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[ARCHIVED] Public Works Associate I

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Public Works Associate I

Closes On: May 12, 2023 at 04:30 PM EST

Department:Public Works
Job Status:Full-Time
Shift:6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Days:Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay:$31,844.56 - $50,908.33

Definition of Class

This is unskilled work in the performance of a variety tasks in support of sanitation 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

  • 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;
  • Construction / installation, maintenance and repair of landscaping, lawn / turf grass, shrubbery, trees, and City owned properties;
  • Operates a variety of mowing equipment including push mowers, riding mowers, tractors, etc.
  • Assists with the construction / installation, repair and maintenance of a variety of infrastructure systems;
  • Constructs / installs, maintains and repairs flower beds, irrigation systems and other similar structures associated with the employee’s assigned division;
  • Assists with the placement, finishing, repair and maintenance of asphalt, concrete, etc.;
  • Digs and cleans ditches;
  • Assists employees in the performance of a variety of duties;
  • 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.


  • Participates on various employee teams as assigned;
  • Service Center recycling, general cleaning, and maintenance;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Graduation from a standard senior high school (or possession of General Equivalency Diploma) and experience in performing heavy manual work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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 Sanitation Worker I/II).



Possession of a valid appropriate driver's license issued by the State of Tennessee.


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