Job Description

Title: Licensed Facilities Specialist

State Role Title: Trade Technician IV

Hiring Range: $47,582 -$77,320

Pay Band: 4

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Dept of Transportation

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is excited to announce an opportunity to serve as a Licensed Facilities Specialist in our Capital Outlay and Facility Management Division. This role will utilize your tradesman knowledge to manage the logistics of internal Work Orders and provide technical insight related to building repairs and maintenance. Additional responsibilities include the oversight and sign-off of sub-contracted work, performing building repairs as necessary, ensuring customer satisfaction, and managing Warehouse inventory. This position is located in Richmond, Virginia.

This position’s specific responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform unscheduled or emergency repairs to facilities structures and equipment

  • Complete work orders and other assigned tasks related to construction, maintenance, repair and renovations of facilities structures and equipment, ensuring work complies with plans and specifications, shop drawings, industry standards and applicable codes and regulations.

  • Maintain supplies and tool inventory.

  • Ensure customer satisfaction of every work order assigned with follow up actions.

  • Create, contact, coordinate and manage appropriate sub-contractor work orders.

  • Obtain required permits through VDOT's annual building permit procedure and issue work orders to appropriate contract or staff.

  • Administer and oversee work performed by facilities contractors to ensure contractual requirements are met, e.g. work complies with plans and specifications, shop drawings, industry standards and applicable codes and regulations.

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

  • 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 drawings of facilities and equipment.

  • Sign off on Tradesman related contractor work, sometimes associated with building permits.

  • Provide insight toward logistical improvements, inventory management improvements, and energy saving solutions.

  • Assist with the Surplus Program for the Agency.

  • Ensure a safe working environment of all office space and back of house areas, specifically Building Egress and Fire Code compliance.

VDOT employees serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and travelling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life. VDOT is the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, and employing over 7700 people through a diverse workforce. Our culture includes teamwork, transparency, nimble learning, creativity and collaboration that values differences.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

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.

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 have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore visit to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of DPOR license in the trades of HVAC, Electrical, and/or Plumbing.

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

  • Considerable knowledge of building trades and construction e.g. electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, masonry, roofing, 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, data management, mobile devices 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

  • A combination of training, experience or education in HVAC (including building automation), Plumbing, Electrical, or other related field desired.

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

  • Experience with outsourcing approach to facilities management.

  • Master level DPOR trades certifications in HVAC

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

  • Experience with Commercial Building Maintenance, specifically in a public sector environment.

  • Experience in application, management, and processing of permitted work

  • Experience with work order prioritization and efficient logistics to complete multiple tasks across multiple facilities.

  • Experience with assembling and disassembling of modular furniture systems.

  • Experience in managing an inventory of various items related to Facilities.

  • Experience in managing Building Automation Software.

  • Experience with Facility Maintenance Management Systems.

  • Facilities Management Professional Certification.

  • OSHA 30 General Industry or Construction certification.

  • EPA Certificate “Technician Type Universal”

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.

This position requires a fingerprint based Criminal History Background Check, DMV Record Check and Work History Verification with references.

VDOT is an emergency operation agency. As such, this job is essential to emergency response operations and expected to work in these situations, to include weekends, holidays, and after normal business hours; assignments may vary based on business needs to include working in severe weather.

Once onboarded, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy.

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.

Additional positions may be filled from this recruitment within 90 days.

Contact Information

Name: Krystal Baldwin



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 Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


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