Maintenance Worker

Location
Falls Church, Virginia
Salary
$30,487.39 - $50,812.94 Annually
Posted
Apr 06, 2019
Closes
Apr 06, 2019
Ref
19-00745
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Participates in a variety of unskilled tasks associated with mowing and parks/grounds maintenance. Duties will include: completing maintenance and repairs to park facilities, playground equipment, picnic areas, walkways, fencing, signs, and other amenities; the removal of trash, debris, and leaves; seeding; placement of sod; snow removal; and minor repairs to turf surfaces. Uses various hand tools and gas powered equipment. Should possess the ability to inspect and operate a truck and trailer, hauling equipment and materials. Informs supervisor of conditions requiring special attention. Ability to work overtime for special and emergency weather events.

Note: Reports to the Area 1 - 1927 Pimmit Dr., Falls Church, VA 22042 on a daily basis, then is detailed to necessary parks.

Illustrative Duties

  • Collects and/or disposes of refuse, yard debris, recyclables, and other solid waste materials;
  • Clears sidewalks of ice and snow;
  • Mixes and pours concrete for foundations or other construction repair work;
  • Operates various types of trucks (e.g., dump truck, loader, flusher) for transporting equipment, tools, or crews to job sites;
  • Cleans facilities, to include removing trash and litter;
  • Loads and unloads trucks;
  • Moves furniture, heavy equipment, and materials;
  • Performs routine building maintenance tasks (e.g., replacing light bulbs, moving and making minor repairs to furniture);
  • Repairs and maintains walkways, gutters, and downspouts;
  • Applies pesticides, fertilizer, and other chemicals under supervision of a certified pest applicator;
  • Maintains and repairs grounds and turf (i.e., reconditioning, vegetation control, and repairs);
  • Repairs irrigation systems (i.e., sprinklers, valves, and pipes);
  • Performs various landscaping tasks, to include propagating beds, edging, mulching, and planting;
  • Performs minor building and/or equipment repair and/or maintenance;
  • Operates tractors and mowers, chain saws, or cutoff saws;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports unsafe working conditions;
  • Complies with safety competencies.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of construction and maintenance of asphalt and concrete;
  • Working knowledge of small equipment to include weed eater, push mower, power tamper, chain saw, concrete saw and gas generator;
  • Basic knowledge of air compressors and pneumatic tools;
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use and perform basic scheduled maintenance on various types of hand tools, machinery, etc.;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices;
  • Ability to perform duties requiring manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude;
  • Ability to operate various types of motor vehicles;
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions;
  • Ability to work outside with regular exposure to severe weather, noxious fumes, high levels of dust, etc.;
  • Ability to perform medium to heavy manual labor;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with customers, employees and supervisors.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
A valid motor vehicle driver's license is required. Positions within this classification requiring a valid motor vehicle license are subject to a driving record check as a condition of employment and periodically thereafter, as determined by Risk Management.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Some positions within this classification maybe required to work overtime and are subject to 24 hour emergency callback.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience performing maintenance activities to parks using skid-steers with attachments, tractor with attachments, riding mowers, small equipment experience with chainsaws, weed-trimmers, edgers, blowers, and walk-behind mowers. Experience with the repair and maintenance of outdoor maintenance equipment, such as mowers, tractors, and landscape equipment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift 50 pounds frequently. Ability to operate truck pickup, mower riding, mower rotary push, ground maintenance equipment/hand/power, power tools cleaning. Ability to bend, twist turn, and stoop. Ability to work outdoors during inclement weather (both cold and warm weather months). Ability to traverse uneven terrain and walk and stand for extended periods of time. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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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