Athletic Field Maintenance Crew Chief (maintenance Crew Chief)

Location
Park Authority, Virginia
Salary
$41,465.42 - $69,108.42 Annually
Posted
May 21, 2022
Closes
Jun 04, 2022
Ref
22-00598
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking Athletic Field Maintenance Crew Chiefs to be a part of one of the most highly regarded park systems in the country. With more than 25,000 acres of parkland, nine RECenters, eight golf courses, three lakefront parks, and more, FCPA is an exciting organization to be a part of and there are many opportunities for staff to make a difference at every level.

This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions. Supervises and participates in the work of an assigned athletic field maintenance crew. Inspects and completes maintenance of athletic fields, or other park facilities; prepares diamond fields daily, inspecting and making minor repairs on synthetic turf fields, marking fields, checking facilities and site-amenities for damage, and making necessary repairs. Determines and lists materials, tools and equipment needed to complete daily assignments. Uses gas powered equipment. Inspects and operates tractors, loaders, groomers, utility vehicles, all with attachments and other equipment, and hauls equipment and materials. Uses walk-behind and hand-held power equipment. Informs supervisors of conditions requiring special attention. Maintains tools and equipment in good working order. Completes required documentation and daily work reports. Removes debris and litter from athletic fields and ancillary facilities. Operates a county-owned assigned truck and trailer. Participates in snow removal and de-icing operations. Supervises, evaluates, and ensures that staff has been trained in and follows safety requirements for equipment operations and maintenance procedures.

Note: Work hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with overtime required when necessary. Occasional weekend, evening, and holiday work required. Positions are subject to transfer to other maintenance operation locations. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.

Note: This position does NOT require a CDL.
This job announcement will be used to fill multiple positions currently open at the following maintenance facilities:
  • Area 3, 6901 South Kings Highway, Alexandria VA (servicing Alexandria, Franconia, Lorton, Springfield)


Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all- inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.
  • Leads, inspects, and reviews the work of a crew engaged in a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and/or construction activities;
  • Inspects projects in progress and upon completion;
  • Contacts county residents regarding complaints and other issues;
  • Advises residents of county responsibility and refers them to the proper authority when appropriate;
  • Estimates the amount of material to be used on a job;
  • Prepares reports;
  • Ensures that crew members have been trained in the proper use of equipment;
  • Ensures that safety procedures are followed;
  • Assists crew members in the operation of various types of trucks and equipment such as flat-bed trucks, utility bucket trucks, snow plows or spreaders, combination vacs, rodders, and extenda-jets;
  • Responds to emergency situations including snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies;
  • Monitors and reports complaints;
  • In absence of the supervisor, performs duties of dispatching crews, preparing work orders, entering
  • on-line time and attendance reports, preparing accident reports, addressing citizen complaints, etc.
  • May assist in preparing safety tailgate topics for crews and presenting safety topics at meetings;
  • Inspects and reviews the work of crews engaged in a variety of maintenance and construction activities;
  • Oversees and is engaged in the work of assigned crews;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports and monitors unsafe working conditions;
  • Complies with safety competencies.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all- inclusive list.)
  • Working knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment commonly used in the maintenance and construction of sanitary sewers, walk ways, roads, lawns, parks, etc.;
  • Knowledge of common hazards and safety precautions;
  • Working knowledge of safety codes;
  • Working knowledge of computers;
  • Ability to use tools, equipment, and materials pertinent to the construction and maintenance trades;
  • Ability to follow and interpret written instructions, diagrams, location maps, blueprints, and manufacturers' manuals;
  • Ability to follow and relay oral instructions to labor crew in performance of work orders;
  • Ability to organize and make oral presentations of safety topics and field operating guidelines at tailgate meetings;
  • Ability to accurately estimate time and material needs, determine when repair is not economically practical, and perform routine clerical tasks and arithmetical computations;
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships;
  • Ability to retrieve, modify, and print computer documents on a computer;
  • Ability to lead a crew in the performance of their duties;
  • Ability to perform duties requiring manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude;
  • Ability to work outside with regular exposure to severe weather, noxious fumes, and high levels of dust;
  • Ability to perform medium to heavy labor;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with customers, employees and supervisors.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from high school or possession of a GED issued by a state department of education; and two years of experience in maintenance, construction, or a related field.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least two years of supervisory experience.
  • At least two years performing maintenance activities on athletic fields.
  • Ability to operate hand-held, walk-behind and riding grounds maintenance equipment such as string trimmers, sod cutters and utility tractors with implements.
  • Knowledge of maintenance of irrigation systems.
  • At least three years of maintenance, construction, or related experience.
  • Experience with equipment such as: skid-steers with attachments, tractor with attachments, and infield conditioners.
  • Small equipment experience with chainsaws, weed trimmers, edgers, blowers, sod cutters.
  • At least three years of experience with the repair and maintenance of outdoor maintenance equipment such as mowers, tractors, and landscape equipment.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Driver's license (required)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protectives services registry check, driver's license check and pre-employment medical exam to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to operate key-board driven equipment and use large platform monitors to review plans.
  • Ability to lift plans up to 50 lbs. Ability to perform sedentary tasks.
  • Ability to drive.
  • All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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