Equipment Operator II - Solid Waste Management - Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

  • Denver
  • United States
  • May 21, 2021

Job Description

About Our Job

This position requires a performance assessment which involves a pre-trip inspection, post-trip inspection, and maneuvering/driving. To be considered for this position, you must pass this assessment. Additional detailed information will be provided once you are invited for the assessment. For more information about the performance assessments, please visit our website:

This position requires a background check, physical, and drug test.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high quality, safe and equitable public infrastructure and services. For more information, please visit the DOTI website.

DOTI’s Commitment to Equity:

  • DOTI is committed to providing attention and resources to the areas, assets and people of the city with the greatest need.  Through equitable contracting, equitable investments, and equitable workforce development.

  • DOTI’s culture revolves around four key principles: (1) Invest in Our People, (2) Operate with Discipline, (3) Use Data to Drive Decisions, and (4) Deliver Results.

Solid Waste Management provides trash collection service, hazardous waste removal, recycling, and a composting program for single family Denver homes and multi-family dwellings with up to seven units, municipal facilities, and Denver Public Schools. The agency’s Graffiti Removal Program removes graffiti from private and commercial property and the public Right-of-Way.

The Solid Waste Management team has an opening for an Equipment Operator II. Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Operates specialized vehicles such as automated trash trucks, including side loaders, cart loading, semi and fully automated and front loader collection vehicles.

  • Samsara Dash Camera installed on all vehicles.

  • Performs pre and post trip inspections.

  • Perform basic vehicle maintenance (greasing), etc.

  • Single operator responsible for completing assigned route. 

  • Responsible for safety and knowing safe work habits

  • Some vehicles drive from the left and/or right side.

  • Laboring may be required while on route, including performing truck maintenance, moving containers, etc.

  • Position includes bending, stooping, twisting, pushing, pulling, grasping, lifting, carrying, fine fingering, reaching, handling, manipulation, crouching, and walking.

  • Other duties that may arise

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience driving and operating a side load automated cart collection vehicle

  • Ability to get in and out of vehicles and equipment multiple times per day

  • Ability to work in varying conditions (inclement weather, dust, fumes, etc.)

  • Knowledge of the streets within the City and County of Denver

  • Ability to read and follow route maps

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.

  • Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of general labor experience which must include two (2) years of experience operating light to medium sized equipment.

  • Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirements.

  • License/Certifications: This job requires driving. Requires a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL "B") with appropriate endorsements at the time of application.

  • Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CJ1905 Equipment Operator II

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$20.25 - $29.57

Starting Pay

Based on education and experience.


Dept of Transportation & Infrastructure

Assessment Requirement

Performance Test

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