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Sanitation Truck Driver

Powder Springs

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Employment Opportunity:  Sanitation Truck Driver I



SALARY RANGE:   $14.79-$22.93/hour

Job Summary:  This position is responsible for operating a rear-loading sanitation truck to collect refuse along assigned residential routes.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Public Works Sanitation Supervisor.

SANITATION TRUCK DRIVER I – This is an entry-level/trainee position.

Major Duties:


  • Drives a rear-loading sanitation truck to collect contents of residential carts on assigned routes throughout the City.
  • May participate as needed in refuse collection activities and cleaning of trucks.
  • Transports contents to Cobb County Solid Waste facility.
  • Performs routines maintenance checks on trucks and/or performs minor truck maintenance; informs Sanitation Supervisor of necessary repairs or problems.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge Required by the Position:



  • Knowledge of geographical layout of City streets and roads and of assigned truck routes.
  • Knowledge of refuse collection procedures and City and County codes pertaining to refuse collections.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to accomplish division objectives.
  • Knowledge of traffic laws, rules and the safety precautions necessary to accomplish division objectives.
  • Skill in the safe operation of assigned vehicles, even under adverse weather and road conditions.
  • Skill in identifying equipment problems and malfunctions.
  • Skill in effective, clear oral and written communications.

. Sanitation Truck Driver I Continued:

  • Skill in dealing appropriately with occasional hostile or irate customers.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to observe and follow necessary safety precautions in all areas of assignment.
  • Ability to work well with co-workers.

Minimum Qualifications:

SANITATION TRUCK DRIVER I:  High school diploma or GED; one (1) to three (3) years experience in a sanitation or related public works position; must possess a valid State of Georgia CDL license; equivalent combination of education and experience.

The City of Powder Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All applicants must complete a City of Powder Springs employment application.  Applications may be down loaded and printed from the website at  or you may receive an application at City Hall located at 4484 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, GA 30127.

Contact Information: Please submit City of Powder Springs Employment Application to:

Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director

City of Powder Springs

P.O. BOX 46

Powder Springs, GA 30127

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

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