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Kansas Employer Solid Waste Collector in Leavenworth, Kansas

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Position Title: Solid Waste Collector

Department: Public Works

Division: Solid Waste

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Retirement: KPERS

Effective Date: January 1, 2023


Performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled work and operates a variety of equipment in the

collection of solid waste.


Works under the immediate supervision of the Solid Waste Foreman and Equipment Operator I/II.


Generally none, but may be required to work as lead crewmember with assigned temporary personnel.


(Duties listed below do not include all tasks which may be performed.)

? Performs as a solid waste collector over a designated route picking up solid waste containers

including recyclable or yard waste as assigned and depositing the containers into a collection


? Operate a pickup truck and attached trailer while picking up recyclable or solid waste from residents

as needed and transport to a final destination.

? Be able to work a flexible schedule as needed to complete a regular 40-hour workweek.

? Make special collections as assigned.

? Notes variances to prescribed service.

? Maintains radio or other communications with the office to receive or report variances to standard


? Observes surrounding conditions such as citizens, equipment, property, etc. in order to assure that

solid waste is collected in a safe manner; regulates traffic in hazardous conditions in order to assure

safety conditions for the collection personnel and the general public.

? Assists with the twice weekly cleaning of all Solid Waste equipment.

? May be required to drive vehicle for collection route, to a sanitary landfill, transfer station or

compost facility and unload collection vehicle.

? When required to operate a vehicle, will conduct an inspection of tire pressures, hydraulic pressure,

air tanks, hydraulic fluids, transmission fluids, power steering fluids, lights and other critical parts of

assigned equipment prior to the execution of the daily task.

? Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects

or needed repairs to supervisor.

? Maintains a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance activity, collection activity, etc.,

when required to operate solid waste equipment.

? Responds to complaints at the curb, resolves complaints within scope of authority, and explains

actions to supervisor.

? Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.

? May perform other duties as assigned.


May serve on various employee or other committees as assigned.


Education and Experience:

(A) Be at least 18 years of age at time of hire.

(B) Graduation from high school education or GED equivalent.

(C) Minimum six (6) months experience with physical labor.

(D) Possess a valid drivers license at time of application (and maintain for duration of employment)

and meet insurability standards under fleet insurance policy.

(E) Must have, or obtain, CDL license within one (1) year of employment and maintain for duration of


Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

(A) Some knowledge of equipment, methods and procedures used in solid waste, recyclable collection

activities; the hazards of applicable safety rules and precautions involved in equipment operation;

traffic laws and ordinances.

(B) Skill in operation of some of the listed tools and equipment.

(C) Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time; Ability to complete tasks in

an efficient m anner within scheduled timeframes; Ability to work safely; Ability to establish and

maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and the general public;

Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; Ability to work a flexible



Minimum six (6) months experience in the operation of trucks and other light automotive and non-

automotive equipment.