Wss Equipment Operator I & Ii (multiple Vacancies)

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$43,617.60 - $66,622.40 Annually
Posted
Sep 20, 2019
Closes
Oct 25, 2019
Ref
2361-20A-DES-EM
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services is hiring Water/Sewer/Streets (WSS) Equipment Operators to be responsible for driving and operating heavy construction equipment and vehicles to support the construction and maintenance of the County's water, sewer, and streets infrastructure. The positions are located in the Water Maintenance section which is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and installation of water-related assets within Arlington County including fire hydrants, valves, water-related service(s), and water mains.

Responsibilities include:
  • Operating a backhoe, forklift, skid steer's and/or crane truck to excavate trenches and holes, assisting in moving materials and equipment, and grading surfaces for construction;
  • Operating a uni-loader and related equipment to assist in the construction and/or maintenance of seasonal public works' projects;
  • Manually digging around existing utilities, placing water line assets, and performing asphalt and concrete restoration of work site upon completion;
  • Loading various size trucks (medium (2 axle) & tandem (3 axle) and driving and operating other equipment such as asphalt rollers (walk-behind and riding), asphalt/concrete saw's (handheld and walk-behind), front-end loader and perform routine preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Entering and maintaining data into a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS); and
  • Provide Technical guidance and on-site training to crew members to assure all safety requirements are met.
Employees are required to work on water main breaks and snow removal operations and will be exposed to all types of weather conditions, drafts, noise, dust, grease, dirt, and and lifting light to heavy objects and equipment weighting up to 50lbs. The employees perform related duties as assigned and receive supervision from a Senior Technician and/or Trades Manager Leader.

Selection Criteria

Please Note: This announcement will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and interviews conducted continuously with qualified applicants. This position will close when the position has been filled or when enough qualified candidates has been received. This recruitment may be used to fill other comparable Equipment Operator vacancies with Arlington County Government.

Minimum: A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to drive and operate heavy construction equipment and vehicles such as medium and tandem dump trucks, backhoes, crane trucks, front-end loaders, or asphalt rollers, asphalt/concrete saw's, skid steer's and forklifts. Commercial driver's license (CDL) required.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • At least two years of experience operating a backhoe and/or similar equipment;
  • Experience performing preventive maintenance on equipment;
  • Experience using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS);
  • Field construction experience (reading/interpreting plans, cut sheets, etc.); and/or
  • Tankers endorsement (for CDL).


Special Requirements

  • Applicant must possess a class "B" or "A" commercial driver's license (CDL).
  • 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 and passing a pre-employment drug screening and alcohol breath test as required by applicable standards.
  • Prior to the time of appointment, the successful applicant must pass 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.
  • Applicant must provide written consent for Arlington County to obtain from previous employer's information required by DOT agency regulations concerning drug and alcohol testing information.
  • Candidates invited for interview may be asked to participate in skills testing involving the operation of equipment.


Additional Information

Work Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Must be available for call-back in emergency situations such as water main breaks and snow removal.

This position is a part of a multi-grade series and may be filled at either level I or II based on a skills, performance and experience assessment by the Department of Environmental Services. The pay range above encompasses the entry salary for a WSS Equipment Operator I through the maximum salary for a WSS Equipment Operator II.

Salary ranges:
WSS Equipment Operator I - $39,811.00 - $60,840.00.
WSS Equipment Operator II - $43,617.60 - $66,622.40.

The official title of this position is Equipment Operator I/II.

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 considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. 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: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

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.

01

I understand that the regular work hours for this position are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. I also understand that this position requires being available for call-back in emergencies such as snow removal operations.
  • Yes
  • No


02

Please acknowledge:
  • The possession of a valid Class A or B commercial driver's license is required at time of application.
  • I must authorize Arlington County to obtain or provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.
  • I must provide written consent for Arlington County to obtain from previous employer's information required by DOT agency regulations concerning drug and alcohol testing information.
  • Prior to appointment, I 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.
  • If I am invited for an interview I may be asked to participate in skills testing involving the operation of equipment. I have read and understand the requirements for this position.
  • Yes
  • No


03

What is your highest level of education?

04

How much experience do you have operating heavy construction equipment and vehicles such as medium and tandem dump trucks, backhoes, crane trucks, front-end loaders, or asphalt rollers, asphalt/concrete saw's, skid steer's and forklifts?
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 to less than 12 months
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 to less than 4 years
  • 4 to less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more
  • None


05

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
  • Hazardous Materials Category C
  • Tankers endorsement
  • Rigging certification
  • None of the above


06

Please list any additional endorsements not checked in the previous question (#3) that you currently have with your CDL.

07

Which of the following equipment do you have experience operating? Check all that apply and be sure the detail of this experience is reflected in your application in order to receive credit.
  • Tandem dump truck
  • Medium dump truck
  • Front-end loader
  • Crane truck
  • Backhoe
  • Asphalt roller
  • Asphalt/concrete saw
  • Skid Steer
  • Forklift
  • Bulldozer
  • Excavator
  • Roller (tailgate, dual drum)
  • Gadwall
  • Mini Excavator
  • Air Compressor w/ tools
  • Bob Cat
  • Snow Plow (V-Box & Plow)
  • Wheel Loader
  • None of the above


08

How much experience do you have operating a backhoe? Please ensure the detail of this experience is reflected in your application under the work history section for proper credit.
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 to less than 12 months
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 or more years


09

Please check below if you have experience with any of the following: Be sure to include details of this experience in your application.
  • Performing preventive maintenance on equipment
  • Experience in field construction (reading/interpreting plans, cut sheets, etc.)
  • Entering, updating, and maintaining data into a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • None of the above


10

As noted in this job announcement, this recruitment may be used to fill other comparable Equipment Operator vacancies with Arlington County Government. Please indicate your availability.
  • Please only consider me for this current recruitment.
  • Please consider me for this recruitment as well as for other comparable vacancies within Arlington County Government.


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