Asst. Sanitation Crew Chief
Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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Pay Plan, Series & Grade: RW-5701-07

Agency: Department of Public Works
Solid Waste Management Administration
Solid Waste Collections Division

Opening Date: March 22, 2013
Closing Date: April 5, 2013

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME, Local 2091 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: None

Salary Range: $19.32 - $25.35 Per Hour

Tour of Duty: 6:45 am - 3:15 pm
Monday - Friday



Brief Description of Duties: The incumbent of this position works as assistant to the crew chief of waste collection crew. Following regularly established routes, sets the pace in loading, carrying, or picking up cans and depositing waste in the truck. Depending upon the type of truck used either lifts and dumps waste into the packer truck or orally signals the driver when refuse is in place and the employees are clear of the truck. In the absence of the crew chief, the incumbent assumes all of the duties of the crew chief position. The incumbent is responsible for completing any required reports including the crew chief reports when assuming the role of crew chief. The incumbent may also be required to operate any of the types of collection trucks operated by the Department of Public Works.


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Job Element #1: Operation of Motor Vehicles;

Job Element #2: Work Practices (including keeping things neat, clean, and in order);

Job Element #3: Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation);

Job Element #4: Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles); and

Job Element #5: Reliability and Dependability as Assistant Sanitation Crew Chief

Conditions of Employment

Other Significant Factors: Incumbent must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License. Copies of the Commercial Driver's License, Driver's Record, and DOT Medical Card must be submitted at the time of application.

Working Conditions: Works outdoors in all weather and is subject to extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, dirt, and dust. The nature of the work may expose the incumbent to cuts, sprains, bruises, and other hazards related to handling refuse and refuse containers. He/she is exposed to hazards from vehicle traffic and street scapes. He/she must exert very heavy physical effort including repeated lifting, reaching, and stepping on and off the back of the refuse truck. Must be able to lift at least 80 pounds.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Other Information: This position may be subject to criminal background and/or traffic record checks as well as random drug and alcohol testing pursuant to DC Act 15-630.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

How to Apply

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

Closing Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Department of Public Works Only.


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