Landfill Attendant

Lake County Government
 Leadville, CO

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $40,000-$42,000 annually for Full Time or $19.23-$20.19 hourly for Part Time

Position Summary

The Landfill Attendant will collect applicable fees, provide information and direction to customers, monitor loads and site activities, and help staff with various tasks.

General Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Monitor entrance to county landfill operation to ensure conformity with landfill operational requirements.
  • Checks all loads brought to landfill for possible hazardous materials.
  • Prevents admission of any potential hazardous substance or prohibited materials.
  • Assesses necessary fee.
  • Collects fees and issues receipts as required.
  • Directs vehicles to correct dumping locations.
  • Answers inquiries related to landfill operations.
  • May set-up and maintain files and bookkeeping records for operations as directed.
  • Does light clerical work including correspondence and reports.
  • Operates computer equipment and ensures timely updating of data base.
  • May recommend distribution and sorting of waste materials per policy.
  • Identifies and recommends materials for recycling; greets the public and assists users with landfill information.
  • May assist in sorting recyclables and other site tasks.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • A clean driving record.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must have a strong work ethic.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and customer service protocol with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and the public.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Pass drug and alcohol screening.
  • Preferred bilingual in English and Spanish.

Lake County Benefits - Full-Time Employees

As a reflection of the value we place on the contributions of our employees, the County offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees. Please review the 2023 Benefits Guide for full details. The Guide provides information on Lake County Government's benefit offerings, including:

  • Employer-Sponsored Medical and Dental Insurance Plans
  • 100% Employer Paid Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Employer-Sponsored Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Employer Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Employer Paid Term Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
  • 401(a) and 457(b) Employer Matched Retirement Plans
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Personal Days and Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Public Health Emergency Leave
  • Discounts on concerts, major sporting events, electronics, travel, cars and more!

Lake County Benefits - Part-Time Employees

Lake County is also proud to offer paid sick time off, Public Health Emergency Leave, and flexible work schedules for our part-time employees.

EOE Statement

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Assistance or accommodation during the application process due to a disability is available upon request.

Notice of Emergency/Disaster Responsibilities

All Lake County Employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker when a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of County Commissioners.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description does not intend to cover or contain a full comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.