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Temporary Gate Services Assistant at County of Riverside

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Banning, California

Job Description:


The County of Riverside's Human Resources Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) seeks a Temporary Gate Services Assistant to support the Department of Waste Resources. This is a full-time, temporary position and incumbents will travel throughout Riverside County depending on the needs of the Department. Landfill location sites the Temporary Gate Services Assistant will work out of include: Moreno Valley, Beaumont, Corona, and less frequent travel to the Oasis and Blythe 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; and perform other related duties as required.

The ideal candidate will possess: Outstanding customer service, lead experience, computer skills, cash-handling and balancing experience, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Schedule:Rotating. 9/80 schedule. Monday-Friday, weekends, and some nights/early mornings

**IMPORTANT: Please keep in mind that this position requires one to travel to all the landfill locations. This means that each week or every few days one may have to travel to a new location ( Moreno Valley, Beaumont, Corona, and less frequent travel to the Oasis and Blythe) based off the needs of the Department.

About the Department of Waste Resources

About TAP

The Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) recruits and hires temporary employees for all County departments. TAP assignments are a great way to learn about working for the County while working on a temporary, at-will basis.

TAP Benefits

• 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.

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.

Other Requirements
License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.

Veterans' Preference
The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy
here ( Download PDF reader ).

Open to All Applicants
This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of Riverside County Child Support may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

Application Period

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.
Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( NACES ) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. ( AICE ).

For specific questions regarding this position, contact Cindy Mendez at

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable LIUNA Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)
    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance)

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.

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