Placer County

Waste Disposal Site Attendant (#11455)

$20.96-$26.18 Hourly / $3,633.07-$4,537.87 Monthly / $43,596.80-$54,454.40 Yearly


Under general supervision, to estimate, collect and account for disposal fees at landfill and transfer stations; to safeguard and account for receipts; to perform cashiering functions in conformance with the Western Placer Waste Management Authority or Placer County cash management guidelines; to direct traffic to appropriate waste disposal locations; to issue warnings and enforce ordinances and regulations of the Authority; to inspect disposal loads for hazardous materials and to perform related duties as required.


This is the journey level position. Incumbents initially perform the more routine duties assigned to positions in this class and work under close supervision. However, as experience is gained, incumbents are expected to perform the full range of duties as assigned with increasing independence.

Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. 

This class is distinguished from the Senior Waste Disposal Site Attendant position in that the latter is assigned lead and training responsibilities in the operation of the fee collection operations of the waste handling facility.


Receives general supervision from the Waste Disposal Site Supervisor.  Receives technical and functional supervision from the Senior Waste Disposal Site Attendant.

May exercise technical and functional supervision over extra help and or seasonal employees.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Attend cashiers booth or station, public receiving area or transfer station for the handling, diversion, and disposal of waste materials during assigned shift.
  • Verify the eligibility of residents of the County to use the disposal sites of the Authority through identification card, tax bill or home address.
  • Determine refuse charges for vehicles either by weighing or volume.
  • Collect gate fees and makes change; daily reconcile the cash drawer against receipts.
  • Prepares deposits for the days receipts; makes trips to the bank(s) for the deposit or change.
  • Prepare deposit for bank courier; coordinate bank deposits with the County Treasurer's Office.
  • Provide weight tags for commercial vehicles.
  • Direct customers to proper disposal sites and monitor combined loads to ensure correct placement.
  • Record license plates of vehicles that place wastes incorrectly and issue warnings.
  • Issue warnings for uncovered loads and record the license number.
  • Generate lists of violators on a regular basis.
  • Check loads for possible hazardous waste.
  • Distribute information on recycling, disposal and handling of hazardous material and waste oil collection and proper load covering techniques.
  • Open and close entrance gate.
  • Disarm security system.
  • Read and register security statistics.
  • Activate and be responsible for security system.
  • Maintain gate buildings and surrounding roads.
  • Police blowing litter around and within disposal site.
  • Run errands associated with disposal site activities including obtaining hardware items and other miscellaneous supplies.
  • Deliver receipts, pay sheets, cash and other records to appropriate receiver.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience Two years of responsible work experience in performing teller or cashier activities. A working background or training in entrance gate or retail store operations.

Training Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Additional course work in math, accounting, or computer science in desirable.

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Microcomputers used in office and other business operations.
  • Cash and receipt handling techniques, methods, and practices.
  • Safe work practices.

Ability to:

  • Meet the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position so that employee will not be a hazard to his/her own safety or that of others.
  • Make arithmetical calculations quickly and accurately.
  • Receive cash and make change quickly and accurately.
  • Operate a cash register and balance same.
  • Reconcile cash against receipts and prepare bank deposits.
  • Fill out receipts, weight tags, and other related forms
  • Keep records.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, especially irate customers.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Accurately account for all vehicles disposing of solid waste.
  • Work independently in opening, operating, and closing the disposal site.
  • Stand on feet for long periods in varying weather conditions.
  • Lift up to fifty pounds and carry up to twenty five pounds.
  • Cope with stressful situations firmly and tactfully.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Think clearly, meet work deadlines, and deal with frequent interruptions.
  • Resolve problems and conflicts as they arise.
  • Make decisions based on established policy.
  • Interpret charts and other data.
  • Demonstrate good observation skills.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and other irregular work schedules.

CLASS: 11455; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 8/1/2002;