Scale Operator



POSITION TITLE: Scale Operator

DEPARTMENT: Solid Waste Management District


STATUS: Part-time            FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

DATE REVISED: November 2015


Incumbent serves as the Scale Operator, responsible for operation and management of the scale house and scales at the Bartholomew County Landfill. General hours of work include 10 hours per day, two days per week (Mon/Tues) and potential to fill-in for other Leave.



1. Responsible for the inspection and origin certification of all loads of refuse entering the site. Inspection to ensure proper tarping of loads upon entry, the absence of any special waste, the absence of unsafe wastes, and origin of the waste within Bartholomew County. Responsible for daily random inspections report to be submitted to Director and Contractor.


2. Responsible for weighing and recordkeeping of all vehicles entering the landfill carrying over 200 lbs. of refuse to determine the quantity of their load and to provide for proper billing.


3. Directs all small loads (under 200 lbs.) to unload at the small load area or will also be weighed for recordkeeping purposes. Larger loads to be weighed for recordkeeping purposes before proceeding to the small load area or to the back (working face) of the landfill.


4. Documents all previously authorized special waste (Director approved) disposals.


5. Maintains an inventory of the numbers and types of vehicles using the landfill site for all loads over 200 pounds.


6. Maintains an account system for businesses who are frequent landfill users by weighing to provide recordkeeping for billing purposes.


7. Responsible to maintain a Cash Management System for all cash users and responsible for the balance of the account.


8. Required to deposit monies received in a previously established night depository daily at the end of the shift.


9. Responsible for directing all loads to the appropriate general unloading area (small load area, Reuse/Recycling, or working face) as appropriate.


10. Assist the landfill operating contractor in enforcing safety regulations (speed limits, safe vehicle operation).


11. Assist as needed in additional duties as necessary to provide for the safe, efficient operation of the scale house and scales.



A high school diploma or equivalent is required with experience in data entry, bookkeeping, and basic office software.

Ability to tactfully and responsively work with the general public and the ability to work in harmony with other employees and supervisors.

Must pass a routine drug screening test.



Policy and guidance is provided by the Operations Manager and Director as per the District Board of Directors.

$12.97 per hour, 20 hours per week

Apply with District Application Form and Resume by Tuesday, January 15th to the District Office, 720 South Mapleton Street, Columbus, IN 47201.


Click here for a District Application.



Veteran's Office Receptionist


The Bartholomew County Veterans Office has an opening for a part time without benefits receptionist. This position is for 24 hours a week, pay is $13.10 an hour.


This position doesn’t have to be filled by a veteran.



  • Computer skills, working knowledge of excel spreadsheets and word documents.
  • Good communication in person and over the phone.
  • Setting office appointments and scheduling transportation rides for veterans to medical appointments.
  • Internet research

Individuals interested in applying for this position can get an application on line or from the Veterans Office. Applications will be taken now thru March 23, 2018


Located at:

440 Third Street

Government Building Suite 205

Columbus, IN 47201


Click here for a General Application for Employment.


Emergency 911 Dispatcher

The Bartholomew County 911 Emergency Operations Center has a current opening for a Full-Time Emergency 911 Dispatcher.
Emergency 911 Dispatchers are Public Safety Professionals with the primary assignment of performing work in the protection of life and property through emergency communications.
Emergency 911 Dispatchers are required to:
     • Answer incoming emergency telephone communication lines and acquire pertinent information for dispatching emergency response groups.
     • Dispatch appropriate police, fire, rescue and emergency medical response agencies to emergency situations.
     • Provide medical instructions (as needed) prior to the arrival of medical personnel.
     • Manage radio communications.
     • Operate a Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD).
     • Maintain the status of all police units, emergency response agencies and command personnel during emergency situations.
     • Maintain appropriate certifications.
Emergency 911 Dispatchers must:
     • Be calm and even-tempered
     • Be decisive
     • Be able to process incomplete information, quickly assess the situation and provide an appropriate response of emergency agencies
     • Be able to remain emotionally unattached during emergency situations
     • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
     • Be assertive, professional, self-confident and mature
     • Have exceptional speaking and listening skills
     • Be able to show empathy
     • Be Dependable and reliable
Emergency 911 Dispatchers pay scale:
     • Emergency 911 Dispatcher Tier 1: $33,337.64 (starting)
Interested Applicants must:

     • Complete a Bartholomew County Application for Employment
     • Submit a resume along with the job application
       To: Bartholomew County 911 Center
       131 S. Cherry St.
       Columbus, IN 47201
     • Submit to a written typing test, basic skills CAD test, personality test, and a basic listening skills test
     • Pass a criminal history check
     • Pass a background investigation
     • Pass a polygraph test and drug screen


Click here for Job Application










The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office is accepting pre-applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff and Corrections Officer.  The purpose of this process is to establish an employment eligibility list from which the department will draw candidates for employment.  Interested applicants should review the minimum requirements and complete the form below.  Upon review, you will be notified of upcoming process dates.


If you are interested in volunteering as a Reserve Deputy, please email Reserve

Commander Andy Riddle,

Minimum Qualifications


  • Shall possess a valid Indiana driver’s license (or obtain one within 60 days of becoming an Indiana resident)
  • Shall be a U.S. citizen
  • Shall be at least 18 years of age (Corrections) or 21 years of age (Merit Deputy) by the date of appointment
  • Shall be drug-free and have no felony convictions
  • Shall not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic battery, stalking, or violations of Protective Order
  • Shall not have any OWI convictions within the past 5 years prior to the time of application
  • Shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the military
  • Shall be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate


PHYSICAL FITNESS (Merit Deputy Only)