Litter Abatement Staff


St. James Parish Government is hiring Litter Abatement Staff under the Operations Department. 

JOB FUNCTION:  To provide physical effort to accomplish a variety of semi-skilled tasks and is considered an introductory level of employment. It is classified as essential during declared emergencies or natural disasters and is a nonexempt position at forty hours per week.  This position is “Safety Sensitive†and subject to random drug testing as per the St. James Parish Government Employee Handbook.  Individuals in this class are able to complete the majority of their projects/assignments with a minimum amount of supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Includes any combination of the following illustrative examples of duties and responsibilities including but not limited to:

 Â·         Picking up trash and litter along all major roads and subdivisions in the Parish

 Â·         Picking up trash and litter on all parish owned property

 Â·         Transporting trash and litter to local landfill sites.

 Â·         Other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skills and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.          

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  High School diploma or general education diploma (GED).

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, and divide in all units of measurement using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to define common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



 Â·         Ability to work with minimal supervision and enjoy outdoors

 Â·         Ability to work as a team player and display a pleasant respectful, and positive attitude.

 Â·        Working knowledge of traffic laws and regulations related to a motor vehicle

 Â·         Ability to perform physical labor required of the position

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    

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

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representatives of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions, extreme heat/cold, near moving mechanical parts, and is regularly exposed to vibration.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.

St. James Parish is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.  The parish will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, agree or political affiliations.

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