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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity


$18.44 – $22.41 / Hour


Applications accepted for non-benefitted extra-help or emergency extra-help positions.

Under supervision, to learn procedures and operations for the collection of solid waste and the maintenance of the County’s Solid Waste sites; to safely operate motorized refuse collection equipment in providing effective, efficient collection of solid waste; to learn to drive an assigned service route maintaining quality service standards; to perform a variety of equipment operation and maintenance functions at the County’s Solid Waste sites; and to do related work as required.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

Learns to operate solid waste collection equipment in the collection of commercial, transfer station, and residential solid waste; maneuvers collection equipment on County roads, using safe and skillful driving techniques; follows pre-determined collection routes and schedules, as assigned; notes and maintains records of container conditions, container enclosure conditions, and access problems; performs daily pre-trip safety inspections of equipment, recording findings and determining the operational fitness of equipment; transports solid waste for disposal at a landfill/transfer site; learns to operate hydraulic picking and dumping controls on equipment; operates a two-way radio, maintaining communications with  the Solid Waste Facility; may perform heavy physical labor in the loading and unloading of containers; performs basic maintenance and washing of collection equipment; learns to operate heavy equipment and perform a variety of maintenance functions at the County’s solid waste and recycling sites; maintains good public relations with customers.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Basic knowledge of tools and equipment used in a Solid Waste Collection Program and Site operations and maintenance. Basic knowledge of practices and procedures of solid waste collection services and landfill site operations and services. Work safety practices. Safe driving practices, rules, and requirements.

Ability to:
Learn to safely operate motorized solid waste collection equipment in accordance with applicable Vehicle Code requirements.  Learn landfill site operations and maintenance. Maintain proper quality and quantity of services. Learn to skillfully use and operate a variety of equipment utilized in refuse collection services and landfill site operations and maintenance. 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: Some previous work experience in maintenance and operating of light and heavy equipment is highly desirable.

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

Supplemental Information

Frequently stand and walk; ability to sit for long period 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 and landfill site equipment; operate a two-way radio.  

Work is performed indoors/outside in varying temperature, weather, and humidity conditions; may work alone and in remote locations; exposure to hazardous materials, gasses, solvents, fumes, dust, grease and oils; exposure to moving equipment; contact with staff and the public.

Minimum Education and Experience

Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 18.44
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 22.41