Truck Driver

  • CITY OF BIRMINGHAM, AL
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 10, 2022
Full Time Transportation or Transit

Job Description

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CLOSE DATE
12/31/2022

SUMMARY

Truck Drivers are responsible for driving a heavy-duty truck that requires a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) to pick up, transport, and deliver personnel, materials, and/or equipment to and from work sites. Employees in this job class are responsible for the efficient and safe operation of an assigned truck and for performing or scheduling its preventive maintenance and repairs. Work may involve the responsibility of overseeing and/or assisting a small crew of skilled and/or unskilled employees engaged in manual labor in maintenance or construction activities. Employees in this class are responsible for documenting daily activities through written reports. Truck Drivers are responsible for driving a heavy duty truck which requires a CDL (commercial Drivers License) to pick up, transport and deliver personnel, materials, and/or equipment to and from work sites. Employees in this job class are responsible for the efficient and safe operation of an assigned truck and for performing or scheduling its preventive maintenance and repairs. Work may involve the responsibility of overseeing and/or assisting a small crew of skilled and/or unskilled employees engaged in manual labor in maintenance or construction activities. Employees in this class are responsible for documenting daily activities through written reports. While a Truck Driver may serve as a crew leader depending on their assignment, these assignments do not usually include the full range of supervisory responsibility.

TYPICAL JOB DUTIES:
  • Conducts pre-trip inspection on heavy-duty trucks by checking for needed maintenance and ensuring components on trucks are in good working order prior to operating the truck.
  • Reviews work orders and meets with supervisor to determine supplies, equipment and personnel needed on worksite and oversees the loading of equipment to ensure it is properly secured prior to departure.
  • Operates a heavy-duty truck in order to transport and deliver personnel, equipment, and materials to and from work sites.
  • Prepares for work at worksites by ensuring safety equipment is worn, unloading supplies and equipment, ensuring flaggers are set up properly to direct traffic around the work site, and ensuring the safety of crew members on the worksite.
  • Oversees and assists crews performing activities such as maintaining/clearing right-of-ways, brush and trash removal, removal of dead animals from roads, patching and repairing roads, etc.
  • Performs wrap-up activities at the conclusion of each day such as post-trip inspection, gathering tools, completing daily worksheets, and refueling equipment.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.
  • Class B Commercial Driver's License.
  • Experience working with or around heavy trucks (e.g., street paving, flagging, refuse collection, etc.).
  • Experience conducting a pre-trip inspection (checking fluids, brakes, tires, etc.


THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE AT ANYTIME.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Unrestricted Class B CDL (certified to operate manual transmission).
  • Tanker endorsement.
  • Hazmat endorsement.
  • Experience leading a crew.
  • Experience operating a loader.


COMPETENCIES:
  • Heavy Equipment & Vehicle Use.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Physical Abilities.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Professionalism & Integrity.
  • Psychomotor Abilities.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Small Tool & Equipment Use.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.


CRITICAL TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE:
  • Knowledge of safety procedures when working in and around traffic.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the jurisdiction, including landmarks, street numbers/names, boundaries, etc., and basic familiarity with surrounding area.
  • Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance (e.g., check fuels, fluids, oil levels) for heavy-duty trucks, vehicles, and equipment (i.e., fire apparatus, tractors, and backhoes).
  • Knowledge of techniques for securing equipment and tools safely and correctly on trucks and trailers (e.g., using chains, octopus-straps, and binders).


WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Work is primarily performed at outdoor worksites such as residential neighborhoods, landfills, etc.
  • Work involves operating heavy equipment such as trucks, as well as a variety of hand tools.
  • Job may require exposure to potentially hazardous work conditions (e.g., working in and around traffic, in and around landfills, working in and around heavy equipment, etc.).
  • Job may also require exposure to inclement weather when working outdoors (e.g., extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, etc.), as well as working around foul odors and potentially harmful waste.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Job involves physical exertion required for sustained periods of light physical activity such as walking or standing. May involve occasional lifting of items or objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at ADAO@pbjcal.org, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website: http://www.pbjcal.org/

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Job Address

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