Jobs Part-Time Recycle Center Attendant

Planning & Development

$15.37 - $19.58/hour


Recycle Center: 41911 Industrial Dr., Oakland, IA 51560

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Responsible for the efficient operation and general maintenance of the County Recycling Center and the provision of service.  This is a safety sensitive position.

Essential Functions

Schedules incoming loads of refuse and removal of full dumpsters with contractors, and arranges for days with heavy workloads or special events.
Directs customers to areas designated for recycling, general trash, building materials, white goods (appliances), scrap tires, scrap metal and household hazardous wastes.
Monitors refuse placed in the bale fill to ensure safety and compliance with State, Federal and County solid waste laws and procedures.
Determines residency of customers and charges for loads accordingly, receives fees and documents the transaction.
Responsible for the safe operation of Recycling Center equipment, machinery and vehicles, including but not limited to baler station and skid loader.
Plans and organizes a personal work schedule, prioritizes work and meets deadlines.
Assists in the scheduling of preventative maintenance, upkeep and repair of the baler station and other machinery.
Cleans the interior and exterior of assigned equipment; reports repairs and maintenance needs to Recycling Center Manager.
Maintains a clean and safe working environment in accordance with Department of Natural Resources specifications through the application of safety procedures and preventative maintenance, upkeep and repair duties including but not limited to cleaning, washing and lubricating equipment, cutting weeds, painting, sweeping and picking up stray refuse in and around the facility.
Answer the telephone and provides information and/or answer questions of the general public.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the general public, governmental officials, supervisors and coworkers.
Performs other duties as directed or as the situation dictates.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

Knowledge of and/or the ability to learn the safe and skillful operation of recycle center equipment,  vehicles and machinery.                                                                                                                                               Knowledge of and/or the ability to learn to perform maintenance and upkeep on equipment, machinery and grounds.   Knowledge of and ability to utilize the English language, proper grammar, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.   Ability to learn, apply and enforce State, Federal, and County solid waste laws and procedures with firmness, tact and impartiality.   Ability to learn to read and interpret documents such as equipment schematics, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.   Ability to accurately perform mathematical calculations as related to job duties.   Ability to apply departmental policies and procedures in the performance of job duties.   Ability to accurately prepare and maintain various records, correspondence and other department documents.   Ability to provide excellent customer service.   Ability to apply proper telephone etiquette.   Ability to perform job duties efficiently while managing frequent interruptions.   Ability to plan and organize a personal work schedule, set priorities and meet deadlines.   Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.   Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions.   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, governmental officials, supervisors and co-workers.   Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Must possess a high school diploma or GED.

Must have a valid driver's license and maintain it during the course of employment.

I was fortunate to become part of the Pottawattamie County family in 2014. I haven't wanted to work any other place since. The personnel I've come to know have truly become like family.

Ryan, Deputy
Sheriff's Office
6 Years with Pottawattamie County