City of Tucson


$23.31-$40.72 Hourly / $48,484.80-$84,697.60 Yearly
Salary Grade: 815

General Description

Supervises, directs and coordinates the collection and disposal of solid waste. Oversees landfill operations and the operation of solid waste collection and heavy equipment.

Essential Functions

Uses independent judgment for the following:  

Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit.  

Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects and procedures.  

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of work load, monitoring levels of resources, establishing time lines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports.  

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.  

Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing and causing others to implement the organization’s values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.  

Provides customer service by responding to information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors.  

Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.  

Supervises, directs, and coordinates the collection and disposal of solid waste by instructing personnel, assigning routes, and ensuring that compliance standards are followed.  

Oversees landfill operations including equipment operations and landfill inspections.  

Records and logs data, tracks equipment status, oversees scale operations, and checks recycling    

Ensures compliance activities related to the drug and alcohol abuse policy and transports employees selected under the random drug testing program.  

Ensures compliance with regulations and procedures set forth by the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC) for inmate workers assigned to the work unit and participates in the certification of overseeing ADOC inmate workers.  

Investigates accidents and incidents and assists with the implementation of accident prevention training programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School        

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years experience in the collection and disposal of solid waste

Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class B

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

75 lb Lift Test

Basic Physical

If at HHW or Collections, also:

CDL Physical 

NIDA Drug Test

If at Los Reales, also:

Non-NIDA Drug Test

Hep B Vaccine/Titer

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 26

Occupation Group Description: Operations

EEO Job Category Code: H

EEO Job Category Description: Service Maintenance

Organizational Level: First Level Supervisor

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: Not Represented

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class B

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: Yes (Los Reales only)

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 5010; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;