Sanitation Worker I – Sanitation North Augusta North Augusta 2 reviews

Sanitation Worker I – Sanitation

  • Type:Public Services
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$12.30/hour
  • Posted Date:02/05/2021
  • Deadline to Apply:02/19/2021 5:00 PM





Under regular supervision, performs routine manual labor for the Sanitation Department to include, but not limited to collecting and loading garbage, recyclables and yard debris onto collection trucks. Helps maintain trucks and equipment used to perform job. Performs related work as needed. Reports to the Sanitation Supervisor.



Empties garbage, recyclables and yard debris from City carts; uses rakes, shovels, and pitchforks to remove debris from City streets.

Monitors truck hoppers after loading with debris to prevent debris from blowing out when truck is in motion.

Follows guidelines set by the City to determine which items can or cannot be picked up.

Performs all duties in accordance with City, federal and state policies and procedures to ensure safety and quality are met.

Assists in cleaning and maintaining vehicles, tools and equipment.

Directs truck drivers when they are backing up to ensure that the route is run safely.

Fills in on other trucks when they are short staffed.

Receives and/or reviews information such as daily work assignments, safety instructions, work orders, and responds to calls.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals to include Supervisors, coworkers and customers.

Operates a variety of machinery and equipment such as pressure washers, a Tommy lift, pickup truck, cart tippers and compactors.


Assists other divisions and departments with vehicle operations as assigned.

Performs related duties as required.


It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.


Requires a High School Diploma supplemented by three to six months of experience in sanitation or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.



Physical Requirements: Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate, though not constant, physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 40 pounds) and occasionally heavier weight (up to 60 pounds).

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments and/or direction from supervisor.

Language Ability: Requires ability to read a variety of policy and procedure manuals, technical manuals, etc. Requires the ability to prepare reports, records, etc., with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to deal with several abstract and concrete variables; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and/or professional languages used in the department.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to utilize mathematical formulas, to determine percentages and decimals and to determine time. Must be able to use practical applications of fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion. Must be able to use practical applications of algebra and geometry.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery; to operate motor vehicles and light equipment.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, tools, etc. Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations or tight deadlines. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a moderate degree and to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).


Knowledge of Job: Has knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the Public Service Department as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Sanitation Worker I. Has the ability to comprehend, interpret and apply regulations, procedures and related information. Has general working knowledge of industrial processing and/or material recovery operations, including operating equipment and vehicles for the collection and/or transportation of garbage and debris. Is able to perform manual labor and duties requiring good physical condition. Is able to safely and skillfully operate heavy trucks and equipment to complete daily assignments. Is able to operate motor equipment for extended periods of time. Has the mechanical aptitude to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment. Has knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the industry; is able to work effectively despite occasional exposure to extreme weather and temperatures, wetness/humidity, machinery hazards, traffic hazards, dust, fumes, above-average noise, odors, smoke, vibrations, animals/wildlife, disease/pathogens, toxic/caustic chemicals, etc. Has the ability to offer assistance to co-workers and employees of other departments as required. Is able to supervise the work of inmate work crews as assigned. Has the ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency. Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations. Is able to follow oral and written instructions. Is able to prepare simple records with accuracy and in a timely manner. Has knowledge of the terminology used within the department. Knows how to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation. Knows how to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.

Quality of Work: Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interaction with internal and external entities with whom the position interacts.

Quantity of Work: Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work which consistently meets established standards and expectations.

Dependability: Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work. Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives, policy, standards and prescribed procedures. Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.

Attendance: Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.

Initiative and Enthusiasm: Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be accomplished, and initiates proper and acceptable action for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

Judgment: Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies issues or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to issues or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice where appropriate and researches issues, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.

Cooperation: Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with established policies or procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation intra- and inter-departmentally.

Relationships with Others: Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and co-workers for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships inter- and intra-departmentally, and with external entities with whom the position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints in order to establish and maintain good will. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image.

Coordination of Work: Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion of work elements and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.

Safety and Housekeeping: Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping standards. Ensures such standards are not violated.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. EOE

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