City of Tucson


$16.60-$27.14 Hourly / $34,528.00-$56,451.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 916

General Description

Collects, handles, bulk sorts, packages, and transports hazardous materials

Essential Functions

Stores and disposes of household hazardous waste in conformance with all pertinent federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Categorizes waste brought to a Collection Facility or Landfill.  Performs segregation, drum packing and bulking of hazardous waste which includes identifying, segregating, storing, processing and preparing household hazardous waste (HHW) for shipment or temporary storage.

Bulk sorts materials into 55 gallon drums in preparation for proper disposal.  Items include oil, antifreeze, flammable & combustible liquids, soaps & waxes, chlorinated flammables, and latex paint.

Prepares drums for shipping with appropriate markings and labeling;coordinates shipments; prepares manifests for shipment.

Transports HHW pursuant to local, state and federal guidelines; loads and unloads vehicles.

Prepares hazardous materials shipping logs and coordinates with contractor/vendor shipping schedules, container inventory, waste profiles, and manifests.

Maintains certification as an authorized signer for hazardous materials/waste shipments.

Determines business hazardous waste generator status consistent with federal regulations to meet the eligibility requirements for disposal of hazardous waste/materials through the Small Business Waste  Assistance Program (SBWAP).

Reviews SBWAP billing for accuracy and compliance with established fee schedules.

Serves as Alternate Custodian for the ES/HHW Imprest Account (Change Fund), and reconciles daily sales and credit card transactions in compliance with financial documentation policies.

Trains HHW Technicians on hazardous materials management, and maintains forklift train-the-trainer certification through the Arizona Department of Safety and Health (ADOSH) to certify on-site drivers.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years experience which involves the formal identifying, collecting, packaging and disposing of household hazardous and universal waste materials

Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class C                       

Special Job Requirements

Medically qualified to wear respirator

24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER)

DOT 3-day Hazardous Materials Training

Forklift Permit

Annual Respirator Program evaluation/certification

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

CDL Physical

Respirator Physical

NIDA Drug Test

50 lb Lift Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 27

Occupation Group Description: Sanitation

EEO Job Category Code: C

EEO Job Category Description: Technicians

Organizational Level: Lead

NCCI: 9403

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME

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 C

CDL Endorsements: Hazardous Materials

Safety Sensitive: No

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: 5156; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;