TRADES WORKER II (PART-TIME SEASONAL)
Company: Arlington County, VA
Posted on: January 23, 2023
Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation has multiple
temporary vacancies available for a Trades Worker II position in
the Park Service Area and Landscape area of the Arlington Parks and
Natural Resources Division. This employee participates in park
maintenance and driving a landscape watering truck within a
specified geographic Neighborhood Service Area or at the direction
of the area supervisor(s). This position works individually or with
a team engaged in refuse collection, basic horticultural functions,
street tree watering, park maintenance, and enhancement
Specific duties include:
- Using hand and power tools to repair park equipment and perform
general ground maintenance;
- Operating various county vehicles and equipment to include
pick-up trucks, water trucks, backpack blowers, string trimmers and
other 2 cycle equipment;
- Cleaning restrooms, picnic pavilions, charcoal grills,
recycling and collecting trash; and
- Collecting refuse and hauling materials.Selection Criteria
Minimum: The ability to follow basic written and verbal
instructions, learn how to safely operate hand and power tools, and
learn a variety of skills related to park maintenance, grounds
maintenance, and construction.
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience
with one or more of the following:
- Operating backpack blowers, string trimmers and other 2 cycle
- Working with and general knowledge of hand tools;
- 6 months of park maintenance experience;
- Class A or B Commercial Driver's License; and/or
- Ability to read maps.Special Requirements
Must possess a valid driver's License from the applicant's place of
residence at time of appointment.
Seasonal staff may work with full time staff and/or assigned teams
or work independently.
Work is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions to
include exposure to noise, dust grease, dirt and temperature
extremes with extended periods of standing, walking, reaching,
bending and lifting light to heavy objects and equipment weighing
up to 100 pounds.
Seasonal staff will be required to follow all applicable Federal,
State, and county safety requirements when performing all
Covid-19 vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to
the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that
commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to
provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified
employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief
which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to
contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable
accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of
Work Hours: Core work hours are Monday through Sunday from 6:30am
to 3:00pm. Weekend and Holiday work is required weekly and will be
scheduled on an as needed basis. Weekend and Holiday hours are
6:30am to 3:00pm unless otherwise assigned by supervisor(s).
NOTE: This is a full-time, limited duration position. Employee is
eligible for benefits including leave and health insurance.
This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants
are advised to submit their application as soon as possible. If
your application is received later in the recruitment process, it
may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will
close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number
of qualified applications have been received.
Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be
attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed
application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a
position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number
of months the position is scheduled.
Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can
be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department
Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise
stated in the announcement. The following benefits are
Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours
biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight
hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of
service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly.
There are eleven paid holidays each year.
Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans
are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan,
and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance
plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the
premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A
discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.
Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is
provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual
salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on
the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.
Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare
for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan
(401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined
benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your
final average salary and years of service with the County. You
contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this
plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public
safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in
the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to
For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a
defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your
457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457
deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either
a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual
limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax
contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.
Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and
parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance;
tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a
college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities;
and a variety of other employee benefits.
Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive
paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked
Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the
employees do not achieve permanent status.
Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are
eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described
above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid
Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours
receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or
benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.
Please select if you have the following:
- Experience operating backpack blowers, string trimmers and
other 2 cycle equipment
- Working with and general knowledge of hand tools
- 6 months of park maintenance experience
- 6 months of ground maintenance experience
- Class A or B Commercial Driver's License
- Ability to read maps
- None of the above02
Please indicate if you are able to meet the following physical
requirements of the position (check all that apply):
- Extended periods of standing, walking, reaching and
- Lifting light to heavy objects and equipment weighing up to 100
- Physical ability to perform requirements of the job, to include
getting in and out of vehicles frequently
- Carrying hand and power tools to perform work assignments
- None of the aboveRequired Question
Agency Arlington County
Address 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 511
Arlington, Virginia, 22201
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