County Administrator HR Clerk of the Circuit Court

Community Collection Center Attendant (Solid Waste)

Recruitment #2001-CYCNCAAG03-001



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Division is seeking a Community Collection Center Attendant to control traffic, operate weighing scale, and inspect solid waste materials for proper dumping in accordance with applicable laws and regulations to control environmental impact. The ideal candidate will have will have the ability to work outside, exposed to heat, sun, high humidity, rain and other adverse weather conditions. Candidate will walk/stand for prolonged periods of time (approximately six (6) hours) per day. Ideal candidate will possess extensive customer service skills and have the ability to communicate effectively.


Performs semi-skilled duties controlling traffic, customer service, inspecting solid waste materials for proper disposal in accordance with applicable laws and regulations to control environmental impact.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
One year of experience in solid waste recycling, field operations, or customer service; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • Work is generally outdoors and may occur during moderately adverse conditions to include weather, traffic, dampness, and high noise levels.
  • Involves physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.


    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

    • Greets and directs customers to the correct disposal location as they enter the facility. Inspects vehicle cargos to ensure materials to be discharged do not violate applicable laws, rules, and/or regulations.
    • Records service fees and completes receipts.
    • Maintains various records and reports as required.
    • Maintains recycling drop-off sites by policing for litter, mowing and other landscaping maintenance tasks.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


      • Knowledge of solid waste and recycling methods, procedures and equipment.
      • Knowledge of chemical incompatibilities and ability to recognize indicators of unstable chemicals through visual inspection.
      • Knowledge of environmental impact of hazardous waste on ground water, surface water, and air quality.
      • Knowledge of environmental related codes, laws, ordinances, rules and regulations affecting Solid Waste Management operations.
      • Knowledge of D.O.T. requirements for hazardous waste.
      • Knowledge of first aid and CPR.
      • Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations controlling the processing of official record documents, fees and fiscal record keeping.
      • Knowledge of safety procedures and safety equipment.
      • Skill in the use and operations of commercial weight scales.
      • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
      • Ability to sort chemicals into proper waste categories.
      • Ability to work effectively with others.
      • Ability to maintain work related records and prepare reports.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to use a computer and related software.
      • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies, and maintain composure under stressful conditions.
      • Ability to adjust, maintain and calibrate commercial scales.



        We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

        • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
        • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
        • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
        • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
        • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
        • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

        Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.

        Veteran’s Preference:

        Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

        Equal Opportunity Employer:

        Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

        Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

        Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

        Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

        Response/Recovery Activities:

        Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*