The Position This is a continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on: 7/13/22, 8/10/22 (final)
Under general supervision, the Landfill Equipment Operator III, leads, plans, schedules, and oversees the work of Landfill Equipment Operators and lower level staff while performing the same and/or more difficult duties as those being led; ensures completion of tasks in accordance with established policies and procedures; communicates policies, procedures and job expectations; and provides training to staff. Examples of Knowledge and Abilities
- Principles and practices of training, mentoring and leadership
- Operational characteristics, services, and activities of assigned programs and functions
- Procedures and policies pertaining to landfill regulations
- Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to refuse collection and disposal
- Procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as databases, two-way radio communication devices, GPS navigation systems and other specialized applications related to area of assignment
- Basic arithmetic (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, percentages, ratios, and fractions)
- English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
- Heavy duty landfill and earthmoving equipment operation
- Grade staking procedures
- Safety rules and regulations pertaining to refuse disposal
- Principles of effective customer service
Employment Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
- Lead and train Landfill Equipment Operator staff and Sanitation Workers
- Plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of staff
- Provide work direction and instruction to subordinates and/or new employees
- Research and evaluate work problems, and recommend solutions
- Develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with co-workers and the public
- Make arithmetical computations accurately and rapidly
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
- Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
- Maintain current training records, certification records and other required records up to date
- Read, understand, and adhere to County and department policies and procedures relating to area of assignment
- Complete and submit basic written reports when required
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
- Apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met
- Operate landfill and heavy equipment vehicles
- Use hand levels, laser equipment and GPS systems
- Adapt to new technologies, work processes, and equipment
- Use electronic technology for record keeping, training, and communication
Five years of full-time paid experience in landfill and/or road construction work operating heavy equipment, such as dozers, wheeled or track loaders and backhoes, landfill compactors, articulated haul trucks, motor graders, wheeled or track excavators, and scrapers or earth-movers.Note:
If the word "experience" is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it 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.GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
Criminal History and Background Checks : The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.
The County may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks where authorized by Labor Code section 1024.5, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.
License Requirement: A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, is required prior to appointment. Incumbents in this class must obtain a valid California Commercial Driver's License, Class B or higher, without an Airbrake Restriction, within 90 days of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate California Driver License, or comply with state and federal requirements for utilization, may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Physical Requirements : Positions in this class require the incumbents to be able to:
- Have sufficient strength, stamina and agility to perform medium to heavy manual labor for brief periods of time.
- Sit for extended periods of time while operating equipment.
- Occasionally climb on ladders.
- Climb on and off equipment.
- Assist in changing wear teeth and blades which requires bending, stooping, and lifting weights up to 50 pounds.
- Operate heavy equipment on uneven terrain for an extended period of time.
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Working Conditions : Positions in this class require the incumbent to:
- Work outside in all types of climatic conditions including inclement and very hot weather.
- Work around dust, dirt, odors, and refuse. Work in loud or noisy areas.
- Work around machinery and equipment with moving parts.
- Work in enclosed tight spaces.
- Work various shift, overtime, weekends, holidays and non-routine hours.
- May occasionally work indoors in the Landfill office building.
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 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 ServiceEmail
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
- 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.
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.
FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)
- 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.
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
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Closing Date/Time: 8/10/2022 5:00 PM Pacific