Come work for one of the most innovative recycling operations in the country. The City of Tacoma TAGRO program is looking for a forward-thinking, energetic team player to help move our program forward.
The Biosolids Distribution Operator is part of a creative, customer-oriented team who is vital in the transport, delivery, mix, and application of TAGRO premium soils and products. This is an excellent opportunity for a person who thrives working on a variety of tasks and both as part of a team in a busy environment but also independently.
Our Ideal Candidate:
Has experience as a commercial driver.
Is willing and able to transport, deliver, mix and apply TAGRO premium soils made from a blend of wastewater byproducts called biosolids and other weed-free gardening components.
Is capable of operating heavy equipment associated with directed tasks, which include driving and operating a variety of equipment, including loaders and a variety of dump trucks and liquid tankers.
Is able to establish and maintain a good rapport with supervisor, coworkers, and the general public.
Provides information about TAGRO and delivers stellar products and services along with excellent customer service
Is energetic and enthusiastic about biosolids and advancing environmental sustainability through the beneficial use of biosolids.
Communicates effectively orally and in writing using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience.
Builds and maintains cooperative working relationships with customers, partners, coworkers and staff.
Motivated and self-starter who can work under pressure, analyze situations accurately, and adopt an effective course of action quickly.
Embraces and owns Environmental Services' vision of supporting healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound and driving the strategic plan to completion within the organization.
If this sounds like you, please apply!
Primary Responsibilities Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, drive, transport, deliver, mix and apply liquid and dry biosolids to designated areas; operate a variety of equipment and machines used in biosolids distribution; provide information to customers regarding the biosolids program and services.
Deliver, transport and distribute liquid and dry biosolids to designated areas, assuring proper and safe procedures and compliance with department guidelines and applicable laws and regulations.
Mix and deliver dry biosolids and unload as directed by customer; collect moneys, issue receipts and record according to established procedures; provide information related to program and service to customers and the public as required.
Operate front loader to stockpile biosolids and to load city and private trucks for delivery.
Transport miscellaneous solids, raw solids and sewage as needed.
Operate tanker trucks to assist gardeners with watering trees and shrubs and to mix lime for digesters as needed; assist in cleaning digesters.
Maintain and service assigned equipment as required such as checking brakes, fuel, oil, water and lights.
Operate and maintain a variety of equipment and machines such as tanker trucks, dump trucks, front loaders, hoists, soil mixers, miscellaneous spreaders, tractors and monitors.
Promotion of products to include providing information, customer service and proper use of products.
Prepare and maintain basic records and reports related to daily work and maintenance activities.
Receive and record payments, issue receipts.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Physical requirements and working conditions:
Outdoor environment; subject to adverse weather conditions, and driving to various sites.
This position requires climbing.
May require working extended hours or weekends.
An employee in this position may be exposed to biosolids spray.
City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ and http://www.traveltacoma.com/
The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
To be considered for this career opportunity: Please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Individuals must meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process.
Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application, to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers.
Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and response to Supplemental Questions # 6-11 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers, including your roles in the position and key activities.
Candidates who pass the test will be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration.
Candidates invited to interview may be invited to participate in a driving test to demonstrate their ability to operate equipment. Applicants must pass all portions of the examination process to be considered for hire.
Any vacancy that comes up within a one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible List for potential interview selection.
Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check and references check, a pre-employment medical exam, drug and alcohol screen and physical ability test.
This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 313. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.
Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders.
The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.
For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement.
An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school
One year experience performing maintenance, operations, or construction duties, including some experience in the operation of commercial-sized trucks.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License including Tanker endorsement, with Air Brake Restriction removed at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Biosolids utilization procedures and regulations
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
Health and safety regulations
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
Oral communication skills
Defensive driving practices
Safe workplace practices
Drive, transport and distribute liquid and dry biosolids
Operate and maintain a variety of equipment and machines such as tanker
trucks, dump trucks, front loaders, hoists, soil mixers and monitors
Communicate effectively with general public
Learn to interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Maintain simple records and prepare reports
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others