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SOLID WASTE SITE ATTENDANT
Pay Range 224

INTRODUCTION

This classification performs duties to support public solid waste disposal programs at the main County transfer site and landfill in accordance with defined policies, procedures and guidelines. This classification is represented by Teamsters Local 223.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Direct, advise and assist users of landfills and transfer sites in proper disposal procedures; monitor incoming traffic and disposal areas for special waste; explain and enforce departmental policy and procedures; provide recycle information; issue warnings and citations; report violations. Resolve problems associated with facility users.

2. Collect special waste fees; maintain cash box and related paperwork.

3. Maintain daily log of activities, incidents, violations, waste volumes.

4. At landfill - weigh all incoming loads; maintain log of incidents, violations and waste volumes. Monitor wood waste, tire and glass areas for unauthorized disposal.

5. Open and close site at appointed hour; open and close barrier gates for permit holders.

6. As needed, operate loader to move brush piles, clean up site and recycle areas.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of: Reasonable knowledge of solid waste disposal practices, recycle programs and public policy interpretation; reasonable knowledge of operation of loader. Skill in: Directing and assisting the public with disposal policy and procedure; interpretation of policy to contractors and facility users; use of computers and related software; safe operation of equipment and tools. Ability to: Communicate effectively in oral and written forms; estimate and manage time efficiently; maintain records, and reports; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; meet and deal effectively with employees, contractors, engineers, consultants, vendors, public agencies and the public.

Education, experience and training: Two years combination of experience or training dealing with the public and in interpretation of policy and procedure which provides required knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of the position. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

This classification works with supervision from an operations and maintenance leadworker or supervisor. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employee estimates time and materials and manages time efficiently. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects. Employees may or may not work in proximity of supervisor.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within departmental policy and procedure, reference manuals and solid waste codes which are followed closely. Interpretation or deviation from standard procedures is minimal; supervisor is available to interpret guidelines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed at main County landfill and transfer site and involves bending, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting up to 40 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, walking and working with fumes, poison oak, insects, etc. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts, and sometimes adverse weather conditions, requiring safety precautions.

 
   
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