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Senior Maintenance Worker

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$43,498.00 - $72,496.11 Annually
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

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$2,500 Signing Bonus*

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply; all applications will be considered.

Are you looking for a career opportunity where you can improve the environment while earning a living? The Maintenance Operations Branch has just what you are looking for.

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) seeks energetic Senior Maintenance Workers to assist a team of 3 or more in the maintenance of storm sewer systems within Fairfax County. Multiple positions are available.

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.

Incumbent constructs asphalt or concrete walkways. Assists in the construction of catch basins, manholes, headwalls and retaining walls, and the laying of cinder block and brick and the laying of storm sewer pipe. Performs construction carpentry work. Sets concrete forms; mixes places and finishes concrete. Performs a variety of manual labor tasks digging, loading, snow shoveling, grass cutting, brush removal, asphalt leveling and raking, lifting, pushing, pulling, and other heavy physical work, etc. Repairs, surveys, cleans, and inspects broken storm drainage lines. Takes measurements of sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and walls to estimate material requirements for construction or repair work. Uses hand tools including, but not limited to shovel, pitchfork, hammer, hatchet, crowbar, wheelbarrow, etc. Incumbent performs various types of inspections on transportation and storm drainage infrastructure along with other duties as assigned. Operates snow blower, self-propelled riding mower and tractor with attached mower. Operates a variety of small engine equipment including, but not limited to weed eater, push mower, power tamper, chain saw, concrete saw and gas generator, etc. Operates an air compressor and pneumatic tools, gas roller, outboard motor, and various size pumps. Operates crew van, pickup truck, flatbed truck, water truck, snowplow, and spreader. Performs maintenance checks on vehicles and equipment. Maintains current valid class "B" commercial driver's license (CDL) for vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more and trailer weight of 10,000 pounds or less.

This position works in the DPWES Stormwater Maintenance Operations Branch located at 10635 West Drive Fairfax, VA. 22030

This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions. Position may be underfilled as a Maintenance Worker; the underfill requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

*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.

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.

This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Maintenance Worker (Grade S11, $34,294.00 - $57,156.53). The employment standards for the Maintenance Worker are any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade. Underfill candidates must be able to meet the minimum qualifications of the Senior Maintenance Worker within two years of the job announcement's closing date.

  • A valid motor vehicle driver's license.
  • Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
    • Tanker endorsement within 12 months of hire.

For consideration to the underfill requirements, the applicant must possess a valid CDL learner's permit and this must be clearly stated on their application. Applicants hired at this level will be noncompetitively promoted to the advertised level upon completion of an underfill agreement and obtaining a CDL that permits operating a Class "B" vehicle within six months of appointment.

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

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.

  • Knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics used in storm drainage,
  • Knowledge of stormwater management and flood control facilities.
  • General knowledge of the use of construction equipment, small equipment, and hand tools.
  • Two years of driving experience in the operation of commercial motor vehicles.
  • Two seasons of experience operating snowplow and spreader.

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 with assistance. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and practical skills evaluation.

Positions within this classification that require a CDL that are general merit may be eligible for a one-time hiring incentive bonus for new county employees only. This bonus program requires a signed payback agreement between the department and employee. Must have CDL at time of hire.

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.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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