Solid Waste Operator - Part Time On Call

  • Hanover, Virginia
  • Jan 01, 2022
Part Time Sanitation and Solid Waste
  • Salary: $12.73 Hourly USD

Job Description


General Description : This is a semi-skilled position. The incumbent performs routine tasks to ensure the proper use of solid waste convenience centers.

Organization : The Solid Waste Operator is part of Hanover County's Career Development Program (CD). The Operator Ladder has two levels: Solid Waste Operator I and II. Incumbents report to a Waste Collection Superintendent and supervise no staff.

Essential Functions (Convenience Centers) :
  • Enforces county ordinances, rules, and regulations.
  • Directs vehicles to proper disposal or recycling points and identifies materials not acceptable for deposit.
  • Operates and performs preventative maintenance on compaction equipment and roll-off containers.
  • Provides services to maintain the property and grounds.
  • Unloads refuse from citizens' vehicles as needed.
  • Cleans/maintains area around compactors and disconnects roll-off containers during switch outs.
  • Monitoring and maintains recycling and special waste areas
  • Explains County regulations and recycling/reuse opportunities to the public.
  • Direct community service workers.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Responds to emergencies as required.
  • Centers with multiple employees - One employee may be designated as a crew leader per shift.

Essential Functions (Drainage) :

  • Enforces county ordinances, rules, and regulations.
  • Provides services to maintain the property and grounds.
  • Maintain drainage ditches and storm water basins.
  • Construct storm water project.
  • Direct community service and inmate workers.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Uses small tools and equipment for drainage maintenance.
  • Maintains equipment as required.
  • Performs heavy manual labor.
  • May operate scales/computer system at Transfer Station.
  • Answers questions from the public.
  • Documents daily work assignments.
  • Substituting at Convenience Centers and recycling at Transfer Stations.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Working Conditions :
  • Chemicals - Possible exposure to household hazardous waste.
  • Field - Routine exposure to adverse weather, dust, fumes, odors, noise, vibrations, and repetition.
Physical Effort
  • Routine lifting up to 25 pounds and must be able to maneuver up to 50 pounds
  • Requires walking and standing through 12.5 hour shift.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities : Must be able to understand and to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to complete paperwork. Ability to communicate and to interact positively with the public, required. If crew leader, must be able to make daily assignments.

Education, Experience and Training : High school diploma or equivalent required. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. Higher level on the Career Ladder requires additional experience and training.

Special Conditions:
  • Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting
  • Pre-employment lift test
  • Twelve-month probationary period
  • Shift Work, including weekends, holidays and evenings
  • Work beyond normal work schedule. Part-time employees may have an assigned day and need to be available on short notice, fill-in as needed, notify supervisor in advance of availability, and work sites other than those normally assigned.
  • Must wear safety equipment
  • Ability to provide a contact phone number for accessibility within a reasonable time period as determined by management
  • If crew leader, may be required to work daily overtime
  • The crew leaders are subject to the department's on-call procedures.
  • If you select a CDL A or B as a trade in the career ladder advancement, you will be subject to DOT testing requirements.

Revision Date : June 2015
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Hanover, Virginia United States View Map