Leaf Season- Truck Drivers and Leaf Collection Helpers

Arlington County Dept. Of Environmental Services | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 8/13/2019


$15.50 - $19.14 Hourly
Arlington, VA
Job Type
Department of Environmental Services
Job Number
8/30/2019 5:00 PM Eastern
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking Truck Drivers and Leaf Collection Helpers for temporary seasonal employment for our fall leaf season collection services. These employees work in collaboration with our operations unit within the Solid Waste Bureau (SWB).

The Solid Waste Bureau provides an array of services, such as residential brush collection, roll-off operations, landfill deliveries for disposing of road construction materials and the operation of recycling equipment used to recycle inert materials into products that can be re-used in road projects or landscape projects, as well as supporting the County's leaf collection program.

To learn more about the County's leaf collection services click here.

Specific duties include:

Leaf Collection Truck Drivers - $19.14 per hour

  • Driving straight trucks using joystick to operate vacuum hose for the collection of leaves in residential neighborhoods;
  • Performing pre and post-trip inspections of trucks;
  • Reading maps and using GPS navigation systems; and
  • Providing guidance and/or direction to helpers pertaining to the leaf collection process.
Leaf Collection Helpers - $15.50 per hour
  • Performing manual labor as a member of a crew collecting leaves and yard waste from County residents and streets;
  • Working within close proximity of trucks using rakes to collect leaves; and
  • Directing and/or flagging traffic around County trucks.
Work is generally performed outdoors and in all types of weather conditions and often near moving traffic. The work environment includes exposure to draft, noise, dust, grease, and dirt with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, and lifting light-to-heavy objects and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.


Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:
Leaf Collection Drivers -Possession of a Class B or A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and one year of experience driving large trucks and/or other commercial vehicles of like magnitude.

Leaf Collection Helpers - Ability to follow basic directions and perform physical manual labor for extended periods of time.

Note: Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted between September 4-6, 2019 for scheduling of interviews so please be sure to include contact information on your application.

Special Requirements

Please noteOnline applications must be submitted by August 30, 2019 at 5 p.m.
No paper applications accepted.  Help sessions for assistance with application submittal will be available during limited times/dates until the closing date of August 30, 2019. More information about these help sessions can be obtained by calling (703) 228-7833.

Both positions require the availability to work overtime, 60 hours per week with overtime pay for hours over 40 per week.

Special Requirements for Leaf Collection Drivers
1) Applicant must possess a Class "A" or "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from the applicant's place of residence. Leaf Collection Helpers are not required to possess a CDL.
2) Valid driver's license from applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
3) Prior to the time of appointment, the successful applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screening. The successful applicant will be subject to drug screening, at such times during employment, as required by federal, state and local standards and policies.

SAFETY  (applies to both positions)

Requires learning and following all safety rules and regulations pertaining to job functions which includes attending all required safety classes and meetings in order to ensure a safe work environment and to ensure team members are practicing the required safety rules and regulations.

Due to the work environment and as a condition of employment, Arlington County employees may be required to wear various personal protective equipment in the performance of their duties.

Additional Information

This is a six-week program (approximately through the end of December, 2019), 60 hours per week (7am - 5pm), six (6) days per week (Monday through Saturday), with overtime paid for work performed over 40 hours per week.  These are temporary, seasonal positions eligible for sick leave only.

The official title of the Leaf Collection Drivers is Motorized Vehicle Operator III.
The official title of the Leaf Collection Helpers is Trades Worker I.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Full-time | Seasonal

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