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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



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

$36,046.40 - $53,164.80 Annually


475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number




Brief Description

Job Summary
Under regular direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, operates combination sewer cleaning truck for the preventative maintenance of wastewater systems. Assists construction crews to identify utilities or to excavate in difficult areas. Reviews and schedules preventative maintenance including pre-planning for traffic control situations as well as easement issues. Responds to wastewater and storm emergencies as required. May operate additional equipment for the Public Works after-hour on-call program and during inclement weather (e.g., snow and ice).

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Clean and Maintain Wastewater Systems: Operate combination (jetting and vacuuming) sewer cleaning truck to perform hydro excavation, root cutting, tap cutting, etc. in order to assist in the preventative maintenance of sewer and drainage systems. Maintain and clean wastewater lines by performing both preventative maintenance and emergency cleaning of the main lines. Operate and maintain tap cutters, root saws, and high pressure cleaning nozzles. Operate grease treatment system to perform preventative maintenance and emergency grease removal from wastewater lines. Wash down and vacuum manholes and lift stations. Update preventative maintenance records, emergency response reports, vehicle inspection reports, grease treatment records, and attend meetings/training as required. 70%

Assist Construction Crews: Perform hydro-excavating for construction crews when repairs are in close proximity of other utilities. Locate damaged areas in the wastewater collection system and bypass the wastewater mains/lift stations under emergency conditions for maintenance crews to make necessary repairs. Following repairs, flush line to remove any construction debris from the line. Flush manholes prior to rehab to clean walls. 10%

Clean Wastewater Spills: Evaluate spill areas to determine necessary containment methods. Place containment devices in designated areas to control spill. Rake, vacuum, and remove solid contaminants. Spread lime for odor control and to neutralize wastewater contaminants. Document required follow up actions. Create work management reports describing location, initial action, and clean up action. 10%

Support Inclement Weather & Emergency Response Operations: Participate in after-hours on-call duty requiring working outside of regular schedule and during holidays. Work throughout inclement weather conditions (i.e. snow/ice and flooding), to clear and maintain roads and walkways. Operate sanders, loaders, snowplows, and other necessary equipment in performance of inclement weather operations. Apply salt for ice removal and treat bridges, roads, and walkways as necessary. Wash brine and salt off equipment after use. Perform emergency cleaning of storm water lines and remove blockages in sewer pipes as required. 10%

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent.
Over two years of experience in a public works, utility, or construction field.
Confined Space Certification, Competent Person Safety Certification, and Traffic Control Training within six months of employment.

Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License at hire.
Valid South Carolina Class B Commercial Learner`s Permit (CLP) within 3 weeks of hire.
Valid South Carolina Class B CDL with air brake provision and tanker endorsement within 3 months of hire.

Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
Operations and functions of valves and water control devices for a high-pressure system.
Safe operation of CDL and non-CDL sewer cleaning trucks.
Traffic rules, regulations, laws, and procedures for the safe operation and setup in various traffic conditions.
Ability to:
Read and understand maps in multiple formats, as well as, orient locations.
Read basic communication using common two or three syllable words.
Write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.
Perform the four basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
Operate wastewater combo truck (cleaning and vacuuming) including all components and equipment (e.g. jetter cameras), extend a hose (easement machine), dump trucks, sanders, plows, loader, skid steer, forklift, swage machine, smoke machine, and chain saw.
Utilize work management and mapping system.
Use standard office equipment including telephone, calculator, computer, and smart tablet.

Working Conditions

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Outdoors.

Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, gloves, hard hat, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, rubber and leather gloves, protective coveralls, safety vest, waders, and life jackets.

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, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards. Monthly exposure to wetness and/or humidity. Constant exposure to mechanical hazards. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases. Rare exposure to chemical hazards, electrical hazards, and fire hazards.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires standing, walking, vision, bending, hearing, and twisting. Frequently requires fine dexterity, reaching, pushing/pulling, foot controls, and talking. Occasionally requires lifting, carrying, sitting, handling, kneeling, climbing, balancing, and crouching. 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 performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment. Occasionally requires time pressures, emergency situations, and frequent change of tasks.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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




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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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