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Operates gasoline and diesel vehicles and equipment in a safe, efficient, and quality manner with a strong focus on customer service. Performs work in accordance with permits and applicable codes, standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Essential Job Functions:
Operates vehicles and equipment to include, but not be limited to, heavy duty trucks including articulated dump trucks, loaders, excavators, dozers, compactors, and other equivalent vehicles and equipment at the landfill and remote sites. Inspects vehicle or equipment for any safety or other concerns prior to operation. Documents inspections or concerns as required.
Conducts work in a safe, efficient, and quality manner with a strong focus on customer service. Ensures all applicable codes, standards, regulations, policies, procedures, and permit requirements are followed.
Screens loads for prohibited waste. Redirects haulers if materials in the load need to be separated before unloading.
Moves and compacts waste to minimize cover requirements, settlement, vectors, and litter; reduce leachate production and odors; prevent contamination of groundwater and surface waters; and extend the life of the landfill. Maintains correct elevation levels throughout the landfill working face.
Hauls, measures, and monitors leachate levels.
Repairs and maintains stormwater, sediment, or erosion control systems at the landfill.
Documents and records fuel usage, equipment hours, leachate hauled, tank readings, and landfill grid locations in a clear, concise, and timely manner.
Recognizes and reports safety and solid waste compliance concerns to coworkers and supervisory staff.
Performs grounds maintenance as needed or requested.
Participates in emergency response plans as assigned. Responds to emergencies for road conditions, weather events, and debris management to include the removal, staging, reduction, recycling, processing, and disposal of debris caused by a major debris-generating event.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Abilities andSkills (These are pre-employment KASs that apply only to Essential JobFunctions.)
Knowledge of codes, standards, regulations, and practices related to solid waste management.
Knowledge of the design, use, maintenance, and repair of equipment, tools, and materials used in the work.
Knowledge of traffic laws, rules, and regulations and safe driving practices.
Knowledge of County and landfill policies and procedures, standard operational practices, and safety regulations.
Knowledge of customer service and quality standards.
Knowledge of basic office procedures, computers, and iPads.
Ability to read understand and follow through on verbal instructions.
Ability to make precisely coordinated movements and grasp or assemble small objects.
Ability to perform grounds maintenance work.
Ability to successfully communicate, both orally and in writing.
Ability to actively listen to customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Skill to identify symptoms of odors, leachate seeps, flagging of intermediate cover, erosion, settlement, vectors, and litter and proficiently make repairs.
Skill to safely operate vehicles, equipment, tools, and personal protective equipment.
Skill to prepare accurate records and reports.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma (GED). Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in operating heavy duty vehicles and equipment, or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
Licenses or Certifications:
Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class B is required, Class A is preferred.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A CDL POSITION, AND EMPLOYEES IN THIS POSITION ARE SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREENING.
Weekend work is required.
Subject to call back in emergencies.
May serve in on-call duty on a rotational basis.
Work is subject to frequent interruptions.
The work is regularly active with periods of heavy exertion. The position requires employees to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 100 pounds; climb stairs, ladders, and scaffolding, bend, kneel, crouch, and crawl; reach, hold, grasp, and turn objects; feel the size, shape, and temperature of items; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally, to use normal or aided vision and hearing, and to detect odors.
Principal duties of this job are performed in a field setting with some work performed outside.
Employee may be exposed to environmental conditions and landfill hazards such as dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes, vehicle and equipment traffic, landfill gas, leachate, and refuse.
Employee works in a team environment and must be willing to accept additional duties.
Department/Division: Public Works Facilities/Environmental Resources
Pay Grade: 108
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Telework Eligible: No
Reports To: Landfill and Recycling Operations Manager
About Charles County Government
Charles County Government is a local government organization in Southern Maryland, about 30 miles south of Washington, D.C. With approximately 670 full time employees, Charles County Government provides a variety of services. The County employs professionals in the professional and technical fields, including management, engineering, information technology, business and finance, environmental resources, and more.