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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Mobile Equipment Operator 1-2 in Plaquemine, Louisiana

Mobile Equipment Operator 1-2

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Mobile Equipment Operator 1-2


$2,223.86 - $3,727.00 Monthly


Plaquemine, LA

Job Type


Job Number



DOTD-Engineering & Operations


District 61- Baton Rouge

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/10/2023 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

DISTRICT 61 - UNIT 550 – Iberville

JOB NUMBER: 61/90164/MEO1/05.26.2023-VC


Please visit our DOTD Career Center for more information about our agency:

This job posting will be used to fill two positions. Position Numbers: 10330 & 90164

MOBILE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 1-Class D, Chauffeurs License will be required upon appointment.Starting salary for MEO-1 is $12.83/hourly; this job title receives Premium Pay in the amount of $1.00/hour for all hours worked. An additional 10% optional pay when attaining permanent status.

MOBILE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 2-Class A, Commercial Driver’s License will be required upon appointment. Starting salary for MEO-2 is $13.72/hourly; this job title receives Premium Pay in the amount of $1.00/hour for all hours worked. An additional 10% optional pay when attaining permanent status.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Mobile Equipment Operator 1 or 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

DOTD EMPLOYEES: Refer to appropriate EDSM directive for required structured training requirements and PPM # 59 Workforce Development on training guidelines

“The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities. DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type.”

For further information about this vacancy contact:

David Moore

Area C Engineering Technician 7




No experience or training is required.


May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license or commercial driver's license.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To operate mobile equipment (such as that enumerated below) to accomplish transportation, maintenance, or construction tasks.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from a foreman or other higher level maintenance, supervisory, or administrative personnel.

Supervision Exercised:

May exercise functional over lower graded equipment operators or laboring personnel.

Location of Work:

May be used by all agencies, statewide.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Mobile Equipment Operator--Light by the requirement to operate larger mobile equipment with more complicated operating and handling characteristics.

Differs from Mobile Equipment Operator 2 by the restriction to primary operation of equipment that is lighter and/or less complicated to operate.

Examples of Work

Job Duties:

50% Operates the following heavy equipment, as needed: Asphalt Distributor (truck mounted), Backhoes, Front end loaders, Bucket/ladder trucks, Cranes/draglines (lifting capacity >20,000 lbs but <40,000 lbs, Dozers (<140 HP), Dump truck (tandem axle or trailer dump), Gradalls, Hot mix pavers (<40 HP), Motor Grader, Lowboys, Milling machines (<90 HP), Road planer ,Road widener (<90 HP), Sewer Cleaners (truck mounted), Striping machines, Sweepers, Track hoes (excavators), Under bridge inspection units (trailer mounted)

40% Operates skid steers, rollers, jet air patcher, 72+-hp tractors with 15ft. bat wing mowers, and tractor mounted slope mower. Installs and maintains temporary traffic control devices and serves as a flag person during traffic control operations. Uses a variety of hand tools such as: shovels, rakes, jackhammer, demolition saw, chain saw, string trimmer, and pole saw. Performs manual task such as pothole patching, manual cutting of bush and grass, ditch digging, cleaning buildings, assisting in mud jack operations, cutting trees, removing dead animal carcasses, collecting litter, cleaning & repairing of Asphaltic Concrete and Portland Cement Concrete Pavements as well as bridge decks, and other manual tasks as need to accomplish the department’s mission.

5% Performs minor repairs, services, preventative maintenance, and cleans equipment in accordance with operator’s manual and manufacture’s recommendations to keep equipment operating efficiently and safely.

5% May be required to perform other duties as necessary, including, but not limited to, emergency/disaster support activities.


Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (,

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (, among others


    Are you a permanent LA-DOTD employee?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you a probational LA-DOTD employee?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you a current or former employee of the State of Louisiana?

  • Yes

  • No


    If so, for which state agency(ies) do you/did you work and during what time period(s)? If not, indicate "NA".


    To ensure compliance with PPM #9, DOTD Nepotism Policy, please list the name and relationship with any immediate family members that are currently employed by the LA-DOTD. Please type "N/A" if there are no immediate family members?


    What are your career interests?

    Required Question


State of Louisiana


For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462



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