Salary $57,516.00 Annually
Job Type Various
Job Number 1920-196
Closing Date & Time 2/5/2020 at 4:30 PM Hawaii
Location Kapaa Baseyard, HI
Time Department of Water

Description Equipment Operator II (BC-09):

Equipment Operator II (BC-09)
Equipment Operator II

Recruitment Number

Please note that this recruitment will close at 4:30 p.m. HST on February 5, 2020.

Promotional rate is determined by collective bargaining agreements or Pay Administration Policy as applicable.  Recruitment No.: 1920-196 Intra Departmental
Intra: Limited to civil service employees employed by the County of Kauai, Department of Water
Eligible lists may be used for temporary and permanent vacancies for the class of work during the life of the eligible list.  Temporary appointments may lead to conversion to permanent employment.

Duties Summary

As a major work assignment, operates and maintains medium-sized motorized equipment such as rollers 5 tons and over, loaders, backhoes, trucks with dumpster of 6 cubic yard capacity and over but less than 12 cubic yards, tank trucks of 1200 gallon capacity and over, and other medium-sized motorized equipment to excavate and grade earth and transport materials, equipment and supplies used in the construction and maintenance of highways, buildings, parks, and adjacent areas; may perform manual work tasks in construction with general construction and maintenance work, and performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements For Equipment Operator II (BC-09)

Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the filing date of their application unless otherwise specified.

Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. Your possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must be of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Note: Calculation of experience is based on full-time, 40-hour workweeks. Part-time experience must be pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours per week is equivalent to six months of experience. In addition, hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours per week is equivalent to one year, not one and one-half years.

Training and Experience: Experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality to show competence in the operation and maintenance of motorized equipment representative of the class.

Applicants must be certified by the Equipment Operator Trainer to operate a MINI EXCAVATOR AND DUMP TRUCK WITH TRAILER

License Requirement: As applicable, possess the appropriate Commercial Driver’s License and applicable endorsements, current State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Medical Examination Certificate and any other license required by law prior to appointment.

Applicant must possess a valid CDL A and Current State of Hawaii DOT Medical Examiners Certificate.

Knowledge of:
methods of operating at least two of the motorized equipment representative of the class, general construction, and maintenance practices as they related to the operation of motorized equipment; laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations governing the operation of motor vehicles on streets and highways; hazards and safety precautions applicable to the operation of motorized equipment representative of this class.

Ability to: operate at least two of the motorized equipment representative of this class skillfully and safely; recognize mechanical and operational defects and taken steps to have such defects corrected; understand and follow oral and written instructions; perform heavy lifting, moving and carrying typical of the class.

Health and Physical Condition Requirements:  Persons seeking appointments to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for the performance of the duties.

Physical Effort Grouping: Heavy

Additional Job Information for Equipment Operator II (BC-09)

Required Forms and Documentation:

  1. Copy of a valid CDL A
  2. Copy of a valid State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Medical Examiners Certificate

Note: Copy of your CDL A and DOT Medical Certificate must be submitted in order to be given credit.  Copies will not be returned. 

Mail or drop off: Department of Human Resources, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 140, Lihu’e, HI  96766 or email at [email protected] within 7 calendar days from filing this application.  Office hours are Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
EXAMINATION: The examination will consist of a qualifying performance evaluation.

  • Please note exams are held ONLY on Kaua’i.  We do NOT conduct testing in other jurisdictions. 
  • When attending the qualifying performance exam, please be prompt.  There will be no admittance if you are late. 
  • The qualifying performance test is scheduled for the week of February 17-21, 2020 on the Mini Excavator and Dump Truck with Trailer.

For further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the Internal Complaint and Merit Appeals Board Processes please visit our website at www.kauai.gov. 

NOTE: Persons selected for employment will be required to pass a suitability background investigation which may include, but not limited to, an oral interview, reference check, drug screening, pre-employment medical exam, psychological assessment, polygraph test, as applicable to the position to their employment. 

Benefits of Equipment Operator II (BC-09):

What are the benefits of being a County Employee?
Vacation: Based on the different bargaining union contracts.

Sick Leave: Based on the different bargaining union contracts.

Holidays: 13 days per year plus certain election days.

Retirement: The County provides the State of Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) for eligible employees.

Social Security: The County matches the employee’s social security compensation.

Health Insurance: The County pays a part of the premiums for each eligible employee’s enrollment in a State-sponsored Medical, Drug, Vision, and Adult Dental Plan, (The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund).

Flexible Spending Accounts: Eligible employees may increase their take-home pay by having the County deduct the cost of health care premiums before payroll taxes are withheld.

Group Life Insurance: The County provides a free life insurance policy for employees.

Workers’ Compensation/Accidental Injury Leave/Temporary Disability Insurance.

Other Benefits: Employees are eligible to join the Government Employees Federal Credit Union, and State of Hawaii Island Savings Plan.

Benefits are subject to legislative and negotiated changes.

Equipment Operator II (BC-09)

Agency County of Kaua‘i
Address 4444 Rice Street, Suite 140

Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, 96766
Phone (808) 241-4964
Website http://www.kauai.gov/HumanResources



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