• Stanislaus County, CA
  • Crows Landing, California
  • Apr 18, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works Sanitation and Solid Waste
  • Salary: $45,676.80 - $55,515.20 Annually USD

Job Description

About the Opportunity
The Department of Environmental Resources (Landfill Division) is looking for a candidate that exhibits the following characteristics: integrity, honesty and respectfulness, while working collaboratively with internal and external customers; the ability to utilize professional judgment to make sound decisions; the inclination to learn and be open to change.

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The Landfill Equipment Operator III routinely operates and services heavy equipment, trains Equipment Operator I and IIs; performs temporary duties as a fill-in Landfill Lead Worker by assignment or rotating schedule on an as-needed basis; and may perform traffic control and general semi-skilled labor. This individual shall have knowledge of, and experience in, heavy equipment and the ability to train others on specific equipment used within the department. This position is subject to overtime, standby, and callback assignments. Performs related duties as assigned.

Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Craft/Maintenance/Institutional bargaining unit for labor relations purposes.

Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of eighteen months.

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under the"Disability" tab.

Typical Tasks
  • Routinely operates heavy equipment including D-8 bulldozer, STX 450 tractor with tandem scrapers, grader, compactor, roller, etc.;
  • May cut, level, stop, grade and finish slopes, landfill trenches and spread, cover and compact refuse;
  • May supervise and train one or more employees related to equipment operations;
  • Perform temporary duties as a fill-in Landfill Lead Worker by assignment or rotating schedule and on an as-needed basis;
  • Operate landfill scales;
  • Ready or see objects under ambient, limited or artificial lighting;
  • Perform computer data entry;
  • Service all equipment and perform landfill maintenance; and
  • Operate a water truck, a knuckle-boom truck or other onsite and offsite vehicles as needed.

Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience)
  • Operate the types of heavy equipment ordinarily used in sanitary landfill operations;
  • Follow and give oral and written directions;
  • Keep accurate records and make simple reports;
  • Work cooperatively with others and the public;
  • Supervise and train employees as required;
  • Perform heavy physical labor, including lifting 60 pounds;
  • Lift, bend, stoop, walk on uneven terrain, run, climb and reach overhead;
  • Push, pull, squat, twist and turn;
  • Depending upon the weather, work outdoors in the head, cold, dust, rain and sun glare;
  • Stand or sit for long periods of time or work in confined spaces; and
  • Work around noise, mists, fumes, vibrations, and chemicals.

  • The use, servicing and maintenance of track-laying type tractor; bulldozers and self-loading scrapers, power graders, and of other tractor drawn attachments such as carryalls;
  • Motor vehicle laws affecting equipment operation;
  • Methods and techniques used in the operation of a sanitary landfill;
  • Operation of scale practices, charge and cash tickets;
  • General principles of supervision and safe working practices;
  • Drainage and basic engineering principles of grading and elevations;
  • Principles of operation of a landfill;
  • Types of materials; and
  • Identification of materials not accepted at landfill (hazardous).

We recognize your time is valuable, please only apply if you meet the following required qualifications.
  • One (1) year experience as a Landfill Equipment Operator II or equivalent; AND
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents; AND
  • Possess and maintain a valid Class A or B California Driver's License.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application.
  • Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) certification in landfill operations; OR
  • Class A or B license WITH tanker endorsement.

Application and Selection Procedures
Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.

Most County recruitments consists of the steps detailed below and are governed by Merit Principles. The examination process ensures that all applicants are given the same opportunity to gain employment within Stanislaus County.
  • Application Review and Screening. Applications are carefully screened based on information provided.Thosewho submit incomplete applications that lack relevant qualifications or do not submit all required documents will not be invited to move on.
  • Written Examination. Applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam that tests knowledge for the position.
  • Oral Examination. Applicants are invited to a panel interview in which they will be evaluated by County subject matter experts.
  • Eligible Lists. Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for six months, but may be extended up to eighteen months.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2020
Oral Examination: May 18, 2020

Note: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, part-time and full-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County .

Final appointment will be conditional upon successfully passing a County paid pre-employment drug screening (if applicable for position) and a job-related background investigation.

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Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.

Closing Date/Time: 5/8/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Address

Crows Landing, California United States View Map