Job Description

Title: Hourly Laborer – Hampden Sydney AHQ

State Role Title: Transportation Operator I

Hiring Range: $14.85 - $24.13

Pay Band: 1

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Hampden-Sydney AHQ

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Are you driven by learning roadway maintenance?  Are you driven by career development?  VDOT's WAGE Laborer is the job for you!  Get your career started with VDOT!

Job Duties

VDOT's Lynchburg District Hampden Sydney Area Headquarters is seeking a wage Laborer to perform manual labor and other maintenance tasks as needed for project completion. As the qualified candidate, you will:
• Perform flagging operations
• Assist in setting up workzones
• Perform heavy manual labor and lift up to 50 pounds regularly
• Operate and maintain hand and power tools
• Operate light and medium equipment

This is a wage position and is limited to 1,500 hours of work in the twelve-month period beginning May 1, through April 30. No state benefits are provided.

Positions are designated as essential, and as such, may be required to work outside normal hours on nights, weekends and holidays during emergency operations.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this applicant pool within 90 days of the closing date in the Farmville Residency.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
• Skill in the operation, maintenance of light and medium equipment used for highway maintenance and repair.
• Valid driver's license.
• Knowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, methods, and procedures.
• Skill in the operation, maintenance of hand-held and power tools.
• Ability to read, follow oral and written instructions.

Additional Considerations

• Experience in equipment operation and performing preventive maintenance.
• A combination of training, experience, or education in Maintenance, Construction or related field.
• Experience with emergency operations to include snow removal, storms, and accident clean-up.
• Experience performing roadway maintenance or construction activities.

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.

Ability to work in diverse conditions including exposure to weather outdoors in all seasons. Ability to perform heavy manual labor to include standing, bending, and frequent lifting up to 50 lbs.
References, work history, and DMV records will be verified. Fingerprint-based criminal history records check required.

VDOT employees have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics.
We encourage all those who apply to review these values and ethics. If you share our values, we invite you to apply. Your success in our organization depends upon sharing these values and keeping this Code of Ethics.

Will be required to work outside normal hours in emergencies and inclement weather. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

H1B VISA Sponsorship is not available.

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 pm on the closing date through the state recruitment platform (PageUp). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.

This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your application account to check the status of your application for this position.
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/resume, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information or attach a resume. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants”:

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. If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

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 Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

"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."


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

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