County Administrator HR Civil Service Board Clerk of the Circuit Court

Solid Waste Transfer Equipment Operator

Recruitment #1806-SWTSOPAG08-001



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Performs duties operating a large semi-tractor trailer or roll-off truck and other motorized equipment and vehicles used in the transport of bulk solid waste material.


Performs duties operating fogging and larvicidal automotive or similar equipment in mosquito and noxious weeds control operations.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Three years of experience in the operation of a semi-tractor trailer transport; and
Possession of a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL), Class A; and
Ability to pass DOT physical.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Heavy work - Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds or force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • Required to work in outside in all types of weather.
  • Required to lift up to 50 lbs. and push/pull up to 100 pounds.


    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

    • Operates large semi-tractor trailer or roll-off motorized vehicles for the transportation of bulk solid waste material in constricted loading/unloading locations, on unimproved roads, and on heavily traveled roads and highways in compliance with all DOT and County safety rules and regulations. Operation of large semi-tractor trailer or roll-off motorized vehicles constitutes at least 75% of daily job duties.
    • Operates hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical auxiliary equipment related to assigned tractors and trailers.
    • Checks and ensures that equipment is serviced and in good working condition; makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment, and ensures that periodic maintenance and major repairs are performed.
    • Performs daily safety inspections and observes proper safety practices and regulations when operating or working around equipment.
    • Operates other heavy equipment such as front-end loaders, excavators, and skid steers to perform a variety of solid waste operational functions, as needed.
    • May supervise subordinate operators, trades helpers, or laborers or act as a lead driver.
    • Uses manual tools to pick up litter at the facility and ensure proper disposal.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


      • Knowledge of the operation of semi-tractor trailer transport and other motorized equipment.
      • Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations applicable to the operation of motorized construction, maintenance, and transport equipment on public streets and highways.
      • Knowledge of safety equipment, standards and regulations.
      • Skill in the operation of a semi-tractor trailer transport and other motorized equipment.
      • Ability to service and make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
      • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
      • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
      • Ability to communicate effectively orally.
      • Ability to demonstrate good customer service skills.
      • Ability to read and understand work related material.
      • Ability to work effectively with others.
      • Ability to pass DOT physical on an annual basis.