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Employee Application

Employee Application Revised 03.27.2012


Part-Time Transfer Station Scale House Attendant

Part Time Scale House Attendant 2023

Solid Waste Supervisor

SW Supervisor Job Description 2023

Solid Waste (Supervisor)

Reports to: Public Works Director                         Department: Public Works

Classification: Exempt                                             Division: Solid Waste

Date:   September 19th, 2023                                    Revised: September 19th, 2023

Salary:  $5,500 – $6,949 monthly (DOE) 


To direct and coordinate the daily operations of the Lincoln County Transfer Station, Recycling program, Organics program and Moderate Risk Waste program. Provide direction and oversight to employees assigned to the Transfer Station and Recycling Program, and direct outreach activities for the county’s recycling program.  Works under the direct supervision of the Public Works Director. 


  1. Oversees activities of the County Solid Waste Program including the efficient and safe operation of the transfer station, drop box sites and moderate risk waste facility.
  1. Supervises division personnel. Evaluates timelines, staffing, and production levels.          Trains or supervises the development of personnel, sets work and maintenance schedules,    conducts performance evaluations.  Leads and organizes recruitment of staff.
  1. Manages the development and implementation of the Lincoln County Solid Waste Management Plan.
  1. Oversees the Lincoln County Solid Waste Handling facility, recycling program, moderate risk waste facility, and seasonal litter program.
  1. Establishes and implements department policies and procedures consistent with the direction of the Solid Waste Management Plan and the Board of County Commissioners.           
  1. Ability to respond to Solid Waste related disasters of all types to protect human health, safety, and property within Lincoln County.
  1. Manage short and long-range planning for facility repairs, planned maintenance and unscheduled maintenance work on the solid waste and recycling facilities.   
  1. Identify funding sources; pursue grants and collect data and information for budgetary purposes.
  1. Manages Solid Waste program activities and functions to protect the health and safety of Lincoln County citizens and the environment; assures compliance with State, Federal and County policy, procedures and regulations.
  1. Plans, organizes, implements and oversees transfer station operations, waste collection, waste reduction, hazardous waste collection, recycling, organics and public information programs to meet county and community needs.
  1. Oversees the development, revision, and implementation of operating plans including the Solid Waste Comprehensive Plan and Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) through the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), and the Board of County Commissioners. 


  1. Assist in the operation of the Transfer Station and Recycling center as needed.
  1. Oversees the Waste Reduction/Recycling Program including public education, school programs, commercial waste assistance programs and other public outreach programs.
  1. Represent Lincoln County on various boards, committees and commissions as assigned.
  1. Ensure compliance with all OSHA/WISHA and other applicable safety regulations.
  1. The ability to explain, justify, and defend Solid Waste programs, policies, and activities.
  1. The capacity to negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
  1. Other duties as may be assigned.



  1. At least five years experience in recycling or solid waste operations or a combination of related experience and/or training to demonstrate substantial knowledge in solid waste disposal methods and/or regulations, safety procedures and methods, mechanical equipment maintenance and repair.


  1. Two years of supervisory experience.
  1. Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs, and the ability to quickly learn other programs specific to the position/department.
  1. Communication and marketing skills are essential.
  1. Required Department of Ecology Training.
  1. Must have a valid Washington State Drivers License and the ability to pass a background check.
  1. Minimum High School Education or equivalent.
  1. The ability to complete a 40 hour HAZWOPER Course certification within six (6) months of hire date.


  1. Experience working in Governmental/Public Sector
  1. An AA, AS, BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university in environmental management, natural sciences, engineering, business or closely related field.
  2. Willing to work alongside, or in lieu of staff as needed and available to take and respond to calls beyond regular business hours.