Placer Employment Opportunities

Waste Disposal Site Supervisor

Recruitment #2019-13106-01


Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, westward through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit

Employees will receive a 2% general wage increase effective June 8, 2019.

This recruitment has been extended, however, applicants interested in being considered during the first round of interviews should apply prior to 5:00pm on May 29, 2019.


The Department of Public Works currently has one vacancy for Waste Disposal Site Supervisor for the Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA) located in Roseville, CA. The WPWMA provides solid waste recycling and disposal services for western Placer County. WPWMA staff ensures the facility is operating in compliance with all applicable regulations, meeting the needs of current customers, and adequately prepared for future customers and upcoming regulations. This position is responsible for the facility's entrance gate operations including supervising the attendants that work at the cashier booths at the Western Placer Waste Management Authority in Roseville, CA. 

More information about the WPWMA can be found at

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to permanent employees. To learn more click here.  


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.


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

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.

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

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.


Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.


Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications, and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.


Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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