Solid Waste Driver

$32,448 - $36,914 yearly
  • ACCGov
  • Athens, GA, USA
  • Nov 04, 2022
Full time Sanitation

Job Description

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED AT ACCGOV.COM/JOBS FOR SOLID WASTE DRIVERS

DRIVER I  (Part time Downtown Litter Tech)   - 109 $32,448
DRIVER II  (Night Driver) - 111 $35,156
DRIVER III  (Swing Driver) - 112 $36,914

Please visit accgov.com/jobs to view the full job descriptions for each level of driver.  Job duties are summarized below.

 

SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes -Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance

 

Purpose of Job
 
The purpose of these jobs is to collect residential and commercial refuse, recyclables, compostables, litter and/or leaf and limb materials, and safely operate vehicles in performance of these duties.   Additional duties for the specific driver positions are listed below.


DRIVER I -  Collecting the aforementioned materials, operating any non-CDL vehicles within the solid waste fleet (forklift, sidewalk scrubber, pick-up truck, and mini-packer/side-loader), maintaining daily records, navigating narrow roadways and performing additional duties as assigned.

DRIVER II - Collecting the aforementioned materials, operating both non-CDL and CDL vehicles as licensed. Vehicles can be any of the following; forklift, sidewalk scrubber, pick-up truck, mini-packer/rear loader, front loading, hook lift/roll-off, or automated collection truck. Driving the vehicle along predetermined routes and performing additional duties as assigned.

DRIVER III - Collecting the aforementioned materials, operating both non-CDL and CDL vehicles as licensed.  Vehicles can be one or more of the following: forklift, sidewalk scrubber, pick-up truck, mini-packer/rear loader, front loading , hook lift/roll-off, or automated collection truck with an occasion tractor trailer. Driving the vehicle along predetermined routes and performing additional duties as assigned.


Job Related Requirements
WORK SCHEDULES:   
DRIVER I  - Shift Saturday and Sunday 4:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. 
                                      OR
                    Shift Saturday and Sunday 5:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. 
DRIVER II   - Current opening is Night Shift -Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10:30 pm - 7:00 am
DRIVER III - Shift Monday thru Friday 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 
Emergency Position
 
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager.
MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTION JOB FUNCTIOINS
DRIVER I 
Must possess a valid Class C Georgia Driver's License.
 
Six month of Solid Waste collector, pressure washing, and/or sidewalk cleaning or related  experience or any combination of education, training, and experience which would provide the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position are preferred.
 
A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
 
DRIVER II
 High school diploma or equivalent with one year of heavy vehicle driving experience required;
OR
 High school diploma or equivalent with 6 months of heavy vehicle driving experience and certificate of completion from a licensed commercial driving school approved by the Georgia Department of Driver Services required;
OR
five years of heavy vehicle driving experience in solid waste vehicles, specifically automated side loader, front end loader, rear loader, roll-off, and/or boom truck required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. 
AND
Must possess a valid Class B Georgia Commercial Driver's License.

Must be able to meet the current training requirements for this position as set forth in the Solid Waste Certification Program within the required time frame. 

DRIVER III
High school diploma or equivalent with two years of heavy vehicle experience required;
OR
Ten years of heavy vehicle driving experience in solid waste vehicles specifically automated side loader, front end loader, rear loader, roll-off, and /or boom truck or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. 
 
AND

Must possess a valid Class A Georgia Commercial Driver's License.
 
Must be able to meet the current training requirements for this position as set forth in the Solid Waste Certification Program within the required time frame. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES:
 The following duties are normal for this job.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.  See specific driver levels for duties in addition to these.
 
Collects refuse, leaf and limb material, compostables, and recyclables from residential, commercial, and institutional customers including those in the downtown district; places the material in the proper collection truck; delivers and  unloads material at the designated facility or area; separates and processes compostables and/or  recyclables when required.
 
Maintains daily records and reports.
 
Communicates with the general public to provide basic customer service information about any solid waste programs, i.e.: distributes printed information to customers about programs.
 
Locates and audits residential and commercial volume-based garbage fee system customers, leaf and limb services, and/or composting and recycling services.
 
Cleans assigned vehicle and/or assigned equipment and performs routine maintenance.
 
Pick-up dead animals and/or bodily fluids, when required.
Performs other related duties as required.
 
DRIVER I - additional duties when assigned as a Litter Control Technician and/or Sidewalk Scrubber:
 Pick-up litter from sidewalks in the downtown district.
 
Empties and maintains downtown district pedestrian refuse, recycling, and cigarette containers/receptacles.
 
Blows sidewalks, streets and curb utilizing a backpack blower.
 
Operates sidewalk scrubber and/or pressure washer on predetermined route within the downtown district.
 
Cleans up the downtown district after special events.
 
Operates other vehicles such as forklift, electric vehicle, combination truck and trailer, and other equipment as required for a task.
 
Participates in disaster teams during inclement weather.
 
DRIVER II - additional duties:  
Operates assigned collection truck, on predetermined routes to collect refuse, leaf and limb, compostable or recyclable materials from residential, commercial or institutional buildings or property; collects and transports to designated facilities.

Performs routine maintenance checks and services on vehicles (e.g., greasing, checking air pressure, oil and other fluid levels, washing, etc.) and determines that the vehicle is in proper working condition prior to operation; informs appropriate personnel of necessary repairs to vehicle.

Maintains daily route records and reports, including records of blocked containers, extra charges, and work orders; notifies supervisory personnel of any non-conformance to policies and/or procedures by customers.

Maintains radio contact (using two-way radio) with dispatcher regarding route changes, work orders, etc.; follows all written and verbal instructions.

Demarcates, locates and audits residential and commercial volume-based garbage fee system, leaf and limb services, composting and/or recycling collection services.

Communicates with the general public to provide basic customer service information about all Solid Waste Department  programs, i.e.: distributes written information about Solid Waste Department programs to customers.

Maintains, distributes, and picks up collection containers.

Operates other vehicles such as forklift, as required.

Participates in disaster teams during inclement weather.

May operates a combination truck and trailer for the purpose of transporting materials to the designated disposal site. 
 
May swap trailers with the Boom Truck by disconnecting trailers and reconnects trailers while out on the route. 
 
May fills in as boom truck operator and/or boom truck driver as needed if qualified. 


DRIVER III - additional duties:
Performs routine maintenance checks and services on vehicles (e.g., greasing, checking air pressure, oil and other fluid levels, washing, etc.) and determines that vehicle is in proper working condition prior to operation.
 
Informs appropriate personnel of necessary minor or major repairs to vehicles.
 
Operates hook lift truck, frontend loader, mini-rear loader, or automated side-loader on predetermined routes to collect commercial and or residential refuse, compostable and/or recyclable materials.
 
Operates tractor trailer, as needed, at the Center for Hard to Recycle Material (CHaRM) facility, Landfill recycling facility, and/or for the Teacher Reuse Store or other necessary departmental function. 
 
Collects and transports to designated facilities.
 
Maintains daily route records and reports, including records of contaminated compostables and/or recyclables, Maintains radio contact via two-way radio with dispatcher regarding route changes, work orders, etc.
 
Maintains recycling drop-off collection sites including minor trash clean-up and/or report major  trash or debris at site, repairs needed to fence. screening, roll-off container, signage, and/or other collection containers at site .
 
Communicates with general public to provide basic customer service information regarding all Solid Waste Department programs.
 
May be required to work various shifts based on departmental personnel absences.
 
Operates any Solid Waste Department equipment as required.
 
Follows all written and verbal instructions.
 
Washes vehicle on a regular basis.
 
     If Assigned Boom Operator duties - Operates a hydraulically powered knuckle boom to load material into a transport trailer on a predetermined route or special pick up.
 
      If Assigned Pull Truck Driver duties: Operates a combination truck and trailer for the purpose of transporting materials to the designated disposal site and swaps trailers with the Boom Truck by disconnecting trailers and reconnects trailers while out on the route.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Solid Waste Department as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Solid Waste Driver I. 
 
Knowledge of the terminology used within the department.

Knowledge of use of relevant forms, logs and manuals relevant to the position
 
Knowledge of residential and commercial collection routes.
 
Knowledge of the use of equipment for position duties such as rear or side loaders, specialized recycling/refuse collection, forklifts, pay loaders, pick-up trucks, hook lift trucks, front-end loaders, tractor-trailers, and rearloaders, air gauge hoses, and the use of hand tools such as rakes, pitch forks, etc.
 
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members.
 
Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.
 
Ability to handle the required mathematical calculations.
 
Ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
 
Ability to comprehend and apply the regulations and procedures of the department.

See job descriptions via link above for additional KSAs for Driver II and Driver III.