As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancy may be filled from this recruitment as a Mobile Equipment Operator 1, Mobile Equipment Operator 2 or Mobile Equipment Operator 1/Heavy depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). Please refer to the 'Job specifications' tab located at the top of the La Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
No prior work experience required for MEO-1; however, a Class D license is required upon appointment. For the MEO-2 position, one year work experience and a valid Louisiana Class "A" CDL license are required upon appointment. MEO1/Heavy requires valid Class A Commercial Driver's License upon appointment.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
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Area Maintenance Specialist
No experience or training is required.
May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license or commercial driver's license.
Function of Work:
To operate mobile equipment (such as that enumerated below) to accomplish transportation, maintenance, or construction tasks.
Level of Work:
General from a foreman or other higher level maintenance, supervisory, or administrative personnel.
May exercise functional over lower graded equipment operators or laboring personnel.
Location of Work:
May be used by all agencies, statewide.
Differs from Mobile Equipment Operator-Light by the requirement to operate larger mobile equipment with more complicated operating and handling characteristics.
Differs from Mobile Equipment Operator 2 by the restriction to primary operation of equipment that is lighter and/or less complicated to operate.
Examples of Work
Operation of one or more of the types of equipment enumerated must be the primary, regular, and recurring function of the job.
Operates field tractor with power ratings up to and including 52 horsepower; tractors may be equipped with attachments such as bush hogs, belly attachments, blades, loaders, hoes, etc.
Operates field tractors with gang mowers up to eight feet across.
Operates dump trucks with rated capacity of six yards or less.
Operates vans and stake-body or flat bed trucks with load ratings over one ton and up to four tons.
Operates buses with 12 to 25 passenger capacity.
Operates forklifts with lifting capacity over 10,000 lbs. or lift height over 12 feet.
Operates steel wheel rollers.
Transports patients, students, workers, or other persons between homes and institutions, on trips on and/or off institution or agency grounds.
Operates auxiliary equipment such as asphalt kettle, mud jack, concrete mixer (over two bag capacity), air compressor, jack- hammer, etc. as required.
Provides guidance to and oversees work of lower graded operators and laborers, as required.
May be required to operate any equipment enumerated for the Mobile Equipment Operator-Light when necessary to accomplish work objectives.
Makes minor repairs to equipment and performs user maintenance necessary to keep equipment in clean, good working order.
Operates front end-loaders, dump trucks, and other equipment in the maintenance and repair of railroad tracks.