Motor Equipment Operator

Clifton, Virginia
$43,128.18 - $71,879.60 Annually
Mar 11, 2023
Mar 25, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking 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.

Reports to the maintenance facility at 6100 Clifton Road, Clifton, VA. Under supervision, performs a broad range of semi-skilled and skilled tasks related to turf grass and equipment maintenance. Operates, various types of reel and rotary mowers, skid-steer and utility tractors with attachments, turf aerators, spreaders, boom sprayers, gas powered hand tools, utility vehicles and pick-up truck with trailer. Duties will include, but are not limited to: Mowing, applying fertilizers, pesticides, and soil conditioners, pruning, leaf and debris removal, hand watering turf and assisting with preventive maintenance of equipment. Assists with training employees in safe operation of equipment. Operates a pick-up truck and trailer over roads to transport equipment and materials to other park facilities. Assists mechanic with preventive maintenance. Oil changes, belts, tires, sharpening rotary mower blades. Assists with rebuilding, resurfacing and reinstalling reel mowing units. Completes required documentation for equipment repairs in the WOM system. This position requires working one weekend a month and overtime as needed.

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 load luggers and septic tank trucks, and may use specialized equipment on each;
  • Operates road rollers to compact subgrades, sub-bases, shoulder materials, and embankment areas;
  • 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.;
  • Drives a refuse collection truck, overseeing crew members, checking truck for proper operating condition, and making minor repairs;
  • 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;
  • Reads and interprets engineering plans for utility location prior to excavation;
  • 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

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.

Three years of experience in golf course maintenance. Experience with rebuilding, resurfacing and reinstalling reel mowing units. Experience calibrating spreaders and boom type sprayers. Virginia fertilizer applicators certificate or state with reciprocity. Virginia Commercial Applicators Certificate for turf or state with reciprocity. Category 3B.

Driver's License (Required)
Registered Pesticide Technician Required Upon Hire
VA Fertilizer Applicator Certification Required Within 6 Months

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check and driving record check 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.

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. Ability to wear respirator and other personal protective equipment and clothing. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; 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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