Arlington, Virginia
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 22, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: TRADES WORKER III (2 VACANCIES) Closing Date/Time: Thu. 09/21/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $31,449.60 - $48,027.20 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: Solid Waste Bureau - 4300 S. 29th Street, Arlington, Virginia       This employee is a member of a team responsible for litter and leaf collection.

Specific duties include:
  • Reading a map and operating a GPS unit in order to navigate to various locations throughout Arlington County;
  • Performing litter control, bus shelter cleaning and graffiti removal, using hand, pressure washer, and vacuum collection methods for commercial, bus, and heavily traveled pedestrian areas and routes;
  • Operating a standard pickup truck with and without trailer and a commercial leaf collection vehicle in the Fall to collect leaves and other street debris;
  • Operating other specialized commercial vehicles as needed; and
  • Assisting in providing training and/or guidance to new team members as needed.
This employee will also perform other duties related to the overall mission and programs supported by the Operations section of the Solid Waste Division such as:
  • Working during snow emergencies;
  • Supporting all County special events and activities;
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and daily service of the vehicles; and
  • Other duties assigned by the supervisor.
The work environment includes exposure to drafts, noise, dust, grease and dirt with extended periods of sitting, bending, and lifting light to very heavy objects and equipment, weighing up to 50 pounds. The employee in this position performs duties in all weather related situations.
 Selection Criteria: NOTE:  This recruitment may be used to fill comparable vacancies within Arlington County.

Minimum:  Possession of a valid Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from applicant's place of residence at the time of application and six months of experience performing general labor functions.

Desirable:  Preference may be given to candidates with experience with one or more of the following:
  • Operating leaf vacuum vehicles;
  • Providing training in general labor duties to other team members;
  • Cleaning and maintaining tools and vehicles; and/or
  • Reading a map and providing directions.

 Special Requirements: 1) The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.  Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

2) Prior to the time of appointment, the successful applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screening. The successful applicant will be subject to drug screening, at such times during employment, as required by federal, state and local standards and policies.

3) Employee will be required to follow all applicable Federal, State, and County safety requirements when performing all duties.

4) Mandatory overtime is required during leaf season to include 10-hour work days and up to 10 hours on Saturday, and also during snow emergencies.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. See "Special Requirements" section.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application.  Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are required for this position.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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