Recycling Center Attendant

City of Harrisonburg, VA - Harrisonburg, VA

Part-time$14 - $16 an hour
Do you want to utilize your customer service skills to greet and assist residents at the City's new Recycling Convenience Center? If so, the Public Works Department's Recycling Center Attendant may be the right job for you!

The Public Works Department's Recycling Center Attendant position is a part-time position (no benefits) with a preferred hiring range of $14.25 - $16.39 per hour. The position requires availability of approximately 20-25 hours per week, including Saturdays from 7:30am to 12:30pm.

The Recycling Center Attendant:
Opens the convenience center, including, but not limited to, opening the gates, doors and bins;
Greets citizens and answers general recycling/solid waste questions;
Assists with the sorting of recyclables, bulk material and yard debris;
Changes the full containers as needed, which requires the ability to operate a forklift or front-end loader; and
Picks up any trash or recyclables from around the facility at the end of each shift.

The Recycling Center Attendant position requires general knowledge of recycling/solid waste and the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with City employees and the general public.

Physical Requirements: This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm's length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, and determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.
Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in recycling, solid waste or sanitation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid driver's license is required. Forklift certification is required within 2 months of hire date.

Successful applicants for this position will be subject to a DMV record check and must complete a satisfactory drug screen, criminal background check and physical.

Supplemental Information
Application closing date: Applications will be accepted until a suitable pool of candidates is received. This position may close at any time after 10 calendar days. (posted 08/23/2018)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.

The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.