Refuse Truck Driver II (19530541)

Recruitment 18.24
Solid Waste
Sacramento/Metro Area
$18.72-$25.09 Hourly


2100 Flightline Drive Lincoln, 95648


Update 3/24/2020: At this time, we will only accept online applications.


The City of Lincoln is recruiting for the position of Refuse Truck Driver within the Public Services Department; the job classification is Maintenance Worker II.  This recruitment is continuous may close without notice, interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  Qualified applications will be placed into an Applicant Pool.  As future regular and temporary vacancies occur, applicants who have been placed in the Applicant Pool will be considered.



Under general supervision, this position performs the full array of duties assigned to the Public Services Maintenance Worker II including maintenance, construction and equipment operation work in one or more Public Services divisions; occasionally assists in the training of lower level Public Services Maintenance Workers; performs other related duties as required.



The Public Services Maintenance Worker II is the journey level class responsible for a wide variety of maintenance and construction tasks. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Senior Public Services Maintenance Worker in that the latter performance the more complex assignments and lead responsibilities.



Public Services Maintenance Worker II Receives general supervision from a Public Services Supervisor.  May exercise technical and functional supervision over assigned staff.



Solid Waste: Operates a variety of collection vehicles and equipment including front, rear and roll off side loaders in the collection and transportation of residential and commercial refuse; drives to landfill site when vehicle is full and unloads material; evaluates and updates assigned routes; cleans, maintains and inspects assigned vehicles; maintains daily logs.

  • Performs maintenance, repair, and equipment operation.
  • Fills out reports and work orders.
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; may provide training to lower level staff.
  • Responds to questions and concerns from the general public; provides information as is appropriate and resolves public service complaints.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public.
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Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties. The position also requires both near and far vision when inspecting work and operating assigned equipment. The need to lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing 25 pounds or more is also required. Additionally, the incumbent in this outdoor position works in all weather conditions including wet, hot and cold. The incumbent may use cleaning and lubricating chemicals which may expose the employee to fumes, dust and air contaminants. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment, operate hydraulic aerial devices, drive motorized vehicles and heavy equipment, work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions and often work with constant interruptions.



Knowledge of: Practices, techniques and materials used in maintenance and refuse truck driving; knowledge of the City street system; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; operating characteristics and safety requirements for operation of trucks, refuse vehicles and other heavy and light equipment; defensive driving; proper lifting procedures; methods and techniques for record keeping; basic principles of mathematics; occupational hazards and standard safety procedures.

Ability to: Perform maintenance, drive and operate trucks and heavy construction equipment; respond to issues and concerns from the community; interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations; operate vehicles; perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time; work at substantial heights; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a complex issue, and develop and implement an appropriate response; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill to: Safely and effectively operate a variety of maintenance equipment, tools and materials.


The process may include an in-basket exercise, individual interviews, panel interviews and/or other related components.  Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to the process. The candidate selected for the position will be required to complete a background check including reference checks, fingerprint check, medical/drug-test evaluation and/or other related components.

Human Resources will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.  Please advise HR of any special needs a minimum of five days in advance of the selection process exam by calling (916) 434-3229. The City of Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Ideal Candidate


Candidates must have any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary.  A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of three years of experience in construction, maintenance or related work, a high school diploma or equivalent, and a valid class B California driver’s license.


The City of Lincoln offers a benefits package to add value to your work-life balance and give you options when planning your future. This position is represented by Classified Local 39; the probationary period is 12 months.

  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • Classic Employees Benefit Formula: 2.0% at 60, 3 final year average compensation
  • New Employees Benefit Formula: 2.0% at 62, 3 final year average compensation
  • Required employee contributions vary; all required contributions are tax-deferred
  • Social Security and voluntary 457 plan options
  • Medical , dental and vision insurance plans; medical expenses can be paid with pre-tax dollars through optional FSA account
  • Annual paid vacation and sick leave accrual; nine (9) Holidays and two (2) floating holidays
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