Motor Equipment Operator

Location
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Salary
$43,128.18 - $71,879.60 Annually
Posted
Nov 19, 2022
Closes
Dec 09, 2022
Ref
22-03217
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

A $2,500 signing bonus is available to new county employees hired in a position that requires a Commercial Driver’s License after completing six months of employment with satisfactory performance. Applicants must possess a valid CDL at time of application submission to be eligible.

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking a Motor Equipment Operator 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 position variously works alone or with a crew as needed. When working with a crew, participates in and leads the work of the crew. Completes a variety of tasks associated with mowing and grounds/park maintenance. Completes repairs and maintenance of park facilities, playground equipment, picnic areas, walkways, trails, fencing, signs, and park amenities. Completes removal of leaves, seeding, placement of sod, and makes other repairs to turf surfaces. Responsible for the mowing and maintenance of specifically assigned parks, trails, and athletic fields. Ensures that staff has been trained in and follows safety requirements for equipment operation and maintenance procedures. Operates a tractor/bucket loader with attachments, skid loader with attachments, mowers, and other equipment. Uses gas power equipment. Inspects and drives a truck and trailer, and hauls equipment and material. Informs supervisors of conditions requiring special attention. Maintains tools and equipment in good working order. Completes required documentation and daily work reports.

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.

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.)
  • Operates single-axle dump trucks and small trailers in the loading, unloading, and
  • transportation of small motor equipment;
  • Operates various small equipment such as tampers, chain saws, concrete saws, etc.;
  • Performs maintenance on medium/small equipment and vehicles (such as checking and adding fuel, water, oil, and air; checking the brakes and cleaning vehicles);
  • May perform a variety of laborer tasks, such as digging, loading, snow shoveling, grass cutting, brush removal, asphalt leveling and raking, lifting, pushing, and other physical work;
  • Ensures that appropriate safety procedures are followed when working near equipment;
  • May lead a small crew of laborers;
  • Effectively communicates with employees, supervisors, and customers;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports 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 state traffic laws and regulations;
  • Working knowledge of general maintenance of light motorized equipment;
  • Working knowledge of computers:
  • Skill in the operation of gasoline-powered construction, maintenance, or refuse collection equipment;
  • Ability to perform light maintenance on this equipment;
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to read and comprehend maps;
  • Strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks including lifting, stooping, bending, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions;
  • Ability to work outside with regular exposure to severe weather, noxious fumes, high levels of dust, etc.;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationship with customers, employees, and supervisors;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to lead the work of others.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: completion of the tenth grade; and two years of experience in the operation of medium/light motorized equipment.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 2-3 years of maintenance, construction, or related experience;
  • Experience with equipment such as: skid-steers with attachments, tractor with attachments, riding mowers;
  • Small equipment experience with chainsaws, weed-trimmers, edger's, blowers, walk-behind mowers;
  • 3 or more years of experience with the repair and maintenance of outdoor maintenance equipment such as mowers, tractors, and landscape equipment;
  • 2 years of supervisory experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Class A CDL Combination with Air Brakes - Required upon hire.


NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check, driver's record check, and pre-employment medical evaluation to the satisfaction of the employer.

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift 50 pounds up to 75 pounds with assistance. Ability to use hand/power tools. Ability to operate grounds maintenance equipment and truck/trailer. All duties may be 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.

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