The City of Houston SIDELOADER OPERATOR in Houston, Texas
$12.00 - $16.05 Hourly
Solid Waste Management
8/31/2017 11:59 PM Central
Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Division: NORTH/SOUTH OPERATIONS
Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.*
*Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
This individual will perform physical labor in the collection of household recyclables and refuse from city curbs. Answer citizens' questions regarding proper contents, packing weight, container types, pick-up times and placement of containers. The Sideloader Operator primary responsibilities will be on the back of the truck. Operate the vehicle on occasion while on the route and while emptying and cleaning the truck at the service center. Responsible for operating the hydraulic controls on trucks and performing pre-and post-trip maintenance inspections. This position requires mandatory overtime on scheduled workdays, weekends, holidays, and in response to disaster recovery efforts. MUST PROVIDE OWN SAFETY SHOES.
There are frequent exposures to extreme levels of temperature, air and noise pollution and other environmental hazards. The position requires extensive near-continuous physical exertion such as repeated lifting of heavy objects (not to exceed 80 pounds), deep bending, climbing steps and/or assuming awkward.
Ability to read, write, add, subtract and follow oral and/or basic written instructions as might normally be acquired through 9 to 11 years of formal schooling.
Six months of driving experience with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
Must have a valid Class A or B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving. (AP2-2).
Eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualification necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
The selection process will involve application review and /or interview.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION
YES - this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Salary Range - Pay Grade 7
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm. For application status inquiries please contact (832.393.0453).
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations call TTY 7-1-1.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.
• Life insurance
• Long-term disability
• Retirement pension
• 457 deferred compensation plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• 10 days of vacation each year
• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
• Flexible schedules
• Professional development opportunities
• Transportation/parking plan
• Section 125 pretax deductions
• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html
Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?
Are you presently employed with the Solid Waste Management Department?
Do you have any relatives currently employed by Solid Waste Management?
If you answered yes to the question above, please provide the name(s), job location(s) and classification(s) of your relative(s).
Do you have a valid/current Commercial Driver's license?
None of the above
If you answered other to the question above, what is the state of issue and class for your Commercial Driver's license?
Please select the option below that best represents your level of experience driving with a Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the equivalent?
Less than 6 months
6 months to less than 1 year
1 year to less than 3 years
Greater than 3 years
Do you have experience operating any of the following vehicles with hydraulic controls? (Select all that apply that can be verified)
Other collection vehicles
None of the above
What is the highest level of education you have obtained?
Less than 9th grade completed
9th to 11th grade completed
High School Diploma/GED
Bachelor's Degree or higher
Are you willing to perform continuous physical labor in the collection of household recyclables and refuse from city curbs?
Have you completely and truthfully answered agency wide question #9 regarding employment gaps? (failing to clarify employment gaps may result in the disqualification or delay of your application.)