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Heavy Equipment Operator - Fort Stewart, GA

Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Detail Information
Working Title Heavy Equipment Operator - Fort Stewart, GA
Position Location Fort Stewart, GA.
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202301473AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Technical/Support I
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $48,000 - $58,000
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSUs Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for eligible employees in the following University benefit areas: and To see the value of CSU benefits in addition to wages, visit our compensation calculator
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 09/04/2023
Description of Work Unit
CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University ( CSU ). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.
To learn more about CEMMLs contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit
Position Summary
A Heavy Equipment Operator position is available at Fort Stewart, Georgia with Colorado State University ( CSU ) and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands ( CEMML ). The position will help support the Forestry Branch at Fort Stewart by providing road and trail maintenance/development support and assisting with prescribed burning at both Fort Stewart and the Hunter Army Airfield ( AAF ). This position will help maintain and enhance threatened and endangered species habitat through a variety of land management activities including prescribed burning, forest road maintenance, timber harvesting, and reforestation.
Fort Stewart is a United States Army installation located near Hinesville, Georgia, approximately 42 miles southwest of Savannah. The 280,000-acre installation hosts a variety of diverse training habitats including forest and woodland ecosystems. The installation supports year-round training from all branches of the armed services in a variety of realistic training scenarios.
Required Job Qualifications
+ A High School Diploma, General Education Development ( GED ), or equivalent required.
+ Must have a valid Class A commercial drivers license ( CDL ), with no manual transmission restrictions, at the time of employment. Maintain a valid CDL (Type A) throughout the course of employment.
+ Must obtain (and maintain) Firefighter Type II (FFT2) National Wildfire Coordinating Group ( NWCG ) certification.
+ Must have the ability to operate all forestry heavy equipment over paved and dirt roads.
+ Must be skilled in the operation, maintenance, and repair of bulldozers, dump trucks, excavators, front-end loaders, motor-graders, and tractor-trailer trucks.
+ Ability to maneuver equipment in confined areas.
+ Possess basic knowledge of terrain and soil composition to determine approach for equipment.
+ Ability to read and navigate using maps, GIS applications, aerial photographs, compasses, and GPS units.
+ Familiar with installation roads, bridges, and access ways.
+ Physically able to work outdoors and perform strenuous labor under all hazardous working conditions (e.g., intense heat, cold, high humidity, noxious plants and animals) including smoke encountered during prescribed burn operations.
+ Be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly without assistance.
+ Be able to follow directions, work collaboratively with others as part of a team, and maintain safe working standards.
+ Must obtain and maintain Georgia Level 1A Erosion and Sedimentation Certification required for moving/disturbing soil.
+ Must obtain and maintain CPR /First Aid certification.
+ Must have a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a drivers license by the employment start date.
+ The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
+ Experience working on military installations.
+ Experience working in a highly structured organization and knowledge of Army Instructions, directives, guidance, and processes.
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Departments commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Heavy Machinery Operation - Road Maintenance/Construction
+ Operate a dump truck to haul dirt and other materials over paved and dirt roads.
+ During emergencies, peak workloads, or for cross training, the employee may be required to operate a motor grader or crawler tractor under the close supervision of a government employee.
+ Duties performed may include, but are not limited to, rough grading of access-ways located on the reservation.
+ Operate a 5th-wheel type tractor/trailer equipped with air brake connections between truck, tractor, and trailer to move heavy equipment from job site to job site or to the storage yard.
+ Load and unload heavy equipment at job site or storage yard assuring load distribution, safety requirements, and established procedures are adhered to.
+ Identify job site from GIS maps, aerial photographs, or verbal instructions.
+ Determine route and deliver equipment required.
Percentage Of Time 45
Job Duty Category Heavy Equipment Maintenance, Repair, and Reporting
+ Under close supervision perform mechanical/routine maintenance and repair on a variety of gasoline and diesel-powered heavy construction equipment such as excavators, motor-graders, wheeled and crawler type tractors, pick-up trucks, small engines, pumps, and compressors.
+ Diagnose causes of mechanical operating problems and troubleshoot repairs, often having to improvise or develop methods when standard procedures for repairs are not possible while working on various types of heavy mobile equipment.
+ Manufacture or fabricate in house solutions to mechanical problems and issues thereby decreasing repair costs and downtime.
+ Use hand and power tools associated with heavy equipment and heavy truck maintenance, and repairs such as air actuated equipment, hydraulic jacks/lifts, welders, grease guns, wrenches, and other tools common to equipment maintenance.
+ Perform and document comprehensive pre-trip inspections on heavy equipment, dump trucks, pick-up trucks and tractors/trailers including but not limited to formal operating systems and airbrake checks.
+ Read and follow manufacturers instructions and safety manuals for operation of heavy equipment and power tools.
+ Use proper techniques to lift and carry heavy objects.
+ Follow verbal and/or written instructions from supervisor to complete both minor/major repairs in accordance with approved work orders or assignment objectives.
+ Communicate clearly and effectively with supervisor and other Forestry personnel.
+ Adapt work plans to changing conditions; i.e., weather, crew strength, unexpected problems with equipment, tools, projects or other unforeseen circumstances.
+ Use computers, spreadsheets, databases, and email programs for documenting work completion or communication.
Percentage Of Time 45
Job Duty Category Prescribed Burn Support
+ Support and assist government employees in conducting prescribed burning by using a tractor-plow unit, terra-torch, wildland fire engine or hand tools.
+ Use aerial photographs, GIS maps, and hand compass to plow firebreaks.
+ Work may be performed in dense forest or open areas.
+ Occasionally man a 100-foot fire tower used for coordination and communication during prescribed burning operations.
+ Use situational awareness to maintain personal safety at all times.
Percentage Of Time 10
Application Details
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than September 4, 2023, for full consideration at Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
+ Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the Cover Letter slot.
+ Resume
+ References please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Drivers License, Special Requirements/Other - Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for employment.
Search Contact Matt Ley (
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity ( is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the Universitys Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education ( .
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
References Requested
References Requested
Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
+ Cover Letter
+ Resume
Optional Documents

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