City of Tampa

Roll-Off Truck Driver (#382100) 025

$24.34-$34.63 Hourly / $4,218.93-$6,002.53 Monthly / $50,627.20-$72,030.40 Yearly


This is skilled work involving the operation of Solid Waste roll-off collection vehicles.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for work involving solid waste collection activities and in the operation of roll-off collection vehicles. Tasks are of average difficulty with employee working under general supervision. The employee must exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgment in the interpretation of rules and regulations. Work requires that particular attention be paid to safe driving practices as it might involve driving in high traffic areas at times during inclement weather. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through observation and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Drives an assigned vehicle on an established collection route and operates manual or automated loading and unloading equipment; places roll-off container at specified location.

Completes pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections; reports maintenance requirements for immediate attention at the beginning and the end of each shift; assures vehicles are properly equipped, serviced, and cleaned; performs routine and minor maintenance such as checking tire air pressure, motor oil, fuel, and hydraulic oil, and bleeding brake air tanks; receives in-service training on vehicle safety, operating procedures, and maintenance.

Operates vehicle radio utilizing standard procedures; completes daily reports; notifies immediate supervisor of violations of solid waste regulations.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: fully automated, semi-automated, roll-off and manual loading solid waste collection vehicles; occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.

Ability to: demonstrate proficiency in the operation of solid waste equipment; understand and follow oral and written instructions; operate equipment with somewhat complicated mechanisms requiring dexterity and good hand eye coordination; perform work requiring physical strength and endurance during all types of weather; complete and submit oral and written reports in a clear, concise, and accurate manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Skill in: safe operation and care of various types of automated solid waste collection equipment

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and three (3) years of experience in solid waste collections, including front loading, side loading, roll-off or rear loading solid waste collection vehicles; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida Commercial driver’s license, Class “A” or “B” with Air Brakes endorsement.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 382100; EST: 8/13/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;