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Refuse Driver Collector

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Aug. 3, 2018

End Date: Nov. 3, 2018


Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to drive or operate sanitation trucks and manually collect refuse along a prescribed route. This is a special classification to provide incentives for those drivers who split their time between driving the vehicle and functioning as a Refuse Collector.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Drives rear-loading, semi-automated, and fully automated sanitation trucks to collect solid waste along an assigned route; positions vehicle to allow for the most efficient and effective loading or dumping of materials; monitors and adjusts pace of vehicle and collection activities to ensure timely completion of route; operates mechanisms on truck to secure and collect waste; ensures that load is properly balanced, covered, and contained; and monitors activities of workers on the back of truck for safety.

Collects refuse along assigned route; retrieves trash bin, containers, or bags from along route; empties trash bins and containers into truck; operates container arm, lift, and compactor mechanisms as needed; and returns bins and containers to their proper place.

Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work for the day; performs light maintenance on equipment, which includes changing oil, refueling, and refilling lubricants; cleans vehicles, beds, and mounted equipment upon completion of assignments; and secures vehicle after use.

Provides coverage during special events/activities as needed; responds to emergency/disaster situations; provides assistance to other employees or departments; and performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED, preferred; two years of experience driving and operating heavy trucks; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License.