Scale Attendant


Located in the south-central region of B.C., the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen covers an area over 10,400 km2 and is renowned for its orchards, vineyards and golf courses, as well as its widely varied landscape including deserts, mountains and valleys, and pristine lakes. Outdoor recreational opportunities are endless throughout the Regional District and residents enjoy a wide array of activities all year long.

Working within the Public Works Department, the Scale Attendant position will be responsible for operating a scale house, monitoring users and inspecting loads, charging appropriate fees, collecting payment, and educating the public on waste-disposal practices.

The position is a relief position and employment is on a casual, on-call basis. The incumbent must be willing to be exposed to dust, fumes, odours and materials common to the disposal of municipal solid waste and recyclable materials. Locations of work could include: Campbell Mountain Landfill (Penticton), Okanagan Falls Landfill, Oliver Landfill and Keremeos Landfill.:
  • Secondary school graduation in addition to some post-secondary accounting or bookkeeping course(s).
  • Completion of a BC Qualified Landfill Operations course would be considered an asset.
  • Experience as a Scale Attendant/Inspector would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of environmental legislation and bylaws related to the Solid Waste Management division.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Knowledge of WorkSafe BC Regulations and safety protocols related to the position.
  • Ability to follow safe work procedures, health and safety requirements, and safety check-in procedures.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous and tactful manner.
  • Ability to work flexible work hours, including weekends.
  • Good physical condition with sufficient strength and stamina to perform heavy manual work in the presence of all types of weather conditions.
  • Valid First Aid Certificate or an ability and willingness to obtain one.
  • Valid BC Drivers’ Licence.

This regular part-time position is included in the BCGEU bargaining unit. The hourly wage for the position is $25.74, Paygrade 2, plus 14.5% in lieu of benefits and pension.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit their applications quoting Competition No. 18-21E by 4:30 pm, Thursday, May 31, 2018 to:
Human Resources Department
Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen
101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9
Tel: (250) 492-0237  Fax: (250) 492-0063
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Location: Penticton, Okanagan Falls, Oliver & Keremeos, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
Professional Categories: Solid Waste & Recycling,Customer Services
Posted: May 15, 2018, 11:50 am
Expires: May 31, 2018, 4:30 pm