Solid Waste Worker II

Job Description

This is service maintenance work in performing varied manual labor work collecting solid waste materials for disposal, reuse and recycling, and serving as a relief truck driver. Work requires knowledge of standardized work routines used for manual tasks and operation of collection vehicles in solid waste operations. May oversee and train Solid Waste Worker I’s. Contacts require basic courtesy, tact, and effectiveness in dealing with others and include requesting or providing information, asking questions, or obtaining clarification. The work is fairly routine following established routines, standing instructions, and established procedures, but some variation in the sequence of procedures used is permitted based on situations encountered in the workplace. The work is repetitive with little need to exercise judgment; the situations are nearly the same and requires choice of the correct procedures. Work is performed primarily outdoors where there are some risks and hazards associated with the collection of solid waste materials, such as exposure to hazardous or contaminated materials. Operates standard solid waste operations equipment, tools, and machinery such as collection vehicles, dump trucks, two-way radio, pitch forks, push broom and packer machinery. Work involves physical labor such as picking up and dumping solid waste materials weighing less than 50 pounds on a continual basis. Work is performed under immediate supervision where work assignments are covered by established procedures from which deviation is not permitted.

Examples of Work
• Rides on the back of garbage or recycling collection truck and collects solid waste materials on a designated route.
• Acts as a relief truck driver in collecting solid waste materials for disposal, reuse and recycling.
• Oversees and trains Solid Waste Worker I’s.
• Drives dump trucks and pick-up trucks to distribute sand and water over landfill to control dust.
• Receives and dispatches routine messages and information and keeps applicable records.
• Operates packer machinery mounted on vehicle to pack refuse.
• Loads and unloads varied materials using hand tools.
• Directs driver when pulling out in traffic and backing up, and directs incoming vehicles to dumping area at solid waste disposal facilities.
• Acts as a security or watchman.
• Examines waste loads to prevent disposal of contraband waste, according to government regulations.
• Sweeps and picks up refuse from streets, gutters, and sidewalks.
• Checks operating and safety conditions of vehicles, performs minor servicing and reports needed repairs or servicing.
• Performs minor construction and general maintenance tasks such as minor roofing repairs, painting, fence repairs, pipe installations, and replacement and repair of concrete bulkheads.
• Cleans and maintains solid waste buildings and facility areas.
• Performs ground maintenance work such as mowing, trimming, spraying and watering.
• Demonstrates proficiency in the City of Jacksonville’s competencies.
• Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of work routines and procedures in collecting solid waste materials for disposal, reuse and recycling.
• Knowledge of applicable safety rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of state and local driving laws
• Ability to operate solid waste collection vehicles, machinery and tools safely under adverse weather conditions.
• Ability to oversee and train Solid Waste Worker I’s.
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning labels and symbols for identifying hazardous materials.
• Ability to pick up and dump solid waste materials weighing less than 50 pounds on a continual basis.
• Ability to perform minor construction tasks, general maintenance of buildings and grounds and janitorial duties.
• Ability to check operating and safety conditions of vehicles and perform minor servicing.
• Ability to examine waste loads to prevent disposal of contraband materials in landfills.
• Ability to receive and dispatch routine messages and information, and maintain applicable records.

Open Requirements/Supplemental Information
• Ability to read and write English.
• Must have at least one year of experience in solid waste collection, recycling or related, or work that involved performing manual labor or operating a motor vehicle.
• FL Class B CDL Driver’s License or higher is required prior to appointment & must be maintained.
• City of Jacksonville Public Driver Certification Within 6 months of employment, must qualify for, obtain, and maintain during employment in this class a City of Jacksonville Certification as a Public Driver.

• The probationary period for this class is six (6) months.
• This classification performs safety-sensitive functions and is subject to pre-employment and random drug/alcohol testing programs as set forth in the City of Jacksonville’s Drug Free Workplace Policy (Directive 0401).

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