Job Description

Title: Facilities Specialist - Wage

State Role Title: Trades Technician IV

Hiring Range: $21.27 - $34.57

Pay Band: 4

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Staunton District Office

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

What drives you? Whether it’s knowing the work you do makes a difference, having great work/life balance, working on exciting and challenging projects, leading innovation, and championing change or simply working with a great group of people who are committed to your professional development...At the Virginia Department of Transportation, we have something for YOU!

Job Duties

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Staunton District is excited to offer an opportunity to serve as a WAGE Facilities Specialist.

This is an HOURLY/WAGE POSITION, that is limited to 1500 hours per cycle year (May 1 – April 30 of each year) with an average of 29 hours per week. No state benefits provided. On site/not a remote position.

As the qualified candidate, you will perform, direct and inspect trades work for physical plant, maintenance reserve and capital outlay construction projects. Ensure contracted and in-house maintenance and construction work is performed to plans and specifications, safety standards, VDOT policies and procedures, building codes and industry standards.

Hands-on Facilities Work : Complete work orders and other assigned tasks related to construction, maintenance, repair and renovations of facilities structures and equipment, ensuring work complied with plants and specifications, shop drawing, industry standards, and applicable codes and regulations. Maintain supplies & tools.

Permits & Work Orders : Obtain required permits through VDOT's annual building permit procedure and issue work orders to appropriate contract or staff.

Contract Administration & Oversight : Administer and oversee work performed by facilities contractors to ensure contractual requirements are met, e.g. work complies with plans and specification, shop drawings, industry standards, and applicable codes and regulations.

Preventative Maintenance : Inspect and document existing conditions of buildings and equipment to determine the nature and extent of physical plant repairs needed. Perform preventative maintenance and make recommendations for future requirements and estimates for budgets.

Documentation : Prepare necessary paperwork to document in-house and contractor work, to include photo documentation. Prepare project listings, scopes of work, and estimates for work to be performed. Submit required paperwork to process payments, invoices, and bills. Maintain project files, records, and drawing of facilities and equipment.

Emergency Operations : Perform unscheduled or emergency repairs to facilities structures and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

• Skill in the use of a variety of hand and power tools and diagnostic equipment used in building trades.

• Considerable knowledge of building trades and construction e.g. electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, masonry, etc.

• Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, prioritizing and completing them in a potentially stressful environment.

• Ability to obtain Soils and Erosion Inspector certification.

• Ability to estimate quantities and costs, prepare daily documentation and reports related to project activities.

• Skill in the use of computers, software applications and digital cameras.

• Ability to perform physically demanding labor in extreme heat and cold, lift up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, and work on uneven ground.

• Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, specifications, blueprints, building and fire codes.

• Ability to manage projects and administer contracts related to facilities operations.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Additional Considerations

• Experience in building construction as project inspector, superintendent or project manager.

• Experience with outsourcing approach to facilities management.

• A combination of training, experience, or education in HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, or related field desired.

• DPOR trades certifications in electrical and plumbing.

• DHCD license in building, plumbing, HVAC, or electrical inspection.

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.

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 which may be viewed at Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore please to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

VDOT utilizes a market-based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.
State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 pm on the closing date through the PageUp System. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application and or resume. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility.

Contact Information

Name: Ciara Diehl

Phone: (540)292-4079



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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Staunton, VA USA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
5 days ago
Job Expires:
4w 2d
Job Type
Full Time

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