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Arlington, Virginia
$43,804.80 - $66,934.40 Annually
Oct 10, 2020
Oct 22, 2020
Full Time
Position Information

Come and join our team and be a part of the beautification of Arlington County Parks, Community Centers and other facilities!

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking a skilled driver to operate heavy equipment and commercial vehicles for its Parks and Natural Resources (P&NR) Division. This employee will primarily operate a rear-end refuse vehicle to perform cleanliness program functions such as litter, trash, and recycling removal from various community locations such as bus shelters, playgrounds, parks and sports fields, and other designated locations. The employee is also required to perform snow removal operations and tree removal assistance.

Specific duties include:
  • Operating a rear-loading refuse collection truck for litter and recycling programs supported by the Division, according to assigned routes;
  • Assisting other Parks and Natural Resources units with the operation of other types of CDL vehicles;
  • Assisting with other park maintenance assignments and functions to include loading and hauling debris, and dumping of discarded material to and from community locations to disposal locations;
  • Participating in snow removal operations, tree emergency/removal operations, and special events;
  • Performing preventive maintenance, maintaining cleanliness, and making minor repairs on vehicles/equipment;
  • Using a computer, tablet, and/or computerized maintenance management system to perform basic work-related functions; and
  • Following a map and using GPS to perform daily functions.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Two (2) years of experience operating heavy equipment and/or commercial vehicles. Valid Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) required.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Using and managing tasks through a computerized work order system or computerized maintenance management system (CMMS);
  • Leading and/or coordinating the work of crew members;
  • Operating a rear end compacting refuse truck; and/or
  • Performing preventative maintenance on equipment.

Special Requirements

  1. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and perform repetitive and intensive manual labor.
  2. Applicant must possess a Class “A or “B” commercial driver’s license at time of application;
  3. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant’s official state/district driving record.
  4. 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.
  5. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant’s driving record, passing the DOT physical and pre-employment drug screening and alcohol breath test as required by applicable standards.
  6. Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  7. Availability for callback and/or to respond to emergency calls or other emergency situations.
  8. As a condition of employment and as necessitated by the work environment, employees may be required to wear various types of personal protective equipment in the performance of their duties.

Additional Information

Work Hours: 40 hours week, core hours 6:30am - 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Employee may be required to work some evening and weekend hours. Employee must be available for callback and holdover in emergency situations including those that are weather-related.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

The official title of this position is Motorized Vehicle Operator III.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed 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 full-time experience do you have operating heavy equipment and/or commercial vehicles?
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


Please select if you have any of the following valid licenses: Check all that apply
  • Regular Driver's License
  • CDL Learner's permit
  • CDL "A"
  • CDL "B"
  • Tankers endorsement
  • None of the above


Please check if you have experience operating any of the following: Check all that apply
  • Backhoe
  • Rear-load refuse collection truck
  • Small to medium dump truck
  • Pickup truck with 6ft - 12ft trailer
  • Knuckle boom truck
  • Hook lift roll-off truck
  • Snow plow
  • None of the above


Please check if you have experience with any of the following: Check all that apply
  • Using a computerized work order system or computerized maintenance management system
  • Leading and/or coordinating the work of crew members
  • Performing preventive maintenance on equipment/vehicles
  • Performing minor repair to equipment/vehicles
  • Assisting with snow removal operations
  • Performing customer service
  • None of the above

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