Solid Waste Worker Intermediate (Open)

St. Louis County

  • Waste Remediation
  • Energy, Utilities and Natural Resources
  • Waste Remediation
  • Laborer | Technician
  • General Laborer
  • Cleaning

The salary range reflected above is the normal hiring range for 2018. The full salary range, including longevity pay, is $15.00 - $19.64 per hour.
Routine maintenance and service work attending a County solid waste facility or other designated location.

Please Note: The current vacancy is a Permanent, Part-Time (.31) position located at the Kabetogama and Ash River Canister sites. This list may be used to fill future vacancies.

An employee in this class performs routine maintenance and customer service tasks at a County solid waste facility or other designated location. Duties assigned include: opening/closing facility and ensuring services are accessible during operating hours; performing routine inspections of facility and completing general site clean-up and maintenance; screening mixed solid waste, recyclables, demolition and other designated types of waste materials; explaining routine waste disposal policies/procedures and directing the public to appropriate disposal areas; collecting fees and recording daily transactions and waste material quantities, and performing waste materials handling and disposal in accordance with prescribed waste management regulations. Positions in this class are assigned at multi-purpose solid waste collection sites that require more varied decision making and site management duties than at disposal sites handling limited materials types such as household waste and recyclables. 

Under the direction of Solid Waste Department senior staff, work is performed in accordance with established solid waste disposal guidelines and procedures.These work environment factors are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific position being filled.

  • CONSTANT: Vision; hearing; balance; and work outside.
  • FREQUENT: Lift and carry up to 10 pounds; push/pull up to 10 pounds; grasp/handle; stand; walk; and customer/public contact.
  • OCCASIONAL: Lift and carry up to 50 pounds; climb ladders; reach; reach above shoulder; sit; stoop/bend; and work inside.


Possession of a standard passenger vehicle driver's license.
Must acquire a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Type III Waste Disposal Certification before being certified as a permanent employee in this classification.

Points will be awarded for job-related experience and education exceeding the minimum qualifications. Only experience occurring during the ten most recent years will be used in determining this rating. Experience beyond ten years may be included on the application for purposes of meeting minimum qualifications or informing the hiring authority of your complete employment history.

Please Note: When answering the supplemental questions on the website, the webpage will time out after 30 minutes. It's highly recommended you draft your answers in a Word document and copy/paste the answers into the application when you're finished writing. Failure to answer all of the questions on the "Supplemental Questions" page within 30 minutes will result in the deletion of your answers by the application system.


December 13, 2018 - Applicant screening will begin.
Week of December 17th - Supplemental Questions will be scored
Week of January 7th - Interviews to be conducted

The essential functions for this position are listed under the "ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK" on the specification, available in the Human Resources Department or online at

If you are eligible to apply for Veterans Preference, please attach to your application a copy of document(s) listed for the option that applies to you:

Veteran: DD214 noting character of service
Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months.
Spouse of Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months & marriage certificate. (Eligible only if Veteran is unable to qualify because of the disability.)
Spouse of Deceased Veteran: DD214, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.

Please refer to Minnesota Statute 197.455 for additional requirements. Click Here.

Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants selected must meet the physical requirements for the position.

Applicants selected for appointment must take and and pass a drug test.

Applicants selected for appointment to a position with St. Louis County are subject to a background investigation.

All new employees must submit documentation verifying identity and employment eligibility within three days of their first day of employment.

Appointees to the position must successfully complete at least a six month probationary period prior to being certified for permanent employment.

St. Louis County is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.