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Equipment Operator, ITAM

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/03
Posting End Date: 2024/05/02
Category: Construction Trades
Sub Category: Construction Maintenance
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 24.92
Maximum Salary: 32.40
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Human Resource Office (HRO)
State Personnel Branch
4794 General Manning Avenue, Building 442
Boise, Idaho 83705-8112
Telephone: (208) 801-4273

STATE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Registers established from this announcement may remain valid up to one year to fill vacancies within the same classification. 

          ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:                 24-36-MN-TEMP

          AREA OF CONSIDERATION:                    Open to current enlisted members (E-6 or below) of the Idaho National Guard; or those willing to enlist in the Idaho National Guard. (Military membership is a condition of employment)

          POSITION TITLE:                                         Equipment Operator - ITAM

          PAY GRADE:                                                     NGA-8

          POSITION CONTROL NUMBER:              9933

          CLASS CODE:                                                  20229

          SALARY RANGE:                                             $24.92 to $32.40 hourly ($51,830 to $67,384 annually) - Starting pay is typically Step 1 at $24.92/hour

          FLSA CODE:                                                      Covered

          DUTY LOCATION:                                          Idaho Military Division, Orchard Combat Training Center (OCTC), Boise, Idaho, Gowen Field - not remote
To learn more about the OCTC, please visit

         TYPE OF POSITION:                                            Military Nonclassified; Army or Air; Enlisted; Temporary/Benefitted (This is a temporary appointment. Initial appointment will not exceed 1385 hours in a rolling 12-month period. Based on organizational need, selectee may convert to Regular Appointment status without further competition if selected for a permanent position in job classification 20229 within 1 year.)

         COMPATIBLE MILITARY FIELD:                      Not Applicable

The HRO State Personnel Branch will not forward non-qualifying or incomplete application packets for consideration – ensure to attach all required information as specified below. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING.

State of Idaho Employees: When searching for a new career within the state, browse and apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State External Career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new job. Internal candidates should always use Luma Opportunities.


  • Military Division Mandatory Questions Attachment of your individual responses to mandatory questions for all applicants
  • Qualifications - Attachment of your individual responses to each of the Mandatory Requirements and each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) specified in this announcement under QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. Attach document/pdf to your application with all your responses. This is required to assess you meet all requirements for consideration. If not provided, your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.
  • Documentation identified as a Mandatory Requirement – When required, attach copies of educational diplomas, transcripts, or training certificates; or professional licenses, certifications or registrations.
  • Optional: Attach a resume and/or other supplemental documentation to support your qualifications.


(1) Except for minor traffic offenses, have you ever entered a plea of guilty, no contest, or had a withheld judgment to a felony offense?

If YES please explain on a separate paper and attach it to your application.

(2) Do you certify that I am a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a Foreign National with authorization to work in the United States

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must attach to their application individual responses addressing each requirement separately.

Mandatory Requirements (conditions of employment) Provide the requested information, address your willingness and ability to meet the applicable condition and/or how you meet the requirement. 

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-3) separately.

(1) Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard. Provide your military grade, job title, MOS/AFSC and unit of assignmentIf willing to enlist/join, please indicate your willingness and ability to enlist. If you are enlisted in another state National Guard, indicate your willingness to complete ITS.

(2) Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted state issued driver’s license (from any state), and the ability to obtain a military driver’s license to operate vehicles and specialized equipment. Provide your driver’s license number, issuing state, license expiration date, and the full name specified on the license. (Do not provide a copy of your driver’s license.) 

(3) Must have, or be eligible to obtain, and maintain a favorable T3 (SECRET) Federal Background Investigation. If a selected candidate does not have a current favorable T3, as a condition of employment he/she must submit to the investigation process immediately upon hire/appointment. (At a minimum, a favorable suitability determination by the State Security Manager is required prior to appointment into this position.) 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Applicants must have 12-months of specialized experience performing related to the duties as specified below.
 In your detailed, individualized responses describe your civilian and military education, training, and work experience as it relates to each KSA that demonstrated your related experience. KSA responses assist in verifying your qualifications and determining the best-qualified applicants.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-7) separately.

(1) Familiarity and experience with land rehabilitation equipment including, but not limited to, tractors, seeders, drill seeders, UTV’s, mowers and sprayers. Operational knowledge of 1-10-ton dump trucks, bulldozers, 2-1/2 to 5-yard front-end loaders, graders, backhoe and rubber-wheeled agricultural tractors with accessories. 

(2) Knowledge of operator safety programs. 

(3) Ability to interpret and implement instructions contained in various operator manuals. 

(4) Knowledge of the Orchard Combat Training Center (OCTC)/Orchard Training Area (OTA) maneuver areas and road network maintenance requirements. 

(5) Ability to interpret work orders and implement project instructions. 

(6) Ability to perform project status reports. 

(7) Ability to prepare a project work plan. 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Refer to the position description below.

a. Each person hired will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States and may be subject to a criminal background check.
b. Refer to the position description for the Mandatory Requirements for this position.
c. Military Nonclassified employees are required to comply with military standards and wear the appropriate uniform.
d. Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard. Loss of military membership or compatible military grade/status will result in loss of employment.
e. The State of Idaho, Military Division is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, and disability or age (which does not interfere with job accomplishment or job eligibility based upon the position description Mandatory Requirements). Appropriate consideration shall be given to veterans in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

PERSONNEL MANAGER CERTIFICATION: The title, series, grade, duties and responsibilities are complete and accurate as written and a current or projected vacancy exists as advertised.

                                                                                              Gloria A. Duncan
                                                                                              Supervisory Human Resource Specialist
                                                                                              Military Division – State Personnel Branch

Applications are accepted online only. State employees must apply in Luma after logging in; non-state employees need to apply on the career website. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the HRO office by phone 208-801-4273/4276 or email [email protected] and [email protected] to discuss alternative options.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Military Division.

By submitting your application, you are certifying all answers and statements are true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that should an investigation disclose untruthful or misleading answers, your application may be rejected, name removed from consideration, or employment with the State terminated.


INTRODUCTION: These positions are assigned to the Construction and Facilities Management Office (CFMO) or the Idaho Training Center (ITC), Orchard Combat Training Center (OCTC), Idaho Army National Guard (IDARNG), functioning within the State of Idaho – Military Division. The primary purpose of these positions is to operate, inspect and maintain construction equipment in support of the road network and firing ranges within the OCTC and projects in support of the IDARNG’s Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Program to include Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA) and the Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM).


1. Operates a wide range of complex construction equipment, under conditions requiring technical skills, to include 1 to 10-ton dump trucks, bulldozers, front-end loaders, backhoes, rubber-wheeled agricultural tractors with accessories, sweeping and snow-removal equipment, and other related equipment. Incumbent’s duties include leveling, grading, excavation, filling, compacting; trenching; and operation of forklifts, cranes and rigging equipment. 

2. Maintains and prepares equipment for use. Performs operator maintenance such as inspecting, cleaning and lubricating equipment; performs preventive maintenance. Adjusts and changes operating attachments such as dozer and grader blades, buckets, clamshells and draglines. Replaces worn steel cables and wire ropes. 

3. Performs technical construction equipment functions. Determines most efficient type and application of equipment in various construction operations. Interprets construction surveys and uses data such as profiles, volumes, grade alignment and slope ratio to determine requirements and ensure projects are constructed to specifications. Evaluates machinery capability and determines rigging necessities to accomplish tasks. 

4. Assists the Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA) Coordinator with monitoring military training units, assessing maneuver damage within the training areas and maneuver trails, conducting vegetation surveys, data collection and other RTLA projects as assigned. Uses professional grade field equipment such as GPS units and cameras to collect data. 

5. Promotes a respectful workplace that complies with policies of the Adjutant General. Observes and ensures compliance with all Whistleblower Protection Program, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), security, environmental, and workplace safety practices, policies and regulations at all times. Maintains a safe and drug/ alcohol free workplace. Makes a determined effort to coordinate and communicate with other staff members to ensure an efficient and respectful work place. Acts as role model and upholds superior personal integrity. 

6. Performs other related duties and projects as necessary or assigned. 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The incumbent works under general supervision and is guided by the policies of the Idaho Training Center (ITC) Commander, Construction and Facilities Management Officer (CFMO), OCTC Manager, the Adjutant General, and the regulations and standards established by Department of the Army (DA), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and the multiple supported ARNG Training Support System (TSS) programs including the Sustainable Range Program (SRP), Range and Training Land Program (RTLP), Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program, Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA), and the Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM).

PERSONAL WORK CONTACTS: The incumbents’ contacts are with the military, federal technician, and state personnel of the Idaho Military Division/Idaho National Guard and the members and support personnel of various uniformed service units training at Gowen Field.

WORK CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL EFFORT: Works with heavy construction equipment. The majority of work is performed outdoors and involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomforts. Work requires exposure to year-round weather conditions including high and low temperature extremes and adverse weather conditions. Work exposes incumbent to environmental factors such as insects, poisonous plants, snakes and small mammals. Incumbent may work in the vicinity of explosive devices, live fire ranges, noise hazards, and in and around heavy machinery, construction equipment and related work sites. May be required to work long and/or irregular hours; walking, standing, and crouching over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces/terrain; heavy lifting; positioning and carrying of equipment; frequent bending, stooping, reaching and climbing up and down equipment; and driving over rough, rocky terrain.

FLSA Overtime Code: C (Covered; time and one-half) 
EEOC: F08 (Skilled Craft) 
WCC: 9015 

  • State Benefits:

    The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

    *Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.