Job Description

Title: Crew Leader- Traffic Operations Pavement Marking

State Role Title: Transportation Operator III

Hiring Range: $48,254- $78,413

Pay Band: NV 3

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: NOVA Traffic Field Ops/IS

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

NOVA VDOT is seeking a Crew Leader for the Pavement Marking Department to function as a lead worker on crews, performing duties associated with district operations (such as field reviews, installation and maintenance of signs, pavement markings and messages) on primary, secondary and interstate routes. May provide technical advice to contractor staff.
Selected will serve as a member and leader of a work crew performing a combination of skilled equipment operation, preventive maintenance and manual labor tasks in order to maintain Virginia's roadways.

Duties and Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

Records Preparation and Management- Prepare and maintain program and project documentation. Assist in the preparation of budget reports, data and records. Assist in forecasting additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies. Monitor expenditures and recommend adjustments as needed.

Review and Installation- Review requests and field conditions regarding the installation and maintenance of signs and sign structures, pavement markings and messages. May gather data and prepare drawings or sketches. Determine tools, material and equipment needed.

Leadership- Conduct on-the-job training and recommend additional training needs to Area Headquarters Superintendent. Provide constructive feedback on job performance of work crew. Assist with record keeping and administrative tasks. May serve as back-up to Area Headquarters supervision and may represent the AHQ at meetings. May serve in a supervisory capacity during emergencies.

Preventative Maintenance- Lead or perform maintenance repair, replacement, preventative maintenance. Complete or oversee pre-trip inspections for any vehicle or equipment operated.

Traffic Control- Provide traffic control in support of maintenance operations. Install and remove traffic signs and other warning devices in a timely and appropriate manner. Flag traffic to ensure a safe and effective work zone.

Equipment Operation- Demonstrate considerable skill and expertise as an operator in the proper and safe use of all equipment. Apply specialized knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance techniques, materials, and specifications to perform more complex tasks. Perform and instruct crew in scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on equipment and tools. Ensure equipment is properly and safely maintained. May demonstrate the hands-on use, operation, maintenance, and small repair of equipment. Perform snow and ice removal and other emergency response activities. Complete pre-trips inspections for vehicles and equipment operated.

Job Safety- Determine and demonstrate proper work site protection techniques. Ensure crew has proper personal protection equipment. Maintain current knowledge of safety rules, regulations, laws and procedures (OSHA and VOSHA, etc.) and train crew members in proper safety methods. Promote safety as a top priority, and continuously monitor work site to ensure safety procedures are followed. Maintain work sites to ensure safety of work crew, landowners, and the traveling public. Apply MUTCD for detours, lane closures, work zones, etc. Take corrective action when unsafe conditions are identified.

Provide Leadership in Traffic Control- Work with supervisors and managers at assigned locations to plan, schedule, oversee and perform the placement, maintenance and removal of traffic control devices for work zones, detours, lane closures, etc., according to the MUTCD. Receive and respond to work orders. Order and track inventory and maintain records.

Emergency Operations- Prepare and operate equipment for snow and ice removal or other types of emergency operations. Clear roadways of snow, ice and debris, as well as accident clean-up. Provide traffic control. May supervise shift operations in emergencies.

Manual Labor- Participate as a leader or working member of the crew in order to complete projects and accomplish objectives. Perform manual labor and other maintenance tasks as needed for project completion. Complete assigned work as instructed in established time frames.

Schedule and Perform Work- Schedule assignments received from supervisor according to dates or priority. Identify proper procedures and work assignments. Review work to ensure activities are performed correctly. Provide input to supervisor regarding employee performance.

Worker Productivity- Document and report on daily crew activities, accomplishments, time and material usage. Monitor contractor performance; review and approve documentation associated with work activities.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application. VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” at:

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Access the following link: for additional information.

Minimum Qualifications

• Experience in roadway maintenance and repair. Experience in work zone set-up, traffic controls and flagging to include using the MUTCD or similar regulations. Experience overseeing the work of others.
• Experience in sign and pavement marking installation and messaging.
• Experience coordinating and scheduling daily work, personnel and equipment, as well as providing on-site direction and technical guidance.
• Skill in the use of computers and software applications.
• Safety shoes required.
• Ability to obtain CDL and DOT medical card within 11 months of employment and maintain thereafter. Must comply with DOT and VDOT policies and standards when operating CDL equipment.
• Experience using and maintaining various types of equipment.
• Experience applying federal, state and VDOT regulations and standards regarding traffic control devices, work zone traffic control standards and techniques, and safety regulations.
• Experience tracking daily accomplishments and preparing written reports and documents.
• Experience with traffic control device installation, investigations and data collection pertaining to sign installation, pavement markings and messages.
• Experience reading and interpreting highway plans, sketches and technical documents.
• Skill in providing and promoting good customer service to internal and external customers.

Additional Considerations

• Progressive experience that reflects an increase in accountability and responsibility.
• Commercial Driver' License (CDL)
• Basic Tree Cutting & Chainsaw Operator
• Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control Safety
• CPR with AED, Standard First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) Combined Course
• Flagger

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Position requires unrestricted mobility, working in all types of weather, terrain and standing for long periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Fingerprint based background check, references, work history, and DMV driving records will be verified prior to employment.
DOT-required medical exam and drug screen for CDL drivers. Safety shoes are required.

Position is designated as essential to emergency operations and will be required to work outside normal work hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

All drivers hired without a valid CDL in hand are required to obtain their CDL within 11 months of their hire date. You cannot operate commercial motor vehicles prior to receiving the necessary licensure and medical certification. Effective February 7, 2022, new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require entry-level drivers (drivers who are seeking to take the skills test in order to obtain a CDL for the first time, upgrade their CDL to a Class A from a Class B, or take the knowledge test to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement for the first time) to complete FMCSA- approved Entry-Level Driving (ELD) Training before the Department of Motor Vehicles can grant the requested CDL or endorsement. The course is comprised of 160 hours, on average, of training. VDOT is willing to assist with your enrollment in and payment for the course upon your acceptance of an ELD Training Tuition tenure and repayment agreement.

Contact Information

Name: Danielle Rayner

Phone: 703-232-3663



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.


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Prince William, VA USA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
2 weeks ago
Job Expires:
7mos 2w
Job Type
Full Time

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