Job Description

Title: Operator Structure and Bridge

State Role Title: Transportation Operator II

Hiring Range: $44,000 - $62,572

Pay Band: 2

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Bridge Maintenance - Charlottesville

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 an Operator Structure and Bridge, 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.

This opportunity is based at our Charlottesville Office, located in Virginia’s Piedmont region, stretching from the Blue Ridge Mountains east toward Richmond. Culpeper District is responsible for 10,465 lane-miles of state-maintained roads, 1,700 bridges, and large culverts in the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock. The City of Charlottesville is also within the district, although they maintain their roads, the district works closely with the city. Culpeper District has two of the state’s interstate highways, I-64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties, and I-66 in Fauquier County, traversing the district from east to west. Additionally, one of the state’s three major north-south corridors, U.S. 29, runs through the center of Culpeper District. One defining feature of Culpeper District is the VDOT Worker’s Memorial, located on I-64 at Afton Mountain, 25 miles west of Charlottesville. The memorial honors transportation workers who died performing their jobs.

Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:
*Working as part of a crew performing preventative and restorative structural maintenance activities on bridge structures and large culverts.
*Performing manual labor to include the formation of footers, abutments, and wing walls.
*Placing and finishing concrete, erecting steel beam bridges, and installing timber, and concrete bridge decks.
*Operating a 25-ton dump truck, rubber tire front-end loader, backhoes, truck-mounted crane, forklift, and various types of hand/power tools.
*Conducting preventative maintenance and minor repairs on equipment/tools.
*Performing work over, in, and around water from boats and scaffolding at various heights.
*Working during emergencies including incident management, snow removal, and hurricane preparedness. Performance of duties may require work outside of normal business hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

*Skill in the operation of construction-related equipment.
*Skill in using hand and power tools.
*Skill in carpentry.
*Skill in concrete forming, and finishing
*Basic skills in welding.
*Knowledge of highway/bridge maintenance methods and safety practices.
*Ability to perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment and tools.
*Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
*Capability to conduct math calculations to measure and layout constructed elements on bridges and culverts.
*Possess a valid driver’s license.
*Must be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License within 11 months of employment.

Additional Considerations

*Experience in the maintenance and/or construction of roadways, bridges, facilities, or comparable large-scale construction projects.
*Experience in carpentry, building forms and false works, and concrete placement.
*Valid CDL with appropriate endorsements
*Experience in fabrication or welding steel components.
*Valid Certified Crane Operator with appropriate 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 pm on the closing date through the Page Up System. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent their 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, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility.

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.

In addition to a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, a $3,000 sign-on bonus is available for qualified candidates.

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: VDOT Shared Values and Ethics to review them; if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Fingerprint-based background checks, references, work history, and DMV records will be verified before 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. You cannot operate commercial motor vehicles before 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 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.

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

This position is eligible for VDOT's Employee Referral Bonus Program. If you were referred to this opportunity by an existing VDOT employee, please be sure to answer the "How did you find out about this opportunity question" by selecting "Other" and entering their full name and either work email or phone number so we can be sure they are credited for any applicable rewards. Only one person may be entered.

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” VDOT Information

Contact Information

Name: Leitha Atkins

Phone: 540-829-7532



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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