Laborer II

Alexandria, VA
$32,179.94 - $52,894.11 Annually
Nov 11, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time
Laborer II

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City’s square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Laborer II position.

An Overview
Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you have experience performing minor maintenance repairs? Are you committed to getting the job done? If you answered yes to these questions, the City of Alexandria's Department of General Services has a great career opportunity for you. Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to our user-agencies. The Laborer II will assist the Support Services Supervisor as a member of the team that performs support services functions for the City which includes setting up rooms and outdoor venues for meetings, receptions and other events.

What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate should must be able perform heavy physical labor safely and efficiently. The ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, customers, vendors and the public is an essential function of this position. You will also need to possess the stamina to move and/or haul items around the City safely and efficiently.

The Opportunity - Examples of Work
  • Assists the Laborer Supervisor as a member of the crew that performs maintenance functions;
  • Move and/or remove furniture within different spaces throughout the city and assist in pickup/delivering items throughout city as needed
  • Assists in setting up rooms for meetings, receptions and other events;
  • Cleans and maintains facilities & grounds by emptying garbage cans, cleaning up minor spills that occur, cleaning parking lots, gardens, interior common areas, and removing and securing surplus supplies and equipment;
  • Replenish janitorial materials, such as soap, toilet paper etc.
  • Change lights within facilities & Grounds clean & maintain water fountains
  • Provide support for Citywide Meetings, & Special Events during both business and afterhours as needed;
  • Loads trucks with de-icing materials during snow operations. Applies sand and/or brine to icy areas as directed;
  • Assist with emergency weather response operations as needed.;
  • Respond, manage, and document customer service requests;
  • Successfully communicate with customers as needed by usinig in-person, phone, email, etc. methods;
  • Manage and oversee vendors as needed;
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department
The Department of General Services mission is to provide exceptional management of the City’s real estate, facilities and fleet services, and other support services for all our customers, internal and external. The Department of General Services staff strives to provide our customers with unmatched services by proactively managing the City’s assets to support the delivery of services to the City of Alexandria, responding to service requests in a timely manner, listening to our customers, and ensuring that our customers are satisfied with the resolution.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Completion of high school or vocational school courses; ability to perform heavy manual labor in all types of weather; some knowledge of construction or maintenance activities and the equipment and tools of the trade; and one year experience in any trade; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum four (3) years of experience in facilities, roadway, bridge or grounds maintenance is preferred. Experience operating tools, equipment and vehicles properly and safely are a must. Valid Driver's License issued by the applicant state of residence. Ability to use common hand tools; ability to follow oral instructions; ability to perform heavy manual labor daily. Must posses the ability to lift objects over 44 pound with or without accommodations; ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to pull, push, reach above shoulders, repeated bending, crawling and climbing; frequent walking indoors and outdoors; ability to perform work in adverse work conditions.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background and medical screening- Fit for Duty.

Outside of general business hours the Laborer II will be required to work evening and weekend hours on a rotational bases.

The Department of General Services (DGS) is a first response department and as such all DGS employees are deemed essential or emergency personnel and maybe required to report to work when the City government is open with liberal leave or closed during emergencies.