Maintenance Worker

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$31,127.62 - $51,879.98 Annually
Posted
May 08, 2021
Closes
May 22, 2021
Ref
21-00887
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Performs a variety of routine, manual labor tasks and operates light motorized equipment. Task include however not limited to disposal of white good/brush recycling operations, litter control, traffic direction and general maintenance of site, equipment and facility. Reports for duty promptly in proper uniform and physical condition and be ready to work any assigned task. Follow instructions from supervisory personnel and communicate any problems to a supervisor. Utilize the communication systems (cell phones, radios, etc.) in accordance with County policies. Operate a two-way radio system in accordance with the regulations of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Maintain good customer/employee/supervisor relations. Provide information to customers in a helpful, courteous, efficient manner. Ensure a safe work environment for county staff and complex customers. Engages in safety working practices and complies with Solid Waste safety programs and guidelines. Complies with the DPWES Safety Competencies. Maintain the standards of the county, including but not limited to safety, and personnel policies and procedures. Adhere to the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) guiding principles. Perform other duties as assigned.

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.)

  • Collects and/or disposes of refuse, yard debris, recyclables, and other solid waste materials;
  • Assists customers at homeowner's disposal facility;
  • Assists with spill cleanup and traffic control onsite at the disposal facility as well as throughout the county;
  • Clears sidewalks of ice and snow;
  • Mixes and pours concrete for foundations or other construction repair work;
  • Assists pumping station operators in the maintenance and minor repair of equipment;
  • Cleans facilities, to include removing trash and litter;
  • Loads and unloads trucks;
  • Moves furniture, heavy equipment, and materials;
  • Repairs and maintains walkways, gutters, and downspouts;
  • Applies pesticides, fertilizer, and other chemicals under supervision of a certified pest applicator;
  • Maintains and repairs grounds and turf (i.e., reconditioning, vegetation control, and repairs);
  • Repairs irrigation systems (i.e., sprinklers, valves, and pipes);
  • Performs various landscaping tasks, to include propagating beds, edging, mulching, and planting;
  • Operates tractors and mowers, chain saws, or cutoff saws;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports unsafe working conditions;
  • Complies with safety competencies.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all- inclusive list.)

  • Working knowledge of small equipment to include weed eater, push mower, power tamper, chain saw, concrete saw and gas generator;
  • Basic knowledge of air compressors and pneumatic tools;
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use and perform basic scheduled maintenance on various types of hand tools, machinery, etc.;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices;
  • Ability to perform duties requiring manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude;
  • Ability to operate various types of motor vehicles;
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions;
  • Ability to work outside with regular exposure to severe weather, noxious fumes, high levels of dust, etc.;
  • Ability to perform medium to heavy manual labor;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with customers, employees and supervisors.


Employment Standards

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
A valid motor vehicle driver's license.

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

Some positions within this classification maybe required to work overtime and are subject to 24 hour emergency callback.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
One year experience in manual labor work. Some knowledge of residential refuse, yard waste, and recycling collection procedures and routes. Two-Three years working outside in all types of weather. Two years or more providing customer service. Experience in traffic control. Experience with snow removal equipment. Some knowledge of OSHA safety rules and regulations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Stoop, able to stand for long periods of time, and continuous walking. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include written 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.