City of Dickinson, ND

Job Opening – Solid Waste Landfill Operator

Open Date: February 12th, 2019 08:00 AM

Deadline to Apply: February 27th, 2019 05:00 PM

Department: Solid Waste Department

Compensation: $18.21 – $22.23 per hour DOE

Hours: 40 per week


   Solid Waste Landfill Operator – Job Description

   Landfill Operator – Pre Interview Questions

   City of Dickinson Job Application 

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the required City application and Pre-Interview Questionnaire, which can be found by clicking on the links above, at Job Service, or at City Hall. Resumes are strongly encouraged. Veterans claiming preference must submit Form DD214 with the application. The deadline to apply is the close of business on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


For more information contact Shelly at 701-456-7801, or email


*Wage includes $2.50/hour Skill Based Pay

The Landfill Operator primarily operates and maintains heavy equipment and machinery used in the disposal of Solid Waste. This position is also responsible for inspecting and performing semi-skilled and skilled operations, maintenance, and repair activities in and on public works facilities and equipment in solid waste disposal and recycling systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Operates and maintains heavy equipment, machinery and specialized equipment used in solid waste disposal and recycling.
  • Monitors the collection, disposal and recycling of materials at the solid waste transfer facility and landfill.
  • Performs routine and preventive maintenance of sanitation facilities, vehicles and equipment. Assist with major equipment maintenance and repair as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • ND State Landfill Operator Certification – (obtain within 2 years of hire)
Desirable Training and Experience
  • High School Diploma or GED, and two years of related experience, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.


  • Vacation – 96 hours annual accrual for years 1-5
  • Sick Leave – 96 hours annual accrual
  • Personal Leave – Employees are permitted to use up to 16 hours of accrued Sick Leave per year for Personal Leave
  • Longevity Pay – Sliding scale based on tenure with the City (After 5 years of Service), paid annually
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Holidays – 10 holidays plus one day for birthday
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Health Insurance – NDPERS (SHP) – Employer pays 80% of premium
  • Flexible Benefits – Medical Spending Account – The City puts $250 into a Medical Spending Account for full-time employees
  • Defined Benefit Hybrid Main Retirement Plan – Employee contributes 7%; Employer contributes 8.26%
  • Defined Benefit Public Safety Retirement Plan – Sworn Law Enforcement Officers & Firefighters contribute 5.5%; Employer contributes 9.07%
  • Life Insurance – Employer pays 50% of basic premium. Supplemental life insurance option


  • Flexible Benefits – Medical Spending Account – pre-tax (2019 max – $2,650) – Daycare Expenses – pre-tax (2019 max – $5,000)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Aflac Insurance
  • West River Community Center Membership – 50% Discount off Annual Membership
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan – Pre-Tax or Roth option
    • NDPERS Portability Enhancement Provision

Civil Service Status upon successful completion of the probationary period.


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