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Highway Maintenance Crew Member

Louisa, VA 23093

Title: Highway Maintenance Crew Member

Hiring Range: $40,000 - 53,633

Pay Band: 2

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Rhoadesville AHQ

Agency Website: https://www.jobs.virginia.gov/home

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

As a Highway Maintenance Crew Member, you will:
Work as part of a team clearing drainage, removing debris, cutting brush, and roadway patching. Specific tasks include installing culvert pipes, grading gravel roads, hauling gravel and debris, roller patching, and a host of other duties needed to maintain Virginiaâs roads.
Operate equipment such as, but not limited to, dump trucks, backhoes, graders, tar kettles, rollers, loaders, mowing tractors, etc.

This position is required to work during emergencies, with VDOT determining when you would be required to report. You will respond to emergencies blocking roads, such as traffic accidents and debris to provide traffic control and perform maintenance activities to reopen the road. During severe weather, you will prepare for, and operate equipment for snow and ice removal and other types of hazardous weather affecting road conditions. Severe weather shifts are typically 12-hours in length, and may include weekends, holidays, and after normal business hours.

Set up work zones and perform traffic control, focusing on proper work site protection techniques. Safety is a our number one focus, you are encouraged to identify workplace safety hazards and make recommendations for improvements.
Complete pre-trip inspections, perform preventive maintenance and operate power tools and light to heavy equipment.

Why Choose VDOT:
In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs. Employees participate in a State Retirement Plan; a tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching provision is also available. Also, the State funds a Short and Long Term Disability Program. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in roadway maintenance \u0026 construction and/or the knowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, methods and procedures
  • Experience in equipment operation and maintenance comparable to that used in highway maintenance/construction activities.
  • Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor, including frequently lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Skill in using and maintaining hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of safety policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Valid driverâs license required. Commercial Driverâs License (CDL) and DOT medical card required, employees must obtain within 11 months of employment and then maintain thereafter.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Valid CDL (Class A or Class B) with appropriate endorsements
  • Experience with heavy equipment operation
  • Experience performing preventive maintenance and minor equipment repairs
  • Experience in emergency operations to include snow removal, storms and accident response and clean-up
  • High school diploma or GED preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for education

Special Instructions:

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to â Your Applicationâ in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application or optional resume; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications will be more successful with obtaining an interview. Submitting an incomplete application or resume lacking relevant experience detail may impact interview eligibility. State applications or resumes 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.

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: Sherri Johnson

Phone: 540-727-7055

Email: sherri.garcia@vdot.virginia.gov

In support of the Commonwealthâs 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 Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging \u0026 Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind \u0026 Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

Posted: 2023-03-16 Expires: 2023-04-16

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Highway Maintenance Crew Member

Virginia Department of Transportation
Louisa, VA 23093

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