Senior Maintenance Worker

Location
Clifton, Virginia
Salary
$36,133.55 - $60,223.28 Annually
Posted
Dec 08, 2021
Closes
Dec 11, 2021
Ref
21-02558
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking Senior Maintenance Worker to be a part of one of the most highly regarded park systems in the country. With more than 25,000 acres of parkland, nine RECenters, eight golf courses, three lakefront parks, and more, FCPA is an exciting organization to be a part of and there are many opportunities for staff to make a difference at every level.

Under supervision, performs a broad range of semi-skilled and skilled tasks related to turf grass and equipment maintenance. Operates, various types of reel and rotary mowers, skid-steer and utility tractors with attachments, turf aerators, spreaders, boom sprayers, gas powered hand tools, utility vehicles and pick-up truck with trailer. Duties will include, but are not limited to: Mowing, applying fertilizers, pesticides, and soil conditioners, pruning, leaf and debris removal, hand watering turf and assisting with preventive maintenance of equipment. Assists with training employees in safe operation of equipment. Operates a pick-up truck and trailer over roads to transport equipment and materials to other park facilities. Assists mechanic with preventive maintenance. Oil changes, belts, tires, sharpening rotary mower blades. Assists with rebuilding, resurfacing and reinstalling reel mowing units. Completes required documentation for equipment repairs in the WOM system. This position requires working one weekend a month and overtime as needed.

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.)

  • General maintenance and repair of machinery;
  • Inspects and approves work of Maintenance Workers;
  • Provides guidance and training to Maintenance Workers;
  • Assists with spill cleanup, onsite at the disposal facility as well as throughout the county;
  • Coordinates various activities associated with repair and maintenance projects;
  • Transports crew and equipment to work site;
  • May lead a crew in absence of Maintenance Crew Chief;
  • Inspects, and reviews work of a crew engaged in a variety of basic maintenance, construction and grounds keeping activities;
  • May Lead grass cutting, sodding, seeding, and fertilizing activities;
  • Participates in the maintenance of building walks, gutters, catch basins, and retaining walls, as well as concrete and asphalt paving projects;
  • Completes daily and preventive maintenance reports;
  • Trains staff;
  • Implements safety procedures;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports and monitors 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 engine equipment;
  • Knowledge of single axle dump truck, trailer, utility bucket truck, snow plow, spreader, and pickup truck;
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to use methods, tools and equipment commonly used in maintenance, construction, and grounds keeping activities;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices;
  • Basic knowledge of computers;
  • Ability to lead other employees in a variety of activities, maintain records, and prepare reports;
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions;
  • Ability to perform activities requiring manual dexterity;
  • Ability to perform basic data entry;
  • 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; and two years of experience in maintenance, construction, or a related field.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Driver's License.
  • Registered Pesticide Technician.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check and driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Three years of experience in golf course maintenance. Experience with rebuilding, resurfacing and reinstalling reel mowing units. Experience calibrating spreaders and boom type sprayers. Virginia fertilizer applicators certificate or state with reciprocity. Virginia Commercial Applicators Certificate for turf or state with reciprocity. Category 3B.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift 50 pounds up to 75 pounds with assistance. Ability to use hand/power tools; ability to operate grounds maintenance equipment and truck trailer; ability to wear respirator and other personal protective equipment and clothing. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include 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 military status 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.