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Route Specialist II, (A222550-6), R31, Sanitation

Company: City of Laredo, TX
Location: Laredo
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

Reposted: 03/24/2022

Accomplish assigned solid waste collection routes within the given time frame. Provide customer service to citizen inquiries, comments, or concerns. Use caution in surrounding areas to ensure route is done in a safe manner.

Job Description

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

* Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with others.
* Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
* Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
* Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.
* Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
* Ability to perform strenuous work and routine work.
* Ability to maintain a valid Texas CommercialDriver License and a good driving record.
* Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
* Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
* Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
* Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of this position

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed inside and/or outside an office, library, computer room, stockroom, or warehouse. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements, such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, contagious infectious disease, irritating chemicals, life-threatening situations, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease, oils, silica, asbestos, dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, radiant/electrical energy, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working below ground, working on ladders or scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, and working with hands in water. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Is responsible for learning and memorizing routes consisting of 1,200 to 1,300 residents while safely driving and utilizing an automated truck.Maintains vigilance of surroundings looking out for citizens, parked vehicles, overhead power lines, etc., in order to assure safe operations on a daily basis.
* Is responsible for safely carrying out and completing assigned route while operating automated truck mounted with a hydraulic armand lifting and emptying garbage and recycle bins.
* Carries out and completes assigned WebQa/311 work orders, keep logs updated and reporting violations and unsafe conditions to customer service via radio communication.
* Conducts pre and post-trip inspection on equipment. Conduct basic maintenance including but not limited to washing, cleaning of chute and truck interior to maintain a clean and professional image.
* Trains and/or assists in the training of new employees by relying on previous experience and capability to use the tools and equipment to achieve the objectives for the position as requested by management.
* Responds to customer questions and needs in a polite and courteous manner and assists with any questions or concerns.
* Attends bi-weekly safety meetings and complies with city and state policies and ordinances.
* Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet one (1) of the following 2 options to meet the minimum qualifications for this position:

Option 1

High School Diploma or G.E.D.

* AND-

At leasttwo (2) years of truck driving experience.

Option 2

At least four (4) years of truck driving experience.

Valid Licenses and Certifications

Valid Texas Commercial Drivers License B is required.*

Valid Texas Commercial Drivers License A is desirable.*

* If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7482 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.

"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."

Keywords: City of Laredo, TX, Laredo , Route Specialist II, (A222550-6), R31, Sanitation, Other , Laredo, Texas

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