Motor Equipment Operator
Company: Fairfax County Government
Posted on: September 21, 2023
$2,500 Signing Bonus*
Precision Equipment for Precision Work. Fairfax County DPWES
Maintenance & Stormwater Division is seeking a Motor Equipment
Operator. Are you up for the challenge?
The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental
Services (DPWES) seeks a Motor Equipment Operator to Operate a
variety of medium and light equipment.
DPWES is a diverse, nationally-accredited and award-winning public
works agency with approximately 1,000 employees providing solid
waste, capital facility development, wastewater, stormwater, urban
forestry, and land acquisition management services for the most
populous county in Virginia. Join our team to help us protect the
environment and serve the people of Fairfax County by creating and
preserving a sustainable community that is an ideal place to live,
work, and play for everyone.
Fairfax County Government is committed to our employees, and offers
comprehensive benefits, including a defined-benefit retirement
plan; medical, life and disability insurance; paid leave; tuition
reimbursement; and reasonable accommodations for individuals with
disabilities. Through our LiveWell Program and the County Benefits
Division, we endeavor to cultivate a culture of wellbeing that
empowers, educates and engages employees and retirees to make
life-long choices that promote a holistic approach to their
physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial
wellness. Please review our awesome benefits:
- RetirementFairfax County's award-winning Stormwater team works
to reduce flood risk and protect local watersheds and the
Chesapeake Bay with comprehensive watershed and infrastructure
management to protect people, the environment, and property.
This position reports under the Maintenance and Operations Branch
of Maintenance & Stormwater Division 10635 West Drive Fairfax Va.
Operates a variety of medium and light equipment, including a
tandem-axle dump truck, single axle dump truck, backhoe, road
roller, skid-steer loader, compressed air tools, etc., in all
phases of stormwater infrastructure and road construction
(scarifying, blading, compaction, equipment transportation,
excavations, ect.). Conducts daily inspection, routine maintenance,
and light repair on such equipment. Performs a variety of manual
labor task such as digging, loading, snow shoveling, grass cutting,
asphalt leveling and raking, brush removal, lifting, pushing, and
other heavy physical work. Ensures that appropriate safety
procedures are followed when operating and working near medium /
small equipment. Duties are performed under supervision.
NOTE: This position is required to be available 24 hours a
day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and
other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.
*A $2,500 signing bonus is available to new county employees hired
in the Motor Equipment Operator position after completing six
months of employment with satisfactory performance. Applicants must
possess a valid CDL at time of application submission to be
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent
to completion of the tenth grade; and, two years of experience in
the operation of medium/light motorized equipment.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
- A valid driver's license.
- A Class "B" commercial driver's license (CDL).
Tanker Endorsement within 12 months
of hire. Must obtain CDL Class "A" designation within three months
of hire.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a
criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination,
and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
- Five years of work experience operating a truck and
- Ability to read and interpret engineering plans for utility
location prior to excavation.
- Ability to operate a skid-steer
- Ability to operate a backhoe and carry grade
- Experienced in snow plowing operations using a dump truck,
skid-steer, or a backhoe.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, long
pants, sleeved shirt and personal fall arrest harness. Candidate
must be physically and mentally capable of performing confined
space entry operations via 21" manholes with vertical descent using
integral or portable ladders further requiring use of all
applicable protective equipment and documentation. Ability to pass
pre-employment physicals. With or without reasonable accommodation
performs duties to include pushing, pulling, lifting, bending,
stooping, walking, climbing in and out of catch basins and manholes
(with assistance, includes removal and replacement of manhole
covers weighing up to 90 pounds. All duties performed with or
without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and may include exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of
residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish,
Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage
candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to
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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov
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