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Sanitation Worker I

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Sanitation Worker I

Closes On: November 19, 2021 at 05:00 PM EST


Department: Public Works
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: 13.19 -

DEFINITION OF CLASS
This is unskilled work in the performance of a variety tasks in support of a number of municipal operations and services. Employees in this class are responsible for the performance of work of a heavy, manual nature which does not require a high degree of manipulative skill or previous experience. Work is usually performed under the immediate direction of a crew leader and/or Division Supervisor; however, constant supervision is not necessary for familiar tasks which can be carried out without difficulty once learned. In that regard, some independent decision-making and self-motivation are required. Employees in this class exercise no supervision. Work is reviewed by direct observation of the supervisor. This is a safety-sensitive position.

Essential Duties Performed

100%-

ESSENTIAL DUTIES PERFORMED
• Performs heavy, manual labor associated with tasks such as solid waste collection, grounds and rights-of-way maintenance, general construction, etc.;
• Uses a variety of hand tools such as a shovel, rake, pick, mattock, hoe, sledge hammer, axe, broom, etc.;
• Uses a variety of powered tools such as a drill, circular saw, chain saw, chop saw, tamper, etc.;
• Performs general maintenance on trucks and other equipment assigned to the employee’s department / division / crew;
• Works overtime as required;
• May be required to work standby on a rotating basis;
• Subject to call-in for specified emergencies;
• Reports to work as scheduled and on time, even under inclement weather conditions.

• Lifts, carries and dumps garbage containers into garbage truck; operates garbage packers;
• Lifts, carries and places brush and other yard wastes, discarded furniture, demolition debris and other rubbish into Sanitation trucks;
• Collects litter and other debris from along public streets, parks, trails, etc.;
• Operates motorized leaf collection equipment;
• Inspects garbage for hazardous materials or unlawful dumping;
• Assists driver in unloading garbage truck
• Works overtime as required;
• May be required to work standby on a rotating basis;
• Subject to call-in for specified emergencies;
• Reports to work as scheduled and on time, even under inclement weather conditions.

OTHER DUTIES PERFORMED
• Participates on various employee teams as assigned;
• Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• Graduation from a standard senior high school (or possession of General Equivalency Diploma) and experience in performing heavy manual work.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of a valid appropriate driver's license issued by the State of Tennessee.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written communications;
• Ability to respond to verbal inquiries from management, staff, and customers;
• Ability to effectively present information verbally and/or in writing;
• Knowledge of proper lifting techniques;
• Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions;
• Ability to perform very heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable climatic conditions;
• Ability to learn new procedures and to apply the same to a variety of tasks;
• Ability to acquire a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with appropriate endorsements (required for most advancements beyond General Worker I).


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