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Scale Operator- Part Time

Hall County

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Conducts visual inspections of materials entering the landfill, determines acceptability of materials, assesses appropriate charges, collects fees (or enters account numbers for commercial account holders a.k.a. charge customers), provides printed/written receipts and maintains records. 





Inspects materials entering the landfill for hazardous (toxic) chemicals and instructs customers regarding prohibited items (i.e. inert material, liquid waste, etc.) and items requiring additional fees. Instructs customers regarding properly ensuring paint containers either are dry or free of liquids.


Verifies loads are properly secured in compliance with county ordinances and reports violations to appropriate management.


Weighs vehicles carrying materials in and out and assess appropriate fees; collects fees or enters appropriate account number for commercial account holders. Is accountable for ensuring accuracy of collected fees in the form of cash, check and credit card transactions. Hand writes weight tickets and credit card receipts on rare occasions when the computers are down. 


Reminds customers that the landfill only accepts waste from the residents and taxpayers of Hall County.


Controls the inbound/outbound scale traffic as they cross the scales.

Runs daily reconciliation reports; initially reconciles the cash drawer and the daily deposit before turning it over to administrative assistant for verification. Compiles change order requests for fulfillment at the bank with deposits.


Maintains accurate records, runs reports and transmits information for data processing. Including but not limited to fuel logs, banking logs, daily tonnage reports, etc.


Directs deliveries of supplies and equipment.


Assists in answering the multi-line telephone system and two-way radio communications.


Performs other related duties as required.





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Counterfeit Detection Pen                  Two-Way Radio                  multi-line telephone system





Education and Experience:


High school diploma or G.E.D. 


Licenses and Certifications:




Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.


Knowledge of applicable EPD rules and regulations.


Knowledge of applicable Hall County rules and ordinances.


Knowledge of computer programs designed for landfill use (i.e. Paradigm’s scale system software or other applicable programs which may be developed).


Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.


Ability to meet and deal courteously and effectively with the public and co-workers.


Ability to work with speed and accuracy under stress.


Ability to disseminate assigned work/duties to part-time scale operators.



ADA Minimum Qualifications:


Physical Ability:  Tasks require the ability to exert physical effort in light to moderate work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate to heavy weight (25-100) pounds. 


Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.  


Duties require the ability to operate a personal computer.  


Sensory Requirements:  Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.


Environmental Factors:  Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions including inclement weather. Duties may involve exposure to substance that require special handling.   


This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.


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