Solid Waste Worker II/Solid Waste Worker Intermediate (Open)
St. Louis County, MN - Minnesota

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The salary range reflected above is the normal hiring range for 2014.
The full salary range, including longevity pay for Solid Waste Worker Intermediate is $13.68 - $18.03 per hour.
The full salary range, including longevity pay for Solid Waste Worker II is $14.81 - $19.90 per hour.

The successful candidate will serve in a dual class role, primarily as a Solid Waste Worker Intermediate (Grade 6: $13.68-$18.03), but will also serve intermittently as a Solid Waste Worker II (Grade 9: $14.81-$19.90).

This employee will primarily perform routine maintenance and customer service tasks at a County Solid Waste facility (Solid Waste Worker Intermediate); and will also intermittently be responsible for maintenance and service work monitoring a County solid waste disposal site or other designated location. (Solid Waste Worker II).

Distinguishing Features of Work:

An employee in this class performs routine maintenance and customer service tasks at a County solid waste facility or other designated location. Duties assigned include: opening/closing facility and ensuring services are accessible during operating hours; performing routine inspections of facility and completing general site clean-up and maintenance; screening mixed solid waste, recyclables, demolition and other designated types of waste materials; explaining routine waste disposal policies/procedures and directing the public to appropriate disposal areas; collecting fees and recording daily transactions and waste material quantities, and performing waste materials handling and disposal in accordance with prescribed waste management regulations. Positions in this class are assigned at multi-purpose solid waste collection sites that require more varied decision making and site management duties than at disposal sites handling limited materials types such as household waste and recyclables. Under the direction of Solid Waste Department senior staff, work is performed in accordance with established solid waste disposal guidelines and procedures. (Solid Waste Worker Intermediate)

An employee in this class performs responsible maintenance and service tasks at a County solid waste disposal site or other designated location. Duties assigned include: monitoring operations of independent solid waste contractors, leading and coordinating the work of designated Solid Waste Workers, screening solid waste brought to disposal sites, collecting applicable tipping fees, maintaining site operating records, directing the public to appropriate disposal units/sites, and ensuring that disposal site is operational. Under the general direction of Solid Waste Division supervisory staff, work is performed in accordance with established solid waste disposal policies and procedures. (Solid Waste Worker II)

Work Environment:

These work environment factors are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific position being filled. CONSTANT : Balance; hearing; vision and work outside. FREQUENT : Lift and carry push/pull up to 10 pounds; grasp/handle; stand; walk; and customer/public contact. OCCASIONAL : Lift and carry up to 50 pounds; climb ladders; reach; reach above shoulder; sit; stoop/bend; and work inside.

Selection Process:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Pass/Fail):
  • One year of full-time paid experience as a licensed solid waste facility attendant OR two years of full-time paid experience in customer service, maintenance, or a related field OR equivalent training and experience as determined by the Employee Relations Director.
  • Possession of a standard passenger vehicle driver's license.
  • Following appointment to a position in this job class, an employee must successfully obtain MPCA Type III Waste Disposal Certification being certified as a permanent employee. Failure to obtain the MPCA Type III Certification during the probationary period will result in termination from the position.
EXPERIENCE & TRAINING RATING (Supplemental Questionnaire-100% of the scoring process):
Points will be awarded for job-related experience and education exceeding the minimum qualifications. Only experience occurring during the ten most recent years will be used in determining this assessment. Experience beyond ten years may be included on the application for purposes of meeting minimum qualifications or informing the hiring authority of your complete employment history.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The essential functions for this position are listed under the "ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK" on the specification, available in the Human Resources Office or online at www.stlouiscountymn.gov/jobdescriptions .

VETERANS PREFERENCE:
If you are eligible to apply for Veterans Preference, please attach to your application a copy of document(s) listed for the option that applies to you:
  • Veteran: DD214
  • Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months.
  • Spouse of Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months & marriage certificate. (Eligible only if Veteran is unable to qualify because of the disability.)
  • Spouse of Deceased Veteran: DD214, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.
PHYSICAL-MEDICAL STANDARDS:
Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants selected must meet the physical requirements for the position.

DRUG TESTING:
Applicants selected for appointment must take and pass a drug test.

BACKGROUND CHECK:
Applicants selected for appointment to a position with St. Louis County may be subject to a background investigation.

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION:
All new employees must submit documentation verifying identity and employment eligibility within three days of their first day of employment.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:

Appointees to the position must successfully complete at least a six month probationary period prior to being certified for permanent employment.

NON-DISCRIMINATION:
St. Louis County is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.

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