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Arlington County Government

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Job Title: TRADES WORKER III (2 VACANCIES) Closing Date/Time: Thu. 02/22/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $15.12 - $23.09 Hourly

$31,449.60 - $48,027.20 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2700 South Taylor Street, Arlington, Virginia       Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation

has two vacancies for Trades Workers to perform park maintenance functions within a specified geographic Neighborhood Service Area. These employees work with a team engaged in refuse collection, basic horticultural functions, park maintenance, and enhancement projects. The positions are in the Park Service Area Section of the Parks and Natural Resources Division.

Specific duties include: Using hand and power tools; Driving tractors and trucks, including pickups, dump trucks and refuse trucks; Cleaning rest rooms and picnic shelters; Repairing park equipment; Collecting refuse; and Hauling materials.

The employees will interact on a regular basis with park users and during the winter months assists in snow removal. Work is conducted in a team environment and employees will periodically provide leadership to other trades workers for small projects, special assignments, maintenance and weather emergencies.

 Selection Criteria: NOTE:

This recruitment may be used to fill comparable vacancies within Arlington County.


Six months' experience performing general labor duties.


Preference may be given to candidates with experience with one or more of the following: Operating dump trucks, pick-up trucks, refuse trucks and/or tractors Providing training in general labor duties to other team members; Cleaning and maintaining tools and vehicles; and/or Possession of a valid Registered Technician license or other certified pesticide applicator certification.

 Special Requirements: 1) Applicant must possess, or obtain within nine months of appointment to this position, a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from the applicant's place of residence. Any employee hired without this license will be appointed as a trainee, at grade 3, until the license is obtained.

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) 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.

4) Employee will be required to follow all applicable federal, state, and county safety requirements when performing all duties. 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.

 Additional Information: Work Hours:

6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend work is required periodically and will be scheduled based on a rotating cycle.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application.   Incomplete applications will not be considered.

In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.

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Arlington will be a diverse and inclusive world-class urban community with secure, attractive residential and commercial neighborhoods where people unite to form a caring, learning, participating, sustainable community in which each person is important. Arlington is an urban county of about 26 square miles located directly across the Potomac River from Washington DC. Arlington’s central location in the Washington DC metropolitan area, its ease of access by car and public transportation, and its highly skilled labor force have attracted an increasingly varied residential and commercial mix.

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