Equipment Operator B (Seasonal) – Clear Creek Forest District

Equipment Operator B (Seasonal) – Clear Creek Forest District

Website Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Find Your Passion for Public Service!

 Do you enjoy working outdoors and have experience operating heavy equipment? Join the Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Clear Creek Forest District and share your skills operating equipment and vehicles to maintain district roads, trails, and facilities. Experience the satisfaction of public service while enjoying professional career growth and numerous promotional opportunities!


 As an Equipment Operator B (Seasonal) – Clear Creek Forest, you will use equipment and vehicles which require a Class A Commercial Driver’s License and perform manual work in the construction and maintenance of state forest infrastructure, forest fire protection, and other duties related to Clear Creek Forest District operations. You will perform vital work assisting with wildland fire prevention, pre-suppression, and suppression activities as well as general work projects, maintenance and repair work, and safety checks and inspections. You may also have the opportunity to serve as lead worker directing a small crew and demonstrating the operation of assigned equipment to other employees. Let your experience shine and your career grow with our team! 

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

This is a seasonal, full-time position without benefits. The season runs from approximately March until November at which the employee is placed on leave without pay.
Work hours will vary: Regular: Monday – Wednesday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Thursday 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM with a 30-minute lunch, Friday off. 
Fire Season: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM with a 30-minute lunch.
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.



Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

One year of experience as an Equipment Operator A; or 
Two years of experience in the operation of heavy construction and specialized maintenance equipment used at this level with a gross vehicle weight of 32,001 pounds or more; or 
Any equivalent combination of experience or training.

Necessary Special Requirements:

You must possess a valid Class C Pennsylvania driver’s license.

Conditions of Employment:

You must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Other Requirements:

You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
You must be able to perform essential job functions. 

Legal Requirements:

A conditional offer of employment will a drug screening. 

How to Apply:

Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 


Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at

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If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date. 


The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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