This position is within Jefferson Parish Government's Department of Public Works.
Under supervision, the purpose of the position is to perform specialized, skilled work in the operation of heavy and complex computerized construction/commercial equipment; the inspection and maintenance of equipment; and the preparation and maintenance of records and reports on the operation of equipment and assigned trucks. Employees in this class are responsible for safely and efficiently operating the complex computerized construction equipment owned by Jefferson Parish; and is responsible for the minor maintenance and servicing of the equipment. Employees in this class normally supervise a crew consisting of helpers and apprentice operators. Employees receive both general and specific assignments from superiors, who inspect the work in progress and upon completion, but employees are expected to perform with little or no supervision; using judgment and initiative to accomplish desired objectives. Performs related work as required. This position is also an essential, emergency duty status worker and may not be relieved of duty when the Parish President or his designee recommends a voluntary or mandatory evacuation of Jefferson Parish.
Current employment and permanent civil service status with Jefferson Parish and a minimum age of 18 years; OR possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum age of 18 years.
PLUS: I. Possession of a current Louisiana Class B (or higher) Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and an acceptable driving record; AND II. Minimum of six (6) months of verifiable, satisfactory work experience (or on-the-job training as verified by an appointing authority) in the operation of a municipal utilities TV inspection vehicle.
Substitution: Active certification in the pipeline assessment program by the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) may substitute for three (3) months of the required work experience.
NOTE: Proof of applicable education, certification, and licensure should be submitted with application. A valid Class B (or higher) Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from a state other than Louisiana is acceptable; however, once an offer of employment is made, applicants have ten (10) days to acquire the appropriate Louisiana CDL. Failure to obtain a Louisiana license will disqualify an applicant for permanent employment in this position.
Jefferson, Louisiana is a diverse community sprawling the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain and ending sixty miles later on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Nestled next to our famous neighbor, New Orleans. Our communities are comprised of modern high rises, historic homes, fishing piers, Mississippi River views, marsh land, contemporary and old world restaurants, flourishing industrial par...ks, and family-friendly green spaces. An area of rapid growth and business development over the past several decades, Jefferson has the ability to offer venues and accommodations to a broad spectrum. With two major convention centers and numerous recreational facilities Jefferson hosts conferences, meetings, exhibits, theatrical performances, and sports tournaments.
The Jefferson Parish Personnel Department strives to serve the public by providing the means by which the general public and current employees can learn of, apply for, and fairly compete for Parish employment opportunities. The Personnel Department further seeks to enable the Departments of Jefferson Parish to make informed decisions regarding civil service employment and assist in the appointment of qualified candidates for those Department's positions.