Utility Worker - Solid Waste Management - Public Works (On-call)

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 25, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Public Works Sanitation and Solid Waste Utilities

Job Description

About Our Job

This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules.

The Department of Public Works delivers services that help to define and improve the quality of life in Denver. Denver Public Works is responsible for road maintenance and repair; residential trash, recycling and compost collection; design and construction of streets, bridges, public buildings, and storm and sanitary sewers; transportation and parking services; oversight and regulation of use of the public right-of-way; and implementation of the Public Works Environmental Management System (EMS).

Solid Waste Management provides weekly trash collection service, every-other-week recycling, and a voluntary, fee-based composting program for single family Denver homes, multi-family dwellings with up to seven units, municipal facilities, and Denver Public Schools. The Division's graffiti removal program removes graffiti from private and commercial property and the public right-of-way.

The Solid Waste Management group has an opening for an on-call, part-time Utility Worker. This is a wonderful opportunity to get into the City and County of Denver at an entry-level position, with the possibility of advancement.

If you are selected, invitations to interview will be sent via email - please monitor your email box.

Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Lifts and empties heavy solid waste containers into disposal trucks, operates hydraulic compaction unit on city trash collection vehicles, and washes trucks as needed.
  • Can be assigned to Graffiti abatement, dead animal, e-waste or extra trash collection including large items.
  • Can be assigned to special collections as well as working with the homeless, cleanouts, etc.
  • Performs unskilled, light to heavy physical labor on a variety of construction, maintenance, and repair projects that involves physical exertion and the use of manual tools and limited use of small power operated tools.
  • Assists skilled trade workers by performing minor repairs to buildings and facilities including painting, plastering, carpentry, plumbing repairs, and simple elements of electrical systems such as replacing faulty switches and outlets.
  • Performs minor repairs to gardening and grounds equipment, vehicles, and machinery including repair or replacement of broken parts.
  • Operates light weight equipment powered by small engines used for maintenance, cleaning, and minor construction projects.
  • Performs pre-trip inspection on equipment for such things as fluid levels, leaks, condition of hoses and belts, tire pressure, brake lights, and related areas and secures, cleans and cares for all tools and equipment needed for job assignments.
  • Places and removes barricades, cones, and other traffic control and safety devices in and around work areas.
  • Performs exterior maintenance duties including spading dirt, pruning shrubs, raking leaves, watering assigned areas, picking up litter, and clearing dumpster areas.
  • Assembles, moves, removes, and relocates furniture, furnishings and equipment as directed.
  • Observes all common safety practices associated with operating small engines, hand and power tools and other work-related equipment.
  • By position, utilizes hand operated construction equipment such as jack-hammers, air spades, shovels, rotors, metal detectors, and air drills.
  • By position, performs seasonal duties such as salting, sanding, and removal of ice and snow by hand.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $15.38 - $22.45 per hour, our target starting pay for this position is $15.38 per hour.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Previous experience with graffiti abatement, dead animal collection, and other labor-related tasks
  • Experience working in various weather conditions (snow, rain, heat, etc.) and environments (dust, fumes, etc.)
  • Knowledge of city of Denver streets/alleys and use of maps
  • Current Driver's License preferred
  • Desire to promote to other positions within the department
  • Desire to obtain CDL B license

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education requirement: None
  • Experience Requirement: None
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: None

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CJ2083 Utility Worker
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$15.50 - $22.63

Starting Pay
Based on experience and education

Public Works

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