Job Posting: Foundation Driller

Department of Transportation

JC-329939
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Foundation Driller
FOUNDATION DRILLER

$4,852.00 - $5,586.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 and, as a result of the COVID-19 rapid out-break, Caltrans will continue its hiring practices as they are deemed necessary to “maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure…,” Candidates who participate in the interview process will be considered essential in promoting this effort and are not in violation of Executive Order N-33-20. Virtual interviews via web portals or phone will be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. Please speak with the Hiring Unit contact for more information.

The Division of Engineering Services (DES), Geotechnical Services (GS) is looking to hire a Foundation Driller in the Office of Geotechnical Support (OGS).


Under the supervision of a Senior Engineering Geologist (Supervisor) or Senior Transportation Engineer (Supervisor) or the direction of a Foundation Driller Leadworker, the Foundation Driller performs the work involved in foundation exploration drilling operations. This position will require frequent statewide travel. Possession of a valid California Class B commercial driver’s license is required. The Foundation Driller assists in operation of rotary drilling, auger drilling, sampling, testing, and diamond drilling equipment. The incumbent maintains and repairs drilling equipment and special foundation exploration and testing tools, drives trucks containing drilling equipment; performs manual labor as required such as loading, unloading, and handling of heavy drill tools and accessories. The incumbent is in charge and operates the equipment when an extra shift is necessary or during the absence of the Foundation Driller Leadworker.   Knowledge of complex vertical exploratory, horizontal drilling, and testing equipment is required. Incumbent should have the ability to operate and maintain sampling equipment, take undisturbed soil samples utilizing 2- and 3-inch diameter samplers, use of Shelby tubes and Pitcher barrels, and perform diamond coring. Knowledge of Cal/OSHA safety regulations and practices pertaining to the operation of drilling equipment.

You must be on the Caltrans examination list to be eligible for this position. Eligibility for hire is determined by your score on the exam. The exam is located here: FOUNDATION DRILLER EXAMINATION BULLETIN Survey (surveymonkey.com)

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

This position is located in Sacramento.

The incumbent will be required to work during the day and night, work around lane, ramp, and shoulder closures on, or adjacent to, multi-lane highways and bridge structures actively in use by the traveling public. As a statewide organization, DES adjusts to periods of fluctuating workload to successfully deliver projects. Incumbent will be required to travel and perform fieldwork and will be exposed to dirt, uneven surfaces, extreme temperatures, noise, vibration, and odor associated with fieldwork.  May work around bulky/heavy materials and equipment used in the vicinity of inspection areas.  May also be exposed to the motoring public.  DES employees may be given temporary assignments on DES projects throughout the State as workload demands.

New to State candidates will be hired into the minimum salary of the classification or minimum of alternate range when applicable.


Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-329939
Position #(s):
559-322-6356-XXX
Working Title:
Foundation Driller
Classification:
FOUNDATION DRILLER
$4,852.00 - $5,586.00
# of Positions:
Multiple
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Caltrans Mission: Provide a safe and reliable transportation network that serves all people and respects the environment

Caltrans Vision: A brighter future for all through a world-class transportation network

The Caltrans workforce is made up of diverse and unique individuals who contribute to our organizational success. Caltrans is about celebrating diversity, valuing one another, and recognizing that Caltrans is strong not in spite of the diverse attributes of our workforce, but because of our diversity. 

Department Website: www.dot.ca.gov 

Frequently Asked Questions for an Applicant: http://dot.ca.gov/jobs/docs/faq-ct-applicants-081617.pdf

Director’s EEO Policy: https://dot.ca.gov/programs/equal-employment-opportunity

Director’s EEO Policy Statement: https://dot.ca.gov/programs/equal-employment-opportunity

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) may require(s) an Audiogram and Medical Clearance prior to being hired.

Ability to drive large trucks (must have a valid California Class B driver's license, Class A driver’s license is desired.), operate drilling equipment in difficult locations, climb steep slopes and work on difficult terrain.

 

BU12:  This is a Post and Bid Vacancy for BU 12 Caltrans employees.  Applications from certification list, transfer, change in class candidates will be accepted for this position but cannot be acted upon unless the Post and Bid process does not result in a hire.

Candidates that believe they meet the Minimum qualifications based on a pattern of education from the classification description (specifications) must provide a copy of your degree/transcripts and/or license along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Transportation
Attn: Caltrans DHR Contact
Certification Services MS-90
P O Box 168036
Sacramento, CA 95816-8036

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Transportation
Caltrans DHR Contact
Classification and Hiring Unit - ECOS
1727 30th Street, MS 90
Sacramento, CA 95816
Closed on weekends and State Holidays
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Commercial Class A driver License is desired.

Benefits

Click HERE  to view the Benefits Summary for Civil Service Employees in the State of California.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Kanchan Gill
(916) 869-7562
kanchan.shahi@dot.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Caltrans EEO Office
(844) 368-3367
Ask.eeo@dot.ca.gov
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Important Application Instructions

The STD. 678 is required, and each section must be filled out completely and thoroughly. For mailed or hand delivered applications to be considered for this position, you are required to include the Job Control (JC-329939), PARF #59-3-154 and 59-3-155 and title of the position (Foundation Driller) on the State application (STD. 678) form.

Electronic applications through your Cal Career Account are highly recommended. 

Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications based on possession of EDUCATION, LICENSE, OR CERTIFICATE must include a copy of your degree/transcripts or LICENSE/CERTIFICATE along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position.

NOTE: Do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (page 5) with your completed State Application (STD. 678). This page is for examination use only.

Survey

Please take this 1-minute Caltrans Recruitment survey to tell us how you found out about this job! 


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HMQ7LDR


https://youtu.be/oC9wIp8QalI

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail
Drop-off