Walker County is currently hiring a Litter Control Officer. The pay range for this position is $15 to $17 an hour. 

JOB SUMMARY

The Litter Control Officer is responsible for supervising inmates assigned to picking up trash, tires, furniture, and all types of litter left on county roadsides or illegally dumped. This position also ensures safe working conditions for the inmates.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Walk and search with inmates for hazards in trash being picked up, such as syringes, alcohol containers, broken glass, and sharp objects.
  • Control and maintain all receipts and work orders.
  • Check and maintain equipment.
  • Ensure that inmates are wearing all safety and personal protection equipment at all times. This includes safety glasses, proper gloves and shoes, and reflective vests.
  • Provide training in proper removal procedures and follow up to ensure that inmates are following processes as shown.
  • Other duties as assigned. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • P.O.S.T. Certification.
  • One year field experience.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong working knowledge of county codes and ordinances.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and courteously with the public.
  • General safety rules and regulations pertaining to duties.
  • Use of computers, copiers, telephones, faxes, and other general office equipment.
  • Ability to learn to use IWorq and the Assessors’ website effectively and proficiently.
  • Procedures and policies pertaining to duties.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • A valid driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).
  • P.O.S.T. certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Code Enforcement Officer‘s job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential function of this job.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb, bend, crouch and twist to perform such tasks as:

  • Observing the work site and work duties of others.
  • Walking around the work site.
  • Lifting supplies and equipment.
  • Sitting at a desk, or in meetings, or driving.
  • Reaching for objects.
  • Climbing onto equipment.
  • Twisting to get inside vehicle.

Hand and foot dexterity is required to operate equipment and complete paperwork.

Hearing and speech is necessary to communicate with customers and co-workers in person, by telephone and radio.

Good vision is required for all functions.

This position must be able to lift 25 pounds occasionally.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually exposed to a noise level that is moderate to loud. About 95% of the work is performed out of doors daily and in seasonally extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, as well as rain and other environmental elements, driving from one location to another in traffic and weather conditions normal to this region.

An estimated 5% of the time is spent in an office with a controlled environment.

Physical hazards include dangerous equipment, noise and vibration, exposure to fumes, gases, chemicals, dust, and dirt. The employee will be expected to wear proper protective equipment such as, but not limited to protective eyewear, gloves, protective footwear, hard hat, and reflective safety vest.

STANDARDS FOR MEASURING PERFORMANCE

  • Successful development and implementation of objectives; continuous growth in service provided.
  • Ability to work alone or with a team.
  • Appropriate and positive interaction with staff, management, volunteers, community groups, professional associates, and private citizens.
  • Accomplishment of job functions in effective and timely manner.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Effectiveness in establishing priorities, working on multiple assignments and concurrent projects.
  • Exercise of sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly analyze problems; to meet demanding and changing deadlines in spite of interruptions.
  • Adherence to established policies and procedures.

To apply for this position, click here to access the application packet. Fill it out and send the application packet, a resume and cover letter to:

Walker County Government
c/o Sharleen Robinson, Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

You may also e-mail your resume, cover letter and application packet forms to Sharleen Robinson.

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