CITY OF WACO Sr. Solid Waste Operator in WACO, Texas

Primary Duty: Under basic supervision, leads a crew of Solid Waste Operators transporting materials to the City landfill and recycling center for Solid Waste Department (SWD). Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Leads and trains a crew of Solid Waste Operators collecting solid waste, refuse, bulky items and recyclable materials and transporting materials to the City landfill and recycling center; operates a variety of vehicles and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations; performs manual labor tasks as needed; maintains daily work logs and records; performs duties within scope of authority and training and in compliance with City policies; duties may vary according to job assignment. Operates specialized heavy equipment to move, grade and cover landfill materials; screens and checks refuse to remove hazardous and prohibited waste; utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; inspects and maintains vehicles and equipment according to City standards. Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned. May be required to respond after hours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency. Driving is an essential function. This position follows DOT guidelines. Knowledge: City policies and procedures. Operation and maintenance standards for specialized equipment and vehicles used in SWD operations. State laws and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) guidelines governing operation of SWD vehicles and safe handling of hazardous materials. Skill in: Leading and training staff in a variety of SWD job functions. Operating a variety of tools, equipment and vehicles in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures. Safely operating large motor vehicles within the constraints of City traffic Communicating effectively verbally and in writing. Safety: Exposed to extreme heat, cold, rain, humidity, wetness, hazardous chemicals, insects, dust, poisonous plants, noxious smells, fumes, traffic hazards and physical stress from exertion. Some incumbents may have contact with buried electric, phone, or television cable lines. This position follows DOT guidelines. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City of Waco provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If an applicant needs a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Office at (254) 750-5740.