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Solid Waste Inspector

City of Tempe, AZ

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In progress
20 Nov 17
$22 - $30 (per hour)
Reference #
Job Function
Other, Non-Department Head

Full Time

Related Topics

Public Works
Job Location

20 E. 6th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281






PO Box 5002
Tempe , AZ 85280-5002

Form of Govt

Council-Manager (City)


Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1954 as a Council-Manager position.

(Public Works Department/Field Operations Division/Solid Waste Section)

The Solid Waste Inspector performs a variety of technical and field inspection work involved in the enforcement of the City's solid waste ordinance. The Solid Waste Inspector provides customer service to residents that includes investigation and resolution of complaints relating to recycling, refuse collection, illegal dumping, abatement, community outreach, and other activities required to maintain Code compliance and acceptable levels of service.

Additional duties may include but are not limited to the following:
• Conduct field inspections of solid waste containers in service for contamination and proper recycling practices; alleys, streets, residential properties and commercial establishments, to ensure the proper collection and disposal of refuse, recyclables, non-acceptable items, and resolve other unsafe or unhealthy conditions;
• Educates and enforces Tempe City Code, Chapter 28 and Federal EPA, County and State regulations for both public and commercial solid waste operations;
• Response to and resolve in person, telephonically and in writing citizen inquires and complaints concerning violations of City codes and ordinances; document all complaints, inspections and relevant issues;
• Partner with the Police Department, Neighborhood Enforcement, Neighborhood Services, Household Products Collection Center and other City departments to address and resolve community and neighborhood issues relating to solid waste services so as to improve the community’s quality of life;
• Represent the Solid Waste Section at State, local and community events and meetings;
• Conduct research and provide input for improvement of the Solid Waste Ordinance, solid waste programs and enforcement of local, State and Federal rules governing the collection, processing and disposal of solid waste.

SALARY RANGE: $22.360 - $30.186 per hour

SCHEDULE: Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Requires the equivalent to a high school diploma or G.E.D. and the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.
The term “equivalent” means that directly related work experience exceeding the required work experience will substitute in equal time increments for college-level education, for example: one year of additional directly related work experience will substitute for one year of college education (30 credit hours).

Work Experience:
Requires two years of field experience in solid waste collection or disposal and increasingly responsible administrative or technical experience involving public contact work and City ordinance application or enforcement experience.
Candidates must have the minimum amount of work experience. Education will not substitute for the required work experience; however, related unpaid and/or volunteer work experience may be used as qualifying work experience.

Certifications, Licenses, and/or Registrations:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Successful completion of initial probationary period is contingent upon passing an FBI background investigation. Based on position, referred applicants may be subject to additional testing which may include pre-employment polygraph, physical and drug screening.

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This position is FLSA Non-Exempt – eligible for overtime compensation and/or compensatory time.

Employees in this position are represented by the United Arizona Employee Association (UAEA).

How to Apply

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