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Flathead County Spotter/Laborer in Kalispell, Montana

Flathead County is an equal opportunity employer. Flathead County shall,
upon request, provide reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified
individuals with disabilities. This job description is intended to
reflect core areas of responsibility and an incumbent employees’
knowledge and skill set needed to complete those functions. This
document is not intended to catalog each individual duty; employees are
routinely called upon to address emerging employer requirements in
alignment with individual work units and assignments of jobs. 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 change. Job Title: Laborer/Spotter Job Code: 16260
Department: Solid Waste Reports to: Operations Manager Pay Grade: Union
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Exempt Department Overview: The Flathead County
Solid Waste District provides environmentally sound and cost-effective
refuse collection, disposal and recycling opportunities for Flathead
County residents and businesses. Our facilities are a major part of the
economic and environmental infrastructure of Flathead County. Long range
planning and fiscal integrity ensures decades of capacity with minimal
financial impacts to Flathead County citizens. Job Summary: The
Laborer/Spotter performs a wide variety of manual labor tasks, which
includes ensuring safety of clients and employees at the dumping site by
working in conjunction with equipment operators placing and compacting
solid waste, directing clients to the proper location to dump solid
waste materials and moving signs to mark different dumping areas.
Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): These duties are
the essential functions and are not all-inclusive of all duties that the
incumbent performs. ? Directs clients at the landfill site to the proper
dumping location; ? Moves directional signs to identify dumping area; ?
Works in conjunction with equipment operators placing and compacting
solid waste; ? Ensures the safety of clients at the dumping site; ?
Performs related work as assigned. Non-Essential Functions: Perform
other duties as assigned including but not limited to attending staff or
safety meetings, providing backup for other staff, participating in
training, etc. Physical Demands and Working Conditions: ? Continuously
stand and walk five to 10 hours per day and bend, climb, balance, stoop,
kneel. ? Frequently required to lift 10 to 50 pounds, occasionally lift
50 to 100 pounds, occasionally reach above head, constant use of upper
extremities and frequent pushing and pulling of equipment, materials,
and tools. ? Frequent climbing in and out of vehicles/equipment. ?
Frequently required to talk, listen and read. ? Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision,
color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. ? Works outside in
varying weather conditions and in areas with loud noise. ? Landfill work
environment has unpleasant odors and potentially dangerous substances.
Supervision Exercised: The primary function of this job is not in a
supervisory capacity. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of: ?
general use of hand and power tools, light pickups, and some heavy
equipment operating experience including wheel loaders; ? safe work
practices Ability to: ? read, write, and follow both verbal or written
instructions ? perform heavy manual labor ? work in a variety of weather
conditions ? establish and maintain effective working relationship with
supervisor, co-workers, and the public ? demonstrate physical strength
and agility sufficient to perform the work of the position ? obtain and
maintain a Montana driver’s license and clean driving record Education
and Experience: The job requires education and experience equivalent to
graduation from high school or GED which indicate possession of the
knowledge, skills and abilities listed. Action Date Reference Adopted
5/25/1994 Commissioners’ Minutes Revised 6/15/2000 Commissioners’
Minutes Revised 8/9/2004 Commissioners’ Minutes Revised 1/2/2008
Commissioners’ Minutes Revised 4/29/2021 Commissioners’ Minutes