Salem County Improvement Authority is seeking to hire a full-time Landfill Technician/Safety Coordinator. This position will require an individual who possesses knowledge and experience in the areas of safety, equipment operation, physical labor, and office work.

Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the functions related to the position and safety or general safety experience. Possess current NJ Driver’s License in good standing (CDL preferred) and a NJ Firearms Card.

The Salem County Improvement Authority offers a competitive benefits package including medical coverage, prescription, dental, Pension, Short Term Disability, paid vacation, sick, personal days, and holidays. Drug and alcohol testing is required.

Deadline for mailing/emailing is September 22, 2023.

Download PDF Application Form

Email application and resume to or mail to:
Attention: Casie Garton / Salem County Improvement Authority, Human Resources / PO Box 890 / Alloway, NJ 08001

Salem County Improvement Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Basic Function

Under the direction of the Landfill Manager, the full-time Landfill Technician/Safety Coordinator candidate is to work an annual average of forty (40) hours per week. This person will be an individual who possesses a background and knowledge in the areas of safety and perform manual and physical labor in the operation of the equipment. Additionally, this position will serve as the primary point of contact for all safety issues. This person will be responsible for reporting directly to the Landfill Manager and will work independently and/or in conjunction with other employees of the Salem County Improvement Authority.


(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed.)

Landfill Technician

  • Enforce bird depredation as needed under NJ and Federal permit requirements.
  • Ability to pull samples as needed for permit and O&M compliance.
  • Review of sample results and submission to proper agencies.
  • Responsible for storm water inspections and compliance.
  • Inspect incoming waste for unpermitted debris.
  • Responsible for meeting with Regulatory officials to ensure SCIA is in compliance with regulations.
  • Review of soil analytics.
  • Performs routine building and property maintenance.
  • Pick up litter on and around the landfill, facility, offices, and grounds as necessary.
  • Operate all light and heavy equipment required for landfill daily operations.
  • Direct incoming traffic and vendors as needed.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations at all times.

Safety Coordinator

  • Responds to and investigates all accidents, injuries, and safety incidents.
  • Prepares paperwork for Workers Compensation for all accidents, injures, and safety incidents.
  • Backup to the Workers Compensation Coordinator.
  • Assist injured employees by evaluating and basic first aid, and transporting injured to hospital, if necessary.
  • On the unlikely event of an accident/incident the Safety Coordinator is to be available on an “on call” basis.
  • Maintain NJ PEOSH Hazard Communication Standards policy, as follows:
    • Maintain alist of hazardous chemicals in each workplace.
    • Ensure all hazardous chemicals are labeled. All labeling of hazardous chemicalsmust include pictograms, a signal word, hazard and precautionary statements, the product identifier, and supplier information.
    • Have Safety Data Sheets available for each hazardous chemical and ensure they are readily accessible to employees when they are in their work area(s). Safety Data Sheets (previously referred to as Material Safety Data Sheets)now require a consistent 16section format and universal pictograms.
    • Train all workers who are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals. Hazard Communication Standard training must be provided by a technically qualified person, on paid time, and in a manner consistent with the educational level, literacy, and language of the employee being trained (N.J.A.C. 12:100-7.3 – Employee information and training).
    • Provide refresher training every other year and upon introducing a new hazard to the workplace.
    • Maintain a written Hazard Communication Programthat includes the employer’s plan for doing the above tasks.
  • Responsible for completing and submitting the State of New Jersey Department of Health Right to Know Survey (RTK) annually.
  • Responsible for completing and submitting the annual safety grant.
  • Enforce safety program compliance.
  • Proactivity research, schedule and facilitate all safety trainings, toolbox talks (as needed), and Safety Committee meetings (monthly). See that each meeting is announced to the employees, has a written agenda and a sign-in sheet.
  • Communicate and/or disseminate information generated through the Statewide Insurance Fund, such as training announcements, Safety Director Bulletins and Safety Videos.
  • Maintain a recordkeeping system to collect and organize safety program documentation and have it available for review.
  • Establishes and maintains secure safety office filing system. Maintains records in accordance with NJ Records Retention Schedules and other regulatory requirements such as NJ PEOSHA.
  • Develop and implement a Confined Space Entry Program including an inventory of qualified spaces.
  • Responsible for preparing drills on emergency procedures for the site and personnel.
  • Assist the Landfill Manager with the annual audit of SCIA assets.
  • Keep management and HR Generalist updated on Safety programs.
  • Ordering of all safety clothing and PPE.
  • Maintain all Fire Extinguisher services on a monthly and yearly basis.
  • Maintain all Automated External Defibrillators (AED) maintenance on a monthly and yearly basis.
  • Schedule bi-annually appointment for employee’s prescription safety glasses.
  • Organize the yearly Driver Safety Day.
  • Ensures all maintenance on vehicles is logged.
  • Maintain and stock first aid kits in offices and vehicles.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Landfill Manager as required.


  • High school graduate or equivalent. Ability to proof-read. High school level knowledge of spelling and arithmetic.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in safety or general safety experience and physical functions related to position.
  • Have the ability to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in the English language sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
  • Ability to work in an efficient and courteous manner.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • A minimum knowledge of the manual and physical functions related to position and the ability to perform these functions.
  • Possess current NJ Driver’s License in good standings, (CDL Preferred) may be required to travel to other divisions.
  • Must obtain Safety training.
  • Possess NJ Firearms Card and provide proof of firearms proficiency and knowledge.
  • Hunting experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Proficient in basic arithmetic.

Physical Requirements

  • Physical demands require some physical exertion; work may require lifting of heavy objects of up to 50 pounds, recurring bending, standing, walking or similar activity.
  • Ability to walk 300 yards uphill at a time.
  • Work environment may require exposure to various climate conditions and require special safety precautions.
  • Ability to make photocopies, send faxes, apply postage and scan documents.
  • Ability to drive personal or SCIA vehicle to as required and /or attend job related education and training course, seminars and conferences in accordance with SCIA policies.
  • Ability to use computers for online safety training, word processing, e-mail, etc.
  • Ability to use desktop and cell phone for calls and messages.

Core Hours Of Solid Waste Division

  • Monday- Friday: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:30 am- 3:30 pm

Actual hours for this position will vary depending on operational needs.