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City of Cartersville

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Classification: Full-time

Department: Solid Waste 

Pay: $18.27/hourly

Job Summary:  This position is responsible for driving a refuse truck along a residential route to collect refuse within the City of Cartersville.

Major Duties:

  • Inspects the truck prior to leaving on route to ensure that it is properly cleaned, serviced and equipped.
  • Drives a refuse truck along a predetermined residential route to collect refuse; transfers refuse to landfill.
  • Empties refuse into truck.
  • Operates a two-way radio.
  • Performs minor preventative maintenance and repairs on the truck, such as checking air pressure, brakes, lights, belts, and fluid levels; cleans and washes truck; informs supervisor of vehicle repair needs.
  • Assists other department crews and drivers with leaf and limb removal duties, as needed.
  • Collects discarded items, yard waste, and junk from curb sides and streets.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of the geographic layout of the city.
  • Knowledge of residential refuse collection routes.
  • Knowledge of departmental and safety rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the operation of the truck and related equipment.
  • Skill in defensive driving techniques.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


  • Possession of a valid Commercial driver's license (CDL-B) issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.


The City of Cartersville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected status.

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