CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
CLEAN BLOCK OFFICER
( Neighborhood Development )
This is sanitation enforcement and neighborhood development field work, insuring the publicís participation in, and adherence to the requirements of the Cityís sanitation program. Employees in the Neighborhood Development specialty contact residents of city neighborhoods in an effort to enlist and maintain their interest and active support in good sanitation practices. Motivating, advising and continually maintaining public interest and participation in such a program are significant aspects of the work. Employees in the Enforcement specialty patrol assigned geographical area, enforcing the Cityís sanitation laws and regulations related to streets and walkways and exercising good judgment in the issuance of notices of violations to non-criminal violators. Educating the public and community groups on sanitation laws and regulations is a significant aspect of the work.
Work may require handling rubbish in an effort to identify violators.
Work in all specialties involves some undesirable conditions, and is performed under the supervision of an administrative superior.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- The position must be responsible for either patrolling an assigned geographical area and enforcing the Cityís sanitation laws and regulations, or contacting City residents in the various neighborhoods in an effort to enlist and maintain their interest and participation in neighborhood development and sanitation.
- The position must perform the work in the Streets Departmentís Sanitation Program.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SPECIALTY
- Canvasses areas in the city contacting individuals in order to establish clean block committees; attends committee meetings and explains the purpose and procedures for implementing the clean block program; notifies police districts and sanitation area supervisors of streets scheduled for clean up.
- Instructs residents and participates in the painting of curbs and parking areas and the cleaning of alleyways, yards and streets.
- Addresses school groups, civic groups and organizations of clean block and related sanitation programs; advises organizations and school personnel in the techniques of implementing and maintaining interest in various sanitation programs.
- Makes follow-up contacts with block captains and others participating in the program to insure its maintenance; disseminates information to clean block captains on regulations and procedural changes; maintains records and prepares reports concerning block operations.
- May receive requests from residents or civic groups for city services such as the erection of no parking signs, the boarding-up of abandoned houses and other services not directly related to the clean block program; forwards information to the appropriate agency for action; follows up to determine that appropriate action has been taken.
- May make referrals pertaining to problems encountered while in the field to appropriate agencies.
- Performs related work as required.
- Patrols an assigned geographical area on foot to enforce sanitation regulations; sight checks trash and recyclables of homeowners and businesses for proper method of disposal; advises homeowners and businesses of improperly placed waste and recyclables, and unclean sidewalks; may be required to rummage through materials to locate names and address of violate; prepares and issues warning or notices of violations to offenders.
- Answers questions from the public about the sanitation laws and regulations that are designed to improve public cleanliness; solicits public help in meeting citizensí responsibility for adherence to the Cityís sanitation laws and regulations.
- Reads and becomes familiar with program procedures and relevant laws and regulations; performs simulation of actual duties; participates in on-the-job training; periodically attends follow-up training.
- Maintains a daily log of areas inspected and warning or violations issued.
- Performs the duties above with members of the English language speaking and designated non-English language speaking populations.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 1/05.)
- Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.
- Two years of experience, performing semi-skilled and manual work in general laboring activities in a Streets Department sanitation operation.
Two years of clerical or field experience which shall have involved, as a significant job assignment giving information to or eliciting information from the public and answering complaints.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR BILINGUAL SPECIALTY
- Sufficient training and or experience to be able to converse effectively in English and the designated non-English language.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of
a position in this class.
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operatorís license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania if required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: 11
Class Established: 1/63
Spec. Revision: 3/90
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 10/04, Ad Board: 1/05
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 5C40