Public Works Driver

Salary dependent upon experience/qualifications.

The City of Buena Vista is seeking an energetic individual to serve in the city's Public Works department; employees are the core of City government. The City offers a generous benefits package including excellent health insurance and Virginia Retirement System (VRS) participation. Position open until filled. To apply, submit the below application and a resume to Ben Staton at bstaton@bvcity.org.

General Purpose:

General supervision and work assignments are received from a foreman, or the Director of Public Works, who also reviews work through observation and investigation of customer complaints. Performs heavy manual work in the collection of residential and commercial refuse on an assigned route. This position is an hourly paid position and thus is subject to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines.

Example of Duties:

  • Operates mechanisms for loading, compressing, and dumping refuse and garbage
  • Safely manages all movement of refuse truck in alleys, driveways, etc.
  • Operates truck as required
  • Inspects truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, water and all fluids and performs pre and post trip inspections
  • Operate and run routes for garbage pickup
  • Picks up and empties garbage and refuse in its proper collection containers
  • Empties containers into refuse truck
  • Picks up other debris and places in truck
  • Assists in periodic washing and cleaning of refuse truck
  • Assists with snow removal
  • Performs related work as required

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Certified Driver’s License Required
  • Graduation from High School or equivalent (GED)
  • At least six months experience in heavy manual work

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work for extended periods of time and to periodically pass a medical examination for heavy manual work
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and customers

Tools and Equipment Used:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions oft his job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, stand, sit and talk or hear; to use hands to handle, feel, finger, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy.

This job description does not list all the responsibilities, duties, skills, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees will be evaluated in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment.

To apply, submit an application and resume to Ben Staton at bstaton@bvcity.org. Position open until filled.

Mechanic - Public Works Department

Salary dependent upon experience/qualifications.

The City of Buena Vista is seeking an energetic individual to serve in the city's Public Works department; employees are the core of City government. The City offers a generous benefits package including excellent health insurance and Virginia Retirement System (VRS) participation. Position open until filled. To apply, submit the below application and a resume to Corey Henson at chenson@bvcity.org.

General Purpose:

Under general supervision from the Director of Public Works, performs semi-skilled and skilled mechanical work. This position is an hourly paid position and thus is subject to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines.

Example of Duties:

  • Repairs and maintains City vehicles and equipment such as cars, trucks, construction equipment, lawn mowers and other city grounds equipment
  • Welds; replaces parts; repairs parts; repairs electrical and hydraulic systems; performs tune ups and engine overhauls; troubleshoots problems
  • Completes a repair order on each vehicle repaired; keeps maintenance and repair records
  • Performs preventive maintenance on all departmental vehicles; orders repair parts
  • Conducts vehicle and equipment safety inspections
  • Assists with snow removal
  • Performs related work as required

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent (GED)
  • Four (4) years’ experience as mechanic or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must possess a complete set of mechanic tools, to include enough hand and pneumatic tools to work on large construction type equipment as well as tools to repair smaller type automotive vehicles
  • Must possess a valid VA Commercial Driver License (CDL) or be able to obtain within six months from date of hire
  • Must maintain certifications throughout employment
  • Working knowledge of safety practices and procedures in Mechanics; knowledge of vehicle makeup
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair both gas and diesel equipment with accuracy and speed; ability to create effective working relationships with employees; ability to communicate both verbally and in writing

Tools and Equipment Used:

Motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic’s tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools, and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; personal computer, calculator, phone; mobile or portable radio.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions oft his job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, stand, sit and talk or hear; to use hands to handle, feel, finger, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy.

This job description does not list all the responsibilities, duties, skills, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees will be evaluated in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment.

To apply, submit an application and resume to Corey Henson at chenson@bvcity.org. Position open until filled.

Buena Vista, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.