Job Description

Title: Maintenance Crew Leader - Warrenton Area Headquarters

State Role Title: Transportation Operator III

Hiring Range: $45,317 - $73,640

Pay Band: 3

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Warrenton AHQ

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

VDOT is driven by safety, service to the community, and commitment to excellence! If you are driven by innovation and passion for infrastructure, we want you to join our team to keep Virginia moving. As a Maintenance Crew Leader, you will use our foundational drivers to play a crucial role in shaping the highways that connect communities and drive progress across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VDOT's Warrenton area headquarters, located in Fauquier County, Virginia is seeking a skilled operator/motivated leader to serve as a maintenance crew leader.

As a Maintenance Crew Leader, you will:
*Work closely with supervisors to identify maintenance needs.
*Develop schedules, plan work, and determine resources needed to execute work assignments.
*Assign work tasks, order materials, and determine equipment needed to accomplish tasks.
*Provide guidance and training to crew performing highway maintenance activities such as clearing drainage, removing debris, cutting brush, and patching roads.
*Lead crews, set up work zones, perform traffic control, and focus on workplace safety.
*Champion safety and continuously monitor work operations to ensure the safety of crew and that work complies with agency safety standards.
*Operate equipment such as dump trucks, backhoes, graders, rollers, and loaders.
*Train crew in the safety operation of equipment.
*Maintain work accomplishments and serve as backup supervisor as needed.
*Will work during emergencies. You will lead crews during emergencies that block roads such as traffic accidents and storm debris. You will provide traffic control and perform activities necessary to reopen the road.
*During severe weather, you will prepare for events, lead others, and operate equipment for snow and ice removal and other types of hazardous weather affecting road conditions. Severe weather shifts are typically 12 hours and may include weekends, holidays, and after normal business hours.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of highway maintenance and/or construction practices and procedures.

  • Entry-level experience in directing, training, or leading others and work activities.

  • Familiar with inventory practices or procedures.

  • Basic computer experience

  • Skilled in operating and maintaining equipment used in highway activities. Equipment used may include dump trucks, graders, loaders, skid steer, and power/hand tools.

  • Experience performing manual labor.

  • Experience or the ability to interpret and apply work zone safety and traffic control guidelines.

  • Valid Commerical Driver's License required. If not licensed at the time of hire, must obtain within 11 months of employment.

Additional Considerations

  • Experience in working or leading emergency operations, including snow/ice removal, storm damage, and accident clean-up.

  • Experience preparing computerized reports or work accomplishments.

  • Current possession of Class A CDL

  • Current possession of DEQ Erosion and Sediment Control Responsible Land Disturber Certification.

  • Current certification in basic or intermediate work zones

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.

Position requires unrestricted mobility, working in all types of weather, and terrain, and standing for long periods. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Requires approved safety shoes, which is a reimbursable expense.

Fingerprint-based background checks, references, work history, and DMV records will be verified prior to employment. Selected applicants holding a valid CDL must complete a pre-employment physical and drug screen, otherwise, applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment physical.

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 DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.

All drivers hired without a valid CDL in hand are required to obtain their CDL within 11 months of their hire date as you cannot operate commercial motor vehicles prior to receiving the necessary licensure and medical certification. 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 to a Class A from a Class B, 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 and repayment agreement.

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or resume is submitted successfully. Please refer to "your application" in your account to check the status of your application for this position. 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 in obtaining an interview. Submitting an incomplete application or resume lacking relevant experience details may impact interview eligibility. State applications or resumes submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.

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.

VDOT employees have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: to review them and if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

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”

Contact Information

Name: Sherri Johnson

Phone: 540-727-7055



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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Fauquier County, VA USA

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