Arlington, Virginia
Apr 07, 2017
May 05, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: TRADES MANAGER/LEADER (WATER MAINTENANCE) Closing Date/Time: Thu. 05/04/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $45,822.40 - $86,632.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: Water/Sewer/Streets Division - 4200 S. 28th Street, Arlington, Virginia       NOTE: This is a re-announcement to revise the special requirements section and to increase the applicant pool.  If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

Arlington County is looking for an experienced individual to lead Water Maintenance Crews who perform work tasks related to the maintenance, replacement, repairs, and new installations of water mains, water service, water valves and fire hydrants.

Specific duties include:
  • Planning, scheduling, managing and evaluating water maintenance crew project work;
  • Providing training and monitoring employees in the use of a variety of specialized equipment, technical procedures, and safety methods in order to ensure that the crew is able to complete all work safely while following applicable County regulations, laws and accident prevention measures;
  • Ensuring that supplies, tools, materials and equipment are available for the job;
  • Performing administrative functions such as time reporting, activity reports and personal injury, accident and vehicle reports;
  • Resolving on-site issues as they arise and ensure that all safety precautions are taken;
  • Responding and mobilizing the team in emergency situations, including communicating with appropriate staff;
  • Interacting with citizens, contractors, Miss Utility locators, engineers and surveyors; and
  • Collaborating with County staff working during the night shift.
Other duties consist of water valve inspections, large meter replacement, utility patch repairs, and assisting the leak detector.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to manage projects; train, supervise, and evaluate trades workers; and work collaboratively with other agencies, contractors, and citizens. 

Typically this combination of experience and education is obtained through a High School Diploma, GED, or Graduation from Vocational School, and several years of experience as a trades worker performing construction/maintenance in water, sewer or street operations and including some responsibility for providing guidance, team coordination, or other similar level leadership work.  See Special Requirements below.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

a) Experience supervising or leading construction or maintenance projects;
b) Experience in two or more technical areas in water, sewer or street operations; and/or
c) Experience performing administrative functions such as time reporting, activity reports and personal injury, accident and vehicle reports.
 Special Requirements: 1) Applicant must possess or obtain within 180 days of employment, a Class "A" or "B" commercial driver's license from the applicant's place of residence.
2) The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.
3) Applicant must provide written consent for Arlington County to obtain from previous employers information required by DOT agency regulations concerning drug and alcohol testing information; and prior to appointment, applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screening, and will be subject to drug screening at such times during employment as required by federal, state and local standards and policies.
4) Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record and passing a pre-employment drug screening and alcohol breath test as required by applicable standards.
5) Requires learning and following all safety rules and regulations pertaining to job functions which include attending all required safety classes and meetings in order to ensure a safe working environment and to ensure team members are practicing the required safety rules and regulations.
 Additional Information: Work is performed in a combination of office and outdoors environments. Outdoor conditions may include all types of weather, moving traffic, exposure to drafts, noise, dust, grease, and dirt with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, and lifting light to very heavy objects and equipment.

Work hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Employee may be required to work other shifts and overtime as needed and in emergency call-back situations.

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