Gate Services Assistant

County of Riverside
80 with per week $20 - $27 Per hour CA 14310 Frederick St, Moreno Valley, CA 92553, United States Apply before 5/15/2024 11:59



Riverside County Department of Waste Resources seeks a Gate Services Assistant, with rotating responsibilities at the Moreno Valley, Beaumont, Corona and Oasis landfills.

Incumbents will assess and collect user fees at landfill sites; enforce rules, regulations and policies regarding landfill operations; keep records of waste collected and revenue received.

Competitive candidates will possess experience in: high volume customer service positions, leadership roles, cash-handling/balancing cash drawers and knowledge of MS Office Suite.

This position will be 9/80 with hours varying throughout the week, including weekends, early mornings and some nights. 

IMPORTANT: This position will require travel to all landfill locations. For example, every few days the selected candidate will report to a new location (Moreno Valley, Beaumont, Corona or Oasis) based on the needs of the department.  

About the Department of Waste Resources 

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• Screen customers to determine the proper classification of waste materials and recyclables according to established regulations and policies; provide directions for dumping locations by customer and/or waste type.

• Prohibit dumping of unacceptable waste and refer haulers to appropriate sites where possible; using platform scales, weigh vehicles in order to assess appropriate fees, and determine the tare weight of vehicles if necessary.

• Calculate and collect appropriate fees; assess and determine fees based on the classification of waste material and the weight or volume of each load; collect fees by cash, credit card or Department account transaction; issue receipts and record the amount and type of refuse for each transaction.

• Prepare daily reports of revenue and receipts; maintain scale and scale house in safe and operable condition at all times; may prepare and deliver daily bank deposits.

• Provide customer service; answer inquiries and provide general information to the public concerning operating hours, site locations and directions; explain landfill rules, safety protocols and dumping instructions.

• Troubleshoot computer equipment issues; relay problems to appropriate staff, and subsequently process customers manually.

• Open and close site daily and assist with traffic control; control traffic when area is congested; notify supervisor of stalled vehicles; ensure the site is clear of visitors at closing.

• Keep track of business supplies and inventory; submit requests for supplies as needed.

• May operate and perform checks on diesel generator.

• May exercise right to refuse entry to customers not conforming to regulations.


Education: Graduation from high school, possession of a Certificate of Proficiency issued by the California State Board of Education or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. examination.

Experience: Six months of customer service experience with primary responsibility for cash handling and interfacing with the public.

Education: Graduation from high school, possession of a Certificate of Proficiency issued by the California State Board of Education or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. examination.

Experience: Six months of performing clerical work directly related to landfill operations.

Other Requirements
Valid California Driver License: Class C

Knowledge Of
Simple recordkeeping procedures and basic arithmetic.

Ability To 
Read, understand, and apply regulations pertaining to the use and operation of County landfill sites; categorize objects consistently according to verbal descriptions; perform arithmetic computations quickly and accurately; keep accurate, complete records according to prescribed procedures; explain and enforce regulations, policies and procedures in a tactful and courteous manner; accept responsibility and work independently; communicate effectively with others in investigating complaints and resolving disputes regarding landfill site operation. 

Working Conditions:
• Maximum amount of time spent working at various landfills (most are in remote locations) in a fee collection booth.

• Will sit and/or stand at CRT entering customer/hauler information.

• Must utilize portable restroom facilities.

• May direct traffic (customers and/or haulers) outside of booth.

• Tools, Aids, Equipment and Materials: Considerable amount of time using a CRT; adding machine.


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