Recruitment #2206-5155-001


**The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors.  In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.**

Are you a hardworking individual who likes to work outdoors? Do you like keeping busy at work? We have the perfect job for you!!!

The City of Tucson's Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) is seeking experienced Household Hazardous Waste Technicians to join our Los Reales Sustainability Campus Team. If you are reliable and passionate about doing a good job, don't hesitate...APPLY today!!

Individuals will be required to work weekends and holidays, and occasional overtime.

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.

Operates a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in department projects and activities which may include a pickup truck, forklift, testing and sampling equipment, emergency response equipment, respirator, meters, gauges, weight scales and various hand tools.

Maintains files and/or database of documentation of wastes received and shipped. Maintains regulatory required files such as hazardous waste and universal waste manifests, non-hazardous material bills of lading, reports submitted to regulatory agencies, asbestos disposal records, permits, notifications, logs, or other documents.

Maintains a current working knowledge of applicable laws/regulations pertaining to household hazardous and universal wastes; maintains awareness of new trends/advances in the profession, attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate. 

Minimum Qualifications

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

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least two years formally identifying, collecting, packaging, and disposing of household hazardous and universal waste materials

Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class C with HazMat and Air Brake endorsements

Pursuant to Administrative Directive 6.01-8 Commercial Driver Policy: Incumbent employees may apply for a promotional opportunity if they meet all of the position requirements except for a CDL or required CDL endorsement. An employee who does not have the required license may be conditionally selected and advised of the requirement that they obtain the required license within 90 calendar days of the conditional notification of selection.

Candidates applying for positions carrying a CDL driving designation are required to obtain a valid Arizona CDL within 90 days of hire. The CDL must be of the appropriate classification, with endorsements as required by the job classification. 

Failure to obtain the required CDL and endorsement within the required 90 calendar days will result in failure of probation and employment will be terminated effective immediately. Failure to maintain the CDL thereafter will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in a Panel Board Interview.   

  • Panel Board Interviews will be held: July 14, 2022

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:      

  • 20% of your rating for education and work experience 
  • 80% of your panel board interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Demetria Lopez at 520-837-6359 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are highly encouraged to print and save this bulletin as a PDF, because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, as it will not be available after the closing date.

High School Diploma or G.E.D required at the time of application. If you do not possess one your application will not receive further consideration. 

CONTACTS: Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.

All email inquiries should be directed to the individuals listed below:

Demetria Z. Lopez, 520-837-6359 or email: 

Veronica Haro, 520-837-5015 or email:

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

CDL Physical

Respirator Physical

NIDA Drug Test

Hep B Vaccine/Titer

50 lb Lift Test

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.