Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
To perform skilled work in driving and operating a waste
collection vehicle equipped with a hydraulic collection
Essential Duties: CORE COMPETENCIES:
Operates a waste collection vehicle equipped with a hydraulic
collection mechanism to maneuver the container for dumping into
collection vehicle; receives and follows an assigned daily route
for waste collection; drives truck to transfer station to dispose
of refuse in designated areas as directed by facility
Prepares Pre-Trip and Post-Trip vehicle inspection reports
according to the division's policies; checking fluid levels and
operating condition of assigned truck. Reports any malfunctions or
repair work needed to Supervisor. Performs operator level
preventive maintenance; to include daily cleaning, on assigned
vehicle and equipment.
Operates the waste collection vehicle in high risk traffic
conditions; remains alert to surrounding environment and potential
safety hazards; collects waste in a safe manner, assuring the
safety of the general public.
Informs residents about proper placement of cart and similar
information as required; and refers complaints, violations of
refuse ordinances and special service needs to Supervisor.
Performs waste screening at the pickup point and reports
uncollectable or hazardous materials to the supervisor.
Adheres to safety precautions and regulations related to the
operation of equipment; complies with all City and departmental
safety rules, policies, and procedures; uses and wears personal
protective equipment and clothing, and complies with safe working
controls; reports all accidents or injuries to the supervisor
immediately; completes reports as required.
Effectively works together to meet the needs of the community
and City through superior customer service, commitment and
Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department
and City attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors
comply with the City's Personnel Rules and Regulations; and
complies with City of Killeen driving policy accordingly.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience:
- Graduation from high school or equivalent; and
- One (1) year experience in driving and operating a solid waste
collection vehicle; or a similar type vehicle; or
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to understand and carry out written and oral
- Ability to perform operations safely;
- Knowledge of the proper procedures for operating, inspecting
and maintaining assigned equipment and tools;
- Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of
time, often under adverse weather conditions;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with employees, supervisors and the public;
- Knowledge of City ordinance pertaining to municipal solid waste
collection and disposal services.
- Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.
- Must have a valid Texas CDL (Class B) License.
Supplemental Information: Tools and Equipment Used
Motorized vehicles and equipment, including hydraulic collection
mechanisms, trash compactor, common hand tools and safety
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or
operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
The employee regularly is required to stand, walk and sit. The
employee is required to hear and speak.
The employee must constantly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to
This position is a safety sensitive position.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly
works in outside weather conditions. The employee regularly works
near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet
and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee is frequently
exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral
interview and reference check; job related tests may be
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of
the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement
between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the
employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job