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Library - Senior Librarian

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Job Title: Senior Librarian

Department: Library

Salary: $46,134.40 to $59,051.20 yearly

Type: Full-Time Internal Promotion

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Manages and supervises an assigned activity or section in the public library; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director. Supervision is exercised over assigned library personnel. This is the fully professional level of librarian. Requires the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Manages and supervises reference services, cataloging, youth services, circulation or other sections or operations; develops and updates collections; selects materials; assists patrons; researches reference sources; maintains records; prepares reports. Selects materials for adults, young adults and children including fiction, non-fiction, audio and video cassettes, paperback collections, periodicals, government documents, pamphlets, large print, microforms and other collection material; Catalogues and reviews data to determine necessary replacements to collection; Updates obsolete information; reviews and recommends changes in standing orders and serial subscriptions; Develops collections for new and emerging areas; Coordinates and provides reference service to patrons of all ages; interviews patrons to assess information needs and helps patron obtain necessary material; Operates and maintains computers and peripheral equipment for an increasing scope and variety of library operations and services; Operates circulation desk and performs associated duties to serve patrons; Assists patrons in selecting materials appropriate for their age group, interest and reading capabilities; Trains and evaluates work performance of staff; Prepares section, assists in preparation of department budget and monitors expenditures; Participates in the development of library policies; recommends policy changes to meet library and patron needs; Promotes library services in-house and to schools and outside organizations and agencies; Prepares a variety of reports concerning section activities such as expenditures, collection development, reference use and related activities; prepares special reports as directed; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation; thorough knowledge of cataloging, library reference, children's and other library services; thorough knowledge of library system computer applications; ability to maintain accurate records and statistics and complete accurate reports; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates; ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience: Masters degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association and at least two to three years of library experience

Special Requirements: A driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Certification from the Board of the Library of Virginia is required

Job code: 707

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Closes on: May 29, 2017

Parks and Recreation - Sports Official

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Job Title: Sports Official

Department: Parks and Recreation

Salary: Range - Ages 6-12 years $17.00 per game, Junior Boys-Shag Girls-Senior League $20.00 per game

Type: Part-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Must be dependable, with strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of the sport officiating. On-field/court experience officiating and/or NSA, ASA, USSSA certification preferred.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Officiates adult and youth sports including baseball, softball, basketball, football, and volleyball.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: None

Education and Experience: None

Special Requirements: Must be 16 years of age or older. Ability to work on an on-call basis preferred. May work some weekends.

Job code: 999SO

Posted on: Jul 12, 2011

Closes on: Open

Parks and Recreation - Recreation Maintenance Worker

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Job Title: Recreation Maintenance Worker

Department: Parks and Recreation

Salary: $22,006.40 to $28,163.20 yearly

Type: Full-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Sets up, prepares and maintains recreation and sports facilities and centers; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, and atmospheric conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Sets up, marks, prepares and maintains parks, athletic fields and sports facilities; prepares and maintains recreation center facilities. Marks, paints and prepares athletic fields for baseball/softball, football, soccer, tennis or other sports activities; Mows, sods, landscapes, plants, drags and trims park and field areas as required; Sets up, takes down, modifies, arranges and maintains special seating, scaffolding, press boxes, fences or other areas and facilities as necessary; Sets up chairs, tables and arranges for a variety of center and outside events and programs; Prepares and maintains school gymnasiums for basketball programs with special goals and required safety equipment; Loads, transports and unloads various materials, equipment and supplies to a number of locations and facilities; Prepares reports and records as required; Operates tractor, loader, dump truck and other equipment and tools as required; Operates, loads and maintains line painting machine and related equipment; Performs routine set-up, repair and maintenance on a variety of equipment and facilities including score boards, lighting and public address systems; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of recreation and leisure service practices and methods; some knowledge of park maintenance equipment and tools; some knowledge of hazards of the work and the safety precautions required; ability to operate equipment and use hand tools; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) is required.

Special Requirements: A driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required.

Job code: 711

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Closes on: June 5 2017

Police - Police Officer

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Job Title: Police Officer

Department: Police

Salary: $34,299.20 to $43,908.80 yearly

Type: Full-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a field training officer or the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant. Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and noise. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Ensures safety of public; enforces laws; investigates criminal activity; gathers and processes evidence; testifies in Court; prepares and maintains records, files and reports. On an assigned shift, operates a patrol or other vehicle, or walks, to observe for violations of traffic or other laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order; Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; enforces traffic laws; issues citations for violations; Serves warrants, summonses and makes arrests, maintains warrant records, testifies in court; Investigates traffic accidents; controls scene and files reports; Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks; assists fire and emergency services, citizens and other City departments; handles animal complaints, mail, delivery, and bank deposits as required; Fills out arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, etc.; performs prisoner security and transportation functions; Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities; opens and closes facilities as required; Assists with criminal investigations, stakeouts, installation and use of surveillance equipment; interviews victims and witnesses; performs property and evidence duties; establishes and maintains chain of custody; Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments; Participates in a variety of in-service training programs, certifications and re-certifications May be assigned to special programs or services such as ERT or DARE liaison to community groups; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; some knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously, firmly and tactfully with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to hazards and circumstances; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other law enforcement officials and general public; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of a motor vehicle.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) is required. Two years of college, or an Associates degree, and some military (especially military police) experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience, is preferred.

Special Requirements: A driver\\\'s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Virginia Police Officer certification after graduation from basic law enforcement academy is required. Must meet and maintain all department, State and federal certification, training and education requirements for position.

Job code: 921

Posted on: Jul 24, 2011

Closes on: Open

Streets and General Maintenance - Laborer

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Job Title: Laborer

Department: Streets and General Maintenance

Salary: $9.38 per hour

Type: Temporary

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs responsible unskilled work in a variety of installation, maintenance and repair projects; occasionally operates nonspecialized equipment in connection with manual tasks; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and feeling; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Assisting with installation, maintenance and repair projects; operating nonspecialized equipment. Loads and unloads gravel, dirt, timber, chemicals and other materials, tools and equipment; Cuts grass and trees, rakes leaves; Digs trenches and ditches, assists in installing pipes, cleans catch basins, manholes and sewer lines; Performs various grounds and athletic facility maintenance duties; Picks up paper and debris on public property and streets; Assists with snow and ice removal; Performs various street maintenance duties such as cleaning gutters, raking and spreading asphalt and patching holes; Assists in the repair, installation and maintenance of water and sewer lines and related facilities; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of the safe use, operation and preventive maintenance of the equipment to which assigned; skill in the use of hand tools and equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the tenth grade.

Special Requirements: None

Job code: 410

Posted on: Mar 7, 2017

Closes on: Open thru Summer

Streets and General Maintenance - Asst Director of Streets & General Maintenance/Street Superintendent

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Job Title: Asst Director of Streets & General Maintenance/Street Superintendent

Department: Streets and General Maintenance

Salary: $56,201.60 to $71,947.20 yearly

Type: Full-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs difficult professional and intermediate administrative work assisting the planning, organizing and directing the streets, mowing, drainage, snow and ice control, refuse collection, building and equipment maintenance, beautification and related operations of the City; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Streets and General Maintenance. Supervision is exercised over department personnel as assigned. This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Primary function: Street Division Superintendent Secondary function: Assistant Director of Department, assisting in the planning and operations of following four Divisions: Beautification, Building Maintenance, Fleet Management, Sanitation, coordinating work with other departments; maintaining records and files; preparing reports. Assists in the screening, hiring, evaluation, counseling, discipline, and supervision of departmental employees; Oversees the preparation and maintenance of personnel records and files, training and safety programs; Assists in the preparation of department operating and other budgets and monitor expenditures; Performs liaison between field and office operations of the department; Makes field inspections of public works projects and operations to ascertain status; Calculates grades and elevations; designs facilities and equipment utilizing AutoCAD system; In consultation with division heads, recommends operating policies and procedures; Advises and assists division heads with complex assignments; Prepares and maintains a wide variety of reports and correspondence on department activities as requested; Recommends operational and ordinance changes to the Director; Receives and responds to citizen inquiries or complaints and dispatches available information recommending action; Manages a variety of special department and City projects; Represents the City on regional committees and boards; Organization of snow and ice removal plan, overseeing night shift operations; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering; thorough knowledge of municipal public works administration, planning and design; ability to review and analyze plans and specifications for the construction of public facilities; ability to formulate and execute comprehensive operational policies and procedures; ability to prepare technical reports; ability to coordinate and organize the activities of a large staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, other public officials, associates, contractors and the general public. The ability to plan, organize, and direct multiple projects at one time.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in general engineering, business, public administration or related filed OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities with 5 years of management experience in a public works environment.

Special Requirements: A class B commercial driver\'s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Job code: cAsstDirSG

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Closes on: May 29, 2017

Streets and General Maintenance - Maintenance/Construction Worker I

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Job Title: Maintenance/Construction Worker I

Department: Streets and General Maintenance

Salary: $20,945.60 to $26,790.40 yearly

Type: Full-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: manual tools and equipment; does related work as required. Work is performed under immediate and constant supervision. Requires the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some very heavy work requiring exertion in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Installs, maintains and repairs streets, sidewalks, water and sewer, mowing, civic center and waste disposal activities; operates a variety of equipment, mowers and trucks. Performs a variety of tasks in maintaining and repairing streets, sidewalks, driveways and utility lines; Mows rights of way, parks, ball fields and school grounds; cuts and trims grass, landscapes and plants; Performs cleaning and maintenance activities in transfer station and landfill operations; Builds and sets forms, cut, patches, installs and finishes old and new concrete work; Performs a variety of set-up, construction, maintenance and support activities in the City's Civic Center operations; Spots for and directs drivers, runs flagging activity and directs traffic at construction sites; Transports crew, materials and equipment; drives truck to and from maintenance and construction sites; Removes damaged sections of pavement, fills holes with patching materials and tamps or rolls patches; Assists with snow and ice control, emergency situations, sanitation and bulk refuse operations; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of the maintenance, repair and manual tasks of the area assigned; some knowledge in the use of common and specialized hand and power tools required in the work; general knowledge of the safe use and operation and preventive maintenance of mechanical equipment required in the work; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: No prior training or experience required.

Special Requirements: A drivers license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. A Class B commercial driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred. A VDOT Flagger certificate may be required

Job code: 411

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Closes on: June 5 2017

Streets and General Maintenance - Motor Equipment Operator

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Job Title: Motor Equipment Operator

Department: Streets and General Maintenance

Salary: $25,500.80 to $32,656.00 yearly

Type: Full-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Operates light to heavy motorized equipment; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. Limited supervision may be exercised over other workers in crew. Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils. Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils. supervision may be exercised over other workers in crew. Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Operates light to heavy trucks and equipment in construction, repair and maintenance of streets, utilities, waste disposal, mowing and related operations. Operates a crew, single or double axle dump truck and other equipment in connection with the transportation of sand, stone, gravel, tools, equipment and supplies; Operates a tractor and mowers in grass cutting operations; Operates equipment in ice and snow removal operations; Services and performs minor repairs on automotive equipment; Uses various hand tools and equipment including shovels, jack-hammers, saws and tampers; Operates heavy front end loader, forklift and backhoe; operates large and small dump trucks; Operates trash compactor, crane, loaders and related equipment at transfer station; Operates tandem and off road dump trucks and other assigned equipment at landfill; Operates sewer clearing jet-Vector truck, T.V. camera and related equipment in utility operations; Operates large and small tractors and mowers; Operates tractor-trailer combinations to move equipment and materials; Operates equipment in snow and ice removal operations; Services and makes minor repairs and adjustments on equipment; May operate heavy and specialized equipment as a trainee; Use hand tools and equipment; Supervises subordinate workers and operators assisting in the work; Workers in this class frequently participate in the non-operating work of the group; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of operating and servicing light to heavy trucks and construction equipment; thorough knowledge of the traffic laws and regulations governing equipment operation; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to the proper operation of varied construction and maintenance equipment; skill and care in the operation of several types of trucks, specialized maintenance and construction equipment; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) and at least two years of experience operating motor equipment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements: A Class B commercial driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Any one or more of a variety of endorsements may be required. A VDOT Flagger certificate may be required.

Job code: 415

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Closes on: June 5 2017

Streets and General Maintenance/Beautification - Landscape Gardener

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Job Title: Landscape Gardener

Department: Streets and General Maintenance/Beautification

Salary: $9.38 per hour

Type: Temporary

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Installs and maintains City-owned landscaping; assists with trimming and removal of trees and the plant care and improvement of public grounds shrubs and plants; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a City Horticulturist or Crew Supervisor. Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Installs and maintains landscaping; assist with trimming, removing, felling and pruning trees, shrubs, bushes, brush and obstructions; plants and maintains planting beds, medians and parks; assists with horticultural planning and design. Waters, weeds, fertilizes and deadheads annuals; Reports diseases or insect infestation to supervisor; Plants annuals, shrubs, trees. Perennials; applies mulch, herbicides pesticides, fertilizer; Tills and builds new planting areas, and operates lawn care machinery; Does necessary trimming to eliminate hazards and to preserve the beauty of trees on streets and other public property; Removes dead, broken, misshapen and undesired branches and roots using a variety of tools; Uses, mixes, stores and properly stores and maintains a variety of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals; Keeps tools sharp and in good repair; does general maintenance on assigned vehicles and equipment; Drives a truck and operates allied automotive equipment in connection with work; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of landscaping installation, maintenance and care methods; thorough knowledge of shrubs and flower care and planting techniques and of the composition and use of common insecticides, fungicides and fertilizers; thorough knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work; general knowledge of tree trimming and care methods ability to operate a truck with a hydraulic boom; ability to acquire skill in the use and care of ropes, climber hooks and tools commonly used in tree trimming and felling operations; ability to climb trees and to work effectively in dangerous positions at considerable heights above the ground; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED), or successful completion of an approved apprenticeship or technical school program, and at least two years of experience in landscape maintenance, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements: A driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. VDOT Flagging certificate and a Commercial Pesticide Applicator Permit are required. A Class B commercial drivers license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred.

Job code: 462

Posted on: Mar 7, 2017

Closes on: Open thru Summer

Streets and General Maintenance/Sanitation Division - Laborer

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Job Title: Laborer

Department: Streets and General Maintenance/Sanitation Division

Salary: $9.38 per hour

Type: Temporary

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs responsible unskilled work in a variety of installation, maintenance and repair projects; occasionally operates nonspecialized equipment in connection with manual tasks; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and feeling; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Assisting with installation, maintenance and repair projects; operating nonspecialized equipment. Loads and unloads gravel, dirt, timber, chemicals and other materials, tools and equipment; Cuts grass and trees, rakes leaves; Digs trenches and ditches, assists in installing pipes, cleans catch basins, manholes and sewer lines; Performs various grounds and athletic facility maintenance duties; Picks up paper and debris on public property and streets; Assists with snow and ice removal; Performs various street maintenance duties such as cleaning gutters, raking and spreading asphalt and patching holes; Assists in the repair, installation and maintenance of water and sewer lines and related facilities; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of the safe use, operation and preventive maintenance of the equipment to which assigned; skill in the use of hand tools and equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the tenth grade.

Special Requirements: None

Job code: 410

Posted on: Mar 7, 2017

Closes on: Open thru Summer