Placer Employment Opportunities

Waste Disposal Site Attendant

Recruitment #2023-11455-01


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, 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


The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill future County-wide vacancies for permanent positions.


Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including:

  • Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays*
  • Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year
  • Sick leave: 12 days/year*
  • Cafeteria plan: 6% of employee’s salary will be contributed towards employee to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents
  • $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee
  • CalPERS retirement plans
  • Retiree medical insurance
  • Deferred compensation
  • Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year
  • Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency.

*Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year.

The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view General benefits.

For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.


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.


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 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 level) 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 (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, 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.


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Lindsay Baer, Administrative Technician, at or (530) 886-4667.

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