Arlington, Virginia
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Sep 25, 2021
Oct 30, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
Note: This is a re-opening to increase the pool of qualified candidates. If you have already applied for this position there is no need to re-apply.

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking Truck Drivers and Leaf Collection Helpers for temporary seasonal employment for our fall leaf season collection services. These employees work in collaboration with our operations unit within the Solid Waste Bureau (SWB).

The Solid Waste Bureau provides an array of services, such as residential brush collection, roll-off operations, landfill deliveries for disposing of road construction materials and the operation of recycling equipment used to recycle inert materials into products that can be re-used in road projects or landscape projects, as well as supporting the County's leaf collection program and snow removal operations.

To learn more about the County's leaf collection services click here .

Specific duties include:

Leaf Collection Truck Drivers - $22.12 per hour
  • Driving straight trucks, left and right side drive, using joystick to operate vacuum hose for the collection of leaves in residential neighborhoods;
  • Performing pre and post-trip inspections of trucks;
  • Reading maps and using GPS navigation systems; and
  • Providing guidance and/or direction to helpers pertaining to the leaf collection process.
Leaf Collection Helpers - $17.00 per hour
  • Performing manual labor as a member of a crew collecting leaves and yard waste from County residents and streets using pitch forks and rakes;
  • Working within close proximity of trucks using rakes to collect leaves; and
  • Directing and/or flagging traffic around County trucks.
Work is generally performed outdoors and in all types of weather conditions and often near moving traffic. The work environment includes exposure to draft, noise, dust, grease, and dirt with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, and lifting light-to-heavy objects and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

Selection Criteria
Minimum Requirements:

Leaf Collection Drivers - Possession of a Class B or A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and two years of experience driving large trucks and/or other commercial vehicles of like magnitude.

Leaf Collection Helpers - Ability to follow basic directions and perform physical manual labor for extended periods of time.

Note: Interviews for these positions will be ongoing until all positions are filled. Please ensure that your application includes accurate contact information.

For more information or for questions regarding the leaf season process, please contact either Michelle Morris at 703-228-6763 or Ursula Escoto at 703-228-6491.

Special Requirements
Both positions require the availability to work overtime, 60 hours per week with overtime pay for hours over 40 per week.

Special Requirements for Leaf Collection Drivers
1) Applicant must possess a valid Class "A" or "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Leaf Collection Helpers are not required to possess a CDL.
2) 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.
3) Applicant must provide written consent for Arlington County to obtain from previous employers information required by DOT agency regulations concerning drug and alcohol testing information.
4) Prior to the time of appointment, the successful applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screening. The successful applicant will be subject to drug screening, at such times during employment, as required by federal, state and local standards and policies.

SAFETY (applies to both positions)

Requires learning and following all safety rules and regulations pertaining to job functions which includes attending all required safety classes and meetings in order to ensure a safe work environment and to ensure team members are practicing the required safety rules and regulations.

Due to the work environment and as a condition of employment, Arlington County employees may be required to wear various personal protective equipment in the performance of their duties.

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