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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS

$29,307.20 - $41,038.40 Annually


475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number





8/5/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Brief Description

Brief Description of the Job
Removes and disposes of litter, debris, and trash from assigned roadways, sidewalks, and grassy areas within residential and/or commercial zones. Empties and cleans trash cans within assigned zones. Removes leaves, small limbs, and general storm debris as necessary. Applies ice and snow melt seasonally throughout high traffic areas as assigned. May operate backpack blower, pressure washing equipment, walk-behind power broom, ice and snow equipment, pickup trucks, and utility vehicles (UTVs) in performance of job duties. Provides assistance to internal and external stakeholders during storm/weather clean up or related events and emergencies.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Maintain Cleanliness of Streets, Sidewalks, and Pedestrian Rights-of-Ways (75%): Utilize a backpack blower, suction equipment, walk-behind power broom, or litter pickers to remove litter, trash, recyclable materials, and debris from sidewalks, curbs/gutters, grassy areas, plazas, pedestrian rights-of-way, and major roadways within commercial and/or residential zones throughout the city limits. When assigned to the Central Business District (CBD), empty and clean City-owned garbage and recycling receptacles.

Support City-wide Cleaning and Maintenance Functions (15%): Assist in cleaning around parking garages within the City as needed. Pressure wash surface areas thoroughly. Assist in after-hours clean-up duties following special events, neighborhood clean-ups, and seasonal events. Treat and clear surface areas of inclement weather hazards by utilizing ice and snow equipment, to include walk behind power broom, pickup trucks and UTVs with plow and spreader attachments. Apply ice/snow melt as necessary.

Ensure Workplace & Equipment Safety (10%): Proactively identify, remove and/or report potential safety hazards. Take steps to address, remove, or report hazardous conditions or items such as dead animals, needles, and transient materials as directed. Comply with all safety procedures and protocols in the performance of job duties (i.e. using appropriate signage for the public). Report all accidents, incidents, and injuries witnessed or incurred. Ensure proper use of equipment. Maintain and service equipment by maintaining batteries, removing dirt, washing and greasing parts, checking oil, changing oil filters, and fueling. Appropriately utilize work zone/traffic calming signs. Attend safety training classes in order to maintain knowledge of departmental and City rules, as well, as sound work and safety practices. Assist in conducting monthly check of fire extinguishers and document condition of each.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
Formal Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience: This is an entry level position for which training will be provided.

Drivers License Required: Class D South Carolina license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:

  • Basic problem-solving techniques for equipment and material use.
  • Safe handling of litter, debris, recycling, and solid waste materials.
Ability to:
  • Read basic communication to understand streets, maps, and points of interest and duties.
  • Perform the four basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
  • Write simple sentences to communicate basic information such as shift reports.
  • Follow instructions/directives.
  • Walk for extended periods to move between work sites.
  • Work in inclement weather conditions including cold rain, wind, heat, snow, sleet, etc.
  • Appropriately place out safety signage.
  • Use radios and basic GPS devices.
  • Work safely around traffic obstacles and vehicles.
  • Communicate basic information to the public in a respectful and knowledgeable manner.
  • Operate and/or utilize backpack blowers, dustpans, brooms, cleaning supplies, shovels, pick sticks, utility vehicles and pickup trucks.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Outdoors (streets, sidewalks, rights-of-way, plaza and parking garages).

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards. Constant exposure to communicable disease, and physical danger. Frequent exposure to traffic. Occasional exposure to chemical hazards.

Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, safety vest, steel-toed boots, and dust mask.

Physical Demands
Continuously requires standing, walking, lifting, carrying, reaching, vision, hearing, twisting, and talking. Frequently requires crawling, pushing/pulling, climbing, foot controls, bending, and crouching. Occasionally requires sitting, kneeling, and balancing. Heavy strength demands include exerting 50-100 pounds occasionally, 25-50 pounds frequently, or from 10 up to 20 pounds constantly.

Mental Demands
Frequently requires frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, and noisy/distracting environment. Occasionally requires time pressures, emergency situations, irregular schedule/overtime, and tedious or exacting work.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

City of Greenville (SC)

206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601




How To Apply:


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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.


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