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FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
May, 2005

STREET SWEEPER OPERATOR

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision of the Streets Supervisor, performs the full array of duties related to the operation of complex heavy motorized street sweeping equipment to provide clean streets and other public areas for the City; inspects and performs preventive maintenance on sweeper and auxiliary equipment; assists in performing other street maintenance duties as assigned; and performs other related duties as required.

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS
The Street Sweeper Operator is an advanced journey level class responsible for the operation and maintenance of a street sweeper within an assigned area or route. This classification is distinguished from the Street Maintenance Worker series by the performance of duties primarily focusing on equipment operation while the latter operates a sweeper on a training or relief basis only.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Operates street sweepers and other related heavy equipment and tools to sweeps streets, gutters, mediums, parking lots, courtyards and public works yard; transports trash to the transfer station; clears debris from right-of-ways; cleans storm drains and inlets; identifies and reports hazardous conditions.
  2. Adjusts and operates brooms, guards, and other related auxiliary equipment; changes brooms as necessary.
  3. Inspects sweeper for safety and mechanical defects; checks fuel, fluid levels, air pressure and hydraulic systems; performs preventive maintenance and reports the need for required maintenance; inspects auxiliary equipment for proper operating condition and safety.
  4. Washes and cleans sweeper and auxiliary equipment as necessary.
  5. Responds to emergency clean-ups including spills; performs special sweeps as necessary.
  6. Maintains a variety of records and reports on street sweeping operations; logs daily reports.
  7. Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment including explaining street sweeping operations; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  8. Performs other maintenance duties as assigned including performing assignments in repair and maintenance of City street signs, road markings, and striping and delineators; paints street lines and crosswalks; operates vactor truck to clean drains as assigned; may assist in graffiti control activities.
  9. Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public.
  10. Performs related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
Maintenance, adjustment and operation of street sweeping equipment. Safe working practices related to sweeping streets in light to heavy traffic conditions. City geography and street locations. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures. State and City traffic laws as they pertain to the operation of sweeping equipment. Service requirements of a motorized street sweeper. Principles, techniques and materials used in maintenance, construction, mechanics and repair of streets, buildings, water and sewer treatment facilities. Basic record keeping techniques. Basic office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers

Ability to:
Operate a street sweeper skillfully and safely. Maintain and perform minor repairs on equipment. Perform unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, repair and installation of asphalt, signs, concrete and hydrants. Perform specialized work assignments related to painting and stencil preparation. Read and understand street maps. Plan and route assigned area for efficient sweeping. Prepare basic records and reports of work performed. Perform manual labor. Safely and effectively operate a variety of specialized maintenance equipment, tools and materials. Operate office equipment including computers. Work independently and use sound judgment in performing assignments safely in traffic. Work irregular hours including evenings and nights. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience:
Three years of experience performing streets maintenance duties that includes the operation of a street sweeper, dump truck and other heavy equipment, and includes at least one year at a level comparable to a Street Maintenance Worker II with the City of Brentwood.

License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license. Possession of an appropriate, valid Class B driver’s license may be required for some positions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Outside environment working near moving mechanical parts; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, fumes, gases, potentially hazardous chemicals, vibrations and inclement weather conditions including wet and/or humid conditions; frequently work around loud noise levels.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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