Minimum Training And Experience
Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by one year of experience in waste collection.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Must possess a valid Florida Class "B" CDL driver's license with appropriate endorsements.
Assignment to work a variety of work schedules, including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and I or disaster situations.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to arrange, compare, count, differentiate, measure and /or sort data and/or information. 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 comply with specific instructions or orders, and respond to simple requests from others.
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 use a variety of reference data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition , subtraction, multiplication and division.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out detailed but uninvolved 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 the judgment requi red .in situations characterized by repetitive or short-cycle operations covered by set procedures or sequences.
Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very heavy physical effort in very heavy work conditions, typically involving some combination of sitting, standing, walking, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of heavy objects and materials (up to 100 pounds) and occasionally heavier items (1 00 pounds or over).
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual and auditory perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.
Environmental factors: Tasks require exposure to adverse weather conditions, extreme temperatures, wetness/humidity, noise extremes, strong odors, smoke/dust/pollen/dirt, machinery hazards, traffic hazards, disease/pathogens, vibrations, etc.
Knowledge of Work: Has knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the City of Dunedin as they pertain to the performance of essential duties of the Solid Waste Driver/Loader. Has the ability to comprehend, interpret and apply regulations, procedures and related information. Is able to provide assistance to co-workers as required. Has knowledge of the standard tools, materials and practices of the trade. Has skill in the care and use of required tools and equipment. Is able to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment. Clearly understands any occupational hazards and adheres to all safetyprecautions inherent in performing the essential functions of the work. Is able to perform job duties in an uncomfortable physical environment as required. Has knowledge of basic mathematics. Is skilled in applying a responsible attention to detail as necessary in preparing reports and records. Is able to read and interpret various materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job. Is able to use independent judgment in performing routine tasks. Has the ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency. Knows how to perform duties in a courteous manner and with the utmost integrity in the best interest of the public.
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 meetjob 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 interdepartmentally.
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.