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City of Pittsburgh Truck Driver - Special Operator in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Truck Driver - Special Operator

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Truck Driver - Special Operator


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Pittsburgh, PA

Job Type

CS Non-Competitive, Full Time

Job Number



Public Works

Opening Date


Closing Date

3/5/2024 4:00 PM Eastern



Bargaining Unit


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Operates specialized vehicles and motorized equipment, transports crews, materials and equipment.

Department : Public Works

Posting Type : Announcement/Bid

Salary : $25.31 per hour.

Union : This position is included in the Pittsburgh Joint Collective Bargaining Committee and will be filled in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Union Bid Form : None required . Your application for this position will serve as your union bid form.

Civil Service Classification : Non-Competitive.


General Application Requirements :

You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application will be disqualified . Disqualifications based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal.

  • Applicants must submit a complete application including education, work experience, a resume (if applicable) and completed supplemental questions.

  • Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment.

  • Click here (https://arcg.is/vD5Hn) to view a map of City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods .

  • Applicants must comply with the City of Pittsburgh's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

  • A current, valid Commercial Class A driver’s license with the "L" airbrake restriction lifted from the license AND t he "N" tank truck endorsement is required at time of application and must be maintained throughout employment.

  • Candid ate selec ted to fill this position MUST obtain the "X" combination hazardous materials and tank truck endorsement within 3 months of date of hire/promotion.

    NOTE : The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts pre-employment and promotional background investigations on all candidates being considered for positions . The background investigation includes but is not limited to criminal background, driver's license and City of Pittsburgh real estate tax payments . Candidates may be disqualified from consideration for employment based on the results of their background investigation ( as it relates to the job for which the applicant is being considered ).

    Qualifying Requirements:

    Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed, and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position. You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.

  • WORK EXPERIENCE : The application must clearly show two (2) years of full-time professional truck driving experience. (Less than full-time experience will be calcul ated on a pro-rated basis).

  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: The application must clearly show a high school diploma or GED Equivalency.

  • EQUIVALENCY: None permitted for this position. Therefore, no education/training and/or work experience may be substituted toward the qualifying requirements listed above.


If you meet the qualifying requirements listed above, you will be sent a letter of admission (when applicable) for the following examination(s). You must pass the written and/or performance examination(s) in order to have your name placed on the official Civil Service eligibility list for this position. Candidates who receive job offers must pass a medical examination (when applicable) prior to start date.

  • Written: None required for this position.

  • Performance: None required for this position.

  • Medical: Required.


  • Drives and/or operates specialized vehicles and motorized equipment (e.g., tractor trailer, flusher, vactor, jetter, winch, boom, aerial bucket truck, asphalt "tack" truck, crane truck, etc.).

  • Inspects mechanical condition of vehicle and reports malfunctions; performs preventive maintenance and makes repairs and adjustments.

  • Checks oil, water, gas, tires, etc.; may schedule periodic maintenance on vehicle; maintains written records relating to vehicle and equipment maintenance on vehicles.

  • Works as a member of the vehicle's crew as assigned or required.

  • Transports crews and/or materials and/or equipment.

  • Loads and unloads equipment and materials as requested or required.

  • Ensures that safety procedures are observed.

  • May be required to provide guidance and/or assistance to assigned work crew.

  • May be required to direct traffic at work site.

  • May tow or operate specialized equipment.

  • May work all shifts, weekends and holidays.

  • Performs activities and functions of related lower level personnel and other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.

Click here to view the full job description including knowledge, skills, and abilities and working conditions for this position. Locate and click on the position title to view the complete job description .

Full-time City employees receive a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits

  • Pension

  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Vacation

  • Personal Days

    (Benefits may be modified based on collective bargaining unit terms.)


    The City of Pittsburgh welcomes all applicants, including those who would need to relocate to satisfy the Residency Requirement prior to starting this position. Please elaborate on your plans to relocate to Pittsburgh if you do not already live within the City of Pittsburgh municipality. If you already reside within the City of Pittsburgh, please write N/A.


    Do you possess a Class A CDL with the "L" airbrake restriction lifted from the license AND the "N" tank truck endorsement? A copy of your license is required at time of application. Please attach a copy/photo to this application or your application will be disqualified.

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you possess two (2) or more years of professional truck driving experience?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please briefly describe your professional truck driving experience. If you do not possess this experience type N/A.


    Did you remember to attach your complete resume with this application? If you did not, your application may be disqualified.

  • Yes

  • No


    Due to the City of Pittsburgh's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the City of Pittsburgh requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Do you agree to provide proof of vaccination if you are selected to fill this position?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


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414 Grant Street Room 431 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219






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