Title: Landfill Attendant II
Department: Landfill Updated: 01/2018
Division: Landfill FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME 1089 Wage Range: Not Available

Performs a variety of tasks, such as but not limited to, weighing, recording, selling and collecting tickets for solid waste materials deposits, recording financial transactions, responsible for cash receipts, and billings and daily deposits.


·         Answer phones, ability to answer all questions regarding environmental testing requirements and issues related to billing and pricing for Contaminated Soils, Special Waste, MSW, and Demolition.
Responsible for recording all financial transactions and responsible for all cash receipts

·         Responsible for controlling landfill access with regard to source and type of waste, landfill permits, size of trucks for load pricing by all waste types, verify that waste can be accepted, what is being received, and what the fee should be.

·         Responsible for all cash receipts and daily deposits.

·         Record and maintain records for all landfill transactions.

·         Maintain compliance with load acceptance procedures.

·         Maintain compliance with asbestos management procedures

·         Responsible for opening and closing landfill.

·         Weighs, records, collects tickets for deposit of solid waste material from public, commercial and industrial waste haulers.

·         Collects fees and prepares daily bank deposit, issues receipts.

·         Completing invoice vouchers, purchase order management and payroll.

·         Determines cubic yard capacities of solid waste haulers.

·         Surveys landfill area to maintain proper order.

·         Directs haulers to proper dump sites.

·         Identifies hazardous or nonconforming waste and takes appropriate action.

·         Enforces the landfill operating rules and regulations.

·         Maintains accurate daily and regular logs, records and reports as directed.

·         Maintains familiarity with emergency response protocol.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Work is performed under the general supervision of a Landfill Director.


May act as lead worker in the absence of the Landfill Director.


·         Graduation from an accredited high school including or supplemented by courses in bookkeeping and commercial subjects. 

·         Some experience in performing clerical responsibilities and a working knowledge of bookkeeping requirements, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

·         A minimum of 1 year of experience in a modern office environment performing responsible clerical tasks is required.

·         Additional training in landfill/solid waste management and MDEQ record keeping requirements, waste screening and load inspection, and household hazardous waste materials handling highly preferred.

·         Considerable knowledge of the operation of a sanitary landfill.

·         Considerable knowledge of hazardous or nonconforming waste, contaminated soils requirements, Special Wastes, MSW, Demolition Waste and Asbestos management.

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.             

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.                       

·          Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.


·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                 

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                            

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.      


  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • If required to operate a County-owned vehicle, the employee must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Specific vision requirement includes close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         Push or pull carts, reach with hands and arms forward, above and below shoulder level.

·         Lift, move or carry objects, equipment and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel in an ergonomically correct manner.

·         Stand and walk, climb stairs.

·         Normal office hours are from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. Occasional Saturdays 8am-2pm.

·         Generally works in a normal office environment.

·         The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.



Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.





It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.