DISPOSAL SITE MAINTENANCE WORKER

Job Specifications

Class Code:MW6
Analyst: KM/TC/LM
Date Originated:11/88
Date Revised: 6/93 5/94 2/02 3/06

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY


DEFINITION

Under general supervision, perform building and ground maintenance; monitor and adjust landfill gas equipment; operate and maintain heavy equipment; compute and collect fees from refuse haulers; measure, inspect and weigh refuse to determine refuse quantity and type; assist customers in the recy­cling area and work on the sorting lines; and perform other work as required.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Disposal Site Maintenance Workers perform maintenance of landfill buildings and grounds, work on sorting lines, and perform the duties of Cashier-Dis­posal Site on a rotational basis, as needed. This classification is distin­guished from Cashier-Disposal Site by the former's responsibility for building and ground maintenance, and working on sorting lines. This classi­fication is distinguished from the classification of Heavy Equipment Opera­tor in that the latter classification operates heavy equipment as the pri­mary task.


TYPICAL TASKS

Perform building and ground maintenance, including litter pickup, brush and weed cutting, minor building repair, cleaning drainage ditches, maintaining public access roads, moving wind screens and repairing fences and other site facilities; operate tank trucks, backhoes, loaders, scrapers, bulldoz­ers, compactors and other heavy equipment as directed; perform routine maintenance and minor repairs on pumps and equipment; install and monitor methane systems and make adjustments; work on recycling sort line sorting and separating recyclable recycling materials into individual categories; conduct basic sorting line maintenance and clean-up; place items on sorting line, conduct basic conveyor or sorting line maintenance and clean-up; direct traffic and assist customers in the recycling area; clean-up recy­cling area; provide direction and instruction to customers wishing to recy­cle at the County landfill; inspect trucks and vehicles hauling refuse to determine type, weight and volume of material; compute and collect fees; operate cash register and issue receipts; total daily fee receipts and refuse amounts; prepare bank deposits; and, provide information and direc­tion to the public regarding proper dumping, recycling materials and re­stricted hazardous materials.


EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge:

  Working knowledge of:

  Some knowledge of:


Ability to:


Training and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledges and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities would be:

One year of experience which has included maintenance of buildings or grounds.


Special Requirements/Conditions:

License Requirement: Upon hire, possession of a valid California class C driver license; some positions may require that within six months from hire, possession of a valid class B driver license.

Other Special Requirements: Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring class A or B driver licenses upon entry and to employees in positions requiring these licenses, as mandated by Department of Transportation federal regulations. In addition, all candidates must provide specific employment history for up to the past ten years for all jobs they have held which required operation of a commercial motor vehicle.

Incumbents are required to work weekends and holidays. Physically and mentally capable of performing the essential functions as summarized in the typical tasks section of this job description.

Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; confined spaces; heights, such as on fences and equipment; high levels of noise; strong, unpleasant odors; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; dust and silica dust; allergenics, such as stinging insects and poison oak; vibration, such as when operating heavy equipment; and the possibility of experiencing burns, bodily injury, exposure to non-ionizing radiation, and contact with toxic substances or chemical irritants.

PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: Senior Disposal Site Worker
Bargaining Unit: 43
EEOC Job Category: 07
Occupational Grouping: 41
Workers' Compensation Code: 0399