Landfill Scale Attendant (Part-Time) - 3255

Career Purpose

The major job function is maintaining the availability and proper use of the landfill facilities for the general public during the hours of operation. Performs general clerical and custodial duties, takes payments and inspects loads entering the landfill.

This job position is performed in the Solid Waste Disposal division facilities which are located at 8902 S 11th Street.

Salary: $11.65 per hour with a 20 hour work week projected.


  • Administers and records the daily landfill transactions.
  • Weighs vehicles, collects fees, records tickets for charge accounts.
  • Checks vehicles for covered or secured loads as required by City Ordinance 87-1.
  • Directs vehicles to the correct dumping location and enforces the rules and procedures pertaining to the landfill.
  • Answers questions to public concerning the landfill operation and admits only authorized dumping activities.
  • Informs the public of the rules and procedures concerning their use of the landfill.
  • Keeps simple records and makes simple written reports.
  • Performs custodial work in scale room/break area of facility.
  • Perform screenings by visually inspecting all loads brought to the City of Lawton Landfill in accordance with State of Oklahoma NHIW(Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste) regulations and identify hazardous waste and advise haulers of questionable material and proper disposal procedure.
  • Identifies contents of vehicles and customer residency and calculates appropriate fee for disposal of refuse.
  • Balances accounts at the end of the day and prepare report.
  • Responsible for opening and closing gate to the public according to the hours of operation.
  • Assist co-workers in policing liter on landfill site.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the City Code governing solid waste collection and disposal.
  • Knowledge of State of Oklahoma Department of Environmental Qualities regulations 255:515 regarding disposal requirements and accepted material.
  • Knowledge of grammar, spelling punctuation and sentence structure sufficient to be able to compose and/or edit correspondence or reports.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping practices and methods.
  • Knowledge of customer service, quality and team concepts.
  • Ability to do basic clerical work.
  • Ability to write legibly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions.
  • Ability to operate microcomputers, related equipment and various microcomputer software such as solid waste operations software in a Windows networking environment.
  • Ability to do basic arithmetic calculations (add, subtract, multiply and divide), cash transactions and prepare and maintain necessary reports and statistical information on landfill activities.
  • Ability to read and accurately record scale reading, make change concerning collection of moneys and balance cash drawer daily.
  • Ability to use good interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relations with other employees, organizations and the public.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public and to work with others.
  • Ability to perform grounds clean-up and custodial duties.
  • Skill in operating a telephone system.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Five (5) years or more of progressively responsible support staff experience


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred
  • Administrative training from technical school or college hours in bookkeeping preferred.
  • Type at 30 WPM (net) or greater preferred

License or Certification:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid Oklahoma Driver's License.
  • Obtain State of Oklahoma NHIW(Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste) certification in first year of employment in this position


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various pieces of office and scale equipment, often requiring repetitive hand-arm coordination and movements.
  • Frequently use manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Frequently sits, remaining in the normal seated position
  • Frequently talk and listen, express or exchange information and perceive the nature of sounds by the ear.
  • Frequently required to stand or walk;
  • Frequently see details at a distance, up close and peripherally, including using depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus, use close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally lift, move or carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally climb, bend and stoop.
  • Occasionally perform light physical activity
  • Rarely work with arms above shoulder level


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee regularly works in an office environment.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate which requires no protection. 
  • Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Occasionally works in outside weather conditions to inspect loads for security, material compliance, or verify residential status of customer.


Attendant deals directly with the general public on a day-to-day basis.  Employee sometimes encounters irate and rude individuals when attempting to enforce landfill policies. Employee must have ability to communicate in a positive, friendly manner and to be able to take verbal abuse without retaliating or negatively reacting.


First Application Review:

The first application review date will commence on September 21, 2020.  All application submitted after that date will be placed in a separate folder awaiting the outcome of the initial review.  Should none of the original applicants be selected, the second set will be available for review.



The duties listed in this description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

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