Salary: $14.37-$17.54 hourly / $2,499-$3,050 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, estimates weights and load
composition while operating a platform scale; determines, collects,
and reconciles disposal fees; directs and controls vehicular
traffic; enforces refuse ordinances and safety rules; and performs
related tasks as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Directs customers to proper unloading location; determines types
of material in customer's vehicle; weighs incoming and outgoing
commodities in refuse vehicles, and calculates and collects disposal
fees from customer; handles cash and check transactions and makes
change; explains disposal fees to customers; operates automated
and/or manual cash and charge registering system; issues receipts;
reconciles and prepares reports and maintains proper receipt
records; balances cash drawer at the end of the work shift; prepares
and makes daily bank deposits; and estimates and buys daily cash and
2. Reviews and enforces refuse ordinance and facility safety rules;
inspects loads for unacceptable materials; prevents unloading of
illegal, hazardous, or toxic materials by explaining regulations to
customers; removes various items (i.e., computer monitors, tires,
televisions, etc.) from the waste stream; identifies and documents
illegal dumping or other hazardous materials incidents; and alerts
management and provides information on person(s) responsible for
3. Directs and controls refuse vehicle traffic at transfer stations
and landfills to designated areas; coordinates vehicle parking with
equipment operators; coordinates loader operation with traffic flow;
and maintains contact with scale house and other operational
personnel while on the pad to ensure effective site operations.
4. Enters data into the computer system; prints out daily tonnage
reports; identifies and corrects minor computer software failures;
refers more complex problems to programmer and follows direction to
bring system on line; and responds to system down time by converting
to manual accounting systems.
1. One year of work experience that included public contact and
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualification: Possession of a valid California Class C
Knowledge of: basic math to balance cash register receipts to funds
received; U.S. currency to make change; and basic computer
operations and applications.
Ability to: read and apply appropriate safety rules and ordinances;
maintain accurate records of materials and funds received; learn to
identify illegal, hazardous, or toxic materials and substances;
learn to operate a loader and communicate by two-way radio; learn to
use an automated cash register; deal tactfully and effectively with
the public; correctly read platform scales; learn the volume weight
relationships of various types of refuse and vehicles; learn traffic
direction techniques and methods; establish and maintain effective
working relationships with co-workers; handle multiple tasks
simultaneously; organize work and set priorities; follow verbal
and/or written instructions; and learn to use various computer
applications for records maintenance.
Knowledge of: volume weight relationships of various types of refuse
and vehicles; safe work practices and regulations; and traffic
direction techniques and methods.
Ability to: use an automated cash register; identify illegal,
hazardous, or toxic materials and substances; operate a loader;
communicate by two-way radio; and speak Spanish.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Incumbents are required to: work rotating
shifts, rotating work locations, holidays, and weekends; stand on
hard surfaces up to 4 hours; and may be exposed to unpleasant field
working conditions, including rainy, cold, windy, or hot weather. In
addition, incumbents are required to move items weighing 40 pounds
or more (i.e., computer monitors, large tires, televisions, etc.).