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Sanitation Worker I

High school diploma or equivalent. Any experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record. Must obtain Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with airbrakes, within six (6) months’ probationary period. Works on the back of a truck and picks up trash/yardwaste on assigned route. Manually lifts residential trash/yardwaste containers and empties contents into refuse truck. To view complete job announcement, click on job title. For your
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Posting Information
Department: 
Utilities - Sanitation
Location: 
1317 DaVinci
Shift: 
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Overtime as required)
Salary: 
$14.71 per hour
Date Posted: 
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:00am
Closing Date: 
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:00pm
Job Description
Duties: 
Works on the back of a truck and picks up trash/yardwaste on assigned route. Manually lifts residential trash/yardwaste containers and empties contents into refuse truck. Acts as a ground guide and assists the Sanitation Worker II in the safe operation & collection of refuse and yard waste materials. Operates compactor mechanism on truck by manually pushing lever to start the automatic packing of refuse and/or yard waste. Observes pick up area to determine whether area is free of refuse and replaces lid on empty cans. Cleans refuse from street where spilling has occurred. Operates pickup truck to pick up litter and illegal dump sites as well as delivery of polycarts. Washes, sprays, and deodorizes public street trash containers and polycarts.
Other Responsibilties: 
Interfaces with citizens in person or over the telephone regarding minor complaints or questions. Refers citizens to main office regarding bills, inadequate service, or related problems. Works in a safe manner. Follows safety rules and safe work practices. Uses safety equipment as required. Conducts minor maintenance on refuse vehicles. Cleans illegal dump sites. Picks up trash on road sides and alleys. Performs janitorial and maintenance duties. May serve as back up driver for residential refuse truck. Performs related duties as required.
Working Conditions: 
Frequent exposure of up to 80% of work time to dirt, dust, extreme weather temperatures, noise, and noxious fumes and odors, and potentially hazardous waste and chemicals.
Job Requirements
Education and Experience: 
High school diploma or equivalent. Any experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Skills: 
Interpersonal skills necessary to be courteous of fellow employees, citizens, and businesses while performing duties.
License and/or Certification: 
Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record. Must obtain Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with airbrakes, within six (6) months’ probationary period.
Mental & Physical: 
Ability to understand, follow and/or provide verbal and written instructions. Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lb.) and heavy (50-75 lb.) trash/yardwaste containers and debris frequently. Work requires continued walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
Additional Information: 

Selected applicant must have telephone or message number where he/she may be reached and pass background investigation, physical examination, and drug screen.