Motor Vehicle Operator Iii And Iv (promotional)

Arlington, Virginia
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Sep 20, 2019
Oct 04, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

Note: This Recruitment is open only to Arlington County Government employees in the Competitive Service.

Arlington County is seeking an experienced Motor Vehicle Operator in the Operations Section of the Solid Waste Bureau (SWB), Department of Environmental Services. The prospective employees will be asked to operate and drive a number of different pieces of equipment and vehicles to include but not limited to the following:
  • Tractor-trailer in a landfill environment;
  • Rubber tire loader in the Earth Products Recycling Yard;
  • Knuckle-boom truck for collection of brush material;
  • Hook lift roll off truck;
  • Small to medium sized dump trucks for delivering mulch;
  • Pick-up trucks towing a 6-12 foot trailer;
  • Street sweeping vehicle;
  • Vacuum leaf collection vehicle;
  • Rear-loading refuse collection trucks for litter and other programs supported by the Solid Waste Bureau; and
  • Stationary recycling equipment such as Tub Grinder, Rock crusher, Dirt shaker, or a Trommel screen.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Performing preventive maintenance and making minor repairs on equipment;
  • Assisting with leaf collection program and snow removal operations;
  • Performing inspections and maintaining the cleanliness of the trucks and equipment within the Solid Waste Bureau;
  • Providing information to citizens of the County regarding services provided such as brush collection, as well as interacting with other staff from various departments;
  • Utilizing a computer and/or tablet to enter data on a computerized maintenance management system or similar software system to document daily work completed, pre and post trip inspections, mileage; and other relevant information; and
  • Reading and following a map and using a GPS to perform daily functions.
The ideal candidates for this position must have a high regard for safety as an operator of heavy automotive or related equipment. All applicable federal, state and County safety requirements must be followed. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential to effectively interact with customers and team members.

Selection Criteria

Employee must be in permanent status or limited term status who have completed a competitive process with Arlington County Government.

Minimum Qualifications:

Motor Vehicle Operator III: One year experience operating heavy automotive or related equipment such as tandem dump trucks, large refuse trucks or street sweepers. See special requirements below.

Motor Vehicle Operator IV: Considerable experience operating heavy equipment or commercial vehicles. Valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License required. See Special Requirements below.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
Motor Vehicle Operator III:
  • Experience operating refuse collection equipment and a street sweeper;
  • Experience performing preventive maintenance on automotive equipment; and/or
  • Experience making minor repairs on automotive equipment.

Motor Vehicle Operator IV:
  • Hazmat and/or Tanker endorsement;
  • More than two years of experience operating equipment and vehicles such as those listed in the position description;
  • Experience performing minor repairs on automotive equipment; and/or
  • Experience using computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).

Special Requirements

NOTE: Arlington County provides a comprehensive leaf collection program to the citizens that will require overtime and weekend work. Employees within the Solid Waste Bureau also respond to snow and debris removal emergencies as well as service special events, both of which require overtime and/or weekend or holiday hours.

For both positions (MVO III and MVO IV):
  • Work is generally performed outdoors and in all types of weather conditions and often near and around moving traffic. The work environment includes exposure to draft, noise, dust, grease, dirt and requires the ability to perform repetitive and intensive manual labor and to lift light-to-heavy objects and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Prior to the time of appointment, the successful applicant must pass a DOT physical and a pre-employment drug screening. Once hired, the employee will be subject to drug screening at such times during employment as required by federal, state, and local standards and regulations.
  • Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record, passing of the DOT physical and pre-employment drug screening and alcohol breath test as required by applicable standards.
  • Applicant must possess a class "A" commercial driver's license at time of application. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.

Additional Information

Salary Information:
Motorized Vehicle Operator III: $39,020.80 - $59,633.60
Motorized Vehicle Operator IV: $43,617.60 - $66,622.40

Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Employees must be available for call-back and/or to respond to emergency debris calls and other emergency situations. Employees will be required to work overtime as needed and may also be required to work some holidays and Saturdays.

Please complete each section of the application. To receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application. 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.


How much experience (full-time or equivalent) do you have operating heavy equipment or commercial vehicles? Be sure to detail this experience in your application under your work history.
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


What valid driving permit/licenses do you possess? Check all that apply.
  • Motor vehicle operator's license from place of residence
  • CDL learner's permit
  • Class "B" CDL
  • Class "A" CDL
  • Air Brake endorsement for CDL
  • Hazmat and Tankers endorsement
  • None of the above


Please check the box(es) if you have experience operating any of the equipment/vehicles listed below. Check all that apply. For all items checked, please ensure that supporting details are included in the work history section of your application.
  • Tractor trailer in a landfill environment
  • Rubber tire loader in the Earth Products Recycling Yard
  • Knuckle boom truck for collection of brush material
  • Hook lift roll-off truck
  • Small to medium dump truck
  • Pick-up truck with 6ft to 12ft trailer
  • Street sweeping vehicle
  • Vacuum leaf collection vehicle
  • Rear-load collection truck
  • Stationary recycling equipment such as tub grinder, rock crusher, dirt shaker, or a trammel screen
  • None of the above


Please check the box(es) if you have experience with any of the following tasks listed below. Check all that apply. For all items checked, please ensure that supporting details are included in the work history section of your application.
  • Performing preventive maintenance on automotive equipment
  • Making minor repairs to automotive equipment
  • Assisting with snow removal operations
  • Providing customer service
  • Using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • None of the above


Please indicate if you understand and agree to the requirements for this position that are listed on the job announcement under the "Special Requirements" section pertaining to: 1) Possession of a valid Class A commercial driver's license with air brakes endorsement at time of application; 2) Authorizing Arlington County to obtain, or providing a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record; 3) Providing written consent for Arlington County to obtain from previous employers information required by DOT agency regulations concerning drug and alcohol testing information; and 4) Passing pre-employment drug screening, as well as drug screening at such times during employment as required by federal, state and local standards and policies.
  • Yes
  • No


Please indicate if you understand and agree to the following requirements for this position: 1) Being available for call-back in emergency situations and for snow operations; 2) Working overtime, weekend and/or holiday hours on occasion.
  • Yes
  • No

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