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Crane Operator

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Massena, NY posted May 3, 2021.

SummaryLocated in the Maintenance Division in Massena, NY.

You will operate and maintain a variety of equipment including cranes, trucks with permitted loads, tractor trailer, tractors, backhoes, air compressors, front end loaders, road graders, bulldozers, gatelifter, etc.

May be assigned to Marine Services for buoy runs.

This is a 12 month register.

First referral of applicants will be 21 days after posting, than when vacancies occur.

Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesAs a Crane Operator, you will:Operates all conventional and hydraulic cranes with various attachments to lift equipment, personnel and material at or near crane capacity.

Accuracy is critical and worksites restrict maneuverability requiring extreme boom lengths and angles.Operates crane on buoy barge to place and remove buoys; and to pick other equipment, personnel and material as required within the capacity of the crane.Operates floating gatelifter, including all boom and ballast controls; and during special lifts of other loads within the design parameters of the gatelifter.Performs daily inspection and maintenance on equipment; reports all major maintenance or possible safety problems and makes repairs when necessary.

Repairs systems or components such as diesel or gas engines, automatic/manual transmissions, heavy duty drive line systems, and fuel, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems and controls.

Operates fifth wheel or tractor trailer type vehicle and single body type trucks of varying capacities to haul materials/equipment including hazardous materials such as petroleum products.Loads material with equipment such as front-end loader, backhoe, crane, etc., ensuring proper load distribution.Maintains all necessary records/reports in conformance with SLSDC, Federal, State and local regulations.PHYSICAL EFFORT FOR ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Work requires frequent bending, reaching, stretching, climbing, crouching, turning and moving of hands, arms, feet, and legs.

Good hand, foot and eye coordination is required.

Strain may be caused by vibration of equipment and jerking and jolting from operating in strained positions, and making continual control changes to maneuver the crane around obstructions.

May be required to lift up to 50 pounds, and often puts forth similar effort in pushing, pulling, turning, and positioning items.

Lifts and moves heavier items with the assistance of other workers and/or lifting devices.WORKING CONDITIONS FOR ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Work is performed indoors or outside in all types of weather, in open/enclosed drivers seats or cabs, on land or water.

Is exposed to noise, vibration, dust, oil, dirt, and fumes.

May be subject to hazards causing cuts, burns, shocks, bruises, broken bones, drowning, etc.

The equipment, tools, and tasks involved with this position require the employee to constantly apply safe work methods and special care to avoid injuries to self and other workers.The ideal candidate will have industrial and construction experience operating cranes up to 150 ton capacity.Travel Required Occasional travel
– Some travel is required.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 Job family (Series) 5725 Crane Operating Similar jobs Boom Crane Operators Crane Operators Operators, Boom Crane Operators, Crane Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.

You must meet specialized experience to qualify.

Review required documents section, documents may be required.

Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: You will be subject to a pre-employment and post-employment background investigation process which includes a fingerprint check.TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).PHYSICAL EXAM REQUIRED: You will be required to successfully complete a physical exam and a functional capacity test, at the expense of the Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Seaway, before being placed in the position.FEDERAL DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING FOR CDL POSITIONS: This position is a Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP) and CDL drivers are subject to pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, follow-up and post-accident testing for illegal drug and alcohol use.TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: If selected for a temporary appointment, you may only be employed/paid for up to a 12 month period.LICENSE REQUIREMENT: This position requires that you possess and maintain a State issued Class A CDL.

A copy of your valid license must be uploaded and submitted with your application.CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: You must have a valid New York State (NYS) Crane Operator Class A or B Certificate of Competence OR a valid National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) Mobile Crane Operator Certification for Telescopic Boom Cranes-Swing Cab.

A copy of your valid certification must be uploaded and submitted with your application.

QualificationsQualifications for the position are based on the training, experience, or other requirements that determine which applicants would be able to perform satisfactorily in the position to be filled.

To qualify at the WG-11 level, you need to have industrial and construction experience operating cranes up to 150-ton capacity.

Verification of this experience must be described in your resume.

Your application will be rated on the following job elements:Ability to do the work of the position.Operation of Motor Vehicles.Work practices (Ability to work safely).Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc.

(related to mobile equipment operation).Ability to Drive and Operate Safely.As part of the assessment process eligible applicants will be required to come to Massena, NY to perform a Crane Operator hands-on test (pass/fail).

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position.

Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume.For all types of consideration, experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.EducationAdditional informationReimbursements for testing and interview expenses are not authorized.

You are responsible for all costs involved with traveling to Massena, NY.

If eligible for the hands-on-test, you will be contacted directly by the hiring agency to schedule the test.

After the initial 21 day review, applications will be rated as vacancies occur on an “as needed” basis.

Be sure to keep your application up-to-date during the 12-month open period.This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.


If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.

Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

To compete with U.S.

Citizens: If you meet the qualification requirements and pass the hands-on-test, your application will be scored and placed in one of two categories: Highly Qualified and Qualified which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions.

Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.

If your resume does not support the specialized experience or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.To compete with other competitive status government employees: If you meet the qualification requirements and pass the hands-on-test, your application will be scored based upon your responses to the vacancy questions.

The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.

If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.Eligible Federal employees also seeking consideration for noncompetitive reassignment for this position, must indicate interest in the assessment.

In eligibility question 14: select Yes/Other/Former Incumbency of a Position brought into the Competitive Servic

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