Scale Attendant – Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

21 June 2023

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Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Competition No. 23-36E

Scale Attendant

Solid Waste

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, pristine lakes and outdoor recreational opportunities.
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is currently recruiting for casual Scale Attendants to join the Solid Waste team. This position is on a casual, on-call basis.
Working within the Solid Waste Department, the casual Scale Attendant position is responsible for operating a scalehouse, monitoring users and inspecting loads, charging appropriate fees, collecting payment, and educating the public on waste-disposal practices.
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 Driver’s Licence.

This casual position is included in the BCGEU bargaining unit. The hourly wage for the position is $28.41, Paygrade 2, plus 15% in lieu of benefits and pension.
Qualified individuals are invited to submit their applications in PDF format quoting Competition No. 23-36E by 4:00 pm, Wednesday, July 5, 2023, to:
Human Resources Department