Collection Center Attendant

Alto Lakes Water and Sanitation District   Ruidoso, NM   Full-time     Call Center / Customer Service
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Posted on July 1, 2021

REPORTS TO: Lead Attendant

Definition: Provides daily operation of the Alto Lakes Collection Center. Interacts with customers providing customer assistance as needed along with direction and guidance with respect to their recycling and waste disposal activities. Understands the allowable materials managed by the facility, as defined by the New Mexico Department of Solid Waste Rule [§20.9.NMAC] and uses this knowledge to educate the customers utilizing the facility.

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Attendant is expected to greet and assistance to every customer as needed. This position is distinguished by the duties assigned including day-to-day efficient operation of the Collection Center, and communication skills for working with customers.
  • Supervision Received and Exercised
  • Receives general supervision from the Lead Attendant.
  • Exercises no functional supervision.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Greets the public and provide assistance
  2. Advises the public what is and is not acceptable at the Facility
  3. Informs the public of any special instructions that may apply to disposal of the materials
  4. Determines quantities of bulky materials and collects appropriate disposal fee
  5. Directs vehicles to appropriate area for off-loading of recyclable and solid waste materials
  6. Assists public in placing recyclable and waste materials in proper containers
  7. Visually screens solid waste materials for acceptability and directs the removal of
    unacceptable wastes
  8. Performs general cleanup and necessary housekeeping duties that may be required to keep
    the Convenience Center clean and pleasing to the public;
  9. Operates compactor equipment as needed to ensure maximum waste density;

Additional Duties:

  1. Answers questions that may be asked by the public regarding collected items;
  2. Rejects materials that are not acceptable at the Convenience Center;
  3. Cleans up debris when containers attached to compactors are collected;

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Applicable experience
  • Willingness to learn and eagerness to succeed

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must pass a drug test, and criminal history background check
  • Must be willing to work extended hours when necessary

Collection Center Attendant

  • Good physical health and the ability to work outdoors and be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Safe work practices

This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract.
Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.