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210 Linden Street, Appomattox, VA 24522

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Facilities Technician I

Applications Open: December 27, 2021

Position Overview

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Performs responsible unskilled work in the maintenance of buildings and grounds, water, wastewater infrastructure, street operations, snow removal, and general maintenance work by performing the following duties.
 Directs traffic and guides truck operator in congested areas.
 Operates light equipment such as tractor, riding lawnmower, bush hog, clearing right-of-ways, and maintaining grounds.
 Maintains grounds by cutting grass, trimming hedges, and picking up litter.
 Assists equipment operator in cleaning streets and collecting leaves.
 Services and makes minor repairs and adjustments on small construction equipment and tools.
 Conducts preventive maintenance on trucks, such as checking oil and fluids, changing oil if necessary, and making minor repairs.
 Reads water meters.
 Operates miscellaneous construction equipment such as ditch tamper, tapping machine, air compressor, power tools etc. in conjunction with assigned task.
 Assist in maintaining water and sewer infrastructure.
 Performs tasks in all types of weather conditions.
 Participates in on-call coverage on a rotating basis to respond to Town emergencies.
 Other duties may be assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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 Ability to perform heavy manual labor, sometimes under adverse conditions.
 Ability to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.
 Some knowledge of grounds maintenance activities
 Ability to operate grounds maintenance equipment, such as lawnmowers and weed-eaters.
 General knowledge of standard hand tools and equipment.
 Ability to understand and follow oral instructions.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
 Good communication and writing skills.
High School diploma or general education degree (GED).
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of the following licenses, certificates, and/or registrations is required to perform the essential duties of this job.
 Valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
 Class B with tanker endorsement Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia within 12 months.
 Obtain pesticide license within 12 months of hiring date.


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