Water/sewer/streets Technician V (streets Section - Concrete Maintenance)

Arlington, Virginia
$43,617.60 - $66,622.40 Annually
Nov 01, 2019
Nov 15, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

The Department of Environmental Services (DES) is recruiting for a Water/Sewer/Streets (WSS) Technician V to work primarily in the streets section performing senior level trades work related to concrete maintenance including replacement, repairs, and new installations of concrete (curb and gutter, sidewalks, handicap ramps, bus shelters). This employee also provides daily on-site leadership to team members and acts on behalf of the supervisor in his/her absence.

Specific duties include:
  • Performing and coordinating daily crew functions including placing and maintaining concrete and asphalt and providing technical guidance and on-site training to crew members;
  • Coordinating with crew leader in the day-to-day work of the crew including adjusting for variable work sites and weather conditions; securing materials for use in projects; ensuring proper installations and repairs are accomplished; providing accurate site measurements; directing vehicle operators to and from the job site; and ensuring safe traffic and equipment operations;
  • Using the work order/asset management systems (Cartegraph) and other computer systems such as Microsoft Office to create and prioritize work flows, complete logs, reports and close-outs of work orders, review plans/blue prints, intersection information, cut sheets, and other media to verify prompt and efficient work flows;
  • Assisting with site preparation and clean-up to ensure existing conditions are safe and that work can be completed, and making minor repairs/adjustments to tools and equipment on an as-needed basis;
  • Driving and operating light and/or heavy equipment (backhoes, etc.) to and from work sites, transporting materials and crew members, and assisting crew members in the use of specialized equipment;
  • Performing lead functions during snow removal operations; and
  • Responding to routine questions from the public or directing questions to Supervisor.
The ideal candidate will be a dedicated employee with good organizational and communication skills and the ability to respond to emergencies as needed. This position also requires consulting with the supervisor at the start of each day to receive specific team related work instructions and sharing work related feedback at the end of each day.

Arlington County offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a Defined Benefit (pension) plan. For more information on Arlington's family friendly benefits click here .

Selection Criteria

Minimum: A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to operate hand and power tools, work outdoors in all types of weather and follow verbal/written instructions, plus considerable experience performing trades work in concrete and/or asphalt construction and/or maintenance in street operations.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Technical training may substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
a) experience as a team leader or lead worker in construction or streets operations;
b) experience in two or more technical areas in water, sewer or street operations; and/or
c) experience completing daily paperwork such as time sheets, material tickets, or daily project reports.

Special Requirements

1) Applicant must possess a Class "A" or "B" commercial driver's license from the applicant's place of residence.
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) Requires on-call duty on a weekly rotating basis which includes assisting the Trades Manager with preparing the on-call stand-by list.
5) Requires learning and following all safety rules and regulations pertaining to job functions which includes attending all required safety classes and meetings in order to ensure a safe working environment and to ensure team members are practicing the required safety rules and regulations.
6) Current WSS Technicians should have two years' experience at the WSS Tech IV level to qualify.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Due to the work environment and as a condition of employment, Arlington County employees may be required to wear various personal protective equipment in the performance of their duties.

Additional Information

Work hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Employee must be available for call back in emergency situations, particularly during snow removal season.

Work is generally performed outdoors and in all types of weather conditions and often near moving traffic. Some work may be performed indoors depending upon the work assignment. The work environment includes exposure to draft, noise, dust, grease, and dirt with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, and lifting light to heavy objects and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

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: 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.


What is your highest level of education?
  • 10th grade
  • 11th grade
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Some College
  • Associates Degree
  • BA/BS Degree
  • MA/MS Degree
  • Other


How much experience do you have in asphalt and/or concrete construction and/or maintenance in street operations?
  • None
  • 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


Does your experience in concrete and/or asphalt construction and/or maintenance in streets operations include performing as a senior worker or team leader?
  • Yes
  • No


Please indicate your experience within street maintenance and operations for any of the following by checking all that apply:
  • Reading blueprints, plans, and system maps
  • Using a work order system (e.g. Carte graph)
  • Operating backhoes
  • Operating concrete trucks
  • Asphalt Placement
  • Amenity feature installations (bus stop shelters, benches, leaning posts, trash cans, etc.)
  • Blue Print / Construction Drawings comprehension
  • Bricks - Decorative designs
  • Bricks - Sidewalks
  • Compaction (Based on VDOT recommended practices and standards)
  • Concrete - Curb and Gutter
  • Concrete - Handicap Ramps
  • Concrete - Pads (Bus Stops, Ride Share, etc.)
  • Concrete - Sidewalks
  • Concrete - Specialty (stamping, coloring, walls, etc.)
  • Concrete - Storm Sewer / Sanitary Sewer Structures
  • Emergency Operations (Derecho's, Hurricanes, Snow, etc.)
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Layout of jobs based on blue prints and/or survey points
  • Retaining Walls (concrete and/or brick
  • Saw Cutting (asphalt & concrete)
  • Site Restoration (seed, straw, grass, etc.)
  • None of the above


What valid driving permit/licenses do you possess? (check all that apply)
  • None
  • Regular Driver's License
  • Class "A" CDL
  • Class "B" CDL
  • Hazardous Materials Category "C"


Do you possess any endorsements with your CDL? (check all that apply)
  • None
  • Endorsement H - Hazardous Material
  • Endorsement N - Tank vehicle
  • Endorsement P - Passenger
  • Endorsement S - School Bus
  • Endorsement T - Vehicle towing a double or triple trailer
  • Endorsement X - Tank vehicle and transport hazardous waste


I understand 1) that the possession of a valid Class A or B commercial driver's license with air brakes endorsement is required at time of application, 2) that I must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record; 3) that I must provide written consent for Arlington County to obtain from previous employers information required by DOT agency regulations concerning drug and alcohol testing information and 4) that 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. I have read the above statements and agree to them.
  • Yes
  • No


I understand that the regular work hours for this position is 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and that I may occasionally be required to work overtime. I understand that this work schedule includes availability for call-back in emergency situations to include snow emergencies. I have read the above statements and I agree to them.
  • Yes
  • No

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