Temporary - Austin Resource Recovery Associate

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Jul 07, 2020
Full Time Public Works Sanitation and Solid Waste

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Six (6) months experience performing general labor.
  • Licensed for the operation of commercial vehicles in the state of Texas within 90 days of employment. To be considered for employment in this position applicants must comply with Department of Transportation Federal Regulations and the City of Austin Drug Policy.
    Notes to Applicants

    This position(s) may require some or all of the following:

    • Servicing approximately 700-1500 homes utilizing a commercial waste management vehicle. Boarding and exiting the cab of a collection truck, as well as stepping on and off the rear step using hand and foot holds. The position will be retrieving carts and bags from house to house with continual stretching, bending and stooping and will require pulling your own body weight.

    • Delivering, exchanging and maintaining ARR Carts and preparing inventory for deliveries as well as repairing and cleaning and/or disassembling non-usable carts that are picked up from customers throughout the City.

    • Working at the household hazardous waste collections facility receiving, identifying, segregating, and storing bulk/package hazardous waste from households as well as assisting in setup, breakdown, and cleanup the facility and coordinating with waste disposal companies on packing and loading hazardous waste for transportation.

    • All positions are very physically demanding and may manually collect bags, branch bundles, personal containers and 96 gallon carts from curbside. Depending on the position, they may transport collected materials via a rear-loader and unload them at processing site.

    • All positions work in all types of inclement weather (i.e. cold, wet, hot, etc.) and will be on their feet, walking, bending, stooping and picking up heavy items for most of their work day.


    Additional Information:
    • A competency assessment may be required to verify your skill set.

    • This posting may be used to fill other similar positions within Austin Resource Recovery outside of the division listed above.

    • A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Your application should reflect your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., "see resume" or "see Linked In Profile"). The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

    • Driving on City business: This position must travel between various locations as part of the regular job duties and individual may be required to drive own personal vehicle or City vehicle. A driving record verification will be conducted.
    • Applicants for positions for which City driving is an essential function must meet the standards of the program: Applicant is at least 18 years of age; Applicant has a current valid driver license with the appropriate license and endorsements for the type of vehicle(s) to be operated.
    • This position falls under the COA safe driver program requirements. A check will be made of moving violations and points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) based on Department of Public Safety ( DPS ) Driver Record Report. External New Hires must meet the DRE requisite. For more information go to: https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Employment/new_hire_driver_safety_standards.pdf

    • Veteran candidates will be required to provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of interview.

    • Each individual who submits an Application as provided in the Municipal Civil Service Rules and meet the Minimum Qualifications for a Competitive Position shall be considered a Candidate for that Position. Employees, in Good Standing, who are Candidates within the Department or division that the Position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.

    • NOTE : All Austin Resource Recovery locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any ARR worksite - including parking lot or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.


    Physical requires for Operational Positions:
    • The employee is required to perform the following tasks during the normal course of an approximately eight (8) to ten (10) hour day, four (4) to six (6) days a week.
    • This position involves sitting while driving a commercial refuse vehicle as well as entering or exiting the cab and the rear step of the truck using hand and foot holds pulling body weight about 18-36 inches around 1250 times per day. The employee will apply up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and less force frequently to move objects. The position requires constant standing and grasping of hand holds roughly 32-54 inches from step to handle while riding on the back of the truck with frequent stops. This will involve continuous use of arms, shoulders, legs and feet to operate drive/steering inputs. Additionally, the employee will frequently be expected to perform tasks involving stretching, bending, twisting, squatting, kneeling, pushing/pulling, lifting and stooping while inspecting vehicle, while rolling 50+ pound refuse containers or throwing items into a refuse truck at approximately 5 feet high.
    • This position walks from house to house to retrieve carts, brush, bulk, and bags for approximately 8 -10 hours during a normal work day and works in extreme heat, cold, rain and other bad weather. Additional hazards include working close to mechanical parts, oils, fumes/odors/gases, noise, repetitive motions and vibration which expose joints and muscles to vibration and shock produced by the truck as well as walking near traffic, uneven surfaces, mud, snow, ice or rain daily. Employees may come in contact with blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    • Employees must have sufficiently good eyesight to drive and inspect trucks and other equipment. Additionally, listening while driving is necessary to hear emergency vehicles and other issues with traffic or operational equipment. Employees must also be able to hear and speak to communicate with supervisors, dispatchers, and citizens.


    Physical requires for HHW Positions:
    • The employee is required to perform the following tasks during the normal course of an approximately eight (8) to ten (10) hour day, four (4) to six (6) days a week.

    • This position involves unloading materials from customers vehicles, loading materials from residences, separating materials by chemical characteristics and putting them in the correct place, bulking compatible chemicals, opening/pouring paints/oil and making Austin ReBlend paint for 8.5 hours during a normal work day. This position is outdoors, so is exposed to hot and cold temperatures. This position will involve continuous use of arms, shoulders, legs and feet while performing activities such as unloading cars, opening paint cans, sorting batteries, sorting chemicals, puncturing aerosols and cleaning duties, such as sweeping. Additionally, the employee will frequently be expected to perform tasks involving stretching, bending, twisting, pushing/pulling, and lifting while inspecting materials and equipment, as well as handling up to 50 pound containers.
    • Additional hazards include working close to hazardous chemicals, noise, and repetitive motions, as well as walking near moving vehicles. Employees may come in contact with potentially infectious materials. Employee will drive a forklift at HHW and a pickup in town.
    • Employees must have sufficiently good eyesight and reading comprehension to evaluate materials and other equipment. Employees must also be able to hear and speak to communicate with supervisors, and citizens and to safely operate operational equipment. All necessary training and Personnel Protective Equipment is provided by the employer.
      Pay Range
      15.00-15.50

      Hours
      For CDL Operational - Mon-Fri, 6AM - 2:30PM.

      For Household Hazardous Waste - 40 hrs/week, Mon-Sat on a rotation schedule with staff working half their time on a Mon-Fri schedule and the other half of their time on a Tues-Sat schedule. Mon-Fri hours between 8 am to 5pm and Saturday 6am and 1pm.

      All positions will require extended hours and to work holidays and weekends as needed.

      Job Close Date
      08/16/2020
      Type of Posting External
      Department Austin Resource Recovery
      Regular/Temporary Temporary
      Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
      Category Technical
      Location 4108 Todd Lane Austin, TX 78744
      Preferred Qualifications
      • Industrial experience working in a manual labor job outdoors in extreme heat, cold and other inclement weather within the last 2 years.
      • Experience in Waste Management or other heavy CDL equipment experience
      • Current class C driver's license or ability to acquire before date of hire.
        Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
        Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
        1. Pick-up, process or dispose of trash, brush, litter, recyclables, bulky items, re-use items or compostable items
        2. Construct and maintain operational equipment including carts
        3. Use hand tools such as backpack blower, rake, shovel and sweep, stack, load and unload smaller debris and litter
        4. Clean up illegal dump sites
        5. Place customer notices, door hangers, public information literature
        6. Respond to routine customer questions about work being performed
        7. Operate trash collection equipment to include operation of trash and/or recycling collection vehicles, if appropriate
        8. Maintain vehicle records, complete paperwork, forms, and other reports related to collection activities
        9. Perform basic vehicle inspections, maintenance and repairs including trash carts
        10. Observe and report accidents, burglaries, and hazardous situations
        11. Pre-trip all vehicles as required by Management
        12. Learn and follow routes, read street maps and micro routes to locate route destinations as needed
        13. Follow safety rules
        14. Set out cones and barricades
        15. Assist other ARR crews as directed
        16. Other duties as assigned

        Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
        • None.

          Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
          Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
          • Knowledge of equipment and vehicles used in waste services
          • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with others
          • Skill in learning simple tasks
          • Skill in using small hand tools Skill in lifting and carrying equipment or materials applicable to the assigned work Skill in lifting and carrying equipment or material applicable to work being performed
          • Skill in reading and writing English necessary to the level of tasks performed Ability to understand oral and written instructions in English
          • Ability to operate required vehicles safely Ability to read, understand and follow maps and mapping directions

            Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
            EEO/ADA
            City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

            Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

            Supplemental Questions

            Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
          • * The minimum qualifications for this position are six (6) months experience performing general labor. Licenses and Certifications Required: Licensed for the operation of commercial vehicles in the state of Texas within 90 days of employment. To be considered for employment in this position applicants must comply with Department of Transportation Federal Regulations and the City of Austin Drug Policy. Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position
            • Yes
            • No
          • * Describe in detail how you meet the minimum qualifications of this position.
            (Open Ended Question)
          • * This position requires employees to be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Are you able to work varying hours including nights weekends and holidays as required by this position?
            • Yes
            • No
          • * Do you have previous experience in the Waste Management industry, driving industry related vehicles (ex: garbage, collections, recycling, brush pickup, bulky pickup etc.)
            • Yes
            • No
          • * Please describe your previous experience with waste management industry or with a company with a varied and expansive fleet of industrial vehicles. Be sure to include what role you played as well as your duties. If you do not have experience with these, please put n/a. (2500 char max)
            (Open Ended Question)
          • * Describe your experience performing year around general labor in extreme heat, cold rain, etc. Be sure to include which position in this application where you gained this experience from, what role you played as well as your duties. If you do not have experience with these, please put n/a. (2500 char max)
            (Open Ended Question)
          • * Please list your commercial driving experience detailing where and/or what position on your application you used a commercial driver license and which commercial driver license equipment you used. Please be sure to include Employer Name and years of experience with each piece of equipment. If you do not have this experience, please put N/A.
            (Open Ended Question)
          • * This position requires a valid Texas Class C Driver License. Do you have a valid Texas Class C Driver license or, if selected for this position, do you the ability to acquire a valid Texas Class C Driver license by your hire date?
            • Yes
            • No
          • * Which of the following best describes the level of driver license you possess?
            • Class A CDL
            • Class B CDL
            • Texas Class C Operator License
            • Out of State Driver License
            • No Driver License but ability to obtain a Texas Class C or above by date of hire
            • None
          • * The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?
            • Yes
            • No
          • * How many years of driving with a Commercial Driver License (CDL) do you have?
            • None
            • Less than 1 year
            • More than 1 year but less than 2 years
            • More than 2 years but less than 3 years
            • More than 3 years but less than 4 years
            • More than 4 years but less than 5 years
            • 5 years +

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