Job Description

Title: Operator Traffic

State Role Title: Transportation Operator II

Hiring Range: $36,822 - $59,836

Pay Band: 2

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Staunton District Office

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

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!

Job Duties

VDOT's Staunton District Traffic Maintenance Operations section is seeking a highly qualified Traffic Operator to join their team. As the qualified candidate, you will perform:

Pavement Marking, Installation, & Maintenance: Install and maintain longitudinal pavement markings and pavement messages in compliance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Virginia Work Area Protection Manual and Road and Bridge Specifications.

Sign Installation & Maintenance: Install and maintain ground-mounted and overhead signs and other traffic control devices in compliance with the MUTCD.

Manual Labor: Participate as a working member of the crew to complete projects and accomplish objectives. Perform manual labor and other maintenance tasks to complete assigned work. Use a variety of hand and power tools to completed assigned tasks.

Traffic Control Devices: Install, maintain and remove traffic control devices for work zones, detours, lane closures, etc., in assigned areas using the MUTCD. Assist in tracking inventory and maintaining records.

Equipment Operations : Operate and maintain light, medium and heavy-duty highway equipment and vehicles to perform maintenance and construction related work tasks.

Preventative Maintenance : Perform maintenance repair, replacement and preventive maintenance. Complete pre-trip inspections for any vehicle or equipment operated.

Emergency Operations : 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

• Skill in the operation and maintenance of specialty equipment and complex machinery used in pavement marking and messaging.
• Knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding traffic control devices.
• Experience performing heavy manual labor.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions, read and interpret work plans and specifications, and complete accurate work documentation.
• Skill in the use and maintenance of hand and power tools, as well as light, medium, and heavy duty equipment used for highway maintenance and repair.
• 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 read and interpret plans and sketches.
• Working knowledge of work zone traffic control standards and techniques.

Additional Considerations

• Experience in pavement marking and messaging operations.
• Experience in emergency operations to include snow and ice removal, storms and debris clean-up.
• Experience in the installation and maintenance of various types of traffic control devices.
• Valid CDL 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.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” at:

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics which may be viewed at Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore please to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

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.

Multiple positions may be filled from this posting.

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.

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 pm on the closing date through the PageUp System. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. 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, 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

Contact Information

Name: Ciara Diehl

Phone: 540-292-4079



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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Staunton, VA USA

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Job Posted:
3 weeks ago
Job Type
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