Refuse Collection Driver

Right of Way Division


Position Title:                                   Refuse Collection Driver
Annual Minimum Salary:         $30,300.03
Hourly Rate:                                       $14.56
Pay Grade:                                              12
Announcement Type:                   Internal/External
Department:                                        Public Works
Facility:                                                   Right of Way - Public Works Building
City/State:                                             Valdosta, Georgia
Deadline:                                                OPEN UNTIL FILLED



The City of Valdosta Public Works Department is accepting applications for a highly motivated individual for a Refuse Collection Driver position. This position operates a truck along an assigned route to collect and transport commercial waste, residential waste, and yard waste. Performs pre- and post-trip vehicle inspections.             Completes required reports and logs. Drives a refuse collection truck along an assigned route to collect solid waste, commercial waste, or yard waste. Transports refuse to landfill. Washes exterior or vehicle; keeps interior free of trash. Performs routine maintenance on truck; checks fuel, oil and other fluids. Oversees the work of personnel assigned to the truck.      Follows all traffic laws and regulations. Maintains radio contact with dispatcher.


  • Knowledge of city streets and landmarks, equipment operation principles, traffic laws, department and city policies and procedures, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations, supervisory principles and practices
  • Skill in the supervision of personnel, operation of assigned vehicles and equipment, problem solving, interpersonal relations, oral and written communication
  • At least one (1) to two (2) years experience in a related field
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Valid Georgia CDL Class “B” Required.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a background check and pre-employment physical and drug test.


Please complete a City of Valdosta Application form and email it to Berna Hepburn at to be considered for the position you are interested in applying for. An application must be submitted for each position you are interested in applying for. A resume and cover letter may be attached as additional information only. You may apply in person at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.

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The City of Valdosta offers competitive salary with excellent benefits package. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify employer.

Posted by Berna Hepburn October 26, 2017 Categories: $30k - $40k Full Time