Temporary Crew Assistant (Sanitation) – Part Time – Up to 29.5 hours/week

City of Boynton Beach, FL
August 30, 2023
Boynton Beach, FL
Job Type


Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to perform manual and unskilled work as part of a crew engaged in maintenance and upkeep of public works and solid waste routes. Work is physical in nature and under the direct supervision of a Crew Supervisor or Solid Waste Supervisor.

This position will provide vehicle/equipment maintenance to our Solid Waste fleet, including washing, greasing, and lubrication of vehicles/equipment.
Essential Functions
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Operates City-owned equipment to include City vehicle, cart repair truck and other equipment in the daily performance of duties; adheres to all local, state and federal safety regulations.

Maintains specified route(s) for solid waste to collect and load refuse containers into truck; directs driver when backing up truck; cleans up spills and debris from ground; cleans out truck at end of shift.

Cleans up swales; removes debris, and trash as needed; picks up trash, leafs, and tree limbs from the sides of the roads, residential and commercial properties, City properties, vacant lots, right of ways, etc.

Performs miscellaneous assignments including assisting in other departments, assembling & breaking down garbage carts, performs general maintenance and cleaning & maintaining traffic control around worksites.

Picks up trash and debris in and around buildings and grounds; empties trash containers and receptacles; removes and disposes of trash according to City policy, such as garbage, trash and curbside recycling materials.

Participates in other departmental projects and activities as directed; performs basic and semi-skilled labor as appropriate to assist in completion of maintenance, upkeep, picks up paper, limbs, and other debris; uses hand tools and operates motorized tools as necessary to complete assigned task; and manually loads, moves, and arranges materials.

Delivers garbage and recycle carts to Solid Waste customers.

Performs regular maintenance on sanitation equipment including washing, lubing, and greasing.


Participates in emergency-related operations such as flood and hurricane debris removal.

Assists the Solid Waste workers in preventive maintenance of equipment and performs routine checks of fluid levels, etc.

Performs a wide range of laboring tasks as designated under the category of Crew Worker.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of previous experience involving manual labor, construction, solid waste, or a closely related area; and
  • Possess (or obtain within fourteen (14) days of hire) and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's license.

Minimum Qualifications for education and experience must be met before consideration of the following Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or valid equivalent.
  • One (1) year of previous experience in solid waste/sanitation.
  • Possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL), including appropriate endorsements.

Supplemental Information
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.


Knowledge of tools, methods, and materials used in general Solid Waste work, pickup of various types of debris, garbage carts, and recycle bins.

Skill in the use of standard equipment and hand tools used in the assigned area.

Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods as required by work assignments, and in occasionally adverse weather conditions.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; interact with supervisors, co-workers, other departments, public, outside agencies.


Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and materials 50 pounds. May occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (50 pounds).

Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, depth, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, and toxic agents.

The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.


Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

Full time benefits package not available for part-time employees. EAP is available for all employees (full-time and part-time).

Closing Date/Time: 8/30/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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