Sanitation Worker I

Notice of Job Opening

Date: February 19, 2024

Department: Public Works – Sanitation

Pay: Min-$15.93 Max-$23.32 / Hr.

Hours: 7am-3:30pm


  • Picks up scattered refuse around garbage containers
  • Participates in the operation of waste collection vehicles according to a designated route, collecting refuse and/or recyclables
  • Assures daily that vehicle is serviced and in operational condition
  • Assists driver in unloading garbage at landfill
  • Directs driver in placing packer truck in correct position for unloading into trench at landfill
  • Operates packer truck in the absence of regular driver
  • Performs related work as required


  • Education sufficient to meet requirements of the job
  • Some experience in the operation of large hydraulic equipped trucks
  • Possess a valid class C driver’s license
  • Be in good physical condition

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and regulations governing the collection of refuse and the operation of equipment
  • Skill in the safe operation and care of assigned equipment
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to frequently lift objects weighing 70-100 pounds
  • Ability to perform heavy, manual labor, often under adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to deal with the public on a limited basis
  • Ability to work in exposure to offensive odors
  • Ability to write legibly
  • Assists in trash pick-up or any other collection job when necessary
  • Picks up limns, leaves or debris placed at curbside
  • Drives pull trucks when necessary
  • Performs related duties when required

Desirable Training and Experience

  • Experience in the operation of hydraulic equipment, including hydraulic hoist

Physical Demands

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment such as: walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movement. The performance of daily duties may require climbing on ladders, operating assigned equipment and vehicles, lifting/carrying/pushing moderate to heavy amounts of weight.

Work Environment

Work is usually performed in an outdoor field environment. This results in exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, hazardous traffic and all types of weather/temperature conditions. Work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery and uneven surfaces, as well as, rough terrain is common.

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