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Refuse Facility Attendant - Part time


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CLOSING DATE: Open until positions are filled.


The City of Cordele, a local municipal government in South Georgia serving approximately 12,000 citizens is actively searching for Refuse Facility Attendant candidates. Located 100 miles North of the Florida state line, and served by three exits on Interstate 75, Cordele is the commercial hub of Crisp County and offers excellent growth opportunities for hotels, restaurants, retail, recreational and healthcare facilities.


A part-time highly responsible skilled labor position that requires knowledge of the City street system, physical layout, adjacent areas and rights of way to determine if users of the facility are City of Cordele residents or businesses.  Occasionally operates simple hand tools such as shovel, rake and pitchfork.  This position performs a variety of skilled and manual labor tasks.  Under the direct supervision of the Street Department Superintendent or an assigned supervisor.



Performs manual labor tasks that require physical stamina and the use of associated equipment and tools.  Some examples of these duties are:


  • Inspects incoming refuse making sure only eligible materials are placed in the receptacles.  Ensures all refuse is deposited inside of the receptacles.  
  • Inspects identification and address to assure facility is used by eligible customers.
  • Assists customers with proper disposal of refuse.
  • Uses hand tools such as a rake, shovel, pitchfork, weedeater, leaf blower and/or other tools as needed to perform duties and maintain appearance of the facility. 
  • Performs custodial work at the facility’s office building.
  • Maintains tools and equipment in good operating condition.
  • Monitors facility for proper use and notifies supervisor of illegal or after-hours dumping.
  • Maintains records such as number of customers, name, address, materials deposited and vehicle tag numbers.
  • Typically works outdoors and may be exposed to inclement weather, heat, cold, dust, insects, grass, pollen, grease, oil, exhaust fumes, moving machinery and other hazards.
  • Follows established safety rules along with City and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Often works independently exercising good judgment.
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Minimum education of a high school diploma, or its equivalent, with good oral and written communication skills. Able to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions and assignments.
  • Must fully complete a City of Cordele employment application.
  • Must pass a background check including personal and previous employment references, criminal history, and driver history.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screen and job-related physical examination (see attached sheet for requirements).
  • Must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Georgia License, with a clean driving record.
  • Must perform arduous and physical tasks frequently under strenuous and adverse conditions.
  • Must be able to work department hours including on-call status and overtime when required.
  • Must establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, supervisors and the general public.



  • Dependable and punctual with an excellent attendance history.
  • Neat and clean personal appearance and attire.
  • Self-starter
  • Self-motivated
  • Have knowledge of, or ability to easily learn, the City street system, physical layout and adjacent areas including commercial and residential locations.


Interested and qualified candidates should submit an online application available at Application packages are also available for pick up at Cordele City Hall, Human Resources – Room 246, 501 7th Street, North, Cordele GA 31015. This position will remain open until filled.

The City of Cordele is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all applicants without regards to race, color, religion, sex – including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or genetic information, the presence of a non job-related medical condition or handicap, or any other protected status.


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