The Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission is one of the largest organizations servicing both Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. In both counties we manage the park systems, but in Prince George’s county we also develop the public’s recreation programs.
Our Department of Parks & Recreation, the Maintenance & Development Division (M&D) is the largest division in Parks & Recreation. We provide high quality maintenance and maintenance support services for all of the parks and recreation facilities within Prince George’s County. We have six major work areas: Fleet Management, Buildings & Structures (Trade Shops), Horticulture & Forestry (Roads & Grounds), Major Maintenance & Inspection, Critical Projects (Aquatics, Sustainability, Heavy Equipment and Roads and Grounds and ADA) and the Administrative section.
We offer an: excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision, as well as 43 paid vacation/sick/holiday/personal days the first year; opportunities for advancement and steady employment. You may be required to come in for storm and emergency work.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
This position is located in the Heavy Equipment/Roads and Grounds unit of the Critical Projects Section which provides landscape horticulture throughout the park system. This position resides under Heavy Equipment (HE) which is responsible for various types of grading and excavation projects including: demolition, storm water system repairs/installation, building parking lots and trails and renovating athletic fields. In coordination with other shops, maintenance yards, Commission contractors and government agencies, this unit will coordinate or implement projects in snow removal, material transport and more.
As an Equipment Operator II, you major responsibilities will be to run the backhoes, track loaders, Bob Cats, motor graders, Gradall, excavators, Dozers and other pieces of construction equipment to grade, excavate, and renovate athletic fields, demolitions, storm water system repairs/installations, parking lots and trails. In order to accomplish these tasks you may need to grade or level a road or trail, as well as be able to lay a site out using a transit, string lines or basic measuring devices to determine elevations as needed. As an on-site team lead, you will need to track daily work orders including man hours, equipment usage and the coming/going of daily loads. As one of the essential team members for the Prince George’s County snow removal team, your role will be to insure that the roads within the County are continually salted and plowed as needed, as well as conducting daily walk-around inspections of your equipment to trouble-shoot as needed. You will of course keep a daily log in accordance with DOT standards. Must observe all safety protocols.
This position requires that you transport material (such as stone, dirt, concrete and asphalt) and equipment (such as trucks, bulldozers, large excavators and off road trucks) using dump trucks or tractor trailers. Some leadership experience would be preferred and you should be a team player who gets along with other employees. The ability to read a map is also essential.
Class A CDL Is Required at Time of Employment
(Work Hours are 6:00 am – 2:45 pm)
High school diploma or Certificate of General Educational Development (GED).
Three years of equipment operation, including a minimum of one year of experience using heavy equipment.
Must possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements at time of employment. Driver's license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions or points that could limit the employee's ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.
Successfully pass Commission medical examination.
Internal Number: 10657
About The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Created in 1927, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission embodies the vision of forward-looking community leaders who saw the need to plan for orderly development and protection of the natural resources in the two suburban counties bordering the District of Columbia. During the Commission's proud 80 plus years of existence, the population of the area it serves has increased to more than 1.6 million residents who inhabit a bi-county area of great economic, racial, ethnic and geographic diversity.The Commission's facilities, programs and responsibilities have constantly evolved and expanded to keep pace with the needs of this vibrant community. From assuming responsibility for the entire public recreation program in Prince George's County in the '70s, to building and strengthening ongoing regional business partnerships, the Commission has continued to plan, fund and deliver quality, innovative programs, facilities and services for over three-quarters of a century. M-NCPPC benefits the citizens of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties by Turning Visions Into Reality.