Sanitation Driver II
Employment Type
Base Salary
$20.19-$28.24 Per hour
Valid through
May 27, 2022

This is skilled work involving the operation of heavy-duty tandem trucks, or similar type equipment.

Incumbents perform heavy manual labor when not operating equipment.

Work involves responsibility for operating a piece of medium sized equipment in area of assignment.

Work may also involve hauling supplies and materials to and from the work site; following a regular route; performing minor maintenance on equipment; and performing heavy manual labor.

Assignments are received through a schedule, verbally, in writing, or through work orders from a supervisor.

The incumbent is expected to carry out the assignments with limited supervision and consult with the supervisor as needed.

Work is performed in accordance with traffic laws, city ordinances, resolutions, code, and departmental and city policies and procedures.

Work is reviewed daily by the supervisor and through performance appraisals. Incumbent may oversee the work of subordinate employees.



Operates tandem and/or tri-axle trucks involved with street, sewer, and water line maintenance and construction work, hauling pipe, rip rap, brush, trees, limbs, sludge, bio-solids and other materials to and from work sites.

Responsible for hauling equipment with a tandem axle equipment trailer to the work sites such as backhoes, track loaders, and ditch jacks.

Operates a street sweeper on parking lots, completes daily log and weekly reports on work completed; maintains supplies.

Communicates with suppliers, police, other departments and the public regarding needed materials and supplies or work to be performed; responds to calls.

Assists semi-skilled laborers, skilled laborers and crew leaders with laying rocks, pipes, pouring concrete, performing patch work, running chain saws, blowing out cracks before sealing, fixing pot holes, flagging traffic, setting out cones and traffic signs, cutting pipes, setting grade, reading maps, making repairs and installations to sewer lines, restoring and landscaping grounds, and other assigned responsibilities.

Performs daily pre-trip inspections; loads fuel and oil; checks air pressure; maintains a maintenance manual; performs minor routine maintenance and repairs on vehicle/ equipment; schedules preventive maintenance and repair to equipment; cleans and maintains equipment.

May utilize the following equipment while performing essential functions: tandem axle dump truck, tandem axle trailer, street sweeper, loader, roller, steam cleaner, jack hammer, shovel, pick, and rake, ditch jacks, whacker, asphalt tamp, ductile and chain saw, asphalt cutting wheel, radio, pipe wrench, hand tools, level, ladder, steam cleaner, grease gun, and other related equipment.

Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team.


May perform the work of an Equipment Operator III or Supervisor in their absence.

May assist concrete crews, drainage crews, and street repair crews in laying pipes, digging out ditches, pulling out sticks, landscaping, repairing fences, cutting trees and grass.

May assist with the cleaning of equipment.

May assist with the maintenance of equipment and buildings.

May assist other counties during natural disasters.



High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency is desired and experience operating medium sized equipment such as tandem dump trucks, rollers, or street sweepers; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the above listed knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Knowledge of city streets and their accessibility due to tonnage.

Knowledge of the operation and preventive maintenance requirements for tandem dump trucks, rollers, street sweepers or other medium sized equipment.

Knowledge of traffic and safety laws and regulations involved in operating medium sized equipment, transporting equipment, and operating in high traffic areas.

Knowledge of Solid Waste Collection guidelines pertaining to bulky waste collection or area of assignment.

Knowledge of materials and equipment used in performing essential functions.

Knowledge of construction, maintenance and repair procedures, processes, and methods in the street, sewer, drainage, or landscape divisions.

Ability to operate assigned medium sized equipment safely and in accordance with traffic laws and ordinances.

Ability to perform preventative maintenance plus minor repairs or adjustments on equipment.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and carry them through to completion.

Ability to perform heavy manual labor.

Ability to lead and instruct subordinate employees.

Skill in the operation of medium sized equipment.


Work involves the physical ability to sit for extended periods of time in confined seating; perform heavy manual labor; and perform repetitious hand, arm and leg movements.

Work also involves the ability to perform swift movement of neck and shoulders; climb in and out of equipment; and push, pulling, stand, bend, squat and crawl while performing essential functions.

Work is performed outside and incumbent is subject to adverse weather conditions, temperature extremes, fumes, dust, solvents, chemicals, gases and oils. Incumbent is also exposed to loud noises, poor viability and lighting; raw sewage, and hazards associated with working around uneven surfaces, utility lines, and in traffic.

Protective equipment may be required such as gloves; safety shoes, rubber boots, hardhat, gloves, safety glasses, dust masks, earplugs, and back support safety belts.


Possession of a valid driver's license, or a valid Commercial Driver's License Class A or B, depending upon the type of equipment to be operated.


Certain positions desire possession of an Alabama Department of Environmental Management Collection System Certification.

Certain positions desire completion of the CSU-Sacramento class "Operations and Maintenance of Collection Systems, volumes 1 & 2".


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.)

Education Incentives

  • 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

Paid Holidays

  • 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

Unemployment Insurance

Uniforms and Uniform Maintenance for Employees Required to Wear Uniforms

Direct Deposit of Earnings

Payroll Deductions for Employee’s Convenience:

  • RSA2
  • FOP Dues
  • Alabama Peace Officers Annuity
  • Firefighter Association Dues for Fire Rescue
  • Supplemental Insurance Policies

FICA Benefits



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