City of Garland, TX

  • Landfill Spotter

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/4/2019 1:19 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    EWS - Disposal
    Job Family
    Maintenance Services
    Target Hiring Range
    Depending on Qualifications
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Code Category
    Environmental Waste/Sanitation
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for the safe, smooth traffic flow of vehicles at the working face of the landfill, or at a transfer station by enforcing publicly posted safety rules.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Direct vehicles to the proper area of the facility based on site fill plan.
    2. Direct and communicate with trucks and vehicles in and out of the working area in all weather conditions.
    3. Control traffic flow in the event of emergency.
    4. Inspect loads for signs of unacceptable waste.  May remove unsegregated items such as tires, batteries, and other unacceptable materials.
    5. Follow all safety policies and rules including properly approaching vehicles, making eye contact with drivers to ensure signals are understood, and use of personal protective equipment.
    6. Enforce publicly posted safety rules and un-posted safety standards.
    7. Communicate with customers, scale house and equipment operators regarding incoming loads of waste or other issues as they arise.
    8. Follow guidelines and procedures for completing daily opening and closing tasks.
    9. May perform general labor duties including site clean-up, yard work and building maintenance.
    10. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Knowledge of safety practices and hazards standard to work area
    • Ability to understand and implement verbal and written instructions
    • Ability to perform physical labor
    • Ability to comprehend written and oral work assignments and perform work as assigned
    • Additional skills and experience may be required

    Licenses & Certifications

    Valid State of Texas Class C driver's license.

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in an outdoor environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


    Models Organizational Values
    Customer Service
    Interpersonal Skills
    Problem Solving
    Adaptability/ Flexibility
    Technical Skills
    Work Environment Safety
    Managing Conflict
    Negotiation Skills

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

     High School Diploma or General Equivalent Diploma (GED)
     No experience required.
     Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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