NOVA Parks
Fairfax Station, Virginia, Virginia
Job Type
$14.00 per hour


NOVA Parks is seeking a Maintenance 4 at Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (NOVA Parks), Ashburn, VA.  To be considered you must apply online at or click here.

The Maintenance 4 position performs a variety of manual labor jobs with varying degree of skill needed to assist with the maintenance of park grounds, equipment, and facilities.

Pay Rate:  $14.00 per hour

Major Duties/Specific Tasks

  • Mow grass using a variety of equipment which may include push mowers, tractors and/or specialized lawn equipment.
  • Perform various landscape maintenance to include weeding, mulching edging and raking.
  • Operate small engine equipment such as chain saws, backpack blowers and line trimmers.
  • Establish plant beds, plant flowers, bulbs, shrubs, and trees, and maintain planted areas.
  • Pick up litter and debris.
  • Perform facility maintenance such as repairing and staining picnic tables, installing and repairing fences, replacing light bulbs, and preparing for special events.
  • Assist with repair and/or maintenance of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems.
  • Operate park vehicles which may include pickup trucks, 4-wheel motorcycles, dump trucks and garbage trucks.
  • Clean & organize maintenance shop.
  • Clean restroom & picnic shelters.
  • Assist with routine maintenance/repair of equipment to include changing oil, oil filters, replacing worn parts, and making minor mechanical adjustments.
  • Sharpen or replace worn blades on mowers; replace string on line trimmers; sharpen or replace worn chain saw chains.
  • Prepare and load equipment & tools for use and/or to transport.
  • Run errands to retrieve and/or delver parts, etc.
  • Perform manual labor and related work as required.
  • Assist with public relations by handling visitor inquiries, and providing information and assistance.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and in-service training.
  • Report unsafe conditions to the Park Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned by the Park Maintenance Supervisor or Supervisor on Duty.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be age 18 or over.
  • High school diploma with minimum of one year experience in park maintenance work, or any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience.
  • Ability to operate small engine equipment properly and safely.
  • Ability to operate a variety of vehicles with standard transmissions.
  • Mechanical aptitude with ability to make minor repairs on equipment.
  • Knowledge of park maintenance procedures and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with the public.
  • Ability to learn the operation of the facility.
  • Strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks, including lifting, stooping, bending, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Availability to work a variable work schedule, which may include early and late hours, and weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral instructions.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain valid driver’s license, must maintain safe driving record.
  • Required to purchase and wear standard uniform.

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