SANITATION WORKER (Maintenance Worker)
Fairfax County Government 51 reviews - Fairfax, VA

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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. Operates controls to start compactor that compresses the materials. Cleans up spills and compacting equipment to prevent clogging. Operates semi-automatic lifting devices that raise large containers and dumps them into the truck body. Assists in clean-up activities and general maintenance of equipment and facilities. Assists in snow removal at various Fairfax County facilities. Performs related duties as required; duties are performed under supervision.


Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade.


The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a medical examination to the satisfaction of the employer prior to employment. Job requires physical stamina necessary to run/walk long distances on collection routes and lift up to 50 pounds.


Excellent work ethics; demonstrated team-building, problem-solving, customer service and communication skills. Willingness and ability to be coached and mentored. Experience in manual labor work. Ability to speak and understand English.


Evaluation of relevant education and experience. Panel interview of top-rated applicants. A practical test may be administered at the time of interview.

This position is designated as "essential" and incumbent will be required to work emergency operations as directed. Job location is 6901 Allen Park Road, Lorton, Virginia. Regular work hours are 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., M-F, including all holidays (except Christmas), with overtime as necessary.

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