This is the entry-level class in the Solid Waste Equipment Operator classifications. This class works under general supervision, performs routine tasks, semi-skilled and/or skilled tasks in the operation of front-loaders, roll-offs, side-loaders, rear-loaders, or similar equipment, and performs heavy manual labor for collecting, transporting, and disposing of solid waste materials from residential and commercial sources. Manual work and heavy lifting is also performed. Requires a high school diploma or GED. Requires a valid State of Florida Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with airbrake endorsement and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment. Requires one year of experience in the operation of medium-sized trucks or equipment such as garbage trucks required; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Requires knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances, and rules for operating a class B commercial vehicle; including experience reading and understanding route maps and street signs. Requires an orientation of up to three weeks. Duties are performed under training and close supervision until proficiency is demonstrated. Residency Requirement: This position requires employees to reside within a 20-mile radius of the intersection of Main Street and 14th Street in Leesburg due to on call rotation requirement. Weekend, holiday and afterhours work may be required, as well as after-hours response and emergencies.