Lead Refuse Operator
Controls disposal and/or collection activities where residential and business waste products are delivered or collected, while simultaneously operating various types of heavy equipment for the purpose of waste separation, processing, or transportation and specifically wood and brush grinding as well as processing of construction and demolition materials. Serves as front line code compliance and safety monitor in waste disposal, collection, separation and transportation activities. Leads staff/contractors in safety and code compliance. Serves as a crew leader for collection crews in the field and reports to a supervisor. Trains drivers and operators on various pieces of equipment. Coordinates activities with other lead refuse operators and maintains effective relationships. Operates specialized equipment engaged in collection and disposal activities of solid waste, and landfill operations while simultaneously monitoring operations for compliance. Operates a variety of heavy equipment which requires a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Provides training on heavy equipment. Controls disposal and collection activities, such as tipping floor operations and/or field operations. Visually inspects waste for hazardous material and regulatory compliance. Organizes collection and disposal operations and activities on site and/or in the field; meets all agency productivity requirements. Monitors specific operating area for safety concerns. Performs equipment maintenance; such as checking and adding fluids, changing hydraulic hoses, minor repairs, and trouble-shooting problems. Prepares daily inspection reports, pre-trip check sheets, log sheets and operating records. Advises the public on the correct way to dispose of refuse, recycling, hazardous and regulated material. Responds to county-wide emergencies, or special events requiring debris removal, snow removal, and disposal or refuse collections.
Under general supervision and performs related duties as required.
Knowledge and experience with solid waste vehicles. Ability to trouble-shooting and problem solving of minor vehicle repairs. Knowledge and experience with regulatory, operational, and safety compliance. Familiarity with Fairfax County Chapter 109.1 Transfer Station Operations Manual and Closure Plan, Transfer Station Waste Screening and Unauthorized Waste Plan, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Laws, and OSHA General Industry regulations.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Possession of a Class "B" commercial driver's license (CDL) or higher is required.
This position requires one to be able to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, lift, and handle materials with manual dexterity. Ability to lift 50 pounds with or without accommodation. Ability to handle strenuous activities and repetitive motions. Note: Ability to perform duties in any type of weather conditions.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee of this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, pre-employment physical and a driving record to the satisfaction of the employer. The appointee of this position will be required to maintain a valid DOT medical card and will be required to provide copies of driving record periodically for verification of driving status.
Panel interview, may include exercise.It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.