CAL FIRE just announced the Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Examination. A Heavy Fire Equipment Operator inspects transport, bulldozer, and personal protective equipment on a daily basis; operates heavy bulldozers, heavy-duty transports, motor-graders, trucks, back hoes, and other types of heavy equipment used in fire suppression work and other related emergency incidents, road maintenance, fire protection programs, and conservation project work; operates equipment during fire suppression operations in unfamiliar steep terrain, narrow mountainous roads, and under hazardous conditions; maintains records to be used in the development of reports of work performed;amoung other things. Salary Range: $3,829.00 to $5,060.00. Please visit http://calfire.ca.gov/about/about_careers_exams.php for the examination annoucement, qualifications, and filing requirements. Applications must be postmarked or personally delivered on or before the final filing date, January 17, 2014.