Brush Collection Crew Leader

City of San Antonio
Full Time $23 - $28 Per hour TX City Of San Antonio Solid Waste Department, 6933-, 6947 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78228, United States


Under general supervision, is responsible for performing skilled and lead work operating a grappler used in the collection of brush and bulky items from public properties. Working conditions are primarily in public streets with frequent exposure to temperature extremes, dust, damp/wet surfaces, high noise levels, oily surfaces, and heavy equipment. Exercises functional supervision over assigned staff.

Work Location
5450 US Highway 90, SA TX 78227 

Work Schedule
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday - Friday

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs responsibilities of crew leader to include assisting supervisor in completion of performance appraisals.
  • Inspects grappler and completes inspection reports as required.
  • Drives and operates grappler in a safe manner in accordance with safety rules and traffic laws.
  • Drives truck and trailer as needed.
  • Provides direction to operators on safety procedures and uses shortest route to landfill/brush site.
  • Ensures that all brush and debris have been collected in assigned area.
  • Performs routine operator maintenance on grappler, as needed.
  • Works with assigned crew to separate metals, tires and other recyclable items from brush prior to loading, frequently lifting and carrying materials weighing 40 pounds.
  • Records travel time of each assigned crewmember to and from loading site.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.
  • Five (5) years of experience operating light, medium and heavy equipment to include two (2) years of experience operating a front end loader, bobcat, or other automated heavy equipment.
  • Valid Texas Commercial 'A' Driver's License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of characteristics, limitations, and safety procedures of the equipment being operated.
  • Knowledge of equipment inspection procedures and maintenance requirements.
  • Knowledge of traffic safety practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of City streets.
  • Skilled in the use of trucks, truck/trailer and automated heavy equipment.
  • Ability to conduct vehicle inspections and trouble-shoot equipment problems.
  • Ability to coordinate use of available equipment.
  • Ability to delegate duties and resolve problems.
  • Ability to supervise, train, and participate in staff performance evaluations.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.
  • Ability to learn City rules and directives required in the performance of duties.
  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.