Job Description

Title: Maintenance Operator - Northern Neck Residency


State Role Title: Transportation Operator II


Hiring Range: $39,594 - $64,341


Pay Band: 2


Agency: VA Dept of Transportation


Location: Hague AHQ and Edge Hill AHQ


Agency Website: www.vdot.virginia.gov/jobs


Recruitment Type: General Public - G


 


Job Duties


What drives you? Whether it's knowing the work you do makes a difference, having great work/life balance, working on exciting and challenging projects, leading innovation, and championing change or simply working with a great group of people who are committed to your professional development...At the Virginia Department of Transportation, we have something for YOU!

Are you able to operate power tools and heavy equipment (chain saws, trimming and chipping machines, dump truck, loader, backhoe, motor grader, tractor w/attachments) and perform manual labor? The Fredericksburg District – Northern Neck Residency is seeking individuals interested in joining our highway maintenance team. This posting will serve to fill vacancies throughout King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, and Lancaster counties.

As a maintenance operator, you will:
• Respond to emergency roadway and severe weather events to prepare and operate equipment for snow and ice removal and other types of hazardous road conditions
• Attend work zone training, prepare work zones and perform traffic control
• Demonstrate proper work site protection techniques: identify workplace safety hazards, make suggestions for improvement, wear proper personal protection equipment, maintain current knowledge of safety rules, regulations, laws and use equipment properly and safely
• Participate as a working team member performing manual labor including, clearing drainage, cutting brush, pot-hole patching, and fulfilling tasks required to complete road maintenance projects
• Complete pre-trip inspections, perform preventive maintenance and operate power tools and light to heavy equipment

VDOT is an emergency response agency, and this position is the core of this requirement, therefore you will work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations.

NOTE: This position requires approved safety shoes. Preference will be given to current CDL carriers. A two-week training may be held outside of the Northern Neck Residency counties. Employees will need to be able to report to the training location (up to 1.5 hours away) for the entire training. Reimbursement for travel during training will be provided.


 


Minimum Qualifications


• Knowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, methods, and procedures
• Ability to perform heavy manual labor
• Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Ability to obtain CDL and DOT medical card within 11 months of employment and maintain thereafter. Must comply with DOT and VDOT policies and standards when operating CDL equipment
• Skill in the operation and maintenance of hand and power tools
• Ability to perform safe/skilled operation and maintenance of light, medium, and heavy-duty equipment used for highway maintenance and repair


 


Additional Considerations


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


 


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.


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”: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/information_for_employees.asp

VDOT employees have shared Values and a Code of Ethics. http://www.virginiadot.org/about/missionandvalues.asp Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Fingerprint-based background checks, references, work history, and DMV records will be verified prior to employment. 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.

NOTE: All drivers hired without a valid CDL in hand are required to obtain their CDL within 11 months of their hire date. You cannot operate commercial motor vehicles prior to receiving the necessary licensure and medical certification. Effective February 7, 2022, new 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.

Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment within 90 days of the closing date. State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through PageUp.

This position is designated as essential to emergency operations and may be required to work outside of normal work hours, on weekends and holidays during emergency situations which may include but are not limited to inclement weather, disaster response and emergency operations to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

"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."

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

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.


Contact Information


Name: Priya Paranthaman


Email: priya.paranthaman@vdot.virginia.gov


 

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Yearly based

Location

Westmoreland, VA USA

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