Sanitation Worker - Public Works

Metropolitan Government Of Nashville & Davidson County Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 4 weeks ago

Position Description

This is an open competitive announcement.

  • Note: If you previously applied for this position in the last 6 months there is no need to re-apply.*

This is an entry-level position performing unskilled labor, reporting to a Sanitation Supervisor. Employee is responsible for the collection and disposal of residential and commercial refuse on a scheduled route throughout the county, and performing other similar duties as required.

Work schedules may be morning, afternoon or evening shifts and could also consist of weekends and holidays


From streets and bridges, to sidewalks and bikeways, to garbage disposal and recycling, Metro Public Works (MPW) is responsible for developing and maintaining the city's infrastructure while working to ensure the safety and well-being of each employee. The department's nearly 400 employees work around the clock to create and maintain a clean, safe and attractive environment for Nashville residents and visitors. This position oversees and maintains the health and safety program for the Public Works department, which includes implementing all new safety programs and initiatives as well as maintaining safety compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines and with construction and general Industry standards.

Typical Duties

  • Safely and efficiently collecting and disposing of refuse as a member of a two-man crew on a scheduled route or in response to service requests.

  • Picking up, emptying and returning trash receptacles.

  • Assisting in the delivery and unloading of collected materials at designated facilities.

  • Guiding the vehicle driver in backing up/maneuvering vehicle and assisting in other situations involving limited sight and maneuverability.

  • May drive a truck as needed.

  • Performing a variety of other manual labor functions as needed.

The work environment involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous or unusual environmental situations that require a range of safety and other precautions.

The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing on equipment, walking, and lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds.

All positions will involve some weekend work, either on a regular basis and/or occasionally due to holidays and weather.

Minimum Qualifications

Eighth (8th) Grade Education

LICENSE REQUIRED:

Valid Drivers License

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

Some positions in this classification will require successful candidates to obtain a Class "B" or higher Commercial Driver's License (CDL) prior to the end of their six (6) month probationary period. Failure to obtain the CDL within the six (6) month probationary period may result in automatic termination/dismissal.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read and write at the eighth grade level.

  • Ability to follow oral and written directions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.


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Sanitation Worker - Public Works

Metropolitan Government Of Nashville & Davidson County