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TENTATIVE          

 

 

 Occ. Code 7389200

                                                                                                   

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR, GRADE 13

7389200

SUPERVISING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR, GRADE 17

7389400

COORDINATOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTION, GRADE 21

1466500

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

          Equipment Operator Instructors train and certify equipment operators and their supervisors to operate a wide variety of self‑propelled equipment and to prepare operators to obtain a Commercial Drivers License. Positions are classified only in the Department of Transportation.

 

CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR: performs individual and group training and certification for equipment operators and supervisors.

 

SUPERVISING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR: one position per region to plan, coordinate and supervise all Equipment Operator Instructors (four to six) in the assigned region.

 

COORDINATOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTION: one‑position class; coordinates, directs, and monitors the development and implementation of equipment operator training programs for the agency.


RELATED CLASSES

 

Highway Maintenance Supervisors 1 and 2 supervise, plan, organize, and coordinate the activities of work crews that perform a variety of highway maintenance and repair and snow removal and ice control activities.

 

Highway Maintenance Workers 1 and 2 operate a variety of self-propelled and other equipment to maintain and repair highway pavements, shoulders, roadsides, drainage areas, traffic signs, and pavement markings and to control snow and ice.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR: under the general supervision of a Supervising Equipment Operator Instructor, conducts assessments to determine the ability of staff to operate equipment; conducts training programs in the proper operation and maintenance of a wide variety of self-propelled construction equipment, such as small and large trucks (including those used in one-person plowing), loaders, excavators, graders, pavers, snow blowers, bulldozers and rollers on both an individual and group basis; instructs operators and supervisors in proper safety procedures; demonstrates equipment maintenance procedures; corrects deficiencies; prepares operators to obtain Commercial Drivers License and learners permits; and certifies equipment operators and supervisors in the use of equipment.

 

SUPERVISING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR: under the general direction of the Coordinator Equipment Operator Instruction, plans, organizes, and supervises the work of the Equipment Operator Instructors; develops training schedules and prioritizes training requests for the Highway Maintenance Workers; evaluates training programs; compiles and maintains records of training activities; compiles technical training materials, manuals, and charts; and serves as lead evaluator and instructor at specialty equipment training programs. In addition to the primary duties listed above, incumbents also manage their respective regions Regional Equipment pool; serve as the regional point of contact for the Statewide Equipment Pool; schedule and rent equipment as necessary; provide technical advice beyond traditional instruction, such as creating specifications and evaluating equipment; and coordinate emergencies. This latter functional role is identified as Regional Equipment Coordinator.

 

COORDINATOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTION: under the general direction of higher level managers, develops training curriculum and lesson plans; coordinates, directs, and monitors the operator and supervisory training programs, primarily for Highway Maintenance Workers; plans and coordinates the Transportation Maintenance Division specialty training program; conducts field visits to monitor and review operational tasks related to training needs; determines appropriate equipment utilization levels; evaluates field reports of equipment performance; attends pre‑delivery equipment meetings; serves as manager of the Statewide Equipment Pool, as well as Logistics Section Chief in the Main Office Incident Command System Structure; and assists Transportation Maintenance Engineers in implementing policies and directives.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR

 

Open Competitive: four years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of self-propelled, heavy construction equipment, including at least three of the following: bulldozers, excavators, graders, pavement wideners, industrial or crawler-type tractors, heavy dump trucks with a plow and wing configuration, pavers, front-end loaders, backhoes, or other similar heavy construction equipment; and six months of satisfactory experience as a recognized instructor in the operation and maintenance of heavy construction equipment, as listed above, or of trucks over thirteen tons in weight. Candidates must possess and maintain a valid New York State Class A Commercial Drivers License without an air brake restriction.

 

SUPERVISING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as Equipment Operator Instructor, and possession of a valid New York State Class A Commercial Drivers License without an air brake restriction.

 

COORDINATOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTION

 

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as Supervising Equipment Operator Instructor, and possession of a valid New York State Class A Commercial Drivers License without an air brake restriction.

 

Revised:  1/16

 

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.