Job Description

Title: Inspector Apprentice

State Role Title: Engineering Technician I

Hiring Range: $46,117 - $48,999

Pay Band: 2

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Salem District Office

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Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

VDOT Salem District is seeking to fill an Inspector Apprentice position that will learn to inspect phases of highway construction and maintenance projects in order to prepare to assume the full duties of a construction inspector responsible to provide a quality transportation system for the
traveling public. Apprentice will be exposed to the Road and Bridge Building Construction Industry and will follow a plan of on-the-job and classroom training to include plan reading, surveying, structure and bridge construction inspection, work zone traffic control, asphalt pavement maintenance and resurfacing. Inspectors measure, test, and check materials, methods, and installations to ensure conformity by the contractor with VDOT plans, specifications, and contract documents. Inspectors document contractor progress on a daily basis, input data into automated software systems, and generate reports and correspondence.
All inspection is performed on VDOT roadway construction and maintenance projects.

This position will support the District’s Southern Construction Area – based out of Martinsville, VA primarily covering the following counties: Henry, Franklin, Patrick and Carroll. Alternate work reporting locations within the district are available upon approval.

Minimum Qualifications

Basic knowledge and understanding of construction and contracting. Knowledge in mathematics (algebra/geometry). Ability to learn how to read, analyze and interpret contract plans, specifications and documents. Skill in use of computers and automated
software (Windows, MS Office, e-mail and internet). Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with various stakeholders such as contractors, general public, internal and external government agencies. Ability to work at heights and within confined spaces. High school graduate/GED or a combination of education/training/experience in construction, engineering, project management, or materials handling which demonstrates the ability to perform the work. Valid driver’s license.

TRAINING PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS: Candidates must be able to obtain certifications in Asphalt Field, American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field – Level 1, Soils & Aggregate Field, Nuclear Gauge Safety and Transportation, Pavement Markings, Guardrail Installation, OSHA Safety, Work Zone Traffic Control (intermediate level), Erosion and Sediment Control for Inspectors, Storm Water Management, as well as fall protection and confined space training.

Additional Considerations

Experience in construction, engineering technology, project management or materials handling. Valid CDL and applicable endorsements.

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.

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application and optional resume; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications and work history will be more successful with obtaining an interview. Submitting an incomplete application and/or resume lacking job history and relevant experience detail may impact interview eligibility. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Multiple 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.

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: Tabatha Adkins

Phone: 540.725.5525



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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Martinsville, VA USA

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Job Posted:
3 weeks ago
Job Type
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