Transfer Truck Driver (#RC1580)
$28.65-$34.83 Hourly / $4,966.66-$6,037.01 Monthly / $59,600.00-$72,444.17 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the operation of transfer station equipment and does related or other work as required in accordance Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


Incumbents of this class are primarily responsible for operating transfer trucks. They may be assigned to operate other equipment or perform other duties at the transfer station, at sanitary landfills, or other assignments as deemed necessary by the department.


  • Operates transfer trucks, backhoes, bulldozers and other light and heavy equipment; drives loads to other sites; dumps and reloads trucks.
  • Performs light to heavy physical labor when not operating equipment. Makes routine repairs and adjustments to equipment; regularly checks or inspects brakes, lights, tires, fuel levels, and auxiliary equipment; does routine preventive maintenance.
  • Prepares and maintains records of day's work activities; may maintain other records as required.


Experience: Two years of paid experience in operating and maintaining heavy trucks.

License: Possession of a valid Class I California driver’s permit at time of application and valid California Class I driver’s license at time of appointment.


The principles and practices of heavy truck and light and heavy construction equipment operations and maintenance; occupational hazards and safety procedures relative to operation of equipment; traffic laws.


Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; perform heavy manual labor, occasionally under adverse conditions; operate and service heavy trucks and other equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RC1580; EST: 6/15/1987;