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Sanitation Laborer - Full-time

Powder Springs

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Job Title:                    Sanitation Worker

Department:              Public Works

Pay Grade:                 105                                                      Starting Salary: $16.34/hr.

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt


This position is responsible for manual work of a routine nature that involves heavy physical labor as a member of a sanitation crew. This position transports and disposes of refuse along assigned residential routes in a safe, effective, and environmentally friendly manor, while cleaning and maintaining all necessary equipment.


  • Sets garbage carts for new City residential sanitation customers; retrieves carts when service is discontinued.
  • Picks up carts and loads contents onto rear-loading sanitation truck; cleans debris from collection site; may handle special refuse collection requests as directed by Sanitation Supervisor.
  • Deposits refuse at various locations.
  • Cleans sanitation truck daily.
  • Cleans garbage carts.
  • Picks up litter along roadways.
  • Assists other Public Works divisions in the maintenance of City grounds and streets.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or equivalent; or equivalent training, education, and/or experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of city and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of refuse collection procedures and applicable codes pertaining to refuse collections.
  • Skill in performing general equipment maintenance duties.
  • Ability to interpret instructions and efficiently carry them out with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
  • Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with residential customers and the general public.
  • Ability to follow necessary safety precautions in all areas of assignment.



The work is physical work. The employee is occasionally required to exert up to 50 pounds of force. Work is typically performed with the employee intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. This position must frequently lift light and heavy objects, climb ladders, and use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.



Ability to work overtime as needed.

Satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record.

Ability to perform strenuous manual labor and lift objects than 50 pounds.

Ability to work in hot, cold, or inclement weather.


Work is typically performed outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, irritating chemicals, machinery with moving parts, and occasional inclement weather. This work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, or rain suits.

The City of Powder Springs has the right to revise this position description at any time, and does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

The City of Powder Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All applicants must complete a City of Powder Springs employment application. Applications may be downloaded and printed from the website at or visit 1114 Richard D. Sailors Parkway, Powder Springs, GA 30127 to receive an application.

You may submit a letter of interest or resume along with a City of Powder Springs employment application to:

City of Powder Springs

Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director

P.O. Box 46

Powder Springs, GA 30127


Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

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