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Senior Refuse Truck Driver

at City of Houston

Pay: $15.75 to $17.75/hour
$15.75 - $17.75
Posted: 2/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2337481
Categories: Drivers

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


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
This individual will operate a roll-off, cherry picker (brush/trash loader), rear loader truck or other collection vehicles with hydraulic controls on truck.  Transport materials to and from specified destination; i.e., landfills, neighborhood depository sites, transfer station and resource recovery plants. Perform pre and post-trip maintenance related vehicle checks and operator services; i.e., fluid levels, air pressures, washing, etc. Complete and submit records on check-in time, number and tonnage of loads, amount of fuel used, and odometer readings.  Will perform physical labor in loading packer/open bed refuse trucks.  May answer citizen's questions regarding proper contents, packing weight, container type, pick-up times and placement of garbage containers. MUST PROVIDE OWN SAFETY SHOES.
There are occasional exposures to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise, chemical gases and substances and/or contagious diseases or physical trauma conditions of a short-term disabling nature, such as broken bones or temporary loss of sight or hearing.The position routinely requires extensive near-continuous physical exertions such as repeated lifting of heavy objects (not to exceed 80 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis. 


Ability to read write, add subtract and follow oral and/or written instructions as might normally be acquired through 9 to 11 years of formal schooling.

One (1) year driving experience with a Class A or B Commercial Drivers License (CDL).   
Must have a valid C.D.L. License Class A or B 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.**   Will be given to applicants with Tractor Trailer experience and Class A CDL


The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. 

Yes - This position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Pay Grade 8 

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:

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: calling (832-393-0473/832-393-0451). 

If you need special services or accommodations call (832-393-0473/832-393-0451) TTY 7-1-1.

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

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.
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.