Exam Announcement Details

    Exam Title Heavy Equipment Operator 1 (Crane)
    Exam Number 7C13-20130708-PR-01
    Salary $36,186 to $39,657 per year
    Competition City-Wide Promotional
    Announcement Date 07/08/2013
    Close Date 07/26/2013
    General Definition This is skilled heavy-duty vehicle operations work, involving such equipment as earthmoving and roadbuilding vehicles, small mobile equipment with crane attachments of limited flexibility, or compactors with multiple axles or high density. Work is distinguished from the lower-level equipment operations classes by complexity of operator functions performed, which require a substantial degree of coordination. Work may include light or heavy physical labor when not operating equipment or driving it to and from the work site. Work is performed under the supervision of crew chief or supervisor.
    Union Code M. AFSCME D.C.33
    FLSA Code Non-Exempt

    Minimum Requirements

    Minimum Training, Education & Experience The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Candidates must meet requirements within 30 days after the last date for filing applications.

    Presently employed by the City of Philadelphia with permanent Civil Service status and a Performance Rating of Satisfactory or higher; AND

    One year of experience in the class of Equipment Operator II or comparable City class.


    Two years of experience in the class of Equipment Operator I.

    Physical & Medical Requirements Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
    Required Licenses & Certifications Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator’s license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to the scheduled examination and during tenure of employment in this class.
    Other Requirements
    Equivalency Statement(s)

    Application Details

    Application Procedures The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information go to: www.phila.gov/humanrelations

    The City of Philadelphia is committed to ensuring access to Civil Service examinations by providing appropriate accommodations for candidates with documented medical or religious reasons. Candidates may request an accommodation for a Civil Service examination by contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Unit of the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-2353 or 215-686-2379. The accommodation process is interactive and requires cooperation and communication between the applicant requesting a test accommodation and the EEO Unit. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis using the required documentation that is submitted. Requests are to be made in a timely manner prior to the scheduled date of the Civil Service examination.

    Only an on-line application will be accepted for this exam. Paper applications will not be accepted.

    Computers are available in the 3-1-1 Walk-In Center located in Room 167 of City Hall (Weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM) and at your local Philadelphia Free Library branch.

    For inquiries regarding City employment contact the Office of Human Resources Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM by telephone at 215-686-0881/ 0883 / 0885 or by email at hrhelpdesk@phila.gov

    ALL Applications must be received by the end of business on July 26, 2013.

    Your application will be rejected and you will be disqualified from competing in this examination if you:
    1) Do not provide your complete and accurate social security number.
    2) Attempt to practice fraud or deception in the preparation of this application

    If you provide an email address, all correspondence regarding this examination will be sent to you by e-mail only.

    Please note: It is your responsibility to notify the Office of Human Resources if you change your contact information. Changes made to your account after an application has been submitted will not be updated on your application. Please call the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-0880 or email hrhelpdesk@phila.gov to have these changes applied to specific applications. Failure to do so may result in notifications not reaching you.

    Notes to Applicants ELIGIBLE LIST

    CITYWIDE PROMOTIONAL: Departmental and interdepartmental promotional eligible lists will be established as a result of this examination. An appointment in any department may be made from either one of the above-established promotional lists as deemed appropriate by the appointing authority.

    Candidates who pass the exam and are placed on the civil service list will be retained on the list for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years after the establishment of the Eligible List.

    PREFERENCE FOR PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS: Candidates who have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to the date of the civil service examination shall have priority over all other persons receiving an identical test score.

    To receive such preference, candidates must respond to the question regarding residence when they appear to take the examination and to the supplemental question regarding residence later in this form.
    If candidates are required to appear to compete in an examination, the response on that day will be used to determine eligibility for preference for residents.
    If the examination is a training and experience evaluation, the response on this application will be used to determine eligibility for preference for residents.
    If an applicant does not respond to the appropriate residence question, it will be assumed that the applicant does not qualify for residence preference. Eligibility for residence preference must be determined by the date of the test administration. No requests for residence preference will be granted after the test administration.

    Projected Exam Date This examination will be tentatively scheduled for the week of September 23, 2013. Please note that this examination date is subject to change.

    A Published List of Candidates and/or an Eligible List is planned for the week of October 21, 2013. Please note that this date may change.
    An Eligible List may be established simultaneously with the Published List of Candidates (when an immediate need to hire exists) or upon first certification request by the hiring authority.

    Test Review In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091D, candidates may review their answer sheets and other test papers to determine if they have been scored correctly or if there has been an irregularity in the administration of the examination. Candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test. Call 215 686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review.
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