Transfer Station Attendant

City of Las Cruces Las Cruces, NM
Nature of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions

Full time, regular non-exempt position with South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) which monitors the safe delivery and disposal of solid waste at the assigned transfer stations.

Position involves occasional overtime, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and South Central Solid Waste Authority policies.

Essential duties are performed primarily outdoors under various weather conditions. Employee is exposed to precarious situations, fumes and airborne particles, potentially toxic and/or caustic chemicals, and extreme temperatures. The noise level in the work environment may be extremely loud when working with the compactor and other hydraulic equipment.

Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Directs traffic flow of all vehicles entering the transfer station to the proper area to unload.

* Assures that refuse remains in the area is not hauled away as salvage.

* Performs vehicle load inspections and monitors incoming loads for unacceptable


* Keeps work area clean and free of debris to prevent damage to incoming vehicles.

* Picks up wind blown litter.

Additional Functions/Tasks

* May be required to assist in maintaining and operating equipment in the absence of the regular operators.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

No specific educational requirement. Prefer high school diploma or equivalent. Six (6) months of full-time experience performing laborer or related duties. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) policy.

Licenses/Certification(s): None required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Must have general knowledge of laws, regulations and ordinances affecting the environmental processes; and methods to maintain accurate records. Must have skills in safely operating equipment; and two-way radio operation and protocol. Must have the ability to interact diplomatically with public in order to assure compliance with regulations, establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationship with others.