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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity


$3,181.13 – $3,866.68 / Month

This is a fulltime, benefitted position
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please submit a DMV history with application. Commercial License A required.


Under general supervision, to skillfully operate motorized refuse collection equipment in providing
effective, efficient collection of solid waste; to drive an assigned service route maintaining quality
service standards; to operate heavy equipment and perform a variety of maintenance functions at County
Solid sites and transfer stations; and to do related work as required.

Knowledge of:
Tools and equipment used in a Solid Waste Collection Program. Practices, tools, equipment and
materials used in solid waste collection and services. Laws, rules, and regulations applicable to
operation of motorized solid waste collection equipment on public roads. Basic principles and methods
of equipment inspection and prevention maintenance. Proper procedures for handling hazardous
materials. Maintain proper quality and quantity of services. Skillfully use and operate a variety of
equipment utilized in refuse collection and services. Equipment operation and maintenance functions at Solid Waste sites and transfer stations. Work safety practices.

Ability to:
Safely operate motorized solid waste collection equipment in accordance with applicable Vehicle Code
requirements. Maintain proper quality and quantity of services. Perform equipment operation and maintenance functions at Solid Waste sites and transfer stations. Skillfully use and operate a variety of equipment utilized in refuse collection and services. Perform heavy physical labor. Follow oral and written directions. Maintain and make basic repairs to equipment. Maintain accurate daily records and reports. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and
abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Two (2) years of solid waste work collection service and site operation and maintenance experience
comparable to that of a Solid Waste Equipment Operator/Driver I with Trinity County.

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid, current, and appropriate class of California Driver’s License
required to perform the majority of regular job assignments.

Some job assignments may require a special Class of California Driver’s license and endorsements.
Employees meeting special licensing requirements may receive a stipend, as determined through the
County collective bargaining process.

Typical Physical Requirements:
Frequently stand and walk. Ability to sit for long periods of time. Walk on sloped ground and slippery and uneven surfaces. Normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Ability to lift material weighing up to 90 lbs. Exert unusual physical effort in the loading and unloading of containers. Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, and crouch. Corrected hearing and vision to normal range. Verbal communication. Ability to wear safety and protective clothing such as hard hats, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs, respirators, gloves, boots and chemical resistant clothing. Use of variety of hand and power equipment. Operate motorized solid waste collection equipment. Operate a two-way radio.



NOTE: All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications established for this position may not be invited to an oral interview. In the event a large number of candidates qualify, those individuals with experience which most closely meets the needs of the County will be invited for an interview.
WAIVER: The contents of this announcement shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract or offer of employment. Trinity County assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the position description and the actual duties of the job, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect for the appropriate unit of representation.
PERS ANNUITANTS: Retirees of PERS are welcome to apply, if selected for the position they would be required to reinstate to employment.
Commercial License A required

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Salary Range: $3,181.13 - $3,866.68 / Month