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Posted: 09/18/2022

Job Summary

Employee is responsible for overseeing the Brush Collection division, ensuring the collection and transportation of brush and bulky items within the areas of the City of Weslaco with the use of heavy machinery and other equipment. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

Essential Job Functions

Oversees the pickup and transportation of large quantities of brush, bulky items, and other solid refuse collected for streets and alleyways to ensure safe and clean residential and commercial areas free from debris.

Oversees the operation of various equipment including grapple brush trucks, backhoes, front end loaders, and utility tractors.

Receives complaints for locations not meeting collection guidelines such as illegal dumping, low wires, low branches, junked vehicles, and/or improper positioning of brush and debris; and determines the appropriate measures to resolve the issue.

Receives inquires and complaints submitted by residents regarding their brush pickup services and ensures they are addressed and resolved.

Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service methods and procedures.

Responsible for selecting, training, motivating, and evaluating of personnel.

Oversees and preforms purchases for brush collection division including acquiring price quotes from vendors.

Demonstrate, train, follow-up and enforce proper safety practices and procedures within the division.

Develop and maintain various records of division activities, both written and computer generated.

Assists in the preparation of department's operating budget, submitting expenses and request for brush collection division.

Maintain regular and prompt attendance, physically present to work.

May be required to operate heavy machinery and/or equipment as may be required.

Performs other similar or related duties as assigned.

Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours at night and/or on weekends.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

Must have a High School Diploma; or equivalent

Up to three (3) to five (5) years of related work experience to perform such job

Valid CDL Class "B" Texas Driver License; preferred but not required

Applicant must pass pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen at City's expense.

Must successfully complete Emergency Management and Incident Command Training within first three months of hire date.

Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of safe and effective operation of equipment and machinery; working knowledge of brush collection division operations. Working knowledge of the location of city streets.

Ability to utilize and comprehend maps depicting city streets and blocks, pay careful attention to details, and perform work under extreme weather conditions for long periods of time. Ability to recognize unsafe working conditions to ensure that appropriate safety.

Employees must have the ability to make good judgment when making decisions regarding their regular job duties and be able to have the following mental functions: reading, simple math calculations, and withstanding moderate amounts of stress.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Work requires moderate intermittent physical strength and effort daily. Work includes lifting, moving, and positioning/ loading heavy objects (up to 100 lbs.), pulling, pushing, remain stationary or move about for the full workday may also be involved. Driving in adverse weather troublesome road conditions may be required.

Duties may involve assignments requiring application of hand and eye coordination with finger dexterity and motor coordination. Examples include operating a motor vehicle, operates a personal computer or ascends / descends a ladder.

Additional Information

ACCOUNTABILITY: Consequences of errors, missed deadlines or poor judgment could result in excessive costs, delay of service delivery, or legal repercussions.

JUDGMENT: Numerous standardized practices, procedures, or general instructions govern the work and, in some cases, may require additional interpretation. Judgement is needed to locate, select, and apply the most pertinent practice, procedure, regulation, or guideline.

COMPLEXITY: Work consists of the practical application of a variety of concepts, practices, and specialized techniques relating to a professional or technical field. Assignments typically involve evaluation and interpretation of factors, conditions or unusual circumstances; inspecting, testing or evaluating compliance with established standards or criteria; gathering, analyzing and evaluating facts or data using specialized fact-finding techniques; or determining the methods to accomplish the work.

SUPERVISION REQUIRED: The employee works from municipal policies and objectives, establishing short-range plans and objectives, personal performance standards, and assumes direct accountability for department results. Employee consults with supervisor only where clarification, interpretation, or exception to municipal policy may be required. The employee exercises control in the development of departmental policies, goals, objectives. The employee is also expected to resolve all conflicts that arise and coordinate with others as necessary.

NATURE AND PURPOSE OF PERSONAL CONTACTS: Position has constant interaction with co-workers, the public and with groups and/or individuals who have conflicting opinions or objectives, diverse points of view or differences where skillful negotiating and achieving compromise is required to secure support, concurrence and acceptance or compliance; or one-on-one relationships with a person who may be under severe stress, where gaining a high degree of persuasion may be required to obtain the desired effect. The employee may represent to the public a functional area of the municipality on matters of procedures or policy where perceptiveness is required to analyze circumstances in order to act appropriately.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The nature of duties may involve continuous presence, exposure of unpleasant or irritating elements, such as considerable noise, odors, chemical fumes, dust, smoke, heat, cold, oil, dirt or grease. Work is continually performed outdoors, regardless of weather conditions. Work generally contains one or more constant elements of stress such as being on call for 24 hours or being under prolonged pressure during emergency situations. Mental stress is usually present in the form of being required to weigh completing and concurrent demands under deadline pressures.

OCCUPATIONAL RISKS: Duties generally do not present occupational risk with only occasional exposure to risk or stress. Minor injury could occur, however, through employee failure to properly follow safety precautions or procedures. Examples of injury include minor bruises from falls, minor cuts or burns, or minor muscular strains from lifting or moving/transporting heavy equipment or materials.

CONFIDENTIALITY: Has regular access at the departmental level to a wide variety of confidential information, including personnel records, client records, criminal investigations, court records, financial records.

SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITY: Supervisor (Employee, as a regular and continuing part of the job, is accountable for the quality and quantity of work done by subordinates and assures the accomplishment of the assigned work in the prescribed manner. Supervisory functions typically consist of most of the following: plans schedules and coordinates work operations to meet schedules, deadlines and priorities; revises work schedules to meet changes in workload or availability of manpower; recommends and justifies to higher levels of management changes in the organization of work, work methods or assignment of function to positions that may affect staffing patterns, costs, work standards, etc.).

Complexity of Subordinate Operations: Provides immediate supervision over a functional unit or section, or department with time spent assigning, checking and reviewing work which has standardized procedures. Supervisory responsibility includes direct accountability for work results. May provide input when subordinates are evaluated, disciplined, or trained by the department head. May act as the department head during absences.

Stability of Subordinate Operations: Functions, programs, work processes and staff size are well established and relatively stable throughout the year.

Workforce Dispersion: Substantial numbers of employees are dispersed to many widely separated locations on a continuing basis.

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