The Sanitation Driver primarily operates vehicles that require a Class B CDL (i.e., vehicles with a GCWR of 26,001 pounds or more or any such vehicle towing a vehicle up to 10,000 pounds GVWR).
A minimum of a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) is required for this position.
|JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES|
Sanitation Drivers are responsible for the skilled and safe operation of automotive equipment and for the prompt execution of assignments according to established routine or special instructions received from a supervisor. Duties frequently include responsibility for supervising employees assigned to trucks as loaders or helpers.
Major job tasks include:
- Operating vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle up to 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). (This requires a Class B CDL.)
- Operating light truck and other automotive and related equipment.
- Performing manual labor in loading, unloading, or other related work as required.
- Performing any other task deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
|EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, & SKILLS|
- Experience in operating vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle up to 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) (Class B CDL).
- Knowledge of the methods and techniques of automotive equipment operation.
- Knowledge of the traffic laws, ordinances, and rules involved in the operation of automotive vehicles.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards of applicable safety precautions in operating equipment.
- Some knowledge of the geography of the city (including the locations of streets) or the ability to acquire this knowledge rapidly.
- Skill in the operation of various types of standard automotive equipment as demonstrated by a driving test.
- Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
- Ability to maneuver various sized vehicles.
- Eyesight sufficient to pass a standard driving test.
- Physical strength and endurance to perform manual labor, if required - sometimes in adverse weather conditions.
- Ability to walk on even or rough terrain, rocky or sandy soil, or in wet or slippery conditions.
- Ability to bend, stoop, and perform heavy lifting, as required.
- Ability to handle moderate to extreme weather conditions (temperatures, heat, rain, cold, etc.)
- Must maintain a valid Alabama commercial driver license (CDL) to drive CC vehicles (Class B or higher).
- Mandatory to work overtime and/or alternating shifts, including weekends, as required.
- Position is subject to random drug testing.
|FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS|
Full-time employees may participate in a wide range of benefits, including:
Medical and Dental Insurance for Employees (City pays full cost of employee’s coverage, and a portion of dependent coverage.)
AirMedCare Network (free membership for all full-time employees)
Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center (free membership for all full-time employees)
RSA (Retirement Systems of Alabama) Retirement Benefits
Paid Life Insurance Coverage (City pays entire cost.)
- 5% of Salary Education Benefit for Associates Degree for Classified Employees (even for unrelated field)
- 5% of Salary Education Benefit for Employees with an Honorable Discharge from the Military
- 10% of Salary Education Benefit for Bachelors Degree or Higher for Classified Employees (even for unrelated field)
Earned Vacation Leave (Employees may carry over vacation to the following year up to a maximum of 240 hours):
- 1-5 Years of Continuous Service: Earn 6.66 hours per month
- 5-10 Years of Continuous Service: Earn 8.66 hours per month
- 10-15 Years of Continuous Service: Earn 12 hours per month
- 15+ Years of Continuous Service: Earn 13.33 hours per month
Earned Sick Leave: 4 hours per pay period, up to 960 hours. (Employees on 24 hour shifts: 6 hours per pay period up to 1272 hours.)
Vacation/Sick Leave Donation Bank
Paid Time Off for Jury Duty
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday After Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
Workers Compensation Insurance
Uniforms and Uniform Maintenance for Employees Required to Wear Uniforms
Direct Deposit of Earnings
Payroll Deductions for Employee’s Convenience:
- FOP Dues
- Alabama Peace Officers Annuity
- Firefighter Association Dues for Fire Rescue
- Supplemental Insurance Policies