Senior Maintenance Worker

Burke, Virginia
$35,775.79 - $59,626.94 Annually
Nov 28, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
Full Time
Job Announcement

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions throughout DPWES.

Pipe & Manhole Repair: Performs repairs of wastewater collection system lines, manholes, highway cave-in, VDOT paving schedules, and other related duties. Operates a pickup, crew step van, dump truck, and small engine equipment.

Sewer Maintenance: Performs a variety of duties in the cleaning and maintenance of the wastewater collection system. Assists with the setup and operation of truck-mounted sewer rodding machines and combination pressure cleaner/vacuum machines. Visually inspects sewer lines for defects and reports findings.

Stormwater: Performs a variety of maintenance activities including concrete work, basic masonry, and carpentry tasks and basic stormwater structure maintenance and construction. Operates a variety of small power equipment. Operates a variety of fleet vehicles and vehicle accessories including large step vans, pick-up trucks, single-axle dump trucks, utility bucket truck, snowplows, and salt spreaders. May serve as crew leader. Ensures work is completed in accordance with VDOT specifications. Shares responsibility of job site safety, including traffic and pedestrian control. Performs and documents pre- and post-trip vehicle inspections. Performs visual inspections of sewer manholes and lines identifying defects and cleaning requirements.

Position may be underfilled as a Maintenance Worker; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Performs various semi-skilled tasks, to include specialized concrete and asphalt work (e.g., setting forms, finishing, etc.);
  • General maintenance and repair of machinery;
  • Constructs culverts and catch basins;
  • Adjusts manholes to proper height;
  • Inspects and approves work of Maintenance Workers;
  • Provides guidance and training to Maintenance Workers;
  • Assists customers using the homeowner’s disposal facilities;
  • Ensures that all white goods are properly processed prior to recycling;
  • Assists with spill cleanup, onsite at the disposal facility as well as throughout the county;
  • Coordinates various activities associated with repair and maintenance projects (e.g., paving, repairing sanitary sewer lines, rodding, and pressure cleaning operations);
  • Transports crew and equipment to work site;
  • May lead a crew in absence of Maintenance Crew Chief;
  • Inspects, and reviews work of a crew engaged in a variety of basic maintenance, construction and grounds keeping activities;
  • May Lead grass cutting, sodding, seeding, and fertilizing activities;
  • Leads playground equipment maintenance;
  • Participates in the maintenance of building walks, gutters, catch basins, and retaining walls, as well as concrete and asphalt paving projects;
  • Completes daily and preventive maintenance reports;
  • Trains staff;
  • Implements safety procedures;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports and monitors unsafe working conditions;
  • Complies with safety competencies.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; and two years of experience in maintenance, construction, or a related field.

This vacancy will be underfilled at the level of Maintenance Worker (Grade S10, $31,127 - $51,879). The employment standards for the Maintenance Worker are: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Maintenance Worker . Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Senior Maintenance Worker.

Note: For consideration to the underfill requirements, the applicant must possess a valid CDL learner's permit and this must be clearly stated on the application.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • A commercial driver's license (CDL) Class "B" or higher.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer.

The appointee to this position will be required to participate in emergency callback staffing that is subject to occur twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) and may periodically require working 12 to 18-hour shifts. Subject to working in adverse weather conditions and may be exposed to raw waste or environments generating methane gas.

  • Experience with wastewater collection system maintenance and/or repair including cleaning, inspection, repair, excavation, backfill, masonry, and asphalt paving.
  • Experience working with combination unit sewer cleaners (Vactor Truck) and rodders.
  • Experience working with wastewater related tools and equipment.
  • Experience using desktop or laptop computers regularly.
  • Experience using computer software programs such as Microsoft Office, GIS, and asset management programs.
  • Possession of any of the following certification:
    • Advanced Traffic Control;
    • Confined Space Entry,
    • Virginia Flagger Certification.

The appointee may be required to enter permitted confined spaces using an OSHA certified non-entry retrieval system, which includes a safety harness with a weight restriction of 310 pounds. Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level. Ability to lift/slide up to 90 pounds with assistance. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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