Job Description

Title: Highway Maintenance Equipment Operator - Pearisburg, Willis & Dublin *$3,000 Sign on Bonus available to qualified CDL applicants*

State Role Title: Transportation Operator II

Hiring Range: $36,822- $59,836 Based on Experience

Pay Band: 2

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Christiansburg Residency

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

What Drives You?? Are you looking to build a career in highway maintenance with great benefits? We currently are looking to fill positions at our Pearisburg Area Headquarters, Willis Area Headquarters and Dublin Area Headquarters.

Successful candidates can operate diverse hand and power tools and heavy equipment (such as chain saw, weed eater, dump truck, loader, backhoe, motor grader, tractor w/ attachments) and will perform diverse manual labor.

As a maintenance operator, you will:
*Respond to emergency roadway and severe weather events to prepare and operate equipment for snow and ice removal and other types of hazardous road conditions
*Prepare work zones and perform traffic control
*Demonstrate proper work site protection techniques: identify workplace safety hazards, wear
proper personal protection equipment, maintain current knowledge of safety rules, regulations,
laws, and use equipment properly and safely.
*Participate as a working team member performing manual labor such as: clearing drainage
pipes and ditches, cutting brush, pot-hole patching, and other diverse tasks required to
complete road maintenance projects
*Complete pre-trip inspections, perform preventive maintenance on diverse equipment
*Operate diverse hand and power tools.

VDOT is an emergency response agency, and this position is key to fulfilling this agency requirement, and this position will be called upon to work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations such as inclement weather, flooding, and/or traffic incidents.

Minimum Qualifications

You may meet minimal qualifications if you have:

*Ability to follow safety policies, procedures, and programs
*Knowledge of roadway and roadside related maintenance equipment, materials, and methods
*Demonstrated experience in operation of equipment comparable to that used in highway
maintenance/construction activities.
*Ability to perform heavy manual labor, including frequently lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs.
*Skill in the operation and maintenance of hand and power tools.
*Ability to obtain CDL and DOT medical card within 11 months of employment and maintain
*Ability to work in inclement weather and to respond to accidents, and emergency/disaster
response, etc. during/after normal work hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Additional Considerations

Preferred qualifications include:

*Valid CDL and applicable endorsements
*Recent experience with heavy manual labor and heavy equipment operation
*Experience performing preventive maintenance and minor equipment repairs
*Experience operating heavy equipment performing emergency operations – to include snow
removal, and storm and accident response and clean-up
*Flagger certification and work zone set-up experience.

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.

*$3,000 Sign-On-Bonus* Available to qualified external CDL applicants selected to fill these vacancies. *Exclusions may apply.

Skills demonstration is required during interview. Background check is required if selected as a finalist. This includes:
*Employment reference check and work history verification
*DMV Records Check
*Fingerprint-based criminal history records check with VA State police and FBI

Additional required for CDL holders:
*Full Query drug and alcohol history in FMCSA Clearinghouse – Register at: FMCSA
*Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening
*Federal DOT pre-employment physical

Safety shoes and other personal protective equipment (PPE) required in performance of job duties.

This position is designated as essential and, as such, all duties associated with this job are required during emergency situations which may include, but are not limited to, inclement weather, disaster response and emergency operations.

Performance of these duties may require work outside of normal business hours including nights, weekends and holidays. VDOT will determine when essential positions are required to report.

Multiple Maintenance Operator positions may be filled from this recruitment.

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.

The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information about qualifications and work history provided by the applicant in the application and/or optional resume’. State applications will only be accepted through online submission through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/ Recruitment Management System (PAGE UP). PAGE UP provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your PAGE UP account to check the status of your application for this position.

NOTE: TO II level Equipment Operators hired without a valid CDL in hand are required to obtain their CDL within 11 months of their hire date and 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 from a Class B to a Class A, 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 guarantee and repayment agreement.

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.

Contact Information

Name: Landon Osborne

Phone: 540-750-0284



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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