Non-Merit Trades, Manual and Maintenance Job Opportunities

trades, manual and maintenance jobsThe following non-merit trades, manual and maintenance job opportunities are now available. Please note that these positions generally do not have fringe benefits such as leave, health insurance or retirement, unless specified in the job announcement.

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Seasonal Sanitation/Leaf Workers* (Maintenance Worker)

Agency: Department of Public Works and Environmental Services/Solid Waste Management Program
Job # ELT-DPWES-14004a
Salary: $14.47/hour (Grade S10)

Sanitation Worker
Under general supervision, collects refuse, yard waste, recyclable materials, leaves and special collections on designated routes within Fairfax County. Picks up refuse cans/containers, bagged yard waste and other materials and dumps them into a refuse truck. Assists in clean-up activities including general maintenance of equipment and facilities. Assists in snow removal at various Fairfax County facilities. Performs other duties as assigned.  Multiple positions are available.

Leaf Worker**
Under general supervision, Leaf Workers participate in leaf collection activities, which involve operating vacuum leaf collection machines, raking leaves, and performing other duties as assigned. Leaf collection operations are conducted 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, 8 to 10 hours a day depending upon weather conditions and progress of the collection schedule. Other duties may be assigned, which could include collection of trash and recycling.   Multiple positions are available. Work location is 6901 Allen Park Road Lorton, VA. Work day starts at 6:00 a.m. Successful candidate will be required to work all holidays except Christmas in either position.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the completion of eighth grade.

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 50 pounds; position requires stooping and extended standing; frequent exposure to loud noises; exposure to airborne substances; routine walking, running, and climbing. Subject to working in adverse weather conditions.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of employer.

Note: *Seasonal Sanitation and Leaf worker positions may not exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

Note: **Leaf Workers are eligible for a taxable incentive award of $700. This will be paid to the employees who fulfill all the requirements of the incentive plan, including working until the completion of the leaf season.

To Apply: Send your resume by email to or by fax to 703-324-7106.

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