Solid Waste Assistant

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
21 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Integrated Solid Waste Section (ISW) exists to provide a clean campus on which to study, work and live. We remove solid waste from campus according to the ISW plan which maximizes the reuse of campus waste through recycling and composting with landfilling as a last resort.

Position Summary

This position exists to efficiently and effectively collect and deliver recyclable and waste materials. The regular work schedule for this position is 5:00 AM through 1:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Overtime is occasionally required.

Minimum Qualifications

Current and valid driver’s license.

Please note: This positions requires a current and valid driver’s license. As an application requirement, please upload a copy of your current Motor Vehicle Record under “Special Required Documents” within your application. You can obtain this record at your local DMV.



Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Demonstrated experience operating a 10,000 lb GVW vehicle.
  • Excellent safety record.
  • Clean DMV record.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Verifiable references

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Trash truck assistant Duty/Responsibility

  • Assist trash truck driver in the collection of trash throughout the campus and deliver to landfill.
  • Assist driver cleaning behind the blade of the trash truck.
  • Assist in moving dumpsters from trash enclosures to an area that the trash truck can empty the dumpster and return the dumpster to the enclosure.
  • Control pedestrian and vehicle traffic while trash truck is backing in high traffic areas.
  • Collect bagged trash throughout campus and deliver to the compactor while driving an 11,000 GVW stake bed truck.

Percentage Of Time 80 Job Duty Category Vehicle maintenance Duty/Responsibility

  • Perform routine operator maintenance of solid waste vehicles such as checking fluids, checking and adjusting tire pressures, washing trucks, and lubricating chassis components, etc.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Trash barn & compactor area maintenance Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintain trash barn, compactor area and event bins as needed.
  • Cleaning bins, around compactor, and arranging for the bins to be thoroughly washed during school breaks and when needed due to odors and appearance.

Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (eg: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - Exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of for constantly to move objects. , Valid Driver’s License, Essential Services Designation, Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials - Hazardous Waste is found in and near the dumpsters and Universal Waste is handled through the recycling program Use of Firearms or Other Weapons , Special Requirements/Other - Must be able to pass CDL training and testing within 6 months of Hire Date.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.