Job Details


Position Title:Refuse Truck Driver I/II
Reference Number:13.170
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources Department
Contact Email:humanresources@roseville.ca.us
Contact Phone:(916) 774-5475
Contact Fax:(916) 774-5350
Position Description:SALARY RANGE: Refuse Truck Driver I: $16.75 to $23.56 per hour
                               Refuse Truck Driver II: $20.05 to $28.21 per hour

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 22, 2014, or whichever occurs first. PERS Retired Annuitants are not eligible to apply.

THE POSITION
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary and part-time position of Refuse Truck Driver I/II in the Solid Waste Division. The normal work schedule varies and must be available Monday – Sunday, 5:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This position is limited to a maximum of 1,500 hours per fiscal year.

DEFINITION
To perform a variety of tasks in the collection of residential, commercial, and industrial solid waste refuse, including driving and operating a refuse collection truck.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Refuse Truck Driver I - 
This is the entry level class in the Refuse Truck Driver series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. The Refuse Truck Driver I class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.

Refuse Truck Driver II - This is the journey level class in the Refuse Truck Driver series and is distinguished from the I level by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.

This class is distinguished from the Senior Refuse Truck Diver in that the latter provides technical and functional supervision over assigned staff.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Refuse Truck Driver I

Receives immediate supervision from a Refuse Supervisor, and receives technical and functional supervision from a Senior Refuse Truck Driver.

Refuse Truck Driver II

Receives general supervision from a Refuse Supervisor, and receives technical and functional supervision from a Senior Refuse Truck Driver.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Drive a one or two-person-staffed refuse collection truck, collecting refuse along an assigned route and emptying contents of trash cans and/or collection bins.
• Operate hydraulic/mechanical controls to load, compress, and dump refuse; collect and dispose of debris on assigned route; transport refuse to/unload at appropriate landfill sites and/or sewage treatment plant.
• Assist refuse truck driver by directing movement into alleys, driveways, and other difficult locations; assist truck driver with lifting/loading contents of trash cans and other collection containers.
• Complete and post notification tags on containers/bins/dumpsters regarding contents not acceptable for refuse collection.
• Maintain assigned truck by regular cleaning and washing, including inspecting for mechanical or other operating problems; report mechanical or related problems for maintenance; perform minor maintenance as appropriate.
• Complete, maintain, and submit records related to operations and maintenance activities, including those related to time, material and equipment usage.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Refuse Truck Driver I

Knowledge of:

• Uses and purposes of general mechanical tools and equipment; safe work practices.

Ability to:

• Learn refuse collection techniques and to operate refuse collection vehicles and equipment.
• On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, and observe safety rules. Intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment; interpret work orders; remember equipment location; and explain jobs to others.
• Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when performing installation of equipment; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and lift or carry weight of 50 pounds or less.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training

Experience:

• No experience is required; some general maintenance and/or construction experience is preferred.

Training:

• Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate

• Possession of a valid California Class B driver’s license.

Refuse Truck Driver II
In addition to the qualifications for the Refuse Truck Driver I:

Knowledge of:

• Methods and practices of solid waste/refuse collection and disposal.
• Methods, techniques, tools, and operating characteristics of mechanical equipment used in the collection and disposal of solid waste refuse.

Ability to:

• Perform solid waste refuse collection and disposal tasks with minimal supervision.

Experience and Training

Experience:

• Two years of increasingly responsible experience performing refuse collection/disposal work similar to that of a Refuse Truck Driver I with the City of Roseville.

Training:

• Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate

• Possession of a valid California Class B driver’s license.

SELECTION PROCESS
All applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department for minimum qualifications and then forwarded to the Solid Waste Division. Those applicants meeting the qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Final appointment is contingent upon passing a City-paid pre-employment physical, a drug and alcohol screening test and fingerprint check.

Job Status:Temporary / Seasonal, Hourly
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