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 TRADES MANAGEMENT/ LEADER - Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$47236 - 89273
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Service/Skilled - Trades
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2586436 / Latpro-3709765 
Date posted: Oct-04-2019
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$47,236.80 - $89,273.60 Annually


Arlington, VA

Job Type



Department of Parks and Recreation

Job Number



10/17/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking a Team Leader in our Natural Resources Division to provide daily direction and coordination of field work performed by maintenance and specialized crews assigned to park service areas to maintain and enhance the County's parks and open space areas.

Specific duties include:

  • Controlling and monitoring costs related to specific projects and overall assigned budgets;
  • Determining alternative resources such as contractors or specialized units;
  • Coordinating scheduled maintenance and responding to repair requirements;
  • Reviewing, initiating and assigning electronic work orders and work requests daily;
  • Establishing crews and departmental priorities and deadlines;
  • Working with Park Managers and coordinating activities with staff in other units.
  • Performing park and playground inspections;
  • Training and instructing employees on the use of a variety of specialized equipment, tools and technical procedures;
  • Ensuring adherence to federal, state and local regulations and county standards;
  • Performing administrative duties, including completing time sheets, using computer programs/systems, tracking and monitoring supplies and equipment, and preparing reports; and
  • Ensuring staff are safety trained and using personal protective equipment.

Selection Criteria

Minimum : High School diploma or GED, plus considerable experience overseeing trades work such as park maintenance, landscaping, grounds maintenance, general maintenance workers, and/or custodial services.

Desirable : Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

a) experience with automated/electronic work order systems;
b) experience managing park maintenance in an urban environment;
c) experience coordinating the work of others in a team-oriented work environment;
d) Currently hold a valid Certified Playground Safety Inspectors Certification from the
National Playground Safety Institute; and/or
e) Currently hold a valid Pesticide Applicator Certificate Registered Tech.

Special Requirements

1) The applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the 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.

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

3) The employee provides emergency support during weather events which may occasionally require working beyond an 8-hour work day. Emergency work may include snow clearing, sand bagging, clearing debris from streams and crossings, spreading ice melt materials and operating snow plows, snow blowers, shoveling, snow brushes or other snow equipment.

Additional Information

Work hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Employee must be available for occasional evening and weekend work. Work location office is at 2700 South Taylor Street, Arlington, VA 22206, but work may be performed at Parks throughout Arlington County.

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.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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