Posted 5 months ago
Fairfax County Government
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Entry-level position that operates under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled manual tree maintenance work; removes diseased, dead, or undesirable trees from parkland and other designated county-owned property; duties are specialized due to hazardous nature and teamwork required of crew; and performs related work as required. Completes all duties assigned in a safe and professional manner following all county and agency policies and procedures, including chipping brush, assist aerial lift operators and felling operations, and operate all forestry-related equipment. Assists with all site safety requirements, ensures only authorized personnel enter work sites and adhere to personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements in performance of all duties.
Note: This position reports to 4501 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Chantilly VA, 20151 and is dispatched to park locations county-wide.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: graduation from high school or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus, one year of experience working in tree or ground care operations.
Ability to use and/or learn to use basic hand tools and operations of chippers, stump grinder, chainsaws, and ground operations of the aerial lift, chainsaws, basic knots, tree removal rigging, motorized winches, block & tackle, carabineer, and pole tools. Knowledge of ANSI-Z-133 and A-100 standards as they pertain to daily operations. Ability to perform various assigned landscape maintenance tasks that may include mulching, planting and brush clearing. Ability to drive and back a chip truck with a chipper attached. Ability to work cooperatively with others, understand oral and written communication and instructions.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid state issued driver's license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check, driver's license check, and pre-employment medical evaluation to the satisfaction of the employer.
Panel interview; may include exercise.
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 status as a veteran 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. 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.