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.

Fairfax County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. 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. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.  



Heavy Equipment Operator

Agency: Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
Job # ELT-DPWES-16002
Salary: $17 to $20/hour, one-year term, benefits eligible*
Schedule: Rotating work days with weekends included; works every other weekend

Wastewater Treatment Division. Assists in hauling grit, sludge, and ash from the waste water plant and pumping stations. Experienced in working in extreme weather conditions and various types of emergency situations. Operates equipment engaged in hauling materials from treatment plant. Performs routine inspections on truck to ensure safety. Drives semi-tractor trailers hauling sludge and trash. Prepares travel records. Performs equipment maintenance, checking fluids, diagnosing tread wear, and troubleshooting problems.

Minimum Qualifications: Class “A” CDL. Able to complete daily work reports. Some knowledge of local and federal DOT laws. Good written and oral communication skills. Skilled in using computers to enter online time.

Special Requirements: General knowledge of the conveyance and treatment of wastewater. Possession of a valid Class “A” commercial driver’s license. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and physical to the satisfaction of the employer.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of state traffic laws and regulations;
    • Skill in the operation of a variety of heavy construction equipment;
    • Ability to work independently;
    • Ability to perform routine equipment maintenance and make minor repairs;
    • Ability to safely operate equipment;
    • Ability to supervise others;
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions;
    • Ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.

Note: *This position may not exceed 900 or 1560 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.

To Apply: Send your resume to or fax to 703-339-5070, ATTN: Makeba Wanzer.

Seasonal Motor Equipment Operators

Agency: Department of Public Works & Environmental Services
Job # ELT-DPWES-15007
Salary: $13.50-$15/hour DOE, partial benefits eligible
Location: Work location is 6901 Allen Park Road in Lorton, Virginia
Work is scheduled to begin November 2, 2015 and last approximately 12 weeks

Under general supervision, safely operates commercial vehicles and light motorized equipment in a variety of solid waste activities. Assure compliance to all applicable commercial driver’s license (CDL) and Department of Transportation (DOT) laws and regulations. Report 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. Complete daily vehicle pre/post trip inspections. Assure cleanliness of vehicles.  Prepare and complete all required logs and reports including reports on traffic incidents. Utilize the communication systems (cell phones, radios, etc.) in accordance with County policies. Operate a two-way radio system in accordance with the regulations of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Lead work crews engaged in a variety of solid waste activities. Maintain good customer/employee/supervisor relations. Provide information to customers in a helpful, courteous, efficient manner. Ensures a safe work environment for county staff and complex customers. Engages in safe working practices and complies with the Solid Waste Management Program safety programs and guidelines. Complies with the DPWES Safety Competencies. Maintains the standards of the county, including but not limited to the Drug & Alcohol, safety, and personnel policies and procedures. Adhere to the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) guiding principles. Maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Perform 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 maybe assigned which could include collection of trash and recycling. Multiple positions will be available. 

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; and two years of experience in the operation of medium/light motorized equipment.

Physical Requirements: Ability to walk, run, and bend the knees frequently; ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to handle strenuous activities and repetitive motions; ability to perform duties in any type of weather conditions; may be exposed to Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Subject to working in adverse weather conditions. 

For More Information: Contact Josie Rainey at 703-550-3486.

Evening Maintenance Worker

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job# ELT-FCPA-15041
Salary: $9.50-$10.50/hour
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
Schedule: 3-11 pm, 3-4 days per week, days vary and include both weekdays, weekends and holidays

This is a great fit for a second job or to work around a school schedule.

Description: Frying Pan Farm Park is a diverse 135-acre park and this position will include working indoors and outdoors. Duties include cleaning classrooms and restrooms, trash removal, unlocking and locking building for user groups, patrolling park grounds, responding to staff and visitor requests, supporting evening rental staff,  and other custodian duties. 

Qualifications:  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Be able to work out doors in all weather, traverse uneven ground, lift up to 50 pounds and perform general maintenance and custodial work. Must be personable, punctual, dependable and capable of working alone.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check. First Aid and CPR/AED certification (offered through Fairfax County) must be completed with 60 days of hire.

To apply: Submit your resume to or by mail to:

Martin Graves
Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herndon, VA 20171

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