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Waste Collections Driver

Date Posted: 02/12/2024
Department: Public Services
Salary Grade: 65

Compensation Effective July 1, 2023: $38,698
Hours: Full-time
Deadline: Open until filled

Position Objectives


Performs responsible work collecting and transporting solid waste and recyclable materials from collection site to the transfer station or recycle center.

Duties & Responsibilities

An employee in this position is responsible for collecting waste and recyclables from several convenience centers, schools, and local government offices throughout McDowell County. Employee must be able to safely and proficiently operate vehicles that require Class B Commercial License. Vehicles will include but are not limited to a 40 cubic yard compactor truck, a roll off container truck, and occasionally a wheel loader with a front-end loader. These vehicles are Class B vehicles, tandem axles and air brakes. Work generally requires the employee to perform normal maintenance to vehicles and keep a daily log of route. Work is performed under the supervision of the Public Services Manager.


Examples of Work

Inspect truck prior to operation to insure the truck and equipment is ready for operation. Drive and operate county front load / roll off truck to pick up waste and recyclables located at collection sites, schools and local government office buildings.
Perform routine maintenance on trucks such as lubing forks, lifts, cleaning, checking tire pressure and checking fluid levels etc.

Environmental Factors

Employee must perform tasks that are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions; such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, extreme cold or hot weather, noise, vibrations, gases, oil or infectious waste.

Minimum Requirements

Experience driving/ operating heavy equipment Possession of a valid NC Commercial Driver License (CLASS B) is required.
Pre-Employment Drug Screening


Benefited after 30 days

Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify.


Applications are available:


  • on our website:

     under “Job Opportunities”

  • McDowell County Administration Building(s):

              60 East Court St Marion, NC 28752 ​

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

              60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by Mail to:

               McDowell County Human Resources

               60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by email to: 


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