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    Summary

    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to support of road systems and other program areas. Incumbent operates and maintains engineering equipment.

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    Responsibilities

    Operates one or more heavy gasoline or diesel powered wheeled or crawler type engineering and construction equipment to excavate, backfill, grade or level earth to rough specifications on such projects as roads, ditches, or construction sites. Transports heavy equipment to job site.

    Moves earth and rock, piles brush, pulls planting equipment, etc., on mountains with steep slopes, graded curves and shoulders, rocky or soft ground, hilly forests, and other surfaces with similar rough features to grade the earth to the general contour desired on trails, roads, canals, tunnels, or construction sites. Performs rough grading as well as fine surfacing on flat or rolling terrain. May perform fine grading with closer instruction and supervision

    Adjusts equipment attachments for proper positioning and working order, making adjustments without stopping the power unit or the equipment. Steers and operates by using clutches, levers, brakes, and valves according to the slope or tilt.

    Ensures equipment is maintained in good working condition. Performs inspections, preventive maintenance, minor repairs and adjustments, and maintains proper records.   Reports major mechanical repairs to supervisor.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    10

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511045300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.