Equipment Operator Instructor

Grade 13

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Equipment Operator Instructor

    Grade 13

  2. Supvg Equipment Operator Instructor

    Grade 17

  3. Coord Equipment Operator Instruction

    Grade 21

Summary of Job Description

As an Equipment Operator Instructor, you would conduct equipment operator assessment, certification, and training programs on a regularly scheduled basis within a Department of Transportation Region. Specialized training sessions may be occasionally required in other regions throughout the state. Training will be performed on a wide variety of self-propelled construction equipment as well as heavy dump trucks with plow and wing. In addition, you would compile and maintain records of training activities and prepare other reports as required by the Supervising Equipment Operator Instructor. You would also conduct individual training sessions for equipment operators to prepare them for the Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Drivers Licensure Test.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of examination, you must have:

1. four years experience in the operation and maintenance of at least THREE of the following types of self-propelled heavy construction equipment: excavators, graders, pavement wideners, bulldozers, heavy dump trucks with a plow and wing configuration, pavers, front end loaders, and backhoes; AND

2. six months experience as a DESIGNATED INSTRUCTOR in the operation and maintenance of complex heavy construction equipment or trucks over thirteen tons in weight. A designated instructor is someone who has provided classroom, shop, over-the-road or work site training on complex heavy equipment.

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How to Apply

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Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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