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Salary: $3,906.00 - $4,497.00
Posted: 06/06/2013

Job Description:
The reporting location for this position is the Roads, Trails, and Maintenance Shop at Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Weott, but this position may be assigned to work short-term at other locations within the District or in other Districts around the state. The State Park Equipment Operator works throughout the District and State performing the full range of duties in the transportation and operation of all types of heavy equipment. The North Coast Redwoods District has over 400 miles of maintained backcountry roads spread over 21 state parks that span 200 miles of the Northern California Coast. It also has a very ambitious watershed restoration program. Maintaining and removing these roads requires working long days in remote and isolated areas that are hot in the summer and cold and wet in the winter. This position performs watershed restoration work on steep and rugged land located throughout the District. It is desirable that applicants have a minimum of 1000 hours of previous watershed restoration work experience on a 50,000lb or larger excavator or a 40,000lb or larger dozer of which 500 hours must be on slopes greater than 40%. Watershed restoration work includes the full and partial re-contouring of road prisms and stream crossing excavations/removal. It is also desirable that the applicants have successfully completed wild land fire training. For project efficiency, equipment operators either work extended days or are required to travel, stay in motels or set up spike camps when commercial lodging is not available or practical. The Roads, Trails, and Resource Maintenance program has ample spike camp equipment including individual tents, sleeping bags, wall tents, rain flys, cooking stoves, and ice chests for your comfort. In addition to road maintenance and road removal projects, this position annually installs and removes two Bailey Bridges. They also perform a variety of resource management projects in close coordination with the District’s Environmental Scientist. A class “A” driver’s license with tank endorsement is required and this position is subject to the Commercial Driver’s License Alcohol and Drug Program Testing. Please provide proof of eligibility with application. The incumbent’s work schedule will be Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. State housing is not available. For further information regarding this position, please contact Brian Merrill at (707) 445-5344 or

Please send your completed Standard State Application, Form 678, to the contact address listed below. Please note the position number on the application and include any necessary documentation required to be eligible for the job.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 549 - 635 - 6389 - 001
Location County
North Coast Redwoods District / Humboldt Redwoods State Park HUMBOLDT
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
06/20/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
1416 9th Street, Room 1018
Sacramento, 95814
Brian Merrill
(707) 445-5344

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