Sanitation Driver (5157) - Takoma Park - job 1196745

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Takoma Park, Maryland

Employment type: Full-time


The City of Takoma Park is seeking a Sanitation Driver to drive a refuse packer truck and recycling vehicle in providing trash and recycling collection for the City. Our drivers also assist the technicians in collection of recyclables and waste on the assigned route. The incumbent may also serve as a lead worker.


Typical duties include:



  • Drives the refuse packer truck or recycling vehicle on assigned routes; assists technicians in picking up refuse or recyclable products such as newspapers, card board, glass, cans, etc.;

  • Performs routine maintenance on truck by checking gas, oil, tires, battery and packer oil. Reports all maintenance and equipment problems as necessary;

  • May carry out lead worker responsibilities including: training in job skills, assigning and directing work, making recommendations in performance appraisal, and reporting problems to supervisor;

  • Responds to questions pertaining to trash from the general public;

  • Serves as a relief driver for the Right of Way Division for snow and ice response during weather events;

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications are:



  • High School diploma or GED; and,

  • Two to three years of progressively responsible related experience; or,

  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job;

  • Valid Commercial Driver's License.


The hourly wage for this position is expected to be between $19.93 and $23.48 and will be offered at a level consistent with the experience and qualifications of the candidate.


We offer a highly competitive benefits package, including 100% paid premiums of medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee only coverage, and 80% paid premiums for dependents.


This position is subject to membership in the AFSCME union.


A first review of resumes is expected to begin around July 15, 2021.


The City of Takoma Park is a small jurisdiction in Montgomery County, Maryland bordering the District of Columbia and Prince George's County. Inhabited by a diverse and politically active population of 17,000 residents, Takoma Park is known for its progressive policies, historic tree-lined neighborhoods, and independent businesses. We are proud to be a workforce of almost 200 full-time and part-time employees that are as diverse as the community we serve. We strive to maintain excellent customer service and responsiveness to our residents and everyone we work with. It is with this in mind that we seek to improve by championing quality and efficiency through a dedicated workforce and cooperative spirit.


The City of Takoma Park is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the residents we serve and the area in which we live. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where employees of diverse backgrounds can thrive and make a positive impact in the services we provide.





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