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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/20/23

Applications Due12/31/23

Vacancy ID133199

AgencyCorrections and Community Supervision, Department of

TitleTandem Tractor Trailer Operator

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $47530 to $58016 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 100%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation 4 10 hour day shifts

Hours Per Week 40


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Oneida

Street Address 6514 State Route 26

City Rome


Zip Code13440

Minimum Qualifications This title is non-competitive. No examination is necessary. However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have possession of a valid Class A Driver's License issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, possession of an Interstate Commerce Commission certificate for tractor trailer operation and meet requirements of the New York State Thruway Authority for tandem trailer operation.

Duties Description Tractor Trailer Operators and Tandem Tractor Trailer Operators perform similar duties. Under the general direction of a Tractor Trailer Dispatcher or other higher level staff, the positions drive tractor trailer vehicles over-the-road on a full-time basis; operate other motor vehicles as necessary; and, may supervise laborers, stores clerical, and inmate workers in loading and unloading goods. Tandem Tractor Trailer Operator is distinguished from Tractor Trailer Operator by the operation of a tractor trailer with two separate trailers hitched in tandem on a full-time basis.

As a Tandem Tractor Trailer Operator, you would: Drive assigned tractor trailer to designated location by designated routes to deliver and/or pick up shipments of a variety of goods. Oversee the loading and unloading of goods at designated spots according to written instructions and to ensure balanced distribution of load. Adjust load to meet prescribed wheel/axle load limits. Assist laborer, stores clerical, and inmate workers in loading and unloading goods and, in some cases, setting up and assembling goods. Check goods loaded and unloaded against shipping documents, such as bills of lading, and sign documents or have receiving agents sign documents. Hitch trailer to tractor, second trailer to dolly in case of tandem load, and connect hoses and lines for braking and lighting systems. Start, stop, steer, and control vehicles over-the-road, on the grounds of State facilities and other receiving and shipping points according to applicable regulations for the type of vehicle operated. Monitor gauges, check fluid levels, and tire pressure during runs. Maintain and check assigned vehicle daily prior to run. Check fluid levels, tire pressure, safety equipment and trailer hitches. Pump fuel, add water to radiator, oil to crankcase, and air to tires as required. Replace burned out lamp bulbs. Maintain work, shipping, and expense records. Maintain daily log book of hours driven each day, stops made and time off for lunch or other non-driving time. Change tape or disc for tachograph records if vehicle operated is equipped with such a device. Keep copies of shipping documents for each shipment and turn them over to the supervisor at the end of a run. Maintain records of all expense and record expenses on voucher sheets. May operate refrigerated trailers to provide frozen and cooled temperatures to transport perishable goods. Adjust movable insulated partitions according to load requirements. Load liquid nitrogen containers according to load requirements, instructions, and safety guidelines. Open valves to admit nitrogen into storage area and to control temperature in each area. After reaching destination, turn cooling system off in storage compartments to permit safe unloading. May perform various manual tasks in and around warehouse area when not involved in delivery activities.

Additional Comments Starting Salary of $47,530 for the SG-12.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Kaila Vazquez

Telephone 315-339-5232x3601


Email Address


Street 6514 State Route 26

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440


Notes on ApplyingA complete Background investigation, including a criminal background check.

If you fail to maintain your license once you are appointed, action will be taken to remove you from the position. *Reimbursement up to $200 per program year for licensing fees. If you are appointed and lose your license, your employment will be terminated.

All individuals appointed to Tandem Tractor Trailer Operator positions will be required to satisfactorily complete a probationary period of 52 weeks, which begins at the time of permanent appointment. During probation, appointees will complete a training and development program that includes on the job training and carefully designed and monitored work experience.

All Mohawk DOCCS employees receive a generous benefits package including:
13 paid vacation days the first year of employment
5 paid personal days and 13 paid holidays each year
Paid sick and cancer screening leave
Healthcare coverage
Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
NYS Employees Retirement System Membership
NYS Deferred Compensation
Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
Free parking

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