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Refuse Checker, Supervisor

Salary: $18.46-$22.53 hourly / $3,210-$3,918 monthly / Range: 5178

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, supervises the work of Refuse Checkers at the transfer station and landfills. Supervises and participates in: estimating weights and load composition, determining, collecting, and tabulating disposal fees; directing and controlling traffic; and enforcing refuse ordinances and safety rules; and performs related tasks as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from the Refuse Checker by its responsibilities for assigning, scheduling, training, and evaluating work of Refuse Checkers at the transfer station and landfill disposal sites.


1. Supervises refuse checkers at the transfer station and landfills on various shifts; trains refuse checkers in operation of scale houses to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations related to municipal solid waste; evaluates performance of refuse checkers; recommends disciplinary actions; conducts staff meetings to disseminate information and to train staff; generates and distributes reports on volumes and tonnages of refuse collections from automated system; reviews cash register reconciliation reports to identify problems and to ensure accuracy of collections; and arranges for repairs or maintenance of scale house facilities.
2. Estimates material load composition; weighs refuse vehicles, and calculates and collects disposal fees; operates computerized cash and charge registering system; issues receipts; prepares reports and maintains proper receipt records; prepares daily bank deposits; and estimates and obtains daily cash and change requirements.
3. Enforces refuse ordinances and facility safety rules; identifies and prevents unloading of illegal solid waste and hazardous or toxic materials; and reports illegal dumping to alert management.
4. 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.
5. Directs and controls traffic at transfer station and landfills; inspects loads being discharged to determine content; coordinates loader operation with traffic flow; and maintains contact with scale house and other operational personnel while on the pad to ensure effective operations at site.
6. Operates loaders as needed when staff shortages occur.


1. Three years of experience involving estimating weights and collecting fees for refuse materials; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Refuse Checker with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.

Knowledge of: volume-weight relationships of various types of refuse and vehicles; safe work practices and regulations; proper unloading procedures and traffic direction; and basic math to balance cash register receipts to funds received.

Ability to: read and apply appropriate safety rules and ordinances; identify illegal, hazardous, or toxic materials and substances; maintain accurate records of materials, funds received, and safety training provided; write simple memos using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling; deal tactfully and effectively with the public; correctly read platform scales; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and staff; handle multiple tasks simultaneously; organize work and set priorities; and learn to use various computer applications for records maintenance and report generation; learn to supervise work of staff; and learn to conduct training on work procedures and safety practices.

Supplemental Information:

Incumbents are required to work rotating shifts and holidays, and may be exposed to unpleasant field conditions including rainy, cold, or hot weather.

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