Job Description

***NOTE*** To be considered for this position, please apply at the Skagit County Job Opportunity site:


Assists Transfer Station Technicians by directing traffic and unloading customer vehicles, provides direct assistance to customers at Transfer Station. Removes recyclable materials from solid waste delivered to Transfer Station. Maintains Transfer Station grounds and provides litter control activities.

  • Salary upon hire is step 1 through 3 ($20.11 to $21.55 per hour) for a Transfer Station Laborer, dependent upon qualifications.
  • Progressive increases are based upon years of service with Skagit County, up to step 8 total steps (top step $25.62). Transfer Station Laborer is range 8 of the salary schedule Public Works (AFSCME).

Essential Functions:

Directs Transfer Station traffic to appropriate areas for off-loading of solid waste materials.

Directs and assists public in off-loading of solid waste materials, assists public in placing recyclable materials in proper recycling containers.

Visually screens solid waste materials for acceptability and directs the removal of unacceptable wastes.

Conducts on-going grounds maintenance.

Fuels and assists with lubing equipment.

Conduct routine litter patrol of Transfer Station grounds.

Operates Forklift as needed.

Share with other Facility employees the responsibility of maintaining the Transfer Station in a clean and orderly manner.

Hand out educational material related to solid waste and recycling to the public and answer questions within scope of authority.

Assist with providing breaks for Transfer Station Technicians and Scale House Attendants, including cash handling.

Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licenses and/or Certifications:

Valid Washington State Drivers License.

Industrial First Aid Certification (preferred), or ability to obtain within 6 month of hire

Current forklift certification (preferred), or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.

Majority of work is outside at the solid waste Transfer Station, with routine exposure to municipal and household solid waste, adverse weather conditions, dust, dirt and odiferous conditions. Work requires standing walking, climbing, and ability to lift heavy objects. Must have sufficient hand-eye coordination to safely operate equipment.

Majority of work is outside at the solid waste Transfer Station, with routine exposure to municipal and household solid waste, adverse weather conditions, dust, dirt and odiferous conditions.High school graduate or G.E.D. certificate.

Requires the knowledge of:

Work hazards and safety procedures.

Requires the ability to:

  • Push seventy-five (75) pounds and lift fifty (50) pounds.
  • Work safely in an industrial and high traffic environment.
  • Provide excellent customer service to the general public.
  • Follow work instructions and complete work independently.
  • Safely operate small tools and minor equipment (mowers, trimmers, etc)

Supplemental Information:

Following review of applications and resumes, the highest qualified applicants will be interviewed and may be tested. After a selection is made, all applicants not selected will be notified in writing. Skagit County reserves the right to use applications received for this posting to fill any other positions within this classification which may open within six months following the closing of this position.

Skagit County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

It is the policy of Skagit County to follow all federal and state laws to ensure non-discrimination in its employment practices.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice: Individuals, who need an ADA accommodation to complete the application, test or interview process, please call: (360) 416-1382.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload. Changes to the position description may be made at the discretion of the employer.

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