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Job Description and Duties

“In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 and, as a result of the COVID-19 rapid out-break, Caltrans will continue its hiring practices as they are deemed necessary to “maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure…,” Candidates who participate in the interview process will be considered essential in promoting this effort and are not in violation of Executive Order N-33-20. Virtual interviews via web portals or phone will be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. Please speak with the Hiring Unit contact for more information.”


Positions support our winter operations and are intermittent, seasonal and temporary/on call only.  Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications and possess a valid, unrestricted Class A driver’s license with Tank (N) endorsement.  Operate various types of specialty trucks and equipment used to perform snow and ice control.  Perform work in extremely cold weather conditions, perform heavy manual labor, traffic control and chain control functions. Candidate may be working for other supervisors and/or work units depending on operational needs. Candidate may be required to respond within 30 minutes.  Employment is contingent upon the candidate holding requisite skills for the position; being successful in the interview process; passing a pre-employment medical physical and a pre-employment drug test.  Applicant must have passed the examination and be reachable on the current list for this classification.  All applications must be submitted to:  DHR – Office of Classification & Hiring Services, MS 90, PO Box 168036,
Sacramento, CA 95816-8036.

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

This position is located at Beckwourth Maintenance

The scheduling for this crew is 4/10’s in the summer months, and 5/8’s in the winter months.

Required to work in a wide range of sometimes extreme conditions, including heat up to 120 degrees, cold to –15 degrees, strong winds, rain, sleet, and snow.

May be required to work overtime due to storms, emergencies, special work projects, or when the Supervisor deems that it is in the best interest of the State.

Personal safety requirements include:

A. Work boots, in good and sturdy condition, must be worn to provide foot and ankle support protection.

B. Either long or short sleeved shirts provided by Caltrans, or a safety vest is to be worn over non-safety shirts or coats.

C. Long pants.  No shorts or cutoffs.

D. Provided safety gear; hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection devices, face shields, gloves, respirator, chaps, or other safety gear must be worn when required by the Department.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Caltrans Equipment Operator II – Permanent Intermittent

$4,042.00 – $4,876.00

# of Positions:
Work Location:
Plumas County
Job Type:
Permanent Intermittent – 1500 Hours

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) an Audiogram Clearance prior to being hired.
  • Valid Class “A” Driver’s License with tanker endorsements

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Transportation
Attn: Caltrans DHR Contact
Certification Services MS-90
P O Box 168036
SacramentoCA 95816-8036

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Caltrans DHR Contact
Classification and Hiring Unit – ECOS
1727 30th Street, MS 90
SacramentoCA 95816
Closed on weekends and State Holidays
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Lisa Ciapponi
(530) 225-3050

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Caltrans EEO Office
(844) 368-3367

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Application:

unrestricted Class A driver’s license with Tank (N) endorsement.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Vocational Certificate
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Salary Range: $4,042.00 - $4,876.00