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Employment Opportunities- Trash Truck Driver


May 7, 2020



Trash Truck Driver

City of Parker

Parker, FL

Job Details




$13 - $15 per hour


Job Type

  • Full-time

Number of openings for this position

  • 1


  • 40 hours a week/ Mon-Fri


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • FRS and Matching
  • Flexible spending account
  • Employee assistance program
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Tuition reimbursement

Job Description:


General Description and Classification Standards

This position operates garbage trucks to collect and haul yard debris and bulk waste from an assigned route for the Public Works Department in a safe and effective manner. Must have a valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License with Class A or B endorsement. Duties include, but are not limited to; operating trucks, equipment, performing repairs, and preparing necessary documentation. This is an entry level position, individuals entering this level must already possess the basic knowledge of the work and the required motor skills and physical capabilities to carry out basic tasks. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


These are typical responsibilities for this position but, will perform other duties as assigned:

  • Operates dual-drive garbage truck, conventional rear loader garbage truck, MAD VAC, mini-garbage truck, tandem dump truck or open body dump truck in a safe and effective manner to minimize the risk of injury, property damage or loss of life.
  • Performs manual work associated with the collection of waste which may include trash, yard debris, furniture, bedding, tires, etc.
  • Performs manual work associated with the collection of waste which may require the use of shovels, rakes, brooms, or pitchforks to pick up debris.  
  • Employee will be frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and to wet/ humid conditions.
  • Evaluates daily schedule to determine if a trip to the landfill is necessary based on the number of houses on the route ensuring the efficient use of time and resources.
  • Performs vehicle pre/post-trip inspections which may include duties such as checking oil, tires, and fluid levels of vehicle.
  • Maintains and secures all departmental vehicles and equipment as directed by legislation, policies and procedures which may include cleaning, performing minor repairs and/or reporting damages to ensure equipment is operable in an efficient time frame allowing for operations of daily work details to continue.
  • Retrieves landfill receipts that record and maintain daily records identifying the amount of waste that was transported and dumped.
  • Reviews and signs documents such as, work orders, vehicle service request, timesheets, and daily work reports.
  • Effectively communicates and interacts with management, employees, and members of the public
  • .

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •      Considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance of standard and specialized solid waste equipment.
  •     Knowledge of the safe operating procedures and user maintenance on all equipment operated.
  •     Knowledge of traffic regulations and safe driving practices.
  •      Ability to carry out oral and write instructions.      
  •      Knowledge of the routes and schedules of operation to meet daily goals for collection
  •      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with associates and residents.


Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience:

  •       High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).          
  •       1 year of equipment operating experience.  
  •       Licensures and Certifications Must possess a valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Class A or B endorsement.

Physical Demands:

Occasionally- Lift/Carry: 51-100 lbs, Push/Pull: 41-100 lbs.


Frequently- Lift/Carry: 21-50 lbs, Push/Pull 26-40 lbs.


Constantly- Lift/Carry 11-20 lbs, Push/Pull 12-15 lbs.




The City of Parker offers a competitive benefit package to include paid health, dental, and life insurance for employees, as well as discounted family plan benefits, paid time off, and retirement through the Florida Retirement System (FRS).

***Interested candidates must complete and return a City of Parker employment application in order to be considered for this position. Applications can be downloaded on our website,, under "Employment Opportunities" or obtained in person from the Human Resources Department located at Parker City Hall, 1001 W. Park Street, Parker, FL 32404. Resumes submitted without a completed job application WILL NOT be considered.***


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1001 West Park Street

Parker, FL 32404


(844) 323-4112 Utilities

(850) 871-4104 City Hall


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Randy Slaybaugh did a wonderful job assisting us with trash. He was very meticulous in the clean-up.

~ Carla Donley, City of Parker


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