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Company: Arlington County, VA
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Position Information
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 projects.

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 equipment;
    • 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 duties.

      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 employment.

      Additional Information
      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 website:

      Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
      All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

      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 this plan.

      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 per week.

      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 holidays.

      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 bending
        • Lifting light to heavy objects and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds
        • 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

          Phone 703-228-3500


Keywords: Arlington County, VA, Arlington , TRADES WORKER II (PART-TIME SEASONAL), Other , Arlington, Virginia

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