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Leadhand Refuse Collector (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees Only)

Leadhand Refuse Collector (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees Only)

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Competition #18/82

Internal Posting

Closing date: March 21, 2018


Leadhand Refuse Collector (Temporary – up to 6 months)

Engineering and Public Works Department



Operate a single and/or tandem axle refuse packer and perform manual tasks in the collection of residential refuse and instruct crew performing similar functions.



Coordinate, assign, review and participate in the work of two or more staff in the collection of residential refuse; ensure schedules, procedures and established performance and safety standards are met; provide employee training, orientation and input to employee performance appraisals; ensure daily route book and residence register is followed; complete time sheets.


Operate a single and/or tandem axle refuse packer vehicle following a prescribed route; transport crew and equipment to work sites; make frequent stops for the crew to load refuse; empty refuse load into garbage trailer as required.


Remove and dispose of refuse from residents by dumping totes and bags of refuse; collect and account for "extra refuse" tickets; clean up fallen refuse when loading using shovels and brooms; transfer refuse into truck hopper by operating hydraulic toter lift; operate hopper blade mechanism.


As required, Perform daily pre – and post-trip inspections of vehicle by checking items according to standard job procedures (such as fluid levels, belts, hoses and lights); check and adjust air brake system; report repairs needed and damage to supervisor and mechanic shop; check first aid and safety equipment.


Clean interior and exterior of vehicle as required; wash inside of packer body and buggies.


Respond to complaints and inquiries from property owners; provide property owners with written comments concerning bylaw infractions; relay job assignment information from supervisor to crew; keep records of residences which differ from residence register or contravene solid waste and recycling bylaws and deliver annual collection calendars.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is performed according to assigned daily schedule and register.

Work is reviewed by supervisor.

Problems such as unregistered residences are referred to supervisor.


Physical Effort:

Move heavy equipment and materials. (continuous)

Walk on collection route. (frequent)

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while manoeuvring a large vehicle and remaining aware of crew members in a constantly changing work zone. (frequent)

Visual/Auditory Effort:


Work Environment:

Work outside in all weather conditions. (frequent)

Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (frequent)

Exposure to equipment noise, unpleasant odours, dust, ashes, waste products and potentially hazardous materials. (continuous)

Exposure to vibration and heat from vehicle. (frequent)

Driving. (frequent)



Organize and prioritize the work of a unit.

Understand and carry out job related instructions.

Use basic hand tools.

Operate a tandem rear axle vehicle.

Complete forms accurately.

Direct the work of assistants.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Grade 10.

Current and valid Class 3 B.C. Driver’s Licence with air brake endorsement.


2 years of experience in refuse collection.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week

$28.22 per hour, Pay Grade 6

Job Code 517

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


All applications, including qualifications and supporting materials, must be submitted online via to City of Victoria, Human Resources Department by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted above.