Community Collection Center Attendant (Reduced Hours)

Recruitment #1804-CYCNCATPAE-002


Hillsborough County (County seat of Tampa, FL) is a great place to work! Situated along Florida's Gulf Coast, this region boasts an enviable quality of life with year round sunshine, a unique cultural heritage and a diverse business climate. For both individuals and companies alike, Tampa offers accessibility, affordability and opportunity.

Hillsborough County Government is a great employer looking for new members to join its team who are aligned with the core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and provide competitive and reasonable compensation.   

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies and thousands of employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including port operations, childrens' education, arts and culture, courts, planning and zoning, public transportation, environmental protection, and employment-related services.

Read below to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
One or more years of experience involving toll or weigh station collecting, cashiering, or in solid waste recycling and field operations.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Considerable Knowledge of solid waste and recycling methods, procedures and equipment.
  • Considerable Knowledge of chemical incompatibilities and ability to recognize indicators of unstable chemicals through visual inspection.
  • Working Knowledge of environmental impact of hazardous waste on ground water, surface water, and air quality.
  • Working Knowledge of environmental related codes, laws, ordinances, rules and regulations affecting Solid Waste Management operations.
  • Working Knowledge of D.O.T. requirements for hazardous waste.
  • Working Knowledge of first aid and CPR.
  • Working Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations controlling the processing of official record documents, fees and fiscal record keeping.
  • Some knowledge of safety procedures and safety equipment. 
  • Skill in the use and operations of commercial weight scales.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to sort chemicals into proper waste categories.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to handle cash transactions.
  • Ability to maintain work related records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to climb, stoop, kneel or crouch at ground levels.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies, and maintain composure under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to adjust, maintain and calibrate commercial scales.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. 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. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Directs vehicle operators as they enter facility, aids vehicle operators in positioning vehicles on scales, and records gross and empty weights.
  • Inspects vehicle cargos to ensure materials to be discharged do not violate applicable laws, rules, and/or regulations.
  • Records service fees on vouchers, determines if transactions are cash or charge, and completes receipts.
  • Transports receipts to bank or departmental office for deposit as directed.
  • Maintains various records and reports as required.
  • Maintains recycling drop-off sites by policing for litter, mowing and other landscaping maintenance tasks.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


REDUCED HOURS:  Any classified employment scheduled for a least 50% but less than 100% of the regular hours worked by full-time employees in the same agency. All employee benefits are earned at the ratio that the reduced-hour employment is to full time.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: The Civil Service Board and its client agencies value the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses. Therefore, special consideration and priority in appointment will be given to veteran preference-eligible applicants (as described in Section 295.07, F.S.) throughout each step of the selection process.

The applicant claiming veterans' preference is responsible for providing required documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference.  This documentation may be provided at the time of application submission. Documentation can easily be provided to us electronically through this online application system (preferred), but can also be provided to us by email, fax, or USPS. However, in ALL cases, required documentation must be provided to us prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Applicants that meet the minimum job requirements and qualify for Veterans’ Preference who believe they have not been afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law, may file a written complaint requesting an investigation with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. The complaint must be filed within 60 calendar days from the date the applicant receives notice that s/he was not selected.  Prior to filing a complaint, however, it is the responsibility of the preference-eligible applicant to contact the employer at least one time after 45 days have passed from the final date for submitting an application or the interview date, whichever is later in time, if the applicant has not received notice of a hiring decision.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit the Civil Service Board website by clicking here.

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE: The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities.


Hillsborough County provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.

AMERICANS with DISABILITIES ACT (ADA):  Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

APPLICANTS RIGHTS UNDER FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS:  Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster;  Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster; and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster.