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Refuse Supervisor

Salary: $25.62-$31.28 hourly / $4,457-$5,441 monthly / Range: 5836

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, to supervise the operation of a refuse transfer station or sanitary landfill; and, to perform related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Positions in this class are responsible for the overall supervision of refuse disposal, landfill, transport and truck repair operations at a refuse transfer station or sanitary landfill site.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Plan, organize and direct the personnel and operations at a refuse transfer station or sanitary landfill including the following: refuse check-in, traffic control and fee collection; heavy equipment, loader, and heavy truck operations and dispatch; service and maintenance of heavy equipment; grading of access roads and sites for public dumping; and refuse burying and disposal. Enforces provisions of County refuse disposal ordinance, participates in the selection, training, and discipline of staff, establishes and maintains safety procedures and policies, assists in preparation of division budget, orders and purchases parts and equipment, prepares and maintains work records and reports.


1. Three years of experience working at a refuse disposal or sanitary landfill site, preferably in the operation or maintenance of heavy equipment; or,
2. one year of experience equivalent to the class of Refuse Leader with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: the functions and operations of a refuse transfer station or sanitary landfill site; refuse disposal regulations; service and repair requirements of heavy trucks and equipment; public service functions of refuse facilities; drainage and basic engineering principles of grading and elevation; principles of supervision; basic record keeping requirements; and basic principles of budgeting and purchasing.

Ability to: supervise and coordinate maintenance, operations and public service staff at a refuse disposal site; assure adequate coverage to meet division needs; read and interpret related blueprints and drawings; prepare effective plans of operation; plan for and request budget and purchasing needs; and maintain records and prepare simple reports.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License is required at the time of appointment.


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