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Debris Monitors Needed for Hurricane IDA

Harvey, LA

Position Summary


Debris Monitor for HURRICANE IDA.

We are looking for self-motivated, responsible, and confident individuals 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:  Various

  • Position Type:  On-Call        

  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

  • Pay:  Hourly

  • Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

  • Travel:  In local area of assignment


Essential Job Functions


Daily AM

  • Report to work on time at designated area and check in with the Supervisor and sign in, as necessary.

  • Meet at the staging area, check for new information, procedures, maps, issues, phone numbers, and any other pertinent information.

  • Proceed to assigned work zone or meet with truck(s) at designated area.

  • Inform Supervisor if not assigned an area and wait for assignment.  Do not leave staging area without instruction from Supervisor.


Field Duties

  • Meet truck(s) at designated loading or staging site.

  • Act courteously, respectful, and professional always with residents, Contractors, County or City officials and fellow employees and managerial personnel.

  • Monitor and observe all loading activities of trucks, bobcats, front-end loaders, or other vehicles as instructed by the Supervisor.

  • Confirm that 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.

  • Observe loading activities, outside of vehicles if necessary, while wearing safety vest and hardhat.

  • 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.

  • Ensure 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.

  • Ensure Contractors pick up all eligible debris, and that they 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 street debris came from and the nearest cross street. 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.

  • Scout areas where trucks are in transit to and from the Disposal Site for debris and log ineligible piles, update maps of debris collection progress, locate special debris (white goods, stumps, hazardous waste) and log and map.

  • Monitor activities of bobcats and loaders ensuring that they do not trespass private properties when removing debris.

  • Call Supervisor and record all damages caused by Contractor to private property.


 Daily PM

  • Report to Supervisor when Trucks are finished at the end of the day and return to base if not assigned to another truck or task.

  • Submit all tickets, logs, maps, and field forms and update master map if necessary.

  • 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 and request Supervisor’s verification.


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Positive, friendly, courteous customer and client skills

  • Possess good teamwork and cooperation skills

  • Ability to always follow safety protocols and work instructions

  • Authorization to work in U.S. without sponsorship

  • Ability to pass a drug screen, motor vehicle, and criminal background check

  • Valid State Driver's License

  • Valid Insurance Card proof of liability insurance

  • 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

  • Ability to work as early as 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week during response period: approximately 12 to 14 hours per day.

  • Ability to work up to 75-80 hours per week as needed during response periods, including weekends.


Preferred Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Prior Debris Monitoring experience


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