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Grade: 915 Salary Range $14.10 - $21.92 Per Hour
Starting Salary: $14.10 Per Hour


Employees in this classification earn 104 hours of sick leave and 104 hours of vacation leave annually. Vacation accrual rates increase with seniority. Sick Leave balances are unlimited and Vacation balances have a cap of 288 hours.


Full time employee's also enjoy the benefits of membership in the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System (TSRS). The City's defined benefit pension plan has provided lifetime income to City of Tucson retiree's since 1950, and the program continues to provide monthly income to over 2,700 retirees. All TSRS members participate in paying for the cost of this benefit, by making payroll contributions based on a rate applied to the members payroll, and the rate applied can change annually at the beginning of each fiscal year. All member contributions are placed in the TSRS trust, but remain the property of each employee member, and are credited with interest at the rate of 6% each year.

** Effective July 1, 2013, the TSRS contribution rate for employees hired after July 1, 2011 will change from 13.976% to 5.06%. The payroll deduction for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 is currently 13.976% of gross pay.

Current rate (current, thru pay periods ending June 30, 2013): As an example, applying this contribution requirement to an hourly employee making $15/ hour for an 80 hour, bi-weekly paycheck, would result in the following deduction from pay: $15.00 X 80 = $1200, $1,200 X 13.976% = $167.71 deduction.

New rate (beginning with pay periods ending after July 1, 2013): As an example, applying this contribution requirement to an hourly employee making $15/ hour for an 80 hour, bi-weekly paycheck, would result in the following deduction from pay: $15.00 X 80 = $1200, $1,200 X 5.06% = $60.72 deduction.

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You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes. This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill any vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

The Environmental Service Department is seeking motivated individuals to identify, collect, handle, bulk sort, package, and transport hazardous materials, and dispose of household hazardous and universal waste materials in the Household Hazardous Waste Section.. All job duties take place outdoors and require lifting. The individuals chosen for this job must be willing to work in a hot, cold and/or dusty environment.

Examples of essential duties may include:
  • Stores and disposes of household hazardous waste in conformance with all pertinent federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

  • Categorizes waste brought to a Collection Facility or Landfill. Performs segregation, drum packing and bulking of hazardous waste which includes identifying, segregating, storing, processing and preparing Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) for shipment or temporary storage.

  • Bulk sorts materials into 55 gallon drums in preparation of proper disposal. Items include oil, antifreeze, flammable & combustible liquids, soaps & waxes, chlorinated flammables, and latex paint.

  • Prepares drums for shipping with appropriate markings and labeling; coordinates shipments; prepares manifests for shipment.

  • Transports HHW pursuant to local, state and federal guidelines; loads and unloads vehicles.

  • Operates a variety of equipment, machinery and tools used in department projects and activities which may include a pickup truck, forklift, testing and sampling equipment, emergency response equipment, respirator, meters, gauges, weight scales and various hand tools.

  • Maintains files and/or database of documentation of waste received and shipped. Maintains regulatory required files such as hazardous waste and universal waste manifests, non-hazardous material bills of lading, reports submitted to regulatory agencies, asbestos disposal records, permits, notifications, logs, or other documents.

  • Maintains a current working knowledge of applicable laws/regulations pertaining to household hazardous and universal wastes; maintains awareness of new trends/advances in the profession, attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

  • High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent

  • Two years or more experience which involves the formal identifying, collecting, packaging and disposing of household hazardous and universal waste materials.

  • Valid Class C Commercial Driver's License with HazMat and Air Brake

  • Medically qualified to wear a respirator.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.


    The following are Special Job Requirements that must be met upon hire.

  • 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER).

  • DOT 3-day Hazardous Materials Training.

  • Forklift Permit.

  • Annual Respirator Program evaluation/certification.

  • This position will require a satisfactory Motor Vehicle History Report, and physical and drug screen exam. This position also requires safety sensitive compliance e.g. random drug screening. Reference checks may also be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing any of the above requirements.

    Some positions require a satisfactory criminal background check, Public Records Check and/or physical, drug screen and/or audio exam. Fingerprinting and reference checks may also be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing any of the above requirements.



    In order to apply, you must register to apply online if you have not already done so. If you are new to the City of Tucson job site, an online guide is available by clicking on "Employment Application Frequently Asked Questions" on the main employment page.
    After you have registered, log-in and click View Job Openings and apply for this position. The bottom left hand portion of each step will contain a link to Proceed to next step.

    Step 1 - Add or Update your Personal information
    Step 2 - Add or Update your Education Information
    Step 3 - Add or Update your Employment Information
    Step 4 - Complete the Supplemental Questions

    Click on "Submit Application" when you are finished and ready to submit your application.

    Applications that do not contain complete education or employment history, and complete responses to all supplemental questions will not receive further consideration and will be deemed as an incomplete application.

    Examination results and current status will be communicated by email so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.

    To be considered for this position, a completed application, employment profile and supplemental questionnaire must be received by the closing date. The highest scoring applicants will be invited to attend an Oral Board Interview. Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on a Civil Service Employment List that is provided to the hiring departments. The final score is calculated using 100% of your rating for Training and Experience, and may include a Hiring Interview.

    If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call 520-791-4241 at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled evaluation.

    Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List. If you qualify for Veteran or Native American preference points, you must submit your documentation at the Oral Board interviews. For DD 214's, it must be a copy that indicates characterization of service. Click here to read the definitions.

    All inquiries should be addressed to the individual below. Do not send emails to, because this is utilized only for outbound notifications.

    Shennendoah Rogers, HR Analyst, (520) 837-4161, e-mail:

    To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

    The City of Tucson is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify Program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. E-Verify, along with the Form I-9, protects jobs for authorized U.S. workers, improves the accuracy of wage and tax reporting, and helps U.S employers maintain a legal workforce.

    Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment.

    JOB CODE: 5155/0613