Drug Testing Release form (SFN 50098) and the district office will contact current and previous employers (within past two years).

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a high school diploma or GED.

Employee hired must have a valid Class B driver’s permit with air brakes with a cargo tanker endorsement the first day of work. The employee will then have 30 calendar days to take the behind-the-wheel exam and get the class B driver’s license with air brakes and with a cargo-tank endorsement. The district will make the equipment available for the employee to practice driving during these 30 days. Prior to the completion of the probationary period, the employee must have possession of a Class A driver’s license with air brakes and with a cargo-tanker endorsement.

(Preferred Qualifications) Demonstrated ability in operating equipment such as tractors with attachments (loader, mower, etc.). Demonstrated experience driving over-the-road or farm-type trucks extensively enough to safely operate DOT trucks upon being selected.

Requires work after hours, on weekends, and holidays during road and weather emergencies; ability to lift or carry several items with a total weight of 75 pounds.

Employees will not be required to have residence within a specific travel time or distance from the workplace. As determined by the district engineer or division director, employees will at times be required to report to work within 30 minutes in situations involving emergency, storm, or public safety concerns. Employees with residence outside the 30 minute requirement must make appropriate arrangements to make themselves available during such conditions.

Requires satisfactory completion of the interview process and a verifiable record of satisfactory performance in previous employment. Employment is contingent upon passing a medical screening process.

Application Procedures

Applications will ONLY be accepted online through the ND PeopleSoft System.
  • State of ND employees should access the announcement and application by signing into their ND PeopleSoft account at:, clicking on “my Career,” and selecting “Careers” in the drop down menu.
  • Applicants who are not employees of the State of North Dakota can access the announcement and application by visiting:
In addition to the online application, applicants should upload the following documents
  • Resume;
  • Cover letter (addressed to Human Resources Division);
  • Copy of their college transcript (if applicable).
Applicants claiming ND veteran’s preference must submit documentation proving their ND residency and eligibility under North Dakota Century Code 37-19.1 by uploading the following:
  • Veteran must upload a Form DD-214;
  • Disabled Veteran must upload a Form DD-214 and a current statement of disability from the Veterans Administration which is less than 1 year old;
  • Spouse of Disabled Veteran must upload a Form DD-214, a copy of the marriage certificate, and a current statement of disability from the Veterans Administration which is less than 1 year old; or
  • Spouse of a Deceased Veteran must upload a Form DD-214, a copy of the marriage certificate, and a copy of the veteran's death certificate.
Applicants who experience difficulties during the application process should contact or 701.328.3290.

Application materials will be scored based on a 100 point job related personnel system. Applications should include information which directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work. It is very important to be thorough and detailed on all your application materials.

Driving records of potential employees will be reviewed when the position requires a driver’s license. No person will be hired for a position which requires a driver’s license if any of the following apply:

  • Driver’s license is suspended, revoked, or canceled in any state, including CDL restrictions if a CDL is required for the position.

  • Driving records shows two or more convictions within a three-year period to the date of application for the following:

  • Driving with a suspended, cancelled, or revoked license

  • Fleeing in motor vehicle from law enforcement officers

  • Driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle under the influence of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more

  • NDDOT does not provide sponsorships. NDDOT affirmative action goal for this position is one other minority male.

    Applicants should contact Denise Osmond, at 701-328-4358 or in advance of the position closing date if they require accommodation during the application, recruitment, or selection processes or would like a complete Job Description Questionnaire.

    For questions regarding this position’s duties or requirements, please contact the Williston District office at 701-774-2700.

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