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Maintenance Worker
Fairfax County Government
Fairfax VA, US
Fairfax VA, US
Job Announcement Don't you want to be where the Public Works is to service our Fairfax community?The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) seeks a Maintenance Worker to serve as an integral part of an onsite team supporting in the collections process well as the upkeep of the Transfer Station Facility.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:BenefitsRetirementDPWES provides award-winning solid waste collection services for approximately 45,000 homes, operates a transfer station and landfill, regulates solid waste services, and leads sustainability initiatives to promote zero waste goals for Fairfax County. DPWES Solid Waste is a diverse work force of approximately 300 merit and 50 non-merit employees and has an annual operating budget of more than $100M. Our nationally-recognized team of professionals are working together towards a singular goal: providing environmentally-responsible and cost-effective management of municipal solid waste, keeping Fairfax County safe, green, healthy, and clean.This position works at the DPWES Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax, Virginia.Performs a variety of routine, manual labor tasks and operates light motorized equipment. Tasks include however not limited to disposal of /brush recycling operations, litter control, traffic control and general maintenance of site, equipment and facility. Reports for duty promptly in proper uniform and physical condition and be ready to work any assigned task. Follow instructions from supervisory personnel and communicate any problems to a supervisor. Utilize the communication systems (cell phones, radios, etc.) in accordance with County policies. Operates a two-way radio system in accordance with the regulations of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Maintains good customer/employee/supervisor relations. Provides information to customers in a helpful, courteous, efficient manner. Ensures a safe work environment for county staff and complex customers. Engages in safety working practices and complies with Solid Waste safety programs and guidelines. Complies with the DPWES Safety Competencies. Maintain the standards of the county, including but not limited to safety, and personnel policies and procedures. Adheres to the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) guiding principles. Maintains a valid vehicle operator's license. Perform other duties as assigned.Note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions. The appointees to these positions will be required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as-needed basis. 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.)Collects and/or disposes of refuse, yard debris, recyclables, and other solid waste materials;Assists customers at homeowner's disposal facility;Assists with spill cleanup and traffic control onsite at the disposal facility as well as throughout the county;Clears sidewalks of ice and snow;Cleans facilities, to include removing trash and litter;Loads and unloads trucks;Moves furniture, heavy equipment, and materials;Performs routine building maintenance tasks (e.g., replacing light bulbs, moving and making minor repairs to furniture);Repairs and maintains walkways, gutters, and downspouts;Applies pesticides, fertilizer, and other chemicals under supervision of a certified pest applicator;Maintains and repairs grounds and turf (i.e., reconditioning, vegetation control, and repairs);Repairs irrigation systems (i.e., sprinklers, valves, and pipes);Performs various landscaping tasks, to include propagating beds, edging, mulching, and planting;Performs minor building and/or equipment repair and/or maintenance;Operates tractors and mowers, chain saws, or cutoff saws;Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;Reports 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 equipment to include weed eater, push mower, power tamper, chain saw, concrete saw and gas generator;Basic knowledge of air compressors and pneumatic tools;Knowledge of and the ability to use and perform basic scheduled maintenance on various types of hand tools, machinery, etc.;Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices;Ability to perform duties requiring manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude;Ability to operate various types of motor vehicles;Ability to follow written and verbal instructions;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.CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:Valid driver's license.Forklift Certification within one year of hire.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:One year experience in manual labor work.Some experience in residential refuse, yard waste, and recycling collection procedures and routes.Two-three years working outside various weather conditions.Two years or more providing customer service.Experience in traffic control.Experience with snow removal equipment.Some knowledge of OSHA safety rules and regulations.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. without assistance and 25 to 50 lbs. with or without assistance. Ability to operate a vehicle. Ability to walk, stand, sit, bend, stoop, reach and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions for lengthy periods of time. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions and temperatures. Good physical strength and dexterity. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:Panel interview and may include exercise.The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% 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 this opportunity.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 EEO/AA/TTY. #LI-JT1
Full-Time
Human Resources Generalist
George Mason University
Fairfax VA, US
Fairfax VA, US
Human Resources Generalist 10000400 Fairfax, VA Classified Staff Opening on: Jan 10 2024 Add to favorites Favorited View favorites Department: University Libraries Classification: Gen Admin Supv 1/Coord 1 Job Category: Classified Staff Job Type: Full-Time Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk) Location: Fairfax, VA Telework Friendly: Yes; Eligible for up to 2 days of telework and 3 days onsite at the Fairfax campus Pay Band: 04 Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience; no less than $65,000 Criminal Background Check: Yes About the Department: Within the Office of the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, the "Administration" unit, led by the Assistant Dean for Administration, advances the University Libraries' goals and plan by fulfilling a broad range of administrative functions for the University Libraries (on the Fairfax, Mason Square, and Science & Technology campuses), including: direction for and support of a holistic human resources program; oversight and coordination of the Libraries' budgets (E&G, grants and Foundation); execution of fiscal and related business management services; management of facilities-related activities; and coordination of communications, grants, and marketing programs. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace, as well as in the systems and services we build, as an inclusive excellence imperative. About the Position: The Human Resources Generalist executes aspects of the human resources function for University Libraries in a variety of complex, ongoing activities, special projects, and administrative services, including faculty, classified staff, wage workers (student and non-student), and GRA/GPA hiring; submissions of all personnel action forms; in partnership with University Employee Relations, addresses employee relations issues; manages new hire onboarding surveys and assesses onboarding process for improvements. Provides guidance and consultation to hiring authorities and search committees. Serves in a liaison capacity to the University's Human Resources Department and other departments. Serves as a backup to the Human Resources Officer in the area of HR operational management, supports the Assistant Dean for Administration and the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian across a broad span of personnel and compensation activities encompassing all categories of employees in the University Libraries. Responsibilities: Talent Acquisition for Student Workers, Non-Student Wages, and Graduate Assistants: Manages all phases of the personnel recruitment and administration cycle for student workers, non-student wages, and Graduate Assistant hires; Manages the creation and maintenance of advertisements in the online recruitment system for student workers and non-benefited employees; Reviews and supports the development of job posting to ensure accuracy and posting requirement compliance in accordance with DHRM policy 2.10 -Hiring; ensures postings showcase full requirements and meet the needs of the department; Manages student worker, non-student wage, and Graduate Assistant hiring data using Mason automated systems; Maintains appropriate records; Supports the Libraries' GRA/GPA Coordinator; and Partners with University Payroll and Benefits to resolve payroll-related issues such as incorrect compensation utilizing Mason applied practices and policies. General Human Resources Management and Administration: Provides Human Resources administrative support for the University Libraries including creation, maintenance, and execution of a variety of personnel transaction forms; Maintains a working knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance; Facilitates problem support for HR and payroll related issues for Library faculty, classified staff, and wage employees in a timely manner; Serves as Committee Manager for annual Librarian professional reviews process including compiling and maintaining list of candidates up for review, verifying accuracy of uploaded documents and completion of case books, and preparing communications on behalf of the Dean throughout the process; and Manages access to Mason Review, Promotion & Tenure (RPT) tool system. Talent Acquisition for Administrative/Professional (A/P) Faculty and Classified Staff: Manages search coordinator function for all open positions, ensuring compliance with Mason policies and procedures and alignment with HR best practices; Manages and coordinates all talent acquisition related administrative activities for the Libraries; Serves as a liaison between applicants, hiring authority, search committee, and University HR throughout the entire hiring process; Facilitates and maintains all HR information for the Libraries with the highest level of confidentiality; and Ensures the University's commitment to diversity and equality in employment throughout the hiring process. Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Experience in general human resources functions; Experience managing project timelines and deliverables; Experience with various applicant tracking systems; Demonstrated experience responding to employee or management questions and taking ownership to provide prompt and accurate information; Working knowledge of Federal Labor Laws and how they impact human resources practices for talent acquisition, and compensation; Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams); Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills (ability to be flexible and actively listen); Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships and provide consistent, high-quality customer service; Ability to maintain a high degree of tact in communicating with internal partners and external job applicants; Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities, meeting deadlines and deliverables; and Sound judgment, discretion, and unwavering commitment to ensuring confidentiality in all aspects of the role. Preferred Qualifications: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Human Resources related Certification, preferred; Experience working in a decentralized unit with centralized support; Human Resources Generalist experience managing a variety of HR functions; Experience assessing, analyzing, and interpreting HR-related business and operational needs; Experience developing maintaining key HR success metrics (i.e. onboarding success, employee engagement, retention data); Experience considering the impacts of the work on multiple communities/populations/user groups; Working knowledge of Commonwealth and university human resources policies and procedures; Skill in data management and analytical thinking with the ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data for different audiences; and Skill in conflict resolution and problem-solving. Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply for Human Resources Generalist at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Posting Open Date: January 10, 2024 For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 25, 2024 Open Until Filled?: Yes
Full-Time
Part Time Field Registered Nurse - Med Surg
Apogee Solutions
Germantown MD, US
Germantown MD, US
Part Time Field Registered NurseApogee Solutions, a Woman-Owned Small Business, is seeking a Field Nurse (FN), RN Case Manager to support the United States Department of Labor (DOL) Nurse and Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NVRS) contract in Germantown, MD. Qualified candidates must be a US Citizen with the ability to pass a background investigation and credit check. These services will support the DOL Office of Workers' Compensation (OWCP) and the Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC) Nurse Intervention Program (NIP). The primary focus of the NIP is the Early Disability Management phase of case management, when nurse interventions are concentrated on expediting medical management (facilitating medical care to promote recovery from the work injury) and return to work (RTW) efforts. FNs are expected to travel as needed within their assigned region. The Field Nurse, RN will: * Assist in the medical management of disability claims. * Provide injured workers with timely assistance in coordinating medical care and returning to work. * Maintain contact with the injured worker not less than 2 times per month, or more frequently as case activities or medical status warrant. Contacts with the IW are expected to be a combination of face-to-face and telephonic encounters. Face- to-face encounters may include, but are not limited to, attending key medical appointments with the injured worker. * Outline, document, and report the outcome(s) of interventions performed and evaluate the injured worker's progress toward medical recovery and return to work (RTW). * Assess the injured worker's current medical status and active treatment plan to ensure appropriate measures are in place to facilitate recovery and return to work. * Work with medical providers to obtain treatment plans and coordinate recommended and approved medical care. * Collaborate with employer(s) to identify light duty work accommodations and/or barriers to the return to work efforts. * Coordinate the transition of the injured worker's return to work via participation in on-site employer visits and follow up monitoring. * Maintain regular contact regarding assigned referrals with Claims Examiners, DOL OWCP Staff, Employing Agencies, Medical Providers, and other stakeholders as required by the DOL Field Nurse Handbook. * Work in coordination with Rehabilitation Counselors as necessary. * Provide Field Nurse Case Management services in adherence to OWCP standards and the OWCP FN Handbook * Submit not fewer than monthly reports containing a detailed and accurate accounting of activities performed and services provided, by minute, according to OWCP regulations and company policy. * Generate and submit required reports, forms, and memos in accordance with all Department of Labor Office of Workers Compensation due dates and guidelines. Required Experience: * US Citizen with the ability to pass a background investigation and credit check with favorable results to include federal, county, and state criminal searches; motor vehicle driving record review; education and employment verification; and professional licensing verification * Associate degree in Nursing required; Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred * An active, unrestricted state nursing license to practice within the United States in the state in which services are being performed * A minimum of one (1) year adult medical/surgical nursing experience and three (3) years case management experience in the workers' compensation arena * Have knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry, and automated records * Specialized certification in one of the following areas: Occupational Health (COHN), Case Management (CCM), Insurance Rehabilitation (CIRS/CCRN), Disability Management (CDMS) and/or Nurse Case Manager Board Certified (ANCC/ANA) certification, highly preferred * Recent experience with the DFEC nurse intervention program, highly preferred Required IT Access: All applicants must have regular access to a computer with the following: * Hard-drive disk with 30GB of storage available * Monitor with a display of 1280x1024 or higher * Internet connection wired 1.5 Mbps (up) / 1.2 Mbps (down) or faster * TWAIN-compatible scanner with ability to scan multi-page documents (up to 6 pages) * Windows Operating System 7 or later * Adobe Reader 9.0 or higher * Current anti-virus software or anti-virus subscription that updates automatically
Part-Time
Director of Operations
ABM Industries
Dulles VA, US
Dulles VA, US
Benefit Information:ABM offers a comprehensive benefits package. For information about ABM’s benefits, visit ABM 2024 Employee Benefits | Staff & Management Essential Function: Recruit, manage, and lead teams with focus on continuous improvement. Select and develop teams of professionals, as well as leaders. Influence and support functional strategy; determine, evaluate, and modify goals and the allocation of resources to ensure departmental and organizational goals are met. Support, motivate, and promote the team by building a positive and thriving team environment. Plan, monitor, and schedule facility modifications, designs and develops of building space allocation. Direct overall department processes for integration of services and systems. Participate in facilities planning processes and direct the implementation of strategic direction. Direct initiatives to improve quality performance and customer service. Ensure a safe and secure environment to meet customer needs and comply with regulatory requirements. Maintain daily and weekly labor management control. Identify, analyze, and review issues; document and report any issues. Prepare plans for long range improvement projects to maintain infrastructure. Maintain accountability for area budgeting, including selection installation, and replacement of materials and equipment. Implement preventative and predictive maintenance programs. Special projects and other duties as assigned. Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Experience: 7 to 10 years of experience in janitorial, aircraft cabin, and passenger services, including management. Other: Ability to effectively lead a staff of direct reports. Proven track record as an effective manager in a high-performance organization, success as a builder of collaborative, high-performance teams whose management style is characterized as results orientation. Must know the city, state and federal laws and regulations that affect company business and know what licenses are required to operate the business. Self-starter and works well independently and as part of a team. Understanding of all facets of facilities roles. Ability to develop and conduct effective health, safety and environmental training programs and meetings. Skilled in project management, problem-solving techniques and communicating ideas and instructions clearly. Skilled in directing activities and operations of others, including activities involving hazardous situations. Can quickly dive deep on business challenges and formulate then as data and analytics problems that can be solved by standard approaching using descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. Skills in relationship-building, teamwork, and collaboration. Positive attitude with a strong desire to learn and a continuous improvement mind-set. Strong working knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office products. Comfortable with routinely shifting demands. Working knowledge of general office equipment. Ability to prioritize projects and execute and deliver key objectives in a timely manner under tight deadlines. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic, results-oriented environment. Meticulous attention to detail, self-motivated, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Must meet all the requirements to receive required airport security badge and US Customs and Border Patrol clearance, including a successful completion of a background check and 10-year work history, Motor Vehicle Report and Drug screening. 
EXECUTIVE
Full-Time
Labor Relations Division Director (Human Resources Division Director)
Fairfax County Government
Fairfax VA, US
Fairfax VA, US
Job Announcement Manages and directs the labor relations division in the Department of Human Resources. Program activities include negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, contract administration and interpretation, and guidance/coordination of related management activities consistent with the mission of the county and the direction of the Board of Supervisors. Serves as a key contributor to development and maintenance of comprehensive Human Resources policies and strategies. Works under the direction of the Director of Human Resources and Deputy Director of Talent Management. 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.)Overall Duties of the ClassServes as senior advisor to County Executive, Deputy County Executives, Director of Human Resources, and Deputy Directors of Human Resources on matters of policy, procedure and process;Supervises a team of senior level professionals performing advanced technical analysis and making decisions about County policies, procedures and processes;Serves as countywide lead responding to issues of critical importance including responsibility for managing and coordinating the responses of staff in agencies across the county;Coordinates and directs ongoing process improvement initiatives within the County;Makes presentations to the Board of Supervisors, citizen groups, and senior management and provides responses to inquires from citizens, press and others.Manages a Critical AreaResponsible for major business area such as a division or program;Develops vision, goals, objectives and performance measures;Plans and evaluates operations, programs and staff;Oversees budget, internal controls and fiscal operations;Oversees technology operations related to business area;Develops policy and coordinates policy with senior management team;Responsible for customer service;Conceptualizes and plans new or improved programs for business area, collaborates with senior management team on interdisciplinary programs.Responsible for communication and information dissemination regarding operations, programs, policies and procedures;Interprets legislation, regulations and case law that effect business area, develops compliance strategies, proposes new legislation or changes to existing legislation.Senior Management TeamCollaborates with others inside and outside the organization to develop and implement HR policies and programs that support business areas countywide;Develops and facilitates interdisciplinary teams and teamwork;Represents the county on policy-making committees, teams and task forces;Manages department in director's absence.Provides Consultant ServicesCreates, plans, facilitates, and evaluates strategic change initiatives;Develops conceptual solutions to complex problems and issues with countywide implications;Acts pro-actively to improve business processes within the organization;Serves as subject matter expert for internal and external clients;Serves as project manager for new systems and programs in various areas. For example: employee compensation and benefits; organizational training and workforce development; business process engineering; automated systems. 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.)Knowledge of management principles and practices;Knowledge of organizational development;Knowledge of consulting principles and practices;Knowledge of local government issues, operations and responsibilities;Knowledge of human resources issues, operations and responsibilities;Knowledge of information technology;Knowledge of financial, budget and internal control principles;Knowledge of methods of planning and evaluation;Ability to formulate the long term view and direction (vision) for a business area, program or project in the organization;Ability to create strategies and plans for achieving that vision;Ability to analyze complex issues, processes and operations and develop solutions;Ability to manage the staff and operations of a business area, program or project;Ability to manage staff and operations using performance measurements;Ability to manage change;Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups in a diverse workforce and community;Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, coworkers, senior managers, elected officials, members of boards, authorities and commissions, citizens, and representatives from other organizations;Ability to work as a team member or leader and develop teamwork in others;Highly developed skills in creative thinking;Highly developed skills in leadership;Highly developed skills in problem solving;Highly developed skills in oral and written communication;Highly developed skills in interpersonal relationships;Highly developed skills in collaboration;Highly developed skills in decision making. Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in personnel administration, public administration or a related field, plus six years of HR experience, including two years of experience as a Senior HR Consultant , program/project manager, or operations supervisor. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:Not applicable.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a credit history check to the satisfaction of the employer.This position is considered essential personnel and may be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field; or a Doctor of Jurisprudence (law degree) from an accredited law school. Seven (7) years of experience in labor/employee relations and litigation, preferably in the public sector, which must have substantial experience as a primary negotiator in management-union contracts. Professional Human Resources certification.The ideal candidate will understand, value, and appreciate the variety of opinions and positions of both labor and management; have previous experience in public sector collective bargaining, especially with contracts subject to binding arbitration; must be an effective, strategic negotiator proficient in building trust; identifying interests, not positions; and finding options for a path forward collaboratively.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 15 to 20 pounds. This position typically operates in an office environment and duties are generally sedentary in nature. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:Panel interview.The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% 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 this opportunity. 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 EEO/AA/TTY. #LI-JD1
Full-Time
Maintenance Worker
Fairfax County Government
Fairfax VA, US | 19 miles away
Salary not disclosed
Urgently Hiring
2 days ago

Job Description

Job Announcement

Don't you want to be where the Public Works is to service our Fairfax community?

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) seeks a Maintenance Worker to serve as an integral part of an onsite team supporting in the collections process well as the upkeep of the Transfer Station Facility.

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:

  • Benefits
  • Retirement
DPWES provides award-winning solid waste collection services for approximately 45,000 homes, operates a transfer station and landfill, regulates solid waste services, and leads sustainability initiatives to promote zero waste goals for Fairfax County. DPWES Solid Waste is a diverse work force of approximately 300 merit and 50 non-merit employees and has an annual operating budget of more than $100M. Our nationally-recognized team of professionals are working together towards a singular goal: providing environmentally-responsible and cost-effective management of municipal solid waste, keeping Fairfax County safe, green, healthy, and clean.

This position works at the DPWES Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax, Virginia.

Performs a variety of routine, manual labor tasks and operates light motorized equipment. Tasks include however not limited to disposal of /brush recycling operations, litter control, traffic control and general maintenance of site, equipment and facility. Reports for duty promptly in proper uniform and physical condition and be ready to work any assigned task. Follow instructions from supervisory personnel and communicate any problems to a supervisor. Utilize the communication systems (cell phones, radios, etc.) in accordance with County policies. Operates a two-way radio system in accordance with the regulations of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Maintains good customer/employee/supervisor relations. Provides information to customers in a helpful, courteous, efficient manner. Ensures a safe work environment for county staff and complex customers. Engages in safety working practices and complies with Solid Waste safety programs and guidelines. Complies with the DPWES Safety Competencies. Maintain the standards of the county, including but not limited to safety, and personnel policies and procedures. Adheres to the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) guiding principles. Maintains a valid vehicle operator's license. Perform other duties as assigned.

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions. The appointees to these positions will be required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as-needed basis.

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.)

  • Collects and/or disposes of refuse, yard debris, recyclables, and other solid waste materials;
  • Assists customers at homeowner's disposal facility;
  • Assists with spill cleanup and traffic control onsite at the disposal facility as well as throughout the county;
  • Clears sidewalks of ice and snow;
  • Cleans facilities, to include removing trash and litter;
  • Loads and unloads trucks;
  • Moves furniture, heavy equipment, and materials;
  • Performs routine building maintenance tasks (e.g., replacing light bulbs, moving and making minor repairs to furniture);
  • Repairs and maintains walkways, gutters, and downspouts;
  • Applies pesticides, fertilizer, and other chemicals under supervision of a certified pest applicator;
  • Maintains and repairs grounds and turf (i.e., reconditioning, vegetation control, and repairs);
  • Repairs irrigation systems (i.e., sprinklers, valves, and pipes);
  • Performs various landscaping tasks, to include propagating beds, edging, mulching, and planting;
  • Performs minor building and/or equipment repair and/or maintenance;
  • Operates tractors and mowers, chain saws, or cutoff saws;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports 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 equipment to include weed eater, push mower, power tamper, chain saw, concrete saw and gas generator;
  • Basic knowledge of air compressors and pneumatic tools;
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use and perform basic scheduled maintenance on various types of hand tools, machinery, etc.;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices;
  • Ability to perform duties requiring manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude;
  • Ability to operate various types of motor vehicles;
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions;
  • 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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • Valid driver's license.
  • Forklift Certification within one year of hire.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. One year experience in manual labor work.
  2. Some experience in residential refuse, yard waste, and recycling collection procedures and routes.
  3. Two-three years working outside various weather conditions.
  4. Two years or more providing customer service.
  5. Experience in traffic control.
  6. Experience with snow removal equipment.
  7. Some knowledge of OSHA safety rules and regulations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. without assistance and 25 to 50 lbs. with or without assistance. Ability to operate a vehicle. Ability to walk, stand, sit, bend, stoop, reach and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions for lengthy periods of time. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions and temperatures. Good physical strength and dexterity. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% 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 this opportunity.

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 EEO/AA/TTY.

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