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Water Utility Worker I/II

Fairfax Water
20151, Chantilly
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022

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Full Time
Career Level
Entry Level

Job Details

Under close supervision of a Water Utility Crew Chief or Water Utility Worker IV, performs a variety of routine unskilled and semi-skilled manual duties required in the operation, maintenance and installation of the water distribution and transmission system and related facilities.

Performs a variety of routine unskilled and semi-skilled duties required in the operation, installation and maintenance of the water distribution and transmission system by:

  • Participating and aiding higher level Water Utility Workers in locating, installing, adjusting and repairing new and existing water service connections, meter boxes, valves, curb boxes, water mains and fire hydrants. Operating a lawn mower, tractor, steam and high-pressure washer. Operating a dump truck, tag along trailer and transporting construction equipment and necessary materials upon having or obtaining a Commercial Driver's License. Responding to emergency service calls during and after working hours, tagging   customer's residences and providing temporary water and other aid as necessary. Assisting with the flushing of the water distribution and transmission system on at least an annual basis. Attending safety seminars, comprehending safety regulations and contributing to a safe working environment. Answering the telephone and two (2) way radios. Under close supervision, may operate a front-end loader and other related motorized construction equipment. Flagging traffic as necessary. Assists with building, grounds and other maintenance tasks to include cleaning and            maintaining work areas, tools, vehicles and equipment, and snow removal. Conducting vehicle material and equipment inventory. Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • Graduation from high school or GED and one (1) year of general maintenance and construction experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge. Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment.  This position is also subject to random testing after hire. Ability to perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks. Ability to perform basic mechanical operations. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to perform tasks in a safe manner. Ability to read paper plans and maps and digital maps. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public. Possession of a valid driver's license and good driving record. Class “A” commercial learner’s permit within 6 months of employment preferred. Possession of or the ability to obtain a Class “A” Commercial driver's license within one year. Possession of a valid Intermediate Work Zone Safety Training card or the ability to obtain one within one year. Ability to work overtime and standby as required. Available to perform maintenance work at other than the principle location and hours of work. Available to work at night flushing water mains or other scheduled or emergency work.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to perform heavy physical tasks and lift up to one hundred (100) lbs. Ability to work in all climatic conditions including extreme heat and cold.


Fairfax County Water Authority (Fairfax Water) is Virginia's largest water utility, serving one out of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. Nearly 1.5 million people in the Northern Virginia communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Alexandria depend on Fairfax Water for superior drinking water.

That's 1.5 million friends, neighbors and family members. We don't need any other reason to demand the highest in water quality standards!
Chartered in 1957 by the Virginia State Corporation Commission as a public, non-profit water utility, Fairfax Water operates four water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 262 million gallons per day. The plants include the Corbalis Treatment Plant, operating on the dependable and free-flowing Potomac River in the northwestern area of Fairfax County, and the Griffith Treatment Plant on the impounded Occoquan River in the southeastern area. Water is distributed throughout Fairfax Water's service area through nearly 3,200 miles of water mains.

Fairfax Water produces, on average, 148 million gallons of water per day. More than 235,000 mostly residential accounts in Fairfax County comprise about 60 percent of total water sales. Approximately 40 percent of total water sales are wholesaled to Loudoun and Prince William Counties, the City of Alexandria, the Town of Herndon, Ft. Belvoir and Dulles Airport. Revenues in 2005 were $120 million.

Fairfax Water is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors composed of Fairfax County citizens who are appointed by the elected Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County. A General Manager, supported by a senior staff of engineering and business professionals, manages the day-to-day operations of Fairfax Water.
Summary of Benefits
Regular Full-time Employees

? Vacation Days Per Year Service Years
13 0 < 3 years
19 3 < 15 years
26 15+ years

? Sick Leave
13 days per year for you and/or your household dependent's illness and care.

? Holidays
JAN New Year's Day, Inauguration Day & Martin Luther King Day
FEB Presidents' Day
MAY Memorial Day
JULY Independence Day
SEPT Labor Day
OCT Columbus Day
NOV Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day & Day After Thanksgiving
DEC Christmas Eve (1/2 Day) & Christmas Day
** Plus one Discretionary Holiday to be taken during the calendar year.

? Health which also includes Medical / Dental / Vision / Rx
? Life
? Long-Term Disability (effective after 36 months of employment)
? Voluntary Long-Term Care (at employees' cost)


? Fairfax Water Retirement Plan
? 457 Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)


? Tuition Reimbursement
? Professional Development
? Child/Adult Care Reimbursement Plan
? Flexible Spending Accounts
? Holiday Parties and Picnics
? Credit Union Membership
? Direct Deposit

Fairfax Water is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to our employees and their eligible dependents, as well as opportunities for continued education and professional development.

Employee-paid premiums and contributions are deducted on a pre-tax basis.

This review is intended to be a brief summary of the major benefits provided by Fairfax Water. In all instances, plan documents and policies govern the eligibility and administration of each benefit plan.

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