Senior Maintenance Worker

Burke, Virginia
$39,367.95 - $65,613.18 Annually
Nov 05, 2022
Dec 31, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

$2,500 Signing Bonus*

Fairfax County's Wastewater Collection Division (WCD) is recruiting highly motivated Senior Maintenance Workers to work within the Gravity Sewers Branch (GSB) assisting crews with maintenance of the sanitary sewer system.

Wastewater Collection Division: WCD is responsible for the overall functionality of the sanitary sewer conveyance system, which is an underground piping infrastructure that transports wastewater from homes and businesses and distributes it into several different treatment plants located throughout Northern Virginia and DC.

Gravity Sewers Branch: GSB’s role within WCD is to perform preventative and corrective maintenance to the county's sewer system. These maintenance tasks consist of, but are not limited to, manhole and pipe repairs, pressure cleaning maintenance, visual inspections, etc.

Pipe & Manhole Repair: Performs repairs of wastewater collection system lines, manholes, highway cave-in, VDOT paving schedules, and other related duties. Operates a pickup, crew step van, dump truck, and small engine equipment.

Sewer Maintenance: Performs a variety of duties in the cleaning and maintenance of the wastewater collection system. Assists with the setup and operation of a combination pressure cleaner/vacuum machine. Visually inspects sewer lines for defects and reports findings

Note: This position works outdoors through all seasons, in inclement weather, and during emergencies. This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions throughout DPWES.

*A $2,500 signing bonus is available to new county employees hired in the Senior Maintenance Worker position. 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.)
  • Performs various semi-skilled tasks, to include specialized concrete and asphalt work (e.g., setting forms, finishing, etc.);
  • General maintenance and repair of machinery;
  • Coordinates various activities associated with repair and maintenance projects (e.g., paving, repairing sanitary sewer lines, rodding, and pressure cleaning operations);
  • Transports crew and equipment to work site;
  • Inspects, and reviews work of a crew engaged in a variety of basic maintenance, construction and grounds keeping activities;
  • Completes daily and preventive maintenance reports;
  • Implements safety procedures;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports and monitors unsafe working conditions;
  • Complies with safety competencies.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; plus two years of experience in maintenance, construction, or a related field.

  • A valid motor vehicle driver's license.
  • Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Pre-employment, random, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing is mandatory for this position.

The appointee to this position will be required to participate in emergency callback staffing that is subject to occur twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) and may periodically require working 12 to 18-hour shifts.

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.

  • Experience with wastewater collection system maintenance and/or repair including cleaning, inspection, repair, excavation, backfill, masonry, and asphalt paving.
  • Experience working with combination unit sewer cleaners (Flusher/Vacuum Truck).
  • Experience working with wastewater related tools and equipment.
  • Experience using desktop or laptop computers regularly.
  • Experience using computer software programs such as Microsoft Office, GIS, and asset management programs.
  • Possession of any of the following certification:
    • CDL Tanker Endorsement.
    • Basic Traffic Control.
    • Confined Space Entry.
    • Virginia Flagger Certification.

Must be capable of climbing, crouching in relatively confined areas, and able to lift/slide up to 90 pounds with assistance. Must be able to walk on uneven ground such as hills, wooded, and marshy areas. Work requires performing tasks in an environment in which raw waste is present. Work requires entering confined spaces with weight restriction of 310 pounds. Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level. Work requires pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, stooping, walking, and climbing in and out of catch basins and manholes. Ability to work in hot and cold temperatures. Work requires performing tasks in adverse weather conditions. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

NOTE: This position is listed as "Open Continuous". Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be referred until the position(s) have been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered.

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.