Chico Green Box Caretaker & Road Worker

Location: Park County, Montana
Posted: 06/26/2023



Work Unit:    Public Works Department – Refuse & Road


Current Classification:        

Pay Grade: 7 (Salary Range $16.76 - $24.36)      Title: Chico Green Box Caretaker & Road Worker

Non-Exempt             Full Time                                            

Supervisors: Refuse Foreman & Road Foreman              Works every Saturday & Sunday   




Position overview:


This position is responsible for maintaining Green Box sites south of Interstate 90 approximately three days a week, including at least one weekend day.  The caretaker will keep them litter free and properly maintained using equipment such as a weed whacker, rake, and shovel, utilizing a nail magnet and lawn mower where necessary. Fence repairs/installation and other occasional duties may arise. The caretaker will also need to operate a backhoe in order to pack down the roll off boxes to achieve maximum tonnage for the highest efficiency of the Refuse Truck Drivers.


This position is also responsible for assisting with the operation and maintenance of county roads and bridges approximately two days a week. Road Workers work mostly with the road patching equipment and mowing county roads. In the autumn, job duties also include installing snow fencing. Depending on the weather and other factors, this may include assisting other crew members with a multitude of duties. This position will perform any and all duties as assigned by the Supervisor. Road Department employees operating safety-sensitive equipment are subject to pre-employment drug testing.


All duties below are essential functions unless otherwise indicated. Duties of the position are not all inclusive and subject to change.


Green Box Caretaker Duties:


  1. To keep Green Box areas clean and ensures location perimeters are secure.  Work at sites to keep them litter free.  Perform maintenance of sites utilizing weed whacker, rake, shovel, nail magnet and lawn mower. Presently at the Chico, Trail Creek, Deep Creek, Gardiner, Tom Minor and Corwin Springs or any other site when assigned.
  2. To provide customer service to citizens. Answer inquires from the public regarding proper use of green box sites with an educational approach to proper refuse handling. Deal with the public in a fair, courteous and positive manner thus maintaining positive relations with the public.
  3. To assist Truck Drivers with containers. Be aware of mis-sorted refuse and re-sort in proper places to ensure when driver arrives, they can be in and out of the site quickly.
  4. Keep to a flexible schedule between Green Box sites to ensure that illegal dumpers cannot figure out when you are scheduled at a particular site. The County incurs great expense dealing with illegal dumping such as refrigerators without the Freon removed, local contractors dumping building materials, hazardous waste, etc. It will reduce costs to the County.
  5. To safely operate backhoe to tamp down roll off containers which increases weight of each load.


Road Maintenance Duties:


  1. Position assists with patching county roads and other road maintenance. On a daily basis work duties are reviewed to determine type of work required and materials and equipment to be used. The position operates equipment such as, driving a tractor, side mower or other equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  2. Reports and record keeping. Road workers are required to maintain time, production, and equipment inspection records with accuracy and in a timely manner.


Shop Duties:


  1. Assists with duties at the county shop as assigned by the Supervisor and may include:

            working with the Mechanic, sweeping floor and other duties to keep shop clean and organized.


OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED. Performs other duties as assigned.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability necessary. The position requires the ability speak effectively and courteously with the public and co-workers. Must have ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have ability to read and interpret documents such as, but not limited to, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and/or other documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Is punctual and reliable.


Education and Experience The knowledge and skills normally obtained through a High School Diploma, GED or HiSET.  Candidate needs experience working with the public, a good driving record is preferred.  Knowledge of hydraulics - to safely operate equipment. Heavy equipment operation experience of 1-2 years. Prefer one to two years’ related experience and/or training operating tractor mower, or equivalent combination of education and experience. General farm equipment experience preferred.


Certifications:  Class D Driver’s license, If not presently certified, can become certified in First Aid, CPR and Hazardous Material Training.


Other skills and abilitiesMust have the ability to operate backhoe, weed eater, rake, shovel, hammer, nail magnet and lawn mover.  Ability to operate heavy equipment loaders is helpful.





The position requires that these job duties are completed timely and accurately with regard to   legal use of site.  Also is responsible for the public safety at the sites. This position makes decisions regarding the mowing of county roads and other services within the Road Department.  Work requires the interpretation and application of some road laws in accordance with Park County policies and applicable laws.  Actions and services provided have a direct impact on the financial integrity of the County as a whole. They must represent Park County in a positive manner at all times.




The position requires handling non-public confidential information.  The person in the position acknowledges the confidential nature of non-public information regarding county employees and elected officials.  Consistent with applicable policy and guidelines, this position will respect and safeguard the privacy of employees, elected officials and Park County and the confidential nature of information in accordance with Montana state law, without limiting the general nature of this commitment. This position will not access or seek to gain access to confidential information regarding any past or present employees, elected officials, and Park County in the course of fulfilling job responsibilities.  The person in the position hereby acknowledges that the person understands that in this context, confidential information is considered all non-public information that can be personally associated with an individual. 

If in the course of executing job responsibilities, the person in the position accidentally accesses information that others might consider inappropriate for this position to access, the person in the position will notify the person’s supervisors of the date and time of the access.  If a question arises at a later time, it will be understood that the access was accidental.  The person in the position will not disseminate any such information.

By signing this Position Description, the undersigned hereby acknowledges reading and understanding this section regarding confidentiality and agrees to abide by the terms and conditions set forth herein.  Violation of confidentiality may warrant disciplinary action, up to and including, suspension, demotion or termination of employment




This position carries out assignments independently, and uses some judgment and initiative to solve problems and communicate with driving staff.  May work to develop and recommend new processing procedures in response to identifying process inefficiencies, frequent errors, etc. Work objectives and priorities are defined by Supervisor.





This position has contacts with other the public, county personnel, elected officials, department heads, parts companies/ vendors and others such as; U.S. Forest Service, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Dept., Montana State Highway Department, etc. in order to be responsive to questions and inquiries regarding refuse, roads and bridges.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and taste or smell.  The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.


The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds regularly and occasionally 100 pounds with assistance.


The position requires the following special vision requirements: close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 

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