City of Tucson


$16.50-$24.75 Hourly / $34,320.00-$51,480.00 Yearly
Salary Grade: 915

General Description

Operates refuse collection equipment for the safe, efficient, and responsible collection, transportation, and disposal of refuse, trash, debris, and recyclables.

This job reports to: Environmental Services Supervisor

Essential Functions

Operates a variety of heavy and complex mechanical waste and recycling collection equipment on designated routes through city streets and alleys to include the safe disposal at the landfill and recycling facility.

Performs Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) pre- and post-trip inspections.

Observes and follows traffic laws, rules, and regulations.

Detects, identifies, and reports improper equipment performance and makes necessary operational adjustments. 

Maintains accurate records of work performed, materials used, time and equipment used.

Provides customer service regarding collection concerns, general information, and/or problems related to collection services.

Occasionally trains staff in the safe use of refuse and recycling collection equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or GED 


Experience: At least 2 years' operating heavy equipment for collecting solid waste  


Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class B or Class A 

Special Job Requirements

CDL Class A may be required for certain assignments 

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

CDL Physical 

Twin Rix Vaccine (Hep A and Hep B Combo) 

NIDA Drug Test 

Physical Abilities Test 

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 27

Occupational Group Description: Sanitation

EEO Job Category Code: H

EEO Job Category Description: Service Maintenance

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

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 

CDL Endorsements: CDL – Class B or Class A 

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: 5158; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;