Arlington County, Virginia
$17.22 - $26.31 Hourly
Jun 26, 2022
Jul 31, 2022
Full Time
Position Information

Note: These are six-month seasonal positions, approximate timeframe is May through November 2022.

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation has multiple temporary Trades Worker II vacancies available within the Park Service Area and Landscape Unit of the Parks and Natural Resources Division. These temporary employees work individually or with a team to perform basic horticultural functions, street tree watering, park maintenance, refuse collection, and enhancement projects.

Specific duties:

  • Watering high value trees in County facilities, parks, streets and medians; often in locations with moderate vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
  • Cleaning restrooms, picnic pavilions, and charcoal grills;
  • Picking up trash, collecting recycling, refuse and hauling materials;
  • Operating County vehicles, tools, and equipment such as pick-up trucks, water trucks, backpack blowers, and string trimmers;
  • Using hand and small power tools to install or repair park equipment and perform general ground maintenance;
  • Maintaining records of work performed;
  • Providing periodic leadership to other trades workers on small projects, special assignments, general maintenance and weather emergencies; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
The employees will interact on a regular basis with park users and work individually during tree watering operations and in a team environment when performing park or grounds maintenance.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: The ability to follow basic written and verbal instructions, learn how to safely operate hand and power tools, and learn a variety of skills related to park maintenance, grounds maintenance, and construction.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • 6 months of park or ground maintenance;
  • Operating backpack blowers, string trimmers and 2-cycle equipment;
  • Performing horticultural tasks and taking care of plants in a commercial setting;
  • Demonstrated proficiency using hand and power tools;
  • Class A or B Commercial Driver's License; and
  • Ability to read maps.

Special Requirements

  1. Must possess a valid driver's License and be able to drive efficiently to several work locations throughout the day. 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.
  2. A pre-employment background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: drug screening, criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You will be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.
  3. Must have ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions. The work environment includes exposure to drafts, noise, dust, grease and dirt with extended periods of sitting, bending, and lifting light to very heavy objects and equipment, weighing up to 50 pounds.
  4. As a condition of employment and as necessitated by the work environment, employees will be required to wear various types of personal protective equipment in the performance of their duties. Employee will be required to follow all applicable federal, state, and county safety requirements when performing all duties.
  5. Covid-19 vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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