Promoting Wise Management of Natural Resources in Greene County, New York Since 1961


The Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking qualified applicants for appointment to the position of Heavy Motor Equipment Operator. This position involves operating heavy motor equipment and performing a variety of manual labor tasks throughout Greene County. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a CDL License, but not required. The job description and qualifications can be found below:


(Soil & Water Conservation District)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The Heavy Motor Equipment Operator A operates a variety of heavy equipment to prepare and finish construction job sites, also maintains grounds, equipment, vehicles and facilities. This position also assists with the Plant Material Program, including but not limited to assisting in ordering, storing and planting of trees and other plants. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Executive Director with leeway for independent judgment. Supervision is exercised over seasonal laborers and interns. Does related work as required.



Operates excavators, skid steers, tractors, bulldozers, backhoes, powers augers, chainsaws, lawn mowers and weed eaters;

Assists with the ordering and acceptance of trees and shrubs ensuring that the vegetation is properly delivered and planted;

Oversees or delivers equipment, such as pumps, irrigation reels, skid steers, tractors, excavators, bulldozers, backhoes and hydro seeder to and from job sites;

Assist in the annual stream cleanup, the Fall Festival, and various Town and County conservation projects as directed;

Assist in the construction and maintenance of wetlands by planting appropriate tree species to maintain wildlife and balanced ecosystem;

Register and coordinate the maintenance of District vehicles;

Perform grounds and building maintenance activities, such as mowing lawns, snow removal and simple carpentry work.

Act as lead worker over the activities of assigned crews, summer interns, and seasonal laborers.

Prepare a variety of records and reports related to the work.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the operation of heavy equipment; ability to assist Conservation District Engineers and Program Managers preparing soil and water conservations sites; ability to assist in placing and accepting tree and shrub orders; ability to oversee or deliver various equipment; ability to assist in stream cleanup and various other conservation projects; ability to assist in the construction and maintenance of wetlands; ability to prepare a variety of records and reports; ability to perform building and grounds maintenance; ability to supervise seasonal laborers and interns; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


A) Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and two years of experience operating heavy equipment;
B) An equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to indicate the ability to do the work.


Special Requirements: Must have possession of valid New York State driver’s license appropriate to the vehicle(s) operated at the time of appointment and must maintain that license throughout employment.


Starting salary will be commensurate with experience; additional benefits include health insurance and New York State Retirement. Questions regarding the position shall be directed to Joel DuBois, Greene County SWCD Executive Director, at (518) 622-3620 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Resumes may be submitted in person or by mail to: Greene County SWCD, 907 County Office Building, Cairo, NY 12413, or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Resumes must be received by November 27, 2020.

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