Trades Worker Iii

Arlington, Virginia
$31,782.40 - $48,526.40 Annually
Apr 05, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking a Trades Worker III to perform athletic field maintenance functions within a specified geographic area. This employee will work with a team engaged primarily in daily athletic field maintenance, however, work does include refuse collection, basic horticultural functions, park maintenance, and enhancement projects.

Specific duties include:
  • Using hand and power tools;
  • Driving sand pros, tractors and trucks (pickups and small dump trucks), hauling materials and pulling trailers daily;
  • Preparing athletic fields for games which includes lining and grooming fields daily, cleaning dugouts and spectator areas;
  • Minor landscaping and ground maintenance including collecting refuse and recycling; and
  • Reporting and recording completed work data into work order system using tablet.
The employee will interact on a regular basis with park users. Work is conducted in a team environment and the employee will occasionally provide guidance to other trades workers for small projects, special assignments, maintenance and weather emergencies.

Selection Criteria

NOTE: This recruitment may be used to fill comparable vacancies within Arlington County.

Minimum: Six months' experience performing general labor duties.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience with one or more of the following:
  • Operating dump trucks, pick-up trucks, refuse trucks and/or tractors;
  • Athletic field maintenance experience;
  • Providing training in general labor duties to other team members;
  • Cleaning and maintaining tools and vehicles; and/or
  • Possession of a valid Commercial Applicator license in categories 3A and 3B.

Special Requirements

1) Applicant must possess, or obtain within six months of appointment to this position, a Virginia Registered Technician certification for pesticide application.

2) Applicant must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's state of residence at the time of appointment. 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.

3) Employee will be required to follow all applicable federal, state, and county safety requirements when performing all duties. 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.

Additional Information

Work Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend work is required periodically and will be scheduled based on a rotating cycle.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Do you have at least six months or more of full-time experience performing general labor functions?
  • Yes
  • No


If not fully detailed in your application, please describe your experience performing general labor functions.


Please check if you have any of the following (check all that apply):
  • Valid driver's license from place of residence
  • CDL Learner's permit
  • Class "B" CDL
  • Class "A" CDL
  • None of the above


Indicate if you have experience with any of the following by checking all that apply: Please include details of experience in application in order to receive full credit.
  • Providing training in general labor duties to other team members
  • Cleaning and maintaining tools and vehicles
  • Performing landscape or grounds maintenance
  • Operating small trucks
  • Operating large trucks
  • Operating pick-up truck with pull-behind trailer
  • Operating pick-up truck without pull-behind trailer
  • Operating leaf vacuum vehicles
  • Operating other specialized commercial vehicles (list on application)
  • Operating heavy equipment
  • Reading a map and providing directions
  • Interacting/communicating with the public
  • Athletic field maintenance
  • None of the above


Do you possess any of the following? Check all that apply.
  • A valid Registered Technician license
  • Other certified pesticide applicator certification
  • A valid Commercial Applicator license in categories 3A and 3B
  • None of the above


I understand that this position requires following all applicable federal, state, and county safety requirements when performing all duties and that 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. I understand the above statements and agree to them.
  • Yes
  • No


This recruitment may be used to fill similar vacancies within Arlington County. Please select which statement most applies to you.
  • Please consider me for this vacancy only.
  • Please consider me for this vacancy as well as any other comparable vacancy within Arlington County.

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