Job Description

Title: Highway Maintenance Worker

State Role Title: Transportation Operator II

Hiring Range: $36,822 - $59,836

Pay Band: 2

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Rappahannock AHQ

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Join the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), where innovation meets infrastructure! At VDOT, we are driven by safety, service to others, and a commitment to excellence! These are the foundational drivers of our success and, as a Highway Maintenance Worker, you will play a crucial role in shaping the roadways that connect communities and drive progress across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

This opportunity is based at our Culpeper District, Rappahannock Area Headquarters in beautiful Rappahannock County where there are many sites to see and cultural activities to help you balance work and personal life. The district is responsible for roughly 10,620 miles of roadways within Virginia, and we invite you to join our team!

Job responsibilities include operating heavy equipment and power tools (chain saws, trimming and chipping machines, dump truck, loader, backhoe, motor grader, tractor with attachments) and performing manual labor within the Warrenton Residency geographical area covering the counties of Fauquier, Culpeper and Rappahannock.

VDOT Maintenance Workers collaborate as part of a team clearing drainage, removing debris, cutting brush, and utilizing hand and power tools in the maintenance of Virginia's roadways. Tasks will include installing culvert pipes, grading gravel roads, roller patching, and
several similar highway maintenance activities. You will operate light, medium and heavy equipment such as dump trucks, backhoes, graders, tar kettles, rollers, loaders, mowing tractors, and more. Completion of pre/post-trip inspections and maintaining equipment
readiness are also required duties.

Additional duties may include responding to emergencies blocking roadways (traffic accidents, debris, etc.), work zone setup, and providing traffic control to assist with navigating and reopening roadways. During inclement weather, you will prepare for and operate equipment to address conditions impeding roadway travel (snow, ice, etc.). This position must report to work during emergency operations, which may require work outside of normal business hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Severe weather shifts are typically 12-hours in length.

Safety is VDOT's number one focus, so adhering to proper work site protection, identifying workplace safety hazards, and making safety improvement recommendations is a vital duty of each team member! At VDOT, professional development and career advancement opportunities abound!

Why Choose VDOT:
In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs. A State Retirement Plan; tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching provision; and a Short and Long-Term Disability Program funded by the State are also available. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, and more!

VDOT employees have Shared Values and abide by a Code of Ethics. Our culture includes teamwork, transparency, learning, creativity, collaboration, and work that values differences. We encourage all who apply to view our Values & Ethics here: If you share these values, we invite you to apply!

Minimum Qualifications

• Experience in roadway maintenance or construction or transferrable skillsets.
• Possess knowledge of equipment, materials, methods, and procedures used in roadway maintenance or construction.
• Experience in operating equipment such as dump trucks, loaders, graders, backhoe, etc.
• Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to perform heavy manual labor, including frequent lifting up to 50 pounds.
• Skill in use of hand and power tools.
• Valid driver’s license at time of hire required.
• A Commercial Driver’s License and DOT medical card are required within 11 months of employment and must be maintained thereafter.

VDOT offers assistance with enrollment and payment in an FMCSA approved CDL course.

Additional Considerations

• Valid CDL with endorsements
• Experience in roadway maintenance or construction
• Experience with heavy manual labor and heavy equipment operation
• Experience performing preventive maintenance and minor equipment repairs
• Experience in emergency operations to include snow removal, storms or accident response and clean-up

Special Instructions

When your application and/or resume is submitted successfully, you will receive a confirmation receipt. Please refer to "your application" in your Virginia Jobs account ( to check the status of your application.

The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application or optional resume; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications will be more successful with obtaining an interview. Submitting an incomplete application or resume lacking relevant experience detail may impact interview eligibility. State applications or resumes submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person cannot be considered.

A fingerprint-based background check, references, work history and DMV driver record will be verified prior to employment. A pre-employment medical exam will be required, to include a drug screen for Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders.

NOTE: Beginning February 7, 2022, new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require entry-level drivers to complete an FMCSA-approved Entry-Level Driving Training (ELDT) prior to the Department of Motor Vehicles issuing a new Commercial
Driver's License (CDL) or a new license endorsement for an established CDL. This applies to anyone seeking to take the skills test to obtain a CDL for the first time; anyone seeking to upgrade their CDL to a Class A from a Class B; or anyone seeking to take the knowledge test to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement for the first time. Candidates who do not possess a CDL at the time of hire will be required to obtain a CDL within 11 months of their hire date. VDOT offers assistance with enrollment in and payment for an approved training course upon completion of an ELDT Tuition Tenure Agreement. A valid CDL is required to operate agency commercial motor vehicles, to include passing the required DOT medical examination.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. H1B VISA Sponsorship is not available.

VDOT utilizes a market-based pay program, which has been approved by Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM). Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the published State pay bands.

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: Christina Dennis

Phone: 540-829-7533



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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