Posted 1 month ago
Fairfax County Government
$47663.00 - $79439.00 per annum
$2,500 Signing Bonus*
Join Fairfax County, a stable work environment in an organization that values diversity, inclusion, innovation, and a team that focuses on maximizing advancement opportunities. Wastewater Management of Fairfax County is seeking a Vacuum /Flusher Truck Operator (HEO) for the following areas:
Sewer Maintenance Group: Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties required in the operation and preventive maintenance of a combination flusher vacuum truck (the latter of which is heavy equipment) and tanker truck. Performs visual inspection of sewer utility manholes and lines, identifying defects and executing cleaning requirements. Uses other equipment that includes trailer-mounted pumps, camera poles, crash cushion trailers, and camera-flusher units. Acts as field lead for a team of two to five employees directly responsible for performing and completing inspections and maintenance activities with a flusher, extended jet, or inspection equipment in an assigned geographic area. Uses laptops and desktop computers to utilize asset management systems with County GIS to create, edit and complete assigned work orders. Responds to sanitary sewer emergencies, including backups, overflows, and other sewer related service calls. In the absence of the Senior Maintenance Supervisor, this position acts as field lead for a team and assure completion of inspections and maintenance related activities. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Senior Maintenance Supervisor, and/or Environmental Service Specialist.
Wastewater Management is part of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES), please visit us here to learn more about us.
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:
NOTE: The appointee to this position is subject to emergency callback 24 hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flood, and other emergencies requiring division resources.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more positions.
*A $2,500 signing bonus is available to new county employees hired in the Heavy Equipment Operator position. Applicants must possess a valid CDL at time of application submission to be eligible.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; plus three years of experience operating motorized equipment and/or semi-tractor trailers, as appropriate.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.
Class "B" commercial driver's license (CDL).
Tanker Endorsement within two months of hire.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a medical examination to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment.
Three years of work experience operating construction equipment.
Two years of experience driving semi-tractor trailers, tank trucks, cranes, dump trucks, loaders, and backhoes.
One year of experience performing routine inspections and maintenance of underground utilities, sewer manholes and sewer lines visually.
Intermediate level of experience using computers systems related to Microsoft Office, GIS, GPS, and an asset management program.
Participation in or completion of Manhole Assessment Certification Program (MACP) or Line Assessment Certification Program (LACP).
Possession of any of the following certifications:
Advanced Traffic Control
Confined Space Entry
Virginia Flagger Certification
Class "A" Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
Must be able to physically negotiate rough terrain on uneven ground such as hills, wooded and marshy areas. Must be capable of climbing/crouching in relatively confined areas as this position requires the ability to enter permitted confined spaces with weight restrictions of 310 pounds. Ability to lift/ slide up to 90 pounds with assistance. This includes lifting, carrying, and pulling hoses, climbing on to the unit (12' high) for set up and minor maintenance, standing, kneeling or bending for long periods of time. Ability to set up and operate Vacuum Flusher truck equipment units. Must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and use other automated technology to input, access and retrieve information from a laptop or desktop. Visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitors such as GIS maps. Ability to work in a variety of work environments hot and cold weather and noisy environments, etc. 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 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.
Full benefits and a flexible work/home life.
Fairfax County was home to many of America’s earliest statesmen, including George Washington of Mount Vernon and George Mason of Gunston Hall. It is one of the premier centers of technology in the United States. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a large, diverse and dynamic economy, and is home for eight Fortune 500 companies, more than 400 international owned firms, and the largest concentration of technology jobs of any major U.S. market. Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses make significant contributions to the economy and add diversity to the business community.
The County offers residents an excellent environment in which to raise and educate their children. The Fairfax County Public School System and area private schools offer parents numerous education options. Fairfax County is also a leader in higher education, where five major colleges and universities, including the main campus of George Mason University, are located. Northern Virginia Community College – the largest community college in the Commonwealth of Virginia – has two campuses in Fairfax County. The community has a wealth of cultural and recreational resources that provide abundant opportunities for children to learn and grow.
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