City of Tucson


$15.05-$23.03 Hourly / $31,304.00-$47,902.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 914

General Description

Collects and disposes of solid waste and hazardous materials in a safe and efficient manner.  Operates and maintains sanitation equipment and assigns jobs to personnel.

Essential Functions

This is a senior position.  It differs from other positions in the classification series by performing tasks at a proficient, accomplished level and handling the more difficult, complex or irregular tasks. Individuals in senior positions typically assist in setting priorities for work and are asked upon occasion to use judgment to solve unusual problems.

Monitors jobs and ensures tasks are completed within regulations and requirements; assists co-workers.

Operates sanitation trucks, rear-loaders, front-loaders, loadalls and curbtenders, and takes refuse to the landfill or appropriate area for disposal.

Performs maintenance and repairs to refuse vehicles by inspecting vehicles daily, fueling and washing vehicles, observing and reporting any malfunctions, recording information into a log, repairing vehicles and ensuring regulations and requirements are met in a timely manner.

Provides customer service by communicating issues or concerns observed on route, speaking with customers directly as needed, identifying and documenting damaged containers, and delivering new or repaired containers.

Disposes of debris and hazardous materials in a safe and efficient manner by spotting hazardous waste and relocating it to the proper area  for disposal.  Maintains hazardous materials site in the landfill area.

Serves as a spotter by determining load contents and size, directing trucks to a location for disposal of refuse, and communicating with operators to eliminate hazards and accidents.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year collecting and disposing of solid waste and hazardous materials

Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class B 

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

CDL Physical

NIDA Drug Test

75 lb Lift Test

Los Reales:

Basic Physical

Non-NIDA Drug Test

Hep B Vaccine/Titer

75 lb Lift Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 27 

Occupation Group Description: Sanitation

EEO Job Category Code: H

EEO Job Category Description: Service Maintenance

Organizational Level: Senior

NCCI: 9403

Bargaining Unit: AFSME

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: 5153; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;