Changing Aspen Leaves - RMNP

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Landfill Worker I

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$12.08 $16.91 $2,093.83 $2,931.01 $25,126.00 $35,176.00


Provides direction to the public using the County Landfill facilities. Maintains the landfill as necessary.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives immediate supervision from the Landfill Manager.
  • Exercises no supervision.
  • Direct traffic on site.
  • Screen waste to remove hazardous materials from landfill.
  • Operate pickup trucks, tractors, mowers, vacuum trailer, and vacuum litter.
  • Hand picks litter.
  • General maintenance of landfill shop, fences, and buildings.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Safe working procedures.
  • Light equipment operation.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures.
  • Provide professional customer service to clients and public.
  • Accomplish the assigned workload in a timely manner and meet established performance standards and objectives.
  • Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
  • Understand, follow, and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Read labels on waste materials.
  • Perform heavy labor in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Learn to operate light equipment.
  • Perform duties independently without close supervision.
  • Work weekends.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • One year of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class B CDL.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to:
  • Walk/stand constantly for up to 2 hours at a time.
  • Access trucks, forklifts, water trucks, and small tractors by climbing.
  • Lift/carry up to 56 lbs. (5 gallon bucket of paint)
  • HEAVY - Exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
MOVEMENT - Occasionally 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours/day
  • CLIMBING - Ascending or descending using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • STOOPING - Bending body downward and forward. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • KNEELING - Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • CROUCHING - Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
  • REACHING - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • HANDLING - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
  • FINGERING - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
AUDITORY - Not Limited
  • TALKING - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • HEARING - perceiving the nature of sounds. Used for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sounds, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines.
VISION - Required
  • FAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Use this factor when visual efficiency in terms of far acuity is required in day and night/dark conditions.
  • DEPTH PERCEPTION - Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are.
  • FIELD OF VISION - Observing an area that can be seen up and down or to right or left while eyes are fixed on a given point. Use this factor when job performance re-quires seeing a large area while keeping the eyes fixed.
Work Environment: Environmental Conditions and Physical Surroundings - Exposure -Constantly 5 ½ to 8 hours/day
  • EXPOSURE TO WEATHER - Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather.
  • EXTREME COLD - Exposure to non weather-related cold temperatures.
  • EXTREME HEAT - Exposure to non weather-related hot temperatures.
  • WET AND/OR HUMID - Contact with water or other liquids; or exposure to non weather-related humid conditions.
  • NOISE - Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds or a pitch or level sufficient to cause mark ed distraction or possible hearing loss.
  • ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS - Exposure to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system, eyes or, the skin.
  • PLATFORM FOR MOVEMENT - Work requires walking on uneven surfaces, climbing or working on ladders, scaffolds or heavy equipment.
  • Basic hand tools (e.g., hammer, shovel, screwdriver, rake, brooms)
  • Power tools and small motorized equipment (e.g. drill press, lawn mower, grinder, cordless screw driver)
  • Vehicles (e.g. truck, small tractor, forklift, water truck)
HAZARDS: Constantly 5 ½ to 8 hours/day
  • Proximity to moving, mechanical parts.
  • Exposure to electrical shock.
  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Exposure to dust, fumes, gases or airborne particles
  • Exposure to blood born pathogens
  • Working in road ways

Background Image: Changing Aspen Leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park by Jeremy Hollis. All rights reserved.