Solid Waste Worker
Phoenix, AZ 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

This position performs a variety of manual and semi-skilled tasks associated with the daily operations of a transfer station. Employees are responsible for daily work assignments as provided by management.

Currently, there is a vacancy located in the Public Works Department, Solid Waste Diversion and Disposal Division at the North Gateway Transfer Station located near the I-17 and Dixileta exit in North Phoenix. In the Division, the position provides manual and semi-skilled labor to increase diversion of green organics from the transfer station and direct customers to eunloading areas. The position is also responsible for performing landscape maintenance, operating a variety of equipment, including a one-ton dump truck, and delivering seamless in-person customer service to transfer station and diversion area customers including routing and directing traffic.

The facility is open from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

This recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.


  • Basic knowledge of operating mobile computers and electronic devices.
  • Ability to operate a two-way radio.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.


$15.18 (minimum) - $20.00 (maximum) hourly / $31,574- $41,600 annually. Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. For more details, visit:


  • Minimum six-months experience of heavy manual work or experience providing skills using tools such as weed eater, back pack blower, chain saw, electronic drills and other hand tools.
  • Maintain acceptable driving record.
  • This classification requires the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.
  • Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment, or shift.
  • Perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements.
  • An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
  • The City job description can be found .
  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.


First review of applications will occur the week of October 21, 2019. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on January 6, 2020, whichever is sooner.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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Solid Waste Worker, JC: 70030, ID# 33934, 10/06/19, 6 mos, BR, Benefits: 001, Q

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City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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