Crane Operator
Department of the Army - Sallisaw, OK

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

Who May Apply:
US Citizens

ICTAP Eligibles


National Crane Operator Certification is required.

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required.

Pre-employment physical is required.

Pre-employment drug test is required.

Business travel may be required up to 15% of the time.

Moving expenses are not authorized and will NOT be paid.

You will operate various sizes and types of cranes, including a 75-ton truck-mounted hydraulic crane. You will motor the truck-mounted crane between projects, ensuring that necessary equipment is delivered to the sites, and you will have total responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the crane. In addition, you will regularly perform the following duties:
• Manipulate swing, boom and hoisting controls to load and unload equipment and supplies, dig and move rock and earth, and lift and set items, exercising extreme caution.
• Inspect controls, brakes, cables, clutches, and sheaves, ensuring preventive maintenance are performed when necessary.
• Operate a crane to perform maintenance and repair work on a navigation system.
In the absence of the regular crane operator or during emergencies, you will operate a 28-ton rough terrain hydraulic crane and a tract-mounted crane of 200-ton capacity from barges and land.

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate the ability to do the work of a Crane Operator without more than normal supervision. This includes the ability to operate a crane at or near the crane’s lifting capacity to pick up, position, and lower objects; use a crane to dig and remove rock or earth; perform preventative maintenance on cranes (or equivalent experience).

You will also be rated on the following job elements:
•Operation of a Crane
•Work Practices
•Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc.
•Ability to Operate a Crane Safely
•Ability to Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicles) & Reliability and Dependability as a Crane Operator


The crane operator has to make continual control changes to maneuver the crane and load around obstructions, to stay within the lifting capacity, and to position the load at the desired location. This requires heavy effort in pushing, pulling and depressing the various levers, clutches, and brakes. The employee is subject to strain caused by vibrations and from jerking and jolting motions of the crane. The work occasionally requires lifting or moving objects, which weight over 50 pounds.


Subject to hazards of moving machinery, swinging loads, overturning and breaking of cables. Performs work under changing weather conditions. Normally works in close proximity to workmen on the ground or deck of plant. Is exposed to noise, heat, dust, dirt, grease, and fumes from machinery. There is some danger in working from a barge as there is a possibility of drowning if the crane overturns into the water when being driven on or off the barge and when positioning crane on the barge.

To be eligible for this position, you must also possess the following:

1.) National Crane Operator Certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) with the following designations:

Telecoping Boom Cranes Swing Cab (TLL)
Lattice Boom Crawler Crane (LBC)

2.) Valid Commercial Driver's License

Note: You must submit a copy of both of the above requirements along with your application package to be considered for this position.

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Personnel Security Investigation may be required.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

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• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)

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