Solid Waste Laborer Class Description

A Laborer performs routine physical laboring tasks on construction, maintenance, demolition, highways or solid waste projects. The work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.

Incumbents receive close supervision from a technical superior. Employees in this class work a five-day workweek that may include weekends and shift work on a rotating basis, and overtime as required for emergencies or held over until properly relieved or for emergencies. Work is performed outdoors where incumbents are exposed to such conditions as inclement weather, dust, obnoxious odors, traffic, insect bites, confined spaces, inland waterways, and heights. Work requires strenuous physical activity including frequent bending, stooping, and crawling, climbing ladders, reaching and lifting heavy objects.