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Transfer Truck Driver


Recruitment #1119-RC1580-TM


This examination is being given to fill part-time vacancies in the Solid Waste Division and to establish a referral list which may be used to fill future part-time vacancies.

The Solid Waste Division is responsible for the planning and operation of the County Material Recovery Facilities, Transfer Operations and all landfills.  Solid Waste is a seven day per week operation, with varying hours from 5:30 am to 4:30 pm.  The Transfer Truck Driver position is located at all County waste disposal facilities which operate 8 to 10 hours per day, 5:30 am – 4:30 pm, open seven days per week. Candidates must be available to work  weekends, rotating shifts, and at all County disposal sites such as Manteca and Lodi.  Equipment may include (but are not limited to) Refuse Transfer Trucks, Roll-Off Trucks, and occasionally when needed for coverage, Front End Loaders, Backhoes and Large Earth Moving Equipment.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.



  • 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.


    Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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