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Public Notice
  • Please take notice the Board of Supervisors has added a Work Session on July 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the boardroom of the Bedford County Administration Office, 122 E. Main Street, Bedford, VA for an update and discussion regarding the Solid Waste Department.  (The Regular Meeting already scheduled for the same evening at 7:00 pm will still be held as well.)

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All paper applications can be mailed to: 

Attn: Department of Human Resources

122 East Main Street

Bedford, VA 24523

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Or you can call 586-7601 to ask for a form to be mailed to you. You can also pick up the form in person at the Bedford County Administration Building, 2nd Floor, 122 East Main Street, Bedford.

Equipment Operator

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:Actual salary dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Posted Date:04/19/2019


Equipment Operator


Solid Waste


1060 Recycle Road, Bedford, VA (Route 43)


Landfill Hours - Monday – Saturday, 7:30am-4pm – Must be available within these hours.


Operates heavy equipment, maintains grounds, collects litter, sorting recyclable materials, operates baling equipment, manages tire / electronics recycling, and manages household hazardous waste. Serves as an equipment operator, and a backup scale house attendant. This position works mostly at the Waste Management facility. Requires the employee to work outside in all weather conditions and includes working during snow removal activities. Facility personnel work a rotating schedule that includes holidays and weekends. This is a physically demanding job. Requires daily contact with the public.


Minimum Requirements Include:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school
  • Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly
  • General knowledge of heavy equipment, safe operating practices and occupational hazards
  • Introductory computer knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, and understand and specific oral instructions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public
  • Ability to work in extreme environmental conditions
  • Must possess a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver's license with acceptable driving record
  • Completion of a physical examination indicating acceptable health to perform the essential duties of position
  • Class I Operator’s license, or ability to obtain within two (2) years of accepting position.


    Preferred Experience includes:

  • General knowledge of solid waste disposal regulations or knowledge in a related field


Bedford County maintains a safe, drug-free workplace for its employees. Drug screening, driving record check,a criminal background check, and previous employer references are required for all positions as conditions of pre-employment.

EOE / ADA / Minorities / Females / Vets

Minimum Salary

Actual salary dependent of experience



In Person: Bedford County Administration Building, 122 East Main Street, Suite 202, Bedford, VA 24523

Date Posted



Open until position is filled


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