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Job Specification

 TRUCK DRIVER 

 DEFINITION

 Under direction, drives a truck with a single axle to transport
 nonhazardous materials, equipment, or people; does other related work.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
 all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
 performed on the job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 Drives trucks with a single axle to pick up, haul, and deliver
 nonhazardous materials.

 Receives written and/or oral assignments and drives trucks of varied
 types including trucks used for road maintenance and construction work
 and road oiling, snow plowing, and ice control work.

 May assist with the repair and installation of snowplows and
 spreaders.

 Picks up, loads truck, and delivers nonhazardous materials of varied
 types.

 Performs minor repairs and adjustments on truck.

 Supplies trucks with gas, oil, and water; keeps garage clean and in
 order, and keeps records of trips.

 Checks, cleans, greases, washes, and performs the required adjustments
 to trucks and other auxiliary equipment.

 Collects, loads, and unloads, with and without assistance, various
 types of equipment, furniture, laundry, food products, coal, ashes,
 garbage, or trash, and delivers same by truck to specified
 destinations.

 Operates snow removal equipment to keep roads clear.

 Maintains records of receipts, deliveries, fuel consumption, and
 mileage traveled.

 Drives truck equipped with dump body to transport and dump loose
 materials such as sand, gravel, and bituminous paving material, by
 pulling levers and turning crank to tilt body and dump contents.

 May inspect truck prior to operating for proper amounts of fuel, oil,
 water, and to see that tires are inflated and that lights and brakes
 work properly.

 May make minor emergency repairs to trucks such as changing tires or
 installing light bulbs, fuses, and tire chains.

 When not engaged in driving a truck or other equipment, may perform
 other work such as road and landscape construction, building
 maintenance and repair work, groundskeeping, laboring, or other
 unskilled work.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
 office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

           EXPERIENCE:

      One (1) year of experience in driving a truck with a single axle.

           LICENSE:

           Appointees must possess a driver's license valid in New
 Jersey. Appointees may also be required to possess a valid Commercial
 Driver's License (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class and
 type of vehicle being operated.

           NOTE: The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess
 the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class and
 type of vehicles they operate, rests with the Appointing Authority.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of the methods used to operate trucks and auxiliary
 equipment.

 Knowledge of the methods used to clean and lubricate trucks, and of
 the methods used to service batteries, tires and lights.

 Knowledge of the minor repair procedures that can be performed 
 outside of the repair shop.

 Knowledge of the methods used to load, unload, and deliver various
 nonhazardous materials.

 Ability to detect problems with the operation of the truck and
 auxiliary equipment.

 Ability to operate trucks and auxiliary equipment such as snow plows,
 spreaders, and power take-off in a skilled, safe, and competent
 manner.

 Ability to load and unload varied types of freight.

 Ability to service, clean, and perform minor repairs to trucking
 equipment.

 Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording
 and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English
 sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
 communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
 they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable
 accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation
 cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
 such persons may not be eligible.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Job
Spec
Code
VariantState,
Local or
Common
Class of
Service
Work
Week
State
Class
Code
Local
Class
Code
Salary
Range
Note
04222LN N/A01-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

7/31/2003