Job Description

Title: Operator Structure and Bridge Washington/Smyth

State Role Title: Transportation Operator II

Hiring Range: $38,506 - $62,572

Pay Band: 2

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Abingdon AHQ

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT’s) Bristol District is seeking an individual interested in joining our team for the Washington/Smyth Bridge Crew!

Position specific responsibilities and duties will include, but not limited to:

Equipment Operation
– Operate light and medium-duty highway equipment to perform maintenance and construction related work tasks.

Preventative Maintenance
– Perform preventative maintenance and minor repairs on equipment and tools. Transport personnel, equipment and materials to and from various work sites. Ensure all equipment is properly and safely maintained. Complete pre-trip inspections for any vehicle or equipment operated.

Manual Labor
– Participate as a working member of the crew to complete projects and accomplish objectives. Perform manual labor and other tasks as needed to assist the team in accomplishing construction, repair and maintenance of timber, steel and concrete bridge elements and other structures.

Construction Operations
– Perform a combination of skilled tasks to include carpentry, welding and concrete finishing. Remove and install structural components to erect, replace or demolish structures.

Environmental Protection
– Apply appropriate in-stream and environmental protection measures during all structural maintenance and construction activities.

Job Safety
Determine and demonstrate proper work site protection techniques. Identify workplace safety hazards and make suggestions for improvement. Wear personal protection equipment. Maintain current knowledge of safety rules, regulations, laws and procedures (OSHA and VOSHA, etc.). Use equipment properly and safely. Apply MUTCD for detours, lane closures, work zones, etc. Maintain clean, orderly, and safe work environment. Follow VDOT safety regulations and practices.

Emergency Operations
Place temporary bridges and remove damaged structures. Prepare and operate equipment for snow and ice removal or other types of emergency operations. Clear roadways of snow, ice and debris, and clean up after accidents. Provide traffic control.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ability to perform heavy manual labor.

• Knowledge of highway and bridge maintenance methods, equipment, materials and safety practices.

• Skill in the operation and use of light and medium-duty equipment, as well as in the use of hand and power tools.

• Ability to perform mathematical calculations to measure and lay out constructed elements on bridges and culverts.

• Safety shoes required.

• 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.

• Ability to perform minor repairs and preventive maintenance on equipment and tools.

• Skill in carpentry, concrete forming and finishing, and welding.

• Ability to work at heights, over and, or in water, in heavy traffic and under other adverse conditions.

Additional Considerations

• Experience in carpentry, building forms and false works, and concrete placement and finishing.

• Experience with light to medium-duty equipment and hand and power tools.

• Experience in bridge maintenance or construction.

• Valid Certified Crane Operator with appropriate endorsements.

• A combination of training, experience, or education in Construction or related field desired.

• Experience fabricating or welding steel components.

• Valid Commercial Drivers License with appropriate endorsements.

• Flagger

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. Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment. 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.

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.

Contact Information

Name: Kristi Kelley

Phone: 276-696-3296



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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Bristol, VA USA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
5 days ago
Job Expires:
4w 2d
Job Type
Full Time

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