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Colorado State University Recycle Truck Driver (Equipment Operator I) in Fort Collins, Colorado

<div id='form_container_31343' class='form_container'> <table> <tr> <th>Working Title</th> <td>Recycle Truck Driver (Equipment Operator I)</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Position Location</th> <td>Fort Collins, CO 80523</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Classification Title</th> <td>Equipment Operator I</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Posting Number</th> <td>202000212P</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Position Type</th> <td>State Classified</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Open Date</th> <td>01/12/2021</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Close Date</th> <td>01/25/2021</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Salary</th> <td>$2,578 monthly + FULL BENEFIT OFFERINGS</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Employee Benefits</th> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <th>Full/Part Time</th> <td>Full-time</td> </tr> <tr> <th>State Classified Hourly</th> <td>No</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Overtime Eligible</th> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <th>Description of Work Unit</th> <td><p>The Integrated Solid Waste Section (<span class="caps">ISW</span>) exists to provide a clean campus on which to study, work and live. We remove solid waste from campus according to the <span class="caps">ISW</span> plan which maximizes the reuse of campus waste through recycling and composting with landfilling as a last resort.</p>

Colorado State University (CSU) and the State of Colorado are committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website ( for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time classified employees in the following University benefit areas.

CSU Benefit Programs:

  • Academic privileges
  • Commitment to Campus
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts and many more

Multiple options under Medical, Dental, Vision Plans

  • Cigna & Kaiser Permanente
  • Delta Dental
  • EyeMed

Retirement Plans:

  • Colorado PERA (automatic enrollment)
  • Voluntary Retirement such as 457 and 401(k) plans
  • Retirement Loan option

Paid Leave:

  • Annual & Sick Leave
  • 10 designated Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Leave Sharing Bank
  • Short & Long Term Disability coverage

Health & Financial Wellness options:

  • Basic & Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
Position Summary

The Recycle Truck Driver exists to efficiently and effectively collect and deliver recyclable and waste materials. The regular work schedule for this position is 6:00 AM through 2:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. Overtime is occasionally required.

Please note: This positions requires a current and valid driver’s license. As an application requirement, please upload a copy of your current (dated within the last 90 days) motor vehicle record (MVR) under “Special Required Documents” within your application. You can obtain this record by contacting your local DMV.

Minimum Qualifications

Valid Driver’s License

Special Requirement: Current (dated within the last 90 days) motor vehicle record (MVR). Please attach as a “Special Required Document” in the application. This document can be obtained at your local DMV office.



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 & Recyclable Materials Collection
  • Collect recyclable materials throughout the campus and deliver to recycle center.
  • Collect bagged trash throughout campus and deliver to the compactor.
  • Operate and perform operator maintenance and daily pre-trip safety inspections; vehicles include – 11,050 lb. GVW cube van, and 11,000 lb. GVW light duty flatbed truck.
Percentage Of Time 50%
Job Duty Category Collection Site Maintenance
  • Maintain Compactor area and event bins as needed.
  • Clean lids, around compactor, and make arrangements for the bins to be thoroughly washed during school breaks and when needed due to odor and appearance.
Percentage Of Time 10%
Job Duty Category Recycling Site Maintenance
  • Maintain recycling at storage area.
  • Load trucks when necessary for shipping.
  • Inspect recycling universal hazardous waste site, and verify compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Percentage Of Time 35%
Job Duty Category Vehicle Operator Maintenance
  • Routine operator maintenance of solid waste vehicles (eg: checking fluids, checking and adjusting tire pressures, washing trucks, and lubricating chassis and components, etc.)
Percentage Of Time 5%
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. Please note: Part-time experience will be calculated to determine the full-time equivalent.
  • The Work Experience 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 (e.g.: 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.


  • Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.
  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s) and interview(s) which require 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, OR the Employment Consultant facilitating the search process. 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

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Colorado State University
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
Colorado State University is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Human Resources – Employment Office, at or call (970) 491- MyHR(6947).


  • 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 (970) 491- MyHR(6947).
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - Exert up to 100lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 50 lbs of force frequently and / or upt to 20 lbs. constantly to move objects., Valid Driver’s License - Will be required to obtain Colorado Commercial Driver's License within 6 months of employment, Essential Services Designation - Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare of the campus community, 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
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.

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.

<h2 class='tab'>Supplemental Questions</h2> <div class='form_container'> <p><span class='reqd'>Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).</span></p>
  1. * Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * This position requires applicants to possess and maintain a current and valid driver's license. Do you possess a current and valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you willing to obtain a Commercial Driver's License within 6 months from the date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you willing and able to report to work without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare of the campus community?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * This position works Tuesday - Saturday, 6:00am - 2:30pm. Are you willing and able to work this shift?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Have you attached a copy of your motor vehicle record (MVR) dated within the last 90 days to your application? In order to be considered for this position, you must supply a copy of your MVR and attach it to your application as a Special Required document.
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you willing and able to use, handle, or be exposed to hazardous materials with training?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * This position will often work independently to complete daily job tasks with minimal supervision. Please give an example of a time when you were responsible for completing work without assistance or supervisory approval. (1) Describe the job tasks performed, (2) how you knew you were meeting your supervisor's expectations, and (3) what you like and dislike about working independently/alone?

    (Open Ended Question)

</div> <h2 class='tab'>Applicant Documents</h2> <div class='form_container'> <b>Required Documents</b> <ol> <li>Special Required Documentation</li>

Optional Documents

  1. Veteran DD214 Form (Member-4) (For State Classified searches ONLY)


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