Solid Waste Worker

Posted: 08/27/2023

General Purpose of the Position: This is heavy manual work of a routine and unskilled nature. Employees in this class are responsible for the satisfactory performance of heavy manual laboring tasks in collecting refuse. Work is usually closely supervised and performed under the immediate direction of a supervisor, crew chief or driver. Employees are expected to walk extended distances in collection of solid waste and recyclables. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Perform heavy manual labor in refuse collection, collecting garbage and trash. • Perform vehicle maintenance. • Perform other duties as assigned. Skills and Physical Abilities Required: • General knowledge of safe work techniques and practices used in solid waste collection. • Ability to make independent judgments and decisions appropriate to experience. • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees and the public. • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. • Ability to walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk, hear, reach above shoulders, work overhead on ladders and platforms, use fingers and hands with dexterity, and feel and reach with hands and arms. • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift up to 80 pounds. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. Equipment Used: Cell phone, telephone, radio. CDL Class B and Non-CDL vehicles and hand tools. Safety equipment is provided. Education and Experience Required: A good driving record, a valid Florida driver’s license, a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) with air brakes endorsement and a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Environmental Conditions: Work is primarily performed outside in varying and extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time where employees are exposed to excessively loud noises from construction equipment, human debris, drug paraphernalia, and heavy equipment. Physical effort is required to perform heavy manual labor and uncomfortable conditions, climb ladders, bend, reach, and stand for long periods of time. Occasional exposure to slippery and/or uneven surfaces; heights above twenty (20) feet; below ground level, with feet, legs and/or hands in water. Subject to 24-hour call back for emergency conditions. Appropriate training and safety equipment will be provided for all conditions. Commercial Driver License (CDL): A Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) with air brakes endorsement is required for this position. The wage will be reduced by $.50 for any employees who does not have a CDL-B upon being hired. The employee is required to obtain a CDL-B within the first 6 months of employment and wages will be adjusted accordingly. FLSA Status: Non-exempt Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Classification Essential: This position is an Essential classification and will require employee to report to duty after a hurricane or emergency. Schedule: This position normally works a regular weekday daytime shift and requires scheduled/unscheduled overtime, including evenings, weekends and holidays and/or immediate response to emergency conditions. Supervision Exercised: None Supervision Received: Supervisor

Position Type: Full-time

Employer Type: Government Entity

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