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Job Title: Truck Driver for Guymon location
Company: Seward County Landfill
Address: 515 N. Washington
City: Liberal
State: KS
Zip: 67901
Telephone: 6206263203
Job Description:

This position is for the Guymon location. 


Job Summary

Under general supervision the Truck Driver performs work of moderate difficulty in the operation of trash trucks, rural dumpsters and multi-axle trucks used in the transporting and/or hauling of refuse, throughout Seward County and the surrounding service areas. Although the work performed is frequently laid out in general terms and inspected upon completion, intermediate phases of work are completed without assistance. The Truck Driver position is a highly responsible position because the Truck Driver works alone and is entrusted with the safe and efficient hauling and transport of garbage.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, this position may be stressful at times and requires the ability of the Truck Driver to occasionally consider a different course of action and deviate from standard operating procedures to get the job done.


The Truck Driver interacts with other departmental employees as well as the general public. As a result, the position requires a mature mind who possess a good deal of public relations skills, self-confidence, patience and a strong knowledge of the use of heavy machinery and an ability to work effectively with others. This position requires an individual with a high degree of focus, concentration and an ability to pay attention to details.


The roles, responsibilities, job functions, knowledge, skills and abilities set forth herein may be revised from time to time in order to comply with federal and state laws, departmental needs and the changing requirements for this position.


Supervision Exercised or Received

The Truck Driver receives supervision from the Waste Haul Foreman, Landfill Director or Landfill Coordinator

The Truck Driver does not have supervisory responsibilities over other personnel


Essential Functions

  1. Follows all safety regulations, procedures, processes and project goals
  2. Ensures all work meets with truck driving expectations
  3. Operates all equipment in a safe manner
  4. Loads trash and unloads trucks at Seward County landfill
  5. Inspects truck, lights, seats and moving parts before and after runs
  6. Services trucks – grease and check fluids, as needed
  7. Washes and cleans trucks, as needed
  8. Drives trucks in and out of tight spots in a safe manner and without damaging the truck
  9. Follows directions and perform those directions in a timely and efficient manner

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response and recover activities, as assigned
  2. Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification
Publication Date/Time:
4/8/2014 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Filled
Knowledge of 1. United States Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations 2. States of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, City of Liberal traffic laws and speed limits 3. Principles and procedures for providing internal and external customer service; this includes assessing the needs of both to meet quality standards for services and to provide high levels of customer satisfaction 4. Seward County Employee Manual 5. Seward County departmental policies and procedures 6. Truck regulations 7. Component and working parts of large and small vehicles 8. Safe work practices and work zone traffic safety 9. Use of mechanical and hand held tools, e.g., electrical diagnostic tools, specialty tools, pullers and wrenches 10. Proper structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and correct grammar Skills in 1. Providing effective leadership 2. Planning and coordinating diverse activities simultaneously 3. Using hammers, socket wrench, grease gun and other tools 4. Speaking, with confidence, to other staff members and general public 5. Meeting and dealing tactfully with others; able to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing 6. Reacting appropriately to verbal and/or written communication 7. Active listening, speaking and writing 8. Managing tense, highly charged and/or emotional situations 9. Independent problem solving especially in complex problems 10. Emotional Intelligence, e.g. possesses self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, social skills and empathic skills 11. Conflict management/problem solving/team building 12. Strong work ethic 13. Superb ethical behavior Abilities to 1. Carry out duties with a minimum of supervision 2. Safely operate heavy and multi-axle trucks 3. Follow directions and perform those directions in a safe and timely manner 4. Assess situations rapidly and make decisions in a timely manner 5. Analyze facts and exercise sound judgment 6. Establish and maintain effective working relationships 7. Carry out oral or written instructions and produce desired outcomes in a timely and accurate manner 8. Communicate effectively using superb oral and written skills; use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers and supervisors and to exchange or convey information in a timely and accurate manner 9. Social Perceptiveness – be aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do 10. Problem Sensitivity - identify when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong 11. Goal Setting – set and achieve goals/articulate a vision or overall objective 12. Relationship Building - establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with department heads and employees contacted in the course of work 13. Time Management - manage time, especially during times of stress or when deadlines are involved; ability to complete projects within a required time 14. Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously 15. Maintain confidentiality
Special Requirements:
Education High School Diploma or GED required Work Experience Minimum of two (2) years of experience driving trucks preferred Computer Skills Not Applicable Licenses/Certifications Must possess valid Class A & B CDL License with air brake and tanker endorsement or be able to possess within thirty (30) days of hire, without record of suspension or revocation in any state; no felony convictions or disqualifying criminal history; this position requires licensure as a mechanic for Clean Air Act
Additional Requirements Work Hours 45+ Hour Work Week – Full Time; Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; hours may vary Evening/Week-Ends As necessary Work Environment General outdoor environment; will be required to work outdoors in extreme temperatures Physical Requirements The work of a Truck Driver is a highly responsible position which requires mental acuity. The Truck Driver will be required to do complicated tasks: work in day and night environment, able to work outdoors in an extremely hot, cold, dry or wet environment; must be able to walk for long distances on uneven, sloped terrain in all weather conditions; must be able to work in hazardous or dangerous work areas or situations; must be capable of working under stressful situations including operation of equipment in bad weather or other difficult condition, e.g., heights, limited head room; must have acceptable vision for computer duties, performing pre/post trip inspection, driving trucks, operating heavy equipment, must have acceptable hearing to hear on the telephone and in public contact; must have appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone, radio and in public contact; must have fine and gross motor skills and full use of fingers, hands and arms to perform computer or writing duties; must have good cognitive skills; must be able to sit for an hour or more, speak, hear, stand, walk, balance, stoop, squat, bend, and/or kneel. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to pull open a truck’s hood and other equipment requiring 100 pounds of force. Must be able to climb up, into and out of trucks/heavy equipment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Special Skills Preferred Note At the discretion of Seward County, a Background Check may be made. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the Background Check. Nothing in this Job Description restricts the ability or right of Seward County to assign, reassign or eliminate the duties and responsibilities of this job either orally or in writing. Tasks and responsibilities may be changed at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other reasons deemed appropriate by the County. This Job Description does not constitute an Employment Agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change, according to the business needs of Seward County.

$14.00 to $15.50 an hour starting wage plus benefits




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