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Assistant Site Operator

Company: Comal County, Texas
Location: New Braunfels
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Performs all tasks related to collection, compaction, and disposal of recyclable materials as well as performs clerical and administrative tasks needed for the professional accomplishment of the general business at the Rural Recycling Center. This is a "safety sensitive position" which requires random drug and alcohol testing under the auspices of the federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act (OTETA) of 1991. Individual must be flexible, if applicable, to work on Saturday mornings from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.


Works under the general supervision of the Rural Recycling Manager.


None generally.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Duties include the following:

  • Ensures that rural recycling trucks are available at rural collection sites and participating schools.

  • Collects recyclables at rural collection sites and operates recycling trucks accordingly.

  • Transports recyclables from rural collection sites to processing site.

  • Operates bailers, glass crusher, and other equipment at Rural Recycling Center as needed.

  • Prepares and maintain all equipment associated with Rural Recycling Center.

  • Processes brush drop-off receipts.

  • Types, copies, receives, and routes mail, maintains files, assists co-workers when necessary, maintains office supplies, answers and directs telephone calls for Rural Recycling Center. Receives and directs citizens.

  • Provides information and guidance to members of the public regarding general operating procedures of the Rural Recycling Center.

  • Assists County Engineer Administrative staff with various special projects/programs as needed.

  • Performs other duties as directed by the Rural Recycling Manager.

  • Attendance is an essential function of the job.

Note: The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position and is assigned by the supervisor.



High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Must have a valid Texas driver's license in order to operate county vehicles. Must provide copy of driving record (3-year history) from DPS prior to first day of hire.


Must possess and maintain a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL), or obtain a CDL permit within 30 days of employment, and be fully licensed within 90 days of employment.


Must be able to perform strenuous work in the outdoors under all weather conditions and be able to establish and maintain an effective and cooperative working relationship with other employees



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to turn, push, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk, hear; and smell. The employee must frequently lift out of vehicles and/or move up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position has been identified with possible risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and/or other various hazards that require immunization against such exposure.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

All individuals operating commercial vehicles using a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) are required by the DOT to register with the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and are subject to pre-employment drug tests, random tests, post-accident tests immediately following accidents, reasonable suspicion, and fitness for duty testing; in accordance with County and DOT Alcohol and Drug testing policies.


Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests might be required.

This 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 and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an "At Will" employment, and under no circumstances is this a contract for employment.

Keywords: Comal County, Texas, New Braunfels , Assistant Site Operator, Other , New Braunfels, Texas

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