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Company: City of Asheville, NC
Location: Asheville
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $18.25 Hourly

Location : Asheville, NC

Job Type: Temporary / Seasonal

Job Number: 2024-01145

Department: Public Works

Division: Sanitation

Opening Date: 02/07/2024

Closing Date: 8/1/2024 5:00 PM Eastern


About our opportunity:

The City of Asheville is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Sanitation Worker Temporary Seasonal in the Public Works department. The purpose of this classification is to perform manual labor associated with collecting refuse along an assigned sanitation route.

Persons of all genders and races are encouraged to apply.
Other things to know:
Rate of Pay: $18.25

Work Schedule: Work schedule is typically Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m (40 hours). However, some crews may work 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This position may also work Fridays, weekends, holidays, or during weather events, emergency situations, or special events as needed.

About us:

The City of Asheville is dedicated to providing quality service for the residents and visitors of our beautiful city, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is a thriving mountain city that has a culture enriched in diversity.

The City of Asheville values and respects a diverse community, workforce and ideas, and is committed to promoting an equitable, fair, and just employment environment. Our organization seeks to create and provide access and opportunities to employees, residents and visitors to fulfill their potential through inclusive engagement practices, relationship building and an authentic sense of belonging. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The City of Asheville is proud to be a second chance employer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilites

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.

  • Collects refuse along assigned sanitation route, as part of a sanitation crew
  • Rides on back of rear-loading sanitation truck or in pickup truck, depending on route assigned; retrieves trash carts, containers, bags, brush, limbs, bulky items, and other debris from along route; verifies items meet City guidelines for disposal; tags carts with unauthorized items; operates container arm, lift, and compactor mechanisms as needed; returns carts and receptacles to their proper place; replaces liners in receptacles; and reports broken carts and receptacles for service.
  • Follows established safety procedures: utilizes safety equipment and wears protective gear; monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; monitors traffic conditions to identify obstructions, pedestrians, or unsafe traffic conditions; may direct traffic to ensure safety of crew and the traveling public; and reports any incidents, accidents, problems, or unusual situations.
  • Performs related duties in support of sanitation operations: assists in loading, unloading and delivery of trash carts; assists customers/public with complaints, concerns, and questions; gathers and submits evidence of illegal use of City receptacles, such as letters and delivery receipts; picks up litter; and performs minor repairs to carts.
  • Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with department projects.
  • Performs general cleaning and maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking/replacing fluids, refueling vehicles, greasing equipment, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop or work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; and reports faulty equipment to supervisor.
  • Communicates with supervisor, subordinates, other City employees, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives, reviews, prepares, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate various forms, reports, correspondence, pre- and post-trip inspection logs, weight tickets, route sheets, unauthorized item tags, route sheets, cart service orders, brush lists and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
  • Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review, or modify data, utilizing database, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.

    Additional Functions:
    • Performs other related duties as required.
      Education and Experience

      High school diploma or GED required; supplemented by one year of work experience that shows an ability to maintain steady employment in any field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

      Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all City or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

      Performance Aptitudes:

      Data Utilization: Requires the ability to compile, assemble, copy, record and/or transcribe data according to a prescribed schema or plan. Includes judging whether readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics are similar to or divergent from prescribed standards, procedures, or routines.

      Human Interaction: Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well-established policies, procedures, and standards.

      Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

      Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.

      Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. May include counting, recording of counts, and basic measuring.

      Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out detailed but routine written or oral instructions. Involves routine work according to clearly prescribed standard practices, with some latitude for independent judgment.

      Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment in situations characterized by repetitive or short cycle operations covered by well established procedures or sequences.

      ADA Compliance:

      Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

      Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

      Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, animal/wildlife attacks, or rude/irate customers.

      The City of Asheville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

      No Employee Benefits


      Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
      • Yes
      • No


        Do you meet the minimum requirements as posted?
        • Yes
        • No


          Do you have the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand operational processes, and the routine operation of machines?
          • Yes
          • No

            Required Question

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