Job Description

Title: Roadside Coordinator


State Role Title: Environmental Specialist I


Hiring Range: $52,581 to $85,444


Pay Band: 4


Agency: VA Dept of Transportation


Location: Hampton Roads District Office


Agency Website: jobs.virginia.gov


Recruitment Type: General Public - G


Job Duties


Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Hampton Roads District has an exciting opportunity for a Roadside Coordinator to provide coordination and technical expertise in managing, planning, organizing and implementing the drainage and storm water, vegetation management programs. Implement policies and procedures consistent with critical VDOT business needs to ensure the success of roadside programs and related infrastructure. Ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing Roadside Asset Management.

Core responsibilities for job & position:

Develop annual operating plan and budget. Work with fiscal and maintenance staff to develop annual administrative and maintenance budget allocation. Ensure expenditures remain within budget allocation as issued. Document and track costs of services and recommend prioritization of resources based on safety of the traveling public and preservation of roadside infrastructure. Understand and use forecasting techniques to monitor budgets and take appropriate corrective action when necessary. Ensure consistency through the validation and coding of all expenditure transactions. Complete budgetary and coding training as required.

Coordinate, plan and implement program activities, policies and procedures to support key business goals and district-wide initiatives. Monitor and document activities to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery. Conduct Storm water Management Program activities in compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and agency guidelines. Prioritize and resolve non-compliance issues. Handle action requests regarding program progress and accomplishments. Partner with district staff to develop and implement district-wide initiatives. Develop district storm water management plans.

Develop and implement district vegetation management plans, activities and procedures to support district's key business goals. Develop and administer contracts for roadside vegetation activities. Provide technical advice and assistance to sections and residencies. Conduct vegetation management program activities in compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and VDOT guidelines. Prioritize and resolve non-compliance issues. Handle requests regarding program progress and accomplishments. Partner with others to develop and implement initiatives. Develop district vegetation management plans and administer contracts; monitor contractors and state forces, for activities such as tree trimming, herbicide and pesticide application, tree cutting, landscape planting, wildflower planting and turf management. Provide support to statewide Outdoor Advertising program relating to vegetation management requirements.


Required skills for job & position:



  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.


  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with external and internal customers, including members of the general public, department staff and contractors.


  • Knowledge of principles and practices of stormwater management and vegetation management.


  • Knowledge of contract development and administration policies and procedures.


  • Ability to participate in statewide strategic planning and meet goals and objectives.


  • Ability to manage budgets and expenditures.


  • Knowledge of environmental principles and practices related to the construction and maintenance of roadways.


  • Ability to interpret laws, regulations and policies relating to stormwater and vegetation management issues.



Licenses and certifications for job & position:



  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) - Arborist Certification


  • Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control Safety


  • Pesticide Applicator Certification


  • CPR with AED, Standard First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) Combined Course


  • Fertilizer Applicator License Certification


Minimum Qualifications



  • Ability to obtain required certifications within 18 months of employment and maintain thereafter.


  • Experience applying environmental principles and practices related to the construction and maintenance of highways.


  • Valid driver's license.


  • Ability to participate in statewide strategic planning and meet goals and objectives.


  • Experience applying principles and practices of stormwater management and vegetation management.


  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with customers, including members of the general public, internal staff and contractors.


  • Ability to read, interpret plans and specifications.


  • Ability to interpret laws, regulations, policies, relating to stormwater and vegetation management issues.


  • Ability to manage budgets and costs.


  • Experience applying contract development and administration policies and procedures.


Additional Considerations



  • Hazardous Waste Operator (HAZWOPER) Certificate.


  • A combination of training, experience, or education in Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences, Forestry, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Hydrology, Social Sciences or related field desired.


  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) - Arborist Certification.


  • DEQ Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector and/or Stormwater Certifications.


  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification.


  • Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control Safety


  • Experience applying environmental requirements to transportation or similar operations.


  • Pesticide Applicator Certification


  • Fertilizer Applicator License Certification


  • Experience in the technical and economic aspects of roadside asset management practices. Contract management and administration experience.


  • CPR with AED, Standard First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) Combined Course


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.


Fingerprint-based criminal history background check, DMV driving record check, references, and work history will be required prior to employment. Valid Driver's License Required.

Position is designated as essential and, as such, will be required to work outside normal hours, weekends, and holidays during emergency situations which may include but are not limited to inclement weather, disaster response and emergency operations. Travel may be required.

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.

DHRM has also published a companion guidance document for the Alternative Hiring Process for persons with disabilities which can be found here.

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 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS).

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.

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.


Contact Information


Name: David Keesee


Phone: 757-956-3291


Email: David.Keesee@vdot.virginia.gov


 


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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Yearly based

Location

Suffolk, VA USA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 week ago
Job Expires:
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Job Type
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