Placer County

Waste Disposal Site Supervisor (#13106)

$28.67-$35.80 Hourly / $4,969.47-$6,205.33 Monthly / $59,633.60-$74,464.00 Yearly


Under general direction, to plan, direct, and supervise the waste management facility's entrance gate operations as part of the waste management program of the Western Placer Waste Management Authority of Placer County.


This position functions as the first-line supervisor and is responsible for planning and directing the work of others in receiving wastes and other recoverable materials at all disposal sites of the Authority. The supervisor prepares work schedules, and assists in enforcing federal and state regulations regarding disposal activities. The supervisor may also be required to cover the assigned shifts of those directly supervised, i.e., Senior Waste Disposal Site Attendant and/or the Waste Disposal Site Attendant.


Receives direction from the manager or other professional staff.

Exercises direct supervision of Senior Waste Site Disposal Attendant and Waste Disposal Site Attendants, and coordinates activities with contractors engaged in disposal site activities.


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

  • Plans and directs the gate operations and collection of fees at the waste handling facility sites of the Authority by establishing methods of operation.
  • Supervise the work of others engaged in all the activities of the site.
  • Recommends the hiring of staff and disciplinary actions.
  • Responsible for training, evaluating, motivating, and team building of staff; prepares work schedules.
  • Ensures the proper maintenance and operation of the disposal receiving areas.
  • Assists in contract administration, regulatory enforcement and compliance, and health and safety activities.
  • Maintains records of wastes and other recoverable materials received at the disposal site.
  • Prepares reports, studies, memorandums and other information for use by management and others.
  • Greets and answers questions from the public.
  • Investigates complaints and recommends actions.
  • Operates the computerized weight scale system and maintains the data base of this automated system.
  • Determines refuse charges for vehicles either by weighting 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.
  • Provide assistance to the accounting division in maintaining accounts payables/accounts receivables, in delinquent account collections, and reviewing commercial credit applications.
  • Performs other duties as required including covering the assigned shifts of those supervised as necessary.


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: Five years of experience in disposal site operations including solid waste, recycling or resource recovery, and or materials receiving and accounting, one year of which must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity. One year of experience in the use of weight and scale computer software applications is desirable.

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

  • Laws and regulations governing waste disposal in California.
  • The operation and maintenance of waste disposal sites including primary resource and materials recovery.
  • The different types and classifications of waste materials
  • Effective supervisory practices including training, motivating, and evaluating employees, and team building practices and methods.
  • The techniques and methods used to communicate effectively with staff, the public, and all others.
  • Management practices and methods related to planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, controlling, and reporting results.
  • Automated systems used to weight and charge for waste disposal activities.

Ability to:

  • Supervise staff engaged in disposal site gate revenue collection and inspection activities.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, the public, contractors, and all customers and officials contacted in the course of work.
  • Interpret and apply correctly the regulations, rules, and other operating procedures of the disposal sites of the Authority.
  • Prepare statistical, financial, and waste management reports for review by management related to the operation and status of disposal site activities.
  • Train, motivate, and discipline staff.
  • Prepare work schedules for those supervised.
  • Resolve conflict and problems among staff, and customers using the disposal site.
  • Operate all office related equipment including microcomputers with special program applications for weighting and charging activities and to maintain the data base of such an automated system.
  • Stand on feet for long periods of time in varying weather conditions.
  • Lift up to fifty pounds and carry up to twenty five pounds.
  • Cope with stressful situations firmly and tactfully.
  • Bend and stoop.
  • Maintain and forecast materials and other supplies for office operations.
  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle.
  • Think clearly, meet work deadlines, and deal with frequent interruptions.
  • Deal with the public while remaining calm and courteous.
  • Resolve problems and conflicts as they arise.
  • Make decisions based on established policy.
  • Interpret charts and other data.
  • Demonstrate good observation skills.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and other irregular work schedules.

CLASS: 13106; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 8/1/2006;