FLSA: Hourly

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(019) $14.68 - $20.86 an hour     $30,534.40 - $43,388.80 a year

JOBCODE: 383100


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected applicant will be responsible for performing specialized work in solid waste operations consisting of scalehouse functions and customer account servicing.


  • Operating a computerized scale for determining weight of refuse, assessing charges, and receiving payments from private citizens and commercial agencies.

  • Checking to ensure that refuse is in compliance with operating rules and regulations.

  • Assisting in the daily balancing of all cash receipts and accounts receivable for work shift.

  • Assisting in preparation of periodic and special financial and operating reports.

  • Maintaining filing systems for disposal tickets generated by credit customers and prepares for end of day balancing.

  • Operating computerized scale to verify customer account information.

  • Counting cash receipts and balancing report at the end of shift to ensure proper accountability of transactions.

  • Preparing reports and tickets for archives and retrieval.

  • Writing scale tickets manually when automated system is not functional.

  • Securing facility and equipment at the close of the workday.

  • Performing related work as required.


  • Knowledge of services and functions of municipal refuse transfer station, scalehouse and waste-to-energy facilities.

  • Knowledge of laws and rules governing procedures and legal requirements encountered in government operations, specifically in solid waste management operations.

  • Knowledge of effective customer service practices and techniques, standard office, practices, procedures and equipment usage.

  • Knowledge of office records keeping practices and methods, the practices and procedures of cashiering.

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.

  • Ability to make routine decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Ability to receive cash, record payments and calculate and give change with speed and accuracy.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with persons of diverse social and economic backgrounds.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

  • Skills in the operation, care and minor maintenance of various machinery and equipment such as cash registers, personal computers, and computerized scales.


    Graduation from an accredited high school, supplemented by business college or courses in business administration, and one (1) year of cashiering, general office or clerical experience, including at least six (6) months of customer service or public contact experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    LICENSES/CERTFICATES: Possession of a valid Florida driverís licenses. HAZWOPER certification within two (2) years of employment in this classification.


    Evaluation of training and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of September 6, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.


    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 9/6/2013 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.