Solid Waste Operator
Company: City of Riverside
Posted on: May 14, 2022
The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position
ofSolid Waste Operatorto fill multiple vacancies in theSolid Waste
Collection Divisionof thePublic Works Department. The eligibility
list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming
vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.
The Solid Waste Division consists of refuse collection, street
sweeping, and Urban/Forestry Landscape operations. Approximately 68
employees are assigned to the Solid Waste Division located at the
City of Riverside Corporation Yard. Refuse collection provides
weekly residential pick up of trash, recycled, and green waste for
approximately 80,000 residential homes, using both City and private
hauler drivers. 28 routes are completed weekly using 41 CNG refuse
trucks in a 4-day/10-hour work week. Additional collection events
are held throughout the year including three citywide CURE Events
and one Bulky Event. Street Sweeping is conducted twice a month
along 60+ routes. Street Sweepers collect debris along the gutters
covering approximately 600 miles twice each month. Urban/Forestry
Landscape oversees approximately 167,000 trees and manages over 450
acres of landscaping throughout the 81 square miles of the City of
The ideal candidate for the Solid Waste Operator position will be
highly dependable, able to work a 5/40 or 4/10 schedule with some
mandatory overtime, and will have experience with route-based
operations. The selected individual will have experience and the
ability to perform physical manual labor, and should have
experience performing pre and post trip inspections of solid waste
equipment. Successful candidates will also have excellent customer
service abilities when dealing with the public, co-workers, and
other internal staff.
Under general supervision to drive and operate scooter and rear
loader trucks on a daily basis; perform manual and rear loader
routes; to perform heavy manual work in the daily collection of
trash and recyclable materials; identify and report damaged
containers; provide customer service in the field; fulfill service
requests; and to do related work as required.
* First review of applications is September 9th and every two weeks
thereafter, until the positions are filled.* Work Performed
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the
* Pick up and empty trash and recyclable materials into large
collection containers; empty containers into refuse truck; pickup
other debris; operate mechanism for loading, compressing and
dumping trash and recyclable materials.
* Direct driver in some movement of refuse truck in alleys,
driveways and other locations; operate refuse scooter and rear
loader truck as required.
* Complete pre-trip and post trip Daily Vehicle Inspection Report
(DVIR) and report mechanical and/or other problems to the Fleet
Department and Solid Waste Supervisor.
* Operate scooter and rear loader truck for daily refuse collection
* Tag trash and recycling when necessary to inform customers of
proper collection procedures.
* Clean assigned vehicle daily.
* Prepare simple reports.
* Operate automated refuse trucks intermittently to pick up misses
or during scheduled and unscheduled absences of Solid Waste Senior
* May fulfill service orders for can repairs and replacements.
Education: High school graduation or satisfactory equivalent
Experience: Six months experience in heavy manual work.
Necessary Special Requirement
Possession of an appropriate, valid class "B" California Motor
Vehicle Operator's License.
Highly Desirable Requirements:
* Possession of an appropriate, valid class "A" or "B" California
Motor Vehicle Operator's License with Air Brake Endorsement and
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).
* At least one year of route-based driving experience.
* Abilityto pass a physical agility examination for heavy manual
* Ability to work outdoors in varying types of weather.
Please note: A physical agility test may be incorporated into the
selection process in order to determine ability to lift 55 pounds,
perform on manual routes, and perform various other heavy manual
work. Selection Process
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:
1)Completed Employment Application
2)Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
PLEASE NOTE: FOR DIRECTIONS ON ATTACHING A DOCUMENT TO AN ON-LINE
APPLICATION, OR GENERAL INFORMATION ON COMPLETING YOUR ON-LINE
APPLICATION, CLICK HERE: (Application Guide).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SCHEDULING ASSESSMENTS:
If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you
may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be
notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling
instructions. Please check your email regularly following the
closing date of this recruitment.
The selection process will begin with an employment application
package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited
to participate further in the assessment process. This process may
include any combination of written, performance, and oral
assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience,
knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete
the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for
Positions that require, or may require, a California Commercial
Driver's Licenseare considered Safety Sensitive and are monitored
by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Any candidate being
considered for a Safety Sensitive position must submit
authorization forms to the City immediately upon request to begin
the pre-employment process.
It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring
accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human
Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior
to the closing date of this recruitment.
Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a
pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or
NOTE:The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and
test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and
professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a
posting to establish an eligibility list.
Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at
the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of
transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S.
college or university.
Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of
the following options:
* An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by
the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
at http://www.naces.org/members.html or the Association of
International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at
* An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or
All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their
application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after
the closing date of this announcement.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.
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