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Collection Equipment Operator

Company: Sacramento County
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Collection Equipment Operator Print (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sacramento/job\_bulletin.cfm?jobID=1439186&sharedWindow=0) Apply Collection Equipment Operator Salary $50,842.80 - $61,804.80 Annually Location Sacramento, CA Job Type Permanent Full-Time Department Waste Management & Recycling Job Number 27712-D Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions The Position This is a continuous filing exam. The next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on: 9/17/21, 12/17/21, 2/16/22* The Collection Equipment Operator operates two or three-axle refuse collection or recycling vehicles and delivers and unloads refuse and/or recyclables at designated disposal facilities. Watch to Explore your career with purpose (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tE\_EChqrfE) Some positions in this classification are temporary and part-time only (intermittent). The positions are intended to facilitate the accomplishment of seasonal workload requirements. Please click here (http://www.personnel.saccounty.net/Documents/Definition\_IntermittentEmployees.pdf) for more information on intermittent employment. Examples of Knowledge and Abilities Knowledge of + Proper methods of lifting and carrying heavy loads + Procedures and policies pertaining to refuse and other source separated recyclable material collection and disposal + Heavy duty truck and equipment operation + Safety rules and regulations pertaining to refuse and other recyclable material collection and equipment operation Ability to + Operate two and three-axle trucks including equipment with dual drive + Perform heavy manual labor for extended periods under all types of climatic conditions + Speak, read and write English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance + Instruct assigned staff of improper work methods + Keep route records current + Submit basic written reports when required + Maintain good relationships with co-workers and the public Employment Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Either: 1. One year of full-time experience in the class of Sanitation Worker in Sacramento County service Or: 2. One year of full-time experience in the operation of a two or three-axle vehicle with a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of 30,000 lbs. or more. Note: The word "experience" referenced in the minimum qualifications means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements. Special Requirements Driver's License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class B or higher, is required. Note: Failure to maintain a valid California Driver's License, Class B or higher, constitutes cause for termination from the class in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4. Probationary Period The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months. Application and Testing Information APPLICATION Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sacramento) to apply. County of Sacramento Department of Personnel Services Employment Services Division 700 H Street, Room 4667 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service Email EmployOffice@Saccounty.net Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667 www.SacCountyJobs.net + Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. + Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. + Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date. + Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified. + A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response. Note:Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. + Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. + The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification. + Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question. + If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. + Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question. + If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question. + For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted. + If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed, therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete. FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%) All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination. This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job. All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Click here (https://personnel.saccounty.net/Pages/EmploymentServicesFAQs.aspx) for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) For information regarding County jobs: + www.saccountyjobs.net EMPLOYEE BENEFITS As an employee of the County of Sacramento, there will be a variety of benefits available to you. These benefits currently include: health, dental and life insurance; flexible spending account options for dependent care and unreimbursed dental and/or medical cost; and an employee assistance program (EAP). GENERAL BENEFITS: Most employee benefits are similar to the following for all County employees. However, some benefits differ, depending on the employee representation unit to which the employee's job classification is assigned. Information about the exact benefits applicable to a particular job classification may be obtained from the Sacramento County Department of Benefits or by visiting www.saccountyjobs.net. TEMPORARY POSITIONS: Most benefits do not apply to temporary positions. The explanations of benefits applies to employees in regular positions. SALARY STEP INCREASES: The beginning salary and the top of the salary range are usually shown on the job announcement. Upon satisfactory service, salary increases of approximately 5% are given annually until the top of the salary range has been attained. PAY: All employees are paid bi-weekly via direct deposit into the employee's bank account. The pay period covers fourteen (14) calendar days, starting on a Sunday and ending on the second Saturday thereafter. Salaries are generally paid on the Friday following the end of the pay period. Employees can set up their direct deposit and access their pay information via Employee Self Service in MySacCounty. VACATION: Generally, vacation with pay begins at 10 days annually. With increase over a period of years, the maximum annual vacation with pay is 25 days. HOLIDAYS: 13.5 holidays per year as recognized. SICK LEAVE: Equivalent to 15 days annually, unlimited accumulation. Upon retirement, unused sick leave is converted to retirement service credit. PARENTAL LEAVE: Entitles a regular County employee, with at least one year of continuous employment, to schedule a paid parental leave of up to 160 hours upon the birth or during the process of an adoption of a minor child. Parental leave shall be approved by the employee's appointing authority, except where the granting of the parental leave request would unduly interfere with or cause severe hardship upon department operations. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: Dependent upon union agreements, regular County employees may be eligible to receive Tuition Reimbursement. The costs for course tuition/registration fees and required books/supplies are eligible for reimbursement. Tuition reimbursement amounts may vary depending upon union agreement. RETIREMENT: Social Security and Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System coverage. HEALTH INSURANCE: The County offers a variety of health plan design options to fit individual needs. DENTAL INSURANCE: The County provides a comprehensive dental benefit program for regular full-time and part-time employees and their eligible dependents. This plan pays on a set fee schedule that varies by procedure. Any amount over the fee schedule is the employee's responsibility. The yearly maximum is $2,000 per person, not including orthodontia. The orthodontic benefit is 50% of covered charges with a lifetime maximum of $1,000 per person. LIFE INSURANCE: The County of Sacramento provides a basic life insurance benefit of $15,000 to all eligible employees at no cost. Additional coverage may be purchased through payroll deduction. DEFERRED COMPENSATION: The County offers a Deferred Compensation Program which enables employees to save in a systematic way without paying income tax on either the payroll deduction or the earned interest, prior to withdrawal. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: The County of Sacramento provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees and their eligible dependents. The EAP offers confidential, professional counseling services in areas such as: + Legal Advice/Difficult Decisions + Marriage or Family Relationships + Financial or Credit Worries/Elder Care + Alcohol and Drug Abuse WELLNESS INCENTIVE PROGRAM: The County will recognize and award time off to eligible employees who maintain an excellent attendance record. FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: The County offers regular employees two separate Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA's). These accounts allow employees to set money aside, on a pre-tax basis via payroll deduction, to pay for medical, dental or dependent care expenses. + DEPENDENT CARE REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT: Employees may set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified childcare or dependent care expenses that are necessary for the employee and/or spouse to continue working. + MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT: The Medical Reimbursement Account allows pre-tax dollars to be set aside to pay for out-of-pocket expenses that are not paid by insurance or reimbursed by any other benefit plan. WORKERS' COMPENSATION: In case of injury while on the job, each employee is protected under the Workers' Compensation laws of California. SACRAMENTO CREDIT UNION: The credit union offers loan facilities and systematic saving plans through payroll deduction. SELECTION AND PLACEMENT Sacramento County encourages applications from all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, gender, disability, political affiliation, or age. Certain age limits may be required by law, ordinance, or Civil Service direction for specific classifications such as those identified with hazardous occupations. FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES ONLY:Every effort is made to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants such as in the selection of test sites, aides, or other equipment which permits the disabled applicants to compete in the examination process. Applicants with disabilities requesting an applicable ADA testing accommodation must complete a Reasonable Accommodation Request Form filled out and signed by the applicant and their doctor. This form must be submitted to the Disability Compliance Office, 700 H Street, Room 5720, Sacramento, CA 95814, by the cut-off date or final filing date as listed in this job announcement. Download the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form by clicking here (http://www.personnel.saccounty.net/Documents/Pre-Employment%20Exam%20Reasonable%20Accommodation%20Request%20-%20RA%20Exam%20Request%20Form.pdf) or contact by mail or in person the Sacramento County Employment Services Division or Disability Compliance Office. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Please read carefully the "Minimum Qualifications" section of your announcement. You must meet those qualifications by the application deadline date unless otherwise specified. Your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications by the application deadline date, or it will not be accepted. All statements are subject to verification. "Experience" means full-time paid experience unless the announcement states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements. PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS: If the announcement indicates the examination is given on a promotional basis, candidates must hold permanent status in Sacramento County Civil Service by the application deadline date and must meet the minimum qualifications. OPEN EXAMINATIONS: Any person who meets the minimum qualifications may apply. CONTINUOUS FILING EXAMINATIONS: Applicants are eligible to reapply to and retake a continuous filing exam after 6 months from the date the previous exam results was received. ELIGIBLE LISTS: Names of qualified persons who made a passing score on an examination are entered, in order of their final grades, on an eligible list. To fill each vacancy, the hiring department will make a selection from among the top three ranks on the employment lists. EXAMINATION RATINGS: Unless otherwise stated on the announcement: To be successful, candidates must obtain a rating of at least 70% on each part of the examination. This may be an adjusted score or an arithmetic 70% of the total possible score as determined by the Director. APPEAL PROCESS: Persons who believe their applications have been improperly rejected may request the Employment Services Division to review its decision to reject the application. If the applicant desires to submit additional proof of qualifications, such proof must be received by Personnel Services not less than two (2) calendar days prior to the scheduled date for the examination. Persons who are disqualified in any phase of the examination may appeal such adverse action, in writing, to the Civil Service Commission, 700 H Street, Room 2640, Sacramento, CA 95814, telephone: (916) 874-5586 . Such appeals must be filed within thirty (30) calendar days after notice of the adverse action was mailed to the candidate. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs): http://www.personnel.saccounty.net/Documents/FAQ(2).pdf OTHER INFORMATION VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: Military veterans who have served during wartime shall be given preference in initial appointment to County service. Such preference shall apply, provided the veteran has first achieved a minimum passing score in the examination. The passing score of a veteran shall be annotated to indicate the veteran's score shall be regarded as 5 points or higher, OR 10 points higher for disabled veterans, only for the purpose of determining the three ranks along with which the veteran's name shall be certified. No score shall actually be changed and no new rank shall be created as a result of application of veteran's preference for certification purposes. "Disabled Veteran" means any veteran who has served during wartime and, who, as of the final filing date for an examination is declared by the United States Veterans Administration or military service department to be 10% or more disabled as a result of his/her military service. Persons claiming eligibility for disabled veteran's preference must submit to the employment office, on or before the application deadline date, a certification from the United States Veterans Administration or a military service department, dated within 1 year, which certifies the present existence of a service related disability of 10% or more, or other acceptable proof of such disability as a result of his/her military service. Persons claiming eligibility for veterans preference must submit a copy of Form DD 214 or other acceptable proof of veteran's status on or before the final filing date for the examination. For purpose of this rule "reserve" status does not constitute active duty. CITIZENSHIP OR AUTHORIZED ALIEN REQUIREMENT: As required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act, all County employees must be United States citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Proof of citizenship or authorized status will be required prior to appointment. CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE: Some County Civil Service positions are covered by financial disclosure requirements intended to identify potential conflicts of interest. CONCURRENT EMPLOYMENT: No employee may concurrently occupy more than one County position. SPECIAL SKILL QUALIFICATIONS (WHEN SPECIFIED ON THE APPLICATION): Persons who have special skills required by some (but not all) positions in a class may be certified ahead of others provided that: Such special skills are based on the duties and requirements of the positions and are in conformance with merit system and equal opportunity principles, and The certification of eligibles who possess special skills have been approved by the Civil Service Commission. PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION & DRUG TESTING: The County of Sacramento is committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free workplace. All persons selected for appointment to positions must pass a medical examination and a drug test, administered by the County at no cost to the applicant. DRIVER LICENSE: Possession of a valid California Driver License may be required for some positions. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Regular positions are subject to a probationary period which is an extension of the selection process. Unless otherwise indicated on the announcement, the probationary period is six (6) months. AGENCY SHOP/FAIR SHARE FEE: Some positions require, as a condition of continued employment, that the person either: 1. Become a union member; 2. Pay a fair share fee to the union; or, 3. Meet specific requirements under which an equivalent amount must be paid to a charity. FINGERPRINTING AND CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS: Fingerprinting and criminal record checks are required for some positions. 01 The following Supplemental Questionnaire is the Civil Service Exam for this position and will be used to determine your exam score. Note: The Supplemental Questionnaire and the Application are administered as two separate documents. The Application is used only to determine if the minimum qualifications are met; and the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used only to determine your exam score. In order to receive every consideration in the selection process, you must complete all questions with concise but detailed answers and provide all requested information. Each answer will be scored separately. References such as 'See Resume' as a response will not be scored. By continuing in the exam process, you are certifying that all information provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire is true to the best of your knowledge. + I have read and understood the above instructions. 02 Select the one box that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. + None. + One year of full-time experience in the class of Sanitation Worker in Sacramento County service. + One year of full-time experience in the operation of a two or three axle vehicle with a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of 30,000 lbs. or more. 03 Please explain how you meet the minimum qualifications listed in the previous question. In your response include your employer, dates of employment, exact dates of employment, and vehicles/equipment operated. 04 Select the one box that best describes your current valid driver license. + None. + California Driver License Class C. + California Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class A or B Permit. + California Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class B. + California Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class A. 05 List your current valid Driver License Number, State of Issuance, Class, and expiration date. If you have a Medical Certificate in conjunction with your license, include the date of expiration. 06 Select all the boxes that best describe your current valid Endorsements and/or Certificates. + None. + Double Trailer. + Hazardous Materials. + Tank Vehicle. + Triple Trailer. + Air Brake Certificate. + Forklift Certificate. 07 List any valid Endorsements and/or Certificates you possess including State of Issuance and expiration date. If you have no Endorsements or Certificates, enter none. 08 Select the one box that best describes your highest paid Commercial Driver License experience. + None. + Less than 6 months of full-time experience with a Class A or Class B Driver License. + 6 months but less than 1 year of full-time experience with a Class A or Class B Driver License. + 1 year but less than 2 years with a Class A or Class B Driver License. + 2 years but less than 3 years with a Class A or Class B Driver License. + 3 years or more with a Class A or Class B Driver License. 09 Describe in detail your experience operating heavy equipment that you marked in the previous questions. Include in your response the following information for each piece of equipment: a) The type of truck you drove. b) Type of transmission. c) Type of trailer. d) Type of load hauled / moved (specify if load was solid waste or if load was of another type, specify what you were hauling). e) The name of your employer. f) Name of supervisor. g) Dates of employment for each employer. h) Hours per week driving heavy trucks. i) The type of driver license required for each driving experience listed. If you have no experience, enter none. 10 FRONT END WHEEL LOADER: Select the one box that best describes your experience operating a large front-end wheel loader, such as a Cat 950. During the interview you may be required to perform tasks using this equipment to ensure proficiency. + None or less than 3 months. + 3 months but less than 6 months of experience operating a front-end wheel loader. + 6 months but less than 1 year of experience operating a front-end wheel loader. + 1 year but less than 2 years of experience operating a front-end wheel loader. + More than 2 years of experience operating a front-end wheel loader. 11 Describe your experience operating and maintaining a front-end wheel loader such as a Cat 950. Include in your response employers, name of supervisors, and dates of employment. Specify the make and model of the equipment, what materials you worked with, and the number of hours per week you operated this equipment. If you have no experience, enter none. 12 AUTOMATED SIDE-LOADER REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLE: Select the one box that best describes your experience operating an automated side-loader refuse collection vehicle. During the interview you may be required to perform tasks using this equipment to ensure proficiency. + None or less than 3 months. + 3 months but less than 6 months of experience operating an automated side-loader refuse collection vehicle. + 6 months but less than 1 year of experience operating an automated side-loader refuse collection vehicle. + 1 year but less than 2 years of experience operating an automated side-loader refuse collection vehicle. + More than 2 years of experience operating an automated side-loader refuse collection vehicle. 13 Describe in detail your experience operating and maintaining an automated side-loader refuse collection vehicle. Include employer, name of supervisor, and dates of employment. Specify the make and model of the equipment, what materials you worked with, and the number of hours per week you operated this equipment. If you have no experience, enter none. 14 REAR LOADED REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLE: Select the one box that best describes your experience operating a rear loaded refuse collection vehicle. During the interview you may be required to perform tasks using this equipment to ensure proficiency. + None or less than 3 months. + 3 months but less than 6 months of experience operating a rear loaded refuse collection vehicle. + 6 months but less than 1 year of experience operating a rear loaded refuse collection vehicle. + 1 year but less than 2 years of experience operating a rear loaded refuse collection vehicle. + 2 years or more of experience operating a rear loaded refuse collection vehicle. 15 Describe in detail your experience operating and maintaining a semi-automated rear loaded refuse collection vehicle. Include employer, name of supervisor, and dates of employment. Specify the make and model of the equipment, the exact materials you worked with, and the number of hours per week you operated this equipment. If you have no experience, enter none. 16 GRAPPLING / BOOM TRUCK: Select the one box that best describes your experience operating a grappling / boom truck. During the interview you may be required to perform tasks using this equipment to ensure proficiency. + None or less than 3 months. + 3 months but less than 6 months of experience operating a grappling / boom truck. + 6 months but less than 1 year of experience operating a grappling / boom truck. + 1 year but less than 2 years of experience operating a grappling / boom truck. + 2 years or more of experience operating a grappling / boom truck. 17 Describe in detail your experience operating and maintaining a grappling / boom truck. Include employer, name of supervisor, and dates of employment. Specify the make and model of the equipment, the exact materials you worked with, and the number of hours per week you operated this equipment. If you have no experience, enter none. 18 Select all the boxes that best describe your paid experience operating heavy mobile equipment. During the interview you will be required to perform tasks using this equipment you marked to ensure your proficiency. + None. + 1 year or more operating a backhoe. + 1 year or more operating a wheel tractor/scraper. + 1 year or more operating a motor grader. + 1 year or more operating a heavy mobile landfill or soil compactor. + 1 year or more operating a tractor Crawler (bulldozer) equivalent in size to a Caterpillar D5 or larger. + 1 year or more operating a large excavator. + 1 year or more operating a large articulated haul truck. + 1 year or more operating other heavy mobile equipment. + 1 year or more operating a water tanker/truck. + 1 year or more operating a 19,000 pound or larger flat-bed / van body. + 1 year or more operating a street sweeper. + 1 year or more operating a fuel truck. 19 OTHER HEAVY MOBILE EQUIPMENT: Describe any experience you have operating heavy mobile equipment that has not been included in the previous questions including: + Employer. + Makes and models of the equipment you operated. + Types of materials you were responsible for loading or moving. If you have no experience, enter none. 20 Select all of the boxes that best describe the courses you have taken. + None. + Defensive driving course. + Workplace Safety / Accident Prevention course. + Workplace Violence course. + OSHA or EPA training course in waste disposal. + SWANA course. + Other courses. 21 List the courses you have taken that are marked in the previous question along with the date you completed the course. If you have not taken any courses, enter none. 22 Select all the boxes that best describe the paid work experience you have performing tasks outdoors under all types of climatic conditions in and around the public. + None. + Directing traffic flow and spotting at a refuse/recycle transfer facility. + Operating roll-off truck. + Removing litter, debris, rubbish, and other waste at a refuse/recycle transfer facility. + Responding to customer inquiries regarding refuse/recycle processes. + Performing routine service on employer's heavy equipment such as checking hydraulic systems and/or tracks. 23 Describe your paid experience performing heavy manual labor and heavy lifting for extended periods under all types of climatic conditions in and around the public. Include employer name(s), dates of employment, and name and phone number of your supervisor(s). If you have no experience, enter none. 24 List the safety components you would check prior to operating a piece of heavy mobile equipment to ensure proper working condition. 25 I have read the Special Requirements as stated on the job announcement. + Yes. Required Question Agency County of Sacramento Address 700 H Street, Room 4667 Sacramento, California, 95814 Phone (916) 874-5593 Website http://www.saccountyjobs.net Apply Please verify your email address Verify Email

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