SANITATION CREW LEADER
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the direct supervision of a group of sanitation crews engaged in the collection of garbage, refuse and debris. Under the general supervision of a Deputy Commissioner, an employee in this class directs and inspects the activities of crews in assigned areas to ensure that sanitation work is performed efficiently, on schedule and according to approved procedures. Does related work as required.
Employees in this class typically work in teams of two, each team responsible for approximately ten sanitation packer trucks, each truck generally having a crew of two sanitation workers and one motor equipment operator.
During snowstorms of approximately four or more inch accumulation, Sanitation Crew Leaders may be assigned to snow plowing operations. Each crew leader is responsible for the operations in a snow removal district covering approximately one‑tenth of the city.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises employees in the collection of garbage, refuse, debris and occasionally ashes.
Assigns subordinates to specific tasks, such as autumn leaf collection.
Instructs subordinates in the use of equipment and materials.
Periodically performs visual check of various routes under his/her jurisdiction or before and after trash pickup to inspect for proper sanitation procedures.
Occasionally may make minor short-term changes in trash pickup routes because of street cuts or construction.
Occasionally talks with citizens with complaints about trash pickup.
Maintains a simple daily time sheet on subordinates by posting names, truck number and whether on or off duty, on compensation, vacation, etc.
During Snow Plow Operations:
May take charge of snow removal in a pre‑determined snow removal district.
Dispatches snow plows, salt spreaders, and graders to various streets within district.
May also supervise operators of heavy snow removal equipment when hired from outside to augment city's motor pool.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of standard techniques and methods of trash and garbage collection.
Some knowledge of standard municipal refuse collection equipment and devices.
Good knowledge of the use and capabilities of snow removal equipment.
Good knowledge of supervisory techniques.
Some knowledge of Motor Vehicle regulations and laws involved in the operation of a Sanitation Truck.
Some knowledge of local ordinances which govern garbage and trash pickup.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
Ability to supervise and discipline others.
Ability to maintain a simple attendance list.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Three (3) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the collection of roadside garbage, trash and debris.