Job Description

Title: Crew Leader Maintenance - Smithfield Area Headquarters

State Role Title: Transportation Operator III

Hiring Range: $41,960 - $68,185

Pay Band: 3

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Smithfield AHQ

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties


VDOT employees are expected to routinely demonstrate safety behaviors as well as advocate and practice safety in everyday work activities. Manages area(s) of responsibility to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Demonstrates and routinely practices safety behaviors as a condition of employment. Reports all safety accidents, incidents and/or concerns appropriately and in a timely manner.

Standard duties for position

Essential Emergency Operations

As defined by VDOT Department Memorandum (DM) Number: 17-1 – Emergency Operations and Traffic Management, VDOT is an emergency operation agency. As such, this job is essential to emergency response operations and expected to work in these situations. Report to work when called. Maintain communications with supervisor. Keep abreast of weather forecasts for duty readiness in reporting. Be prepared to operate appropriate equipment in all kinds of weather.

Core responsibilities for job & position

Records Preparation and Management

Prepare and maintain program and project documentation. Assist in the preparation of budget reports, data and records. Assist in forecasting additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies. Monitor expenditures and recommend adjustments as needed.


Conduct on-the-job training and recommend additional training needs to Area Headquarters Superintendent. Provide constructive feedback on job performance of work crew. Assist with record keeping and administrative tasks. May serve as back-up to Area Headquarters supervision and may represent the AHQ at meetings. May serve in a supervisory capacity during emergencies.

Preventative Maintenance

Lead or perform maintenance repair, replacement, preventative maintenance. Complete or oversee pre-trip inspections for any vehicle or equipment operated.

Traffic Control

Provide traffic control in support of maintenance operations. Install and remove traffic signs and other warning devices in a timely and appropriate manner. Flag traffic to ensure a safe and effective work zone.

Equipment Operation

Demonstrate considerable skill and expertise as an operator in the proper and safe use of all equipment. Apply specialized knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance techniques, materials, and specifications to perform more complex tasks. Perform and instruct crew in scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on equipment and tools. Ensure equipment is properly and safely maintained. May demonstrate the hands-on use, operation, maintenance, and small repair of equipment. Perform snow and ice removal and other emergency response activities. Complete pre-trips inspections for vehicles and equipment operated.

Job Safety

Determine and demonstrate proper work site protection techniques. Ensure crew has proper personal protection equipment. Maintain current knowledge of safety rules, regulations, laws and procedures (OSHA and VOSHA, etc.) and train crew members in proper safety methods. Promote safety as a top priority, and continuously monitor work site to ensure safety procedures are followed. Maintain work sites to ensure safety of work crew, landowners, and the traveling public. Apply MUTCD for detours, lane closures, work zones, etc. Take corrective action when unsafe conditions are identified.

Provide Leadership in Traffic Control

Work with supervisors and managers at assigned locations to plan, schedule, oversee and perform the placement, maintenance and removal of traffic control devices for work zones, detours, lane closures, etc., according to the MUTCD. Receive and respond to work orders. Order and track inventory and maintain records.

Emergency Operations

Prepare and operate equipment for snow and ice removal or other types of emergency operations. Clear roadways of snow, ice and debris, as well as accident clean-up. Provide traffic control. May supervise shift operations in emergencies.

Manual Labor

Participate as a leader or working member of the crew in order to complete projects and accomplish objectives. Perform manual labor and other maintenance tasks as needed for project completion. Complete assigned work as instructed in established time frames.

Schedule and Perform Work

Schedule assignments received from supervisor according to dates or priority. Identify proper procedures and work assignments. Review work to ensure activities are performed correctly. Provide input to supervisor regarding employee performance.

Worker Productivity

Document and report on daily crew activities, accomplishments, time and material usage. Monitor contractor performance; review and approve documentation associated with work activities.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ability to interpret and apply work zone safety and traffic control manuals.

• Ability to lead, direct, oversee the work of others and train others.

• Skill in the use of computers and software applications.

• Safety shoes required.

• Basic knowledge of inventory procedures.

• Considerable knowledge of highway maintenance and construction practices and procedures.

• 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 operating and maintaining light and medium trucks and equipment.

• Ability to perform heavy manual labor and use hand and power tools.

Additional Considerations

• Commercial Driver' License (CDL)

• Experience preparing reports and keeping records.

• Basic Tree Cutting & Chainsaw Operator

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

• Experience using computers and software applications.

• Experience in roadway maintenance activities.

• Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control Safety

• Experience in roadway maintenance and repair. Experience in work zone set-up, traffic controls and flagging to include using the MUTCD or similar regulations. Experience overseeing the work of others.

• Experience leading and training work crews.

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

• Experience applying inventory practices and procedures.

• Emergency operations experience to include snow-removal, storm damage, and accident clean-up.

• 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.

References, work history, and DMV records will be verified. Selected applicant must complete a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Requires approved safety shoes. Fingerprint-based criminal history records check required.

The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided, therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications and work history will be more successful obtaining an interview.

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 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: Jennifer Bott

Phone: 757-956-3294



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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