Arlington, Virginia
$22.02 - $33.64 Hourly
Mar 06, 2021
Mar 20, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking a Senior Trades Worker I to provide leadership to a crew in the Athletic Field Maintenance section, which performs athletic field maintenance functions throughout Arlington County. This employee coordinates and works with a team engaged in routine diamond and rectangle field preparation to include, but not limited to, grooming, aerating, top-dressing, seeding, applying field blankets, replacing soccer nets, and marking lines for a variety of sports. In addition, this employee will be required to perform maintenance tasks such as grooming, brushing, debris removal and infill top-dressing on synthetic turf fields.

The Senior Trades Worker I is also required to fill in for the Team Leader when absent, report project timelines or delays to the Team Leader/Manager, including coordinate work for contractors, ensure material and equipment is replenished, as well as managing the day-to-day work operations and staff needs.

Specific duties include:

  • Using hand and power tools;
  • Driving sand pros, tractors, trucks, pickups and small dump trucks, as well as pulling trailers daily;
  • Cleaning dugouts and spectator areas;
  • Hauling materials, collecting refuse, and recycling;
  • Landscaping and ground maintenance;
  • Managing work order system entries (via tablet), including reporting and completing work data, routine logs, and generating data-driven reports;
  • Providing periodic leadership to other trades workers for small projects, special assignments, maintenance duties, and during weather emergencies; and
  • Interacting on a regular basis with park users, including responding to questions from the public and directing them to supervisor when needed.

The ideal candidate will have strong comprehension skills to read and understand basic work instructions, interpersonal skills to provide routine information courteously, and familiarity with blueprints, maps and cut sheets.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: High School Diploma/GED or vocational school, plus two years of experience performing athletic field maintenance work and/or construction maintenance.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for up to two years of the education requirement. 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 experience with one or more of the following:

  • Possession of a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL);
  • Possession of a Registered Pesticide Technician license, Commercial Pesticide Applicator license in categories 3A and 3B, or other pesticide applicator certifications;
  • Operating larger trucks and equipment;
  • Supervising and training staff in general labor duties;
  • Use of/and maintaining tools and vehicles; and
  • Using work order systems, timekeeping systems, purchase order systems and/or Microsoft Office.

Special Requirements

  1. Applicant must possess or obtain within three months of appointment to this position, a Virginia Registered Pesticide Technician certification for pesticide application. Any employee hired without this certification will be appointed as a trainee, until the certification is obtained.
  2. Applicant must possess or obtain within one year of Registered Pesticide Technician certification, a valid Commercial Pesticide Applicator license in categories 3A and 3B.
  3. 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.
  4. For applicants with CDL - Prior to the time of appointment, the successful applicant must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and physical. The successful applicant will be subject to drug screening, at such times during employment, as required by federal, state and local standards and policies. 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.
  5. The work environment includes exposure to drafts, noise, dust, grease, and dirt, with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, and lifting light to very heavy objects, along with equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Additionally, work is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions, often near moving traffic and indoors, depending upon work assignments.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weekend work is required periodically and will be scheduled based on a rotating cycle. Employee must be available for immediate callback for snow removal and other emergencies.

The official title of this position is Lead Trades Worker I.

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.


What is your highest level of education?
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Completion of Technical/Vocational School
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree (or above)
  • None


Please check which type of Driver License you currently posses?
  • Regular Driver License
  • CDL Learner's Permit
  • Class "B" CDL
  • Class "A" CDL
  • None of the above


Do you possess any of the following? Check all that apply.
  • Registered Pesticide Technician Certification
  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator license in categories 3A & 3B
  • Other Pesticide Applicator Certifications/License
  • None


Indicate if you have experience with any of the following by checking all that apply: Please include details of experience in application in order to receive full credit.
  • Performing Athletic Field Maintenance Work
  • Leading or coordinating the work of others
  • Operating larger trucks and equipment
  • Use of/and maintaining tools and vehicles
  • Managing work order system entries
  • Landscaping and ground maintenance
  • None


This position requires occasional work on weekends and call-back during emergency situations. Do you understand and agree to this statement?
  • Yes, I understand and agree with the above statement
  • No, I do not agree with the above statement

Required Question

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