Landfill Worker 3
Carson City, NV - Carson City, NV

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Operates heavy and light equipment in a variety of landfill maintenance activities and related operations and performs skilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks. Assists the Landfill Supervisor with planning, organizing and accomplishing operations at the landfill.

Examples of Duties:
This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
Directs vehicle traffic at the landfill.
Screens waste to remove hazardous materials from landfill.
Operates the water truck and waters the landfill roads for dust suppression; Responsible for watering the windbreak plants.
Operates the heavy equipment, which includes but is not limited to: dozers, graders, loaders, backhoes, compactors, etc.
Responsible for snow removal at the landsite.
Responsible to hand-pick litter.
Maintains the landfill shop, fences, and buildings.
Participates in fire suppression activities at the landfill.
Supervises and directs the work of assigned employees.
Cuts, welds and fabricates tools and equipment.
Participates in the training of other staff.
Utilizes proper safety precautions related to all work performed.
Operates the gatehouse, utilizing the computerized scale system, calculates and collects amounts due for waste loads.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Typical Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to qualify: High School diploma or equivalent and three years experience in landfill operations including two years of supervisory experience or four years of heavy equipment experience, including supervisory experience.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, blueprints and governmental rules and regulations and operation and maintenance manuals; write reports and effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, area, volumes and currency.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Interpret and apply applicable federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws, rules and regulations.
Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient landfill services.
Meet deadlines, analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
Perform heavy labor in a variety of weather conditions.
Perform routine maintenance and repair on assigned equipment.
Work independently or in a crew situation as assigned.
Operate a variety of heavy equipment in a safe manner.
Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled construction and maintenance tasks.
Ability to operate and understand the use of fire suppression devices.
Direct the work of assigned employees.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to work in the gatehouse utilizing the computerized scale system, calculate and collect amounts due for various waste loads.
Perform all duties and tasks in a safe manner.

Supplemental Information:
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: All required licenses and certificates must be maintained in active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment.

1. Nevada Class “A” Driver’s license with Tanker Endorsement and an acceptable driving record.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In addition to the minimum requirements and the job duties listed for this position, the following are required: Duties require sufficient mobility to work out in the field and be able to work with and around motorized equipment, must be able to lift, sit, stoop, climb and work at heights up to 40 feet and work in confined spaces. Required to lift 80 pounds on occasion. Must have vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person over the radio and telephone. Must be able to pass the Respiratory Fit Test and the associated physical. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed at the landfill an outside environment with exposure to inclement weather and hazardous working conditions; may be exposed to frequent bending, kneeling, climbing and lifting; may be exposed to dangerous machinery and heavy equipment; the noise level in the work environment is loud. CONDITIONS: Employees may be required to complete Incident Command System training as a condition of continuing employment. Employees may be required to stay at or return to work during emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.
New employees are required to submit to a fingerprint based background investigation which cost the new employee $53.50 and a drug/alcohol screen which costs $20.00. Employment is contingent upon passing the background and the drug/alcohol screen. All required licenses must be maintained in an active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment.

Salary is based on PERS Retirement Selection
Grade: CCEA 26

Employer Paid Retirement (CER):
$16.2467 - $22.9558 / Hour
$33,793.14- $47,748.06 / Year

Employee / Employer Paid Retirement (CEE):
$18.3595 - $25.9416 / Hour
$38,187.76- $53,958.53 / Year

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