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Debris Monitor - Pensacola, FL

Location: Pensacola
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a team that makes a real difference? Do you want to be part of a collaborative team that protects and strengthens communities and businesses? If you are looking for all these opportunities and more, then Witt O'Brien's is the right fit for you.

Position Summary

We are a growing consulting firm in need of reliable and talented Debris Monitors to help our clients and communities respond and clean up after a storm, enabling us to successfully initiate and deliver projects, and rapidly respond to our clients' needs by having boots on the ground immediately after disaster strikes.

We are looking for a self-motivated, responsible, and confident individual with a commitment to integrity and the ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively with minimal supervision. If this sounds like you, then you have found the right fit in Witt O'Brien's.

Position Details

  • Reports to: Field Supervisor
  • Location: Pensacola, FL
  • Position Type: On-Call
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Pay: Hourly
  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience
  • Travel: In local area of assignment

    Essential Job Functions

    • Report to work on time at designated area and check in with supervisor.
    • Meet at staging (muster area) to check for new information, procedures, maps, issues, phone numbers, and any other pertinent information.
    • Once assigned, proceed to work zone, or meet with truck(s) at designated area.
    • If not assigned, inform supervisor, and wait for assignment. Do not leave staging area without instruction from supervisor.

      • Act courteously, respectful, and professional always with residents, Contractors, County or City officials and fellow employees and managerial personnel.
      • Meet truck(s) at designated loading or staging site.
      • Monitor and observe all loading activities of trucks, bobcats, front-end loaders, or other vehicles as instructed by the supervisor.
      • Confirm that the hauling contractors are loading only eligible storm related debris, which is on public rights-of-way or property, and that they are not going on to private property to collect debris.
      • Get out of your vehicle to observe loading activities.
      • Wear safety vest and hardhat always while out of vehicle.
      • Remain a safe distance (50 feet) from loading operations and street traffic. Check area for children, downed power lines, unsafe traffic conditions. Report any safety issues or unsafe or reckless contractor behavior to your supervisor.
      • Call supervisor if you cannot determine debris eligibility or have any questions about policies, procedures, or your responsibilities.
      • Make sure truck is fully loaded and safe to travel; tailgate is secure, debris trimmed and not sticking out of sides or piled too high to ensure debris not likely to fall off.
      • Make sure contractors pick up all eligible debris and clear branches and other debris off roadway and private driveways before moving on.
      • Fill out load tickets accurately and completely. Always reference name of the cross streets where debris came from. Write neatly and hard enough to make sure all copies are clearly legible. Sign all tickets.
      • Retain bottom copy of load ticket and give the rest to the truck driver. Log the information from the ticket into a ticket log sheet.
      • Ensure you and the truck driver agree where he/she will be going after disposing of debris. Get their mobile phone numbers and give them your mobile number.
      • While trucks are in transit to and from the Disposal Site, scout the area for debris and log ineligible piles, update maps of debris collection progress, locate special debris (white goods, stumps, hazardous waste) and log and map.
      • If bobcats or loaders continue to move debris while trucks are away, stay and monitor their activities to ensure they do not go on to private property to get debris.
      • Record all damages caused by Contractor to private property or public utilities. Call Supervisor to report damages.

        DAILY PM
        • When trucks are finished for the day, report into supervisor at designated area then return to base if not assigned to another truck or task.
        • Turn in all tickets, logs, maps, and field forms. Update master map if required.
        • Brief Supervisor on day's activities, debris collection progress, issues, or problems.
        • Check for information updates, scheduled meetings, or next assignment, as necessary.
        • Sign out on both the roster and your time sheet. Have Supervisor verify and sign.
        • This position description incorporates the core responsibilities of the job. It recognizes that other related duties not specifically mentioned might also be performed, and that not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs.

          Minimum Job Requirements
          • Must have a Valid Driver's license and it cannot be suspended
          • Must have current liability auto insurance
          • Positive, friendly, courteous customer and client skills
          • Good teamwork and cooperation skills
          • Ability to always follow safety protocols and work instructions
          • Possess a reliable and dependable vehicle for following trucks
          • Possess a cellular phone with charger
          • Ability to climb ladders, trucks, and platforms up to 20 feet
          • Ability to work in high degree temperatures with high humidity for long periods of time
          • Ability to drive and work in areas with disaster and harsh outdoor conditions

            Preferred Job Requirements
            • High School Diploma or GED
            • Prior Debris Monitoring experience

              Work Schedule
              • Able to work as early as 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week during response period: around 12 to 14 hours per day
              • Able to work up to 75-80 hours per week as needed during response period, including weekends

                Job Description and Hiring Disclaimer

                This position description incorporates the core responsibilities of the job. It recognizes that other related duties not specifically mentioned might also be performed, and that not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs.

                The hiring department will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

                Commitment to Diversity
                • Witt O'Brien's is always looking for the most qualified and experienced professionals with a passion for public safety, emergency management, homeland security, disaster response, and continuity of operations.
                • We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

                  Equal Opportunity Employer/Veteran/Disabled

                  With you when it counts.

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