Job Announcement$2,500 Signing Bonus*
Operates flusher/vacuum truck to clean storm sewer pipes and structures, and a wide range of heavy equipment including tractors, cranes, tandem dump trucks, loaders, motor grades and backhoes used in the construction and maintenance of roads, sidewalks, storm drainage and other public improvements. Operates snowplow and spreader and small engine equipment. Performs daily equipment inspection and completes an operational checklist. Acts as crew leader, when so designated, and engages in manual labor as required. Ensures all appropriate safety procedures are followed when working near heavy, medium, or small equipment. Maintains a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for vehicles weighing more than 23,001 lbs. or more and trailer weight of 10,000 lbs. or more. Must also have a valid Tanker Endorsement. Reads and interprets engineering plans for utility locations prior to excavation. May perform various storm sewer inspections to include walking easements to inspect storm drainage infrastructure. On call 24/7 for snow removal, flooding, and other designated emergencies.
*A $2,500 signing bonus is available to new county employees hired in the Heavy Equipment Operator position after completing six months of employment with satisfactory performance. Applicants must possess a valid CDL at time of application submission to be eligible. 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 job description.)
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Operates equipment engaged in complex and routine maintenance and construction projects;
- Interprets construction plans;
- Performs routine operations, to include excavating, gouge cutting, leveling, demolition, stump clearing, sloping, spreading, stripping, and pushing trees and rocks from land preparatory to renovating roads, landscaping and site development;
- Drives semi-tractor trailers hauling sludge, trash or petroleum;
- Transports heavy construction equipment to designated locations;
- Prepares travel records;
- Performs equipment maintenance, such as changing oil, checking fluids, diagnosing tread wear, replacing batteries and troubleshooting problems;
- May serve as a lead worker over a crew of laborers;
- Monitors construction projects to a successful and timely completion;
- Supervises safety practice and regulation during construction projects;
- Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
- Reports and monitors unsafe working conditions;
- Complies with safety competencies.
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all- inclusive list.)
Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Thorough knowledge of state traffic laws and regulations;
- Working knowledge of heavy equipment maintenance;
- Working knowledge of computers;
- Skill in the operation of a variety of heavy construction equipment;
- Ability to read and comprehend maps;
- Ability to work independently;
- Ability to perform routine equipment maintenance and make minor repairs;
- Ability to safely operate equipment;
- Ability to lead others;
- Ability to work outside with regular exposure to severe weather, noxious fumes, high levels of dust, etc;
- Ability to comprehend and abide to safety practices;
- Ability to maintain effective relationships with citizens, employees and supervisors;
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions;
- Ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; plus three years of experience operating motorized equipment and/or semi-tractor trailers, as appropriate.CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Valid driver's license.
- Class "A" commercial driver's license (CDL).
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a medical examination to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment.
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.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Possesses a Telescopic Boom Crane Operator Certification by Crane Institute of America, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, National Center for Construction Education and Research, or Operating Engineers Certification Program. Ability to read and interpret engineering plans for utility locations prior to excavation. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, long pants, sleeved shirt, gloves, and personal fall arrest harness. Ability to push, pull, lift, bend, stoop, walk, climb in and out of catch basins and manholes, including removal and replacement of manhole covers which weight up to 90 lbs. with assistance. Must be physically capable of performing confined space entry operations with entry via 21" manholes with vertical descent using integral or portable ladders further requiring use of all applicable protective equipment and documentation. Must operate equipment, tools, and machinery in a safe manner and according to manufacturer's specifications. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others
) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity. 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.