Motor Equipment Operator

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Fairfax, Virginia
$45,474.42 - $75,789.79 Annually
Sep 19, 2023
Sep 29, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

$2,500 Signing Bonus*

Precision Equipment for Precision Work. Fairfax County DPWES Maintenance & Stormwater Division is seeking a Motor Equipment Operator. Are you up for the challenge?

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) seeks a Motor Equipment Operator to Operate a variety of medium and light equipment.

DPWES is a diverse, nationally-accredited and award-winning public works agency with approximately 1,000 employees providing solid waste, capital facility development, wastewater, stormwater, urban forestry, and land acquisition management services for the most populous county in Virginia. Join our team to help us protect the environment and serve the people of Fairfax County by creating and preserving a sustainable community that is an ideal place to live, work, and play for everyone.

Fairfax County Government is committed to our employees, and offers comprehensive benefits, including a defined-benefit retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; paid leave; tuition reimbursement; and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Through our LiveWell Program and the County Benefits Division, we endeavor to cultivate a culture of wellbeing that empowers, educates and engages employees and retirees to make life-long choices that promote a holistic approach to their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial wellness. Please review our awesome benefits:Fairfax County’s award-winning Stormwater team works to reduce flood risk and protect local watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay with comprehensive watershed and infrastructure management to protect people, the environment, and property.

This position reports under the Maintenance and Operations Branch of Maintenance & Stormwater Division 10635 West Drive Fairfax Va. 22030

Operates a variety of medium and light equipment, including a tandem-axle dump truck, single axle dump truck, backhoe, road roller, skid-steer loader, compressed air tools, etc., in all phases of stormwater infrastructure and road construction (scarifying, blading, compaction, equipment transportation, excavations, ect.). Conducts daily inspection, routine maintenance, and light repair on such equipment. Performs a variety of manual labor task such as digging, loading, snow shoveling, grass cutting, asphalt leveling and raking, brush removal, lifting, pushing, and other heavy physical work. Ensures that appropriate safety procedures are followed when operating and working near medium / small equipment. Duties are performed under supervision.

NOTE: This position is required to be available 24 hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.

*A $2,500 signing bonus is available to new county employees hired in the Motor 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.

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.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • A Class "B" commercial driver's license (CDL).
    • Tanker Endorsement within 12 months of hire.
    • Must obtain CDL Class "A" designation within three months of hire.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Five years of work experience operating a truck and equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans for utility location prior to excavation.
  • Ability to operate a skid-steer
  • Ability to operate a backhoe and carry grade
  • Experienced in snow plowing operations using a dump truck, skid-steer, or a backhoe.
Hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, long pants, sleeved shirt and personal fall arrest harness. Candidate must be physically and mentally capable of performing confined space entry operations via 21" manholes with vertical descent using integral or portable ladders further requiring use of all applicable protective equipment and documentation. Ability to pass pre-employment physicals. With or without reasonable accommodation performs duties to include pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, stooping, walking, climbing in and out of catch basins and manholes (with assistance, includes removal and replacement of manhole covers weighing up to 90 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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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