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Highway Maintenance Equipment Operator- (Bedford Residency) *$3,000 Sign-On Bonus *

Bedford County, VA

Title: Highway Maintenance Equipment Operator

Hiring Range: $30,983- $50,000 Based on Experience

Pay Band:

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Bedford Residency

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

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Successful candidates can operate diverse hand and power tools and heavy equipment (such as chain saw, weedeater, dump truck, loader, backhoe, motorgrader, tractor w/ attachments) and will perform diverse manual labor.

As a maintenance operator, you will:
*respond to emergency roadway and severe weather events to prepare and operate equipment
for snow and ice removal and other types of hazardous road conditions
*prepare work zones and perform traffic control
*demonstrate proper work site protection techniques: identify workplace safety hazards, wear
proper personal protection equipment, maintain current knowledge of safety rules, regulations,
laws, and use equipment properly and safely
*participate as a working team member performing manual labor such as: clearing drainage
pipes and ditches, cutting brush, pot-hole patching, and other diverse tasks required to
complete road maintenance projects
*complete pre-trip inspections, perform preventive maintenance on diverse equipment
*operate diverse hand and power tools.

VDOT is an emergency response agency and this position is key to fulfilling this agency requirement, and this position will be called upon to work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations such as inclement weather, flooding, and/or traffic incidents..

Minimum Qualifications

You may meet minimal qualifications if you have:

*ability to follow safety policies, procedures, and programs
*knowledge of roadway and roadside related maintenance equipment, materials, and methods
*demonstrated experience in operation of equipment comparable to that used in highway
maintenance/construction activities
*ability to perform heavy manual labor, including frequently lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs
*skill in the operation and maintenance of hand and power tools
*ability to obtain CDL and DOT medical card within 11 months of employment and maintain
*ability to work in inclement weather and to respond to accidents, and emergency/disaster
response, etc. during/after normal work hours including nights, weekends, and holidays

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include:

*valid CDL and applicable endorsements
*recent experience with heavy manual labor and heavy equipment operation
*experience performing preventive maintenance and minor equipment repairs
*experience operating heavy equipment performing emergency operations â to include snow
removal, and storm and accident response and clean-up
*Flagger certification and workzone set-up experience.

Special Instructions:

*$3,000 Sign-On Bonus * Available to qualified external CDL applicants selected to fill these vacancies. *Exclusions may apply.

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.

Skills demonstration and background check is required if selected as a finalist. This includes:
*Employment reference check and work history verification
*DMV Records Check
*Fingerprint-based criminal history records check with VA State police and FBI

Additional required for CDL holders:
*Full Query drug and alcohol history in FMCSA Clearinghouse â Register at: FMCSA
*Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening
*Federal DOT pre-employment physical

Safety shoes and other personal protective equipment (PPE) required in performance of job duties.

This position is designated as essential and, as such, all duties associated with this job are required during emergency situations which may include, but are not limited to, inclement weather, disaster response and emergency operations.

Performance of these duties may require work outside of normal business hours including nights, weekends and holidays. VDOT will determine when essential positions are required to report.

Multiple Maintenance Operator positions may be filled from this recruitment in Bedford County.

Maintenance Operator Apprentices may be hired from this advertisement (Hiring Range $35,000- $37,500)

This advertisement may be used to hire hourly Maintenance Operators up to 1,400 hours maximum. State Benefits are not included. (Hiring Range $15.87- $22.00)

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.

The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information about qualifications and work history provided by the applicant in the application and/or optional resumeâ. State applications will only be accepted through online submission through the Commonwealth of Virginiaâs Job Board/ Recruitment Management System (PAGE UP). PAGE UP provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to â Your Applicationâ in your PAGE UP account to check the status of your application for this position.

NOTE: TO II level Equipment Operators hired without a valid CDL in hand are required to obtain their CDL within 11 months of their hire date and cannot operate commercial motor vehicles prior to receiving the necessary licensure and medical certification. Effective February 7, 2022, new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require entry-level drivers (drivers who are seeking to take the skills test in order to obtain a CDL for the first time, upgrade their CDL from a Class B to a Class A, or take the knowledge test to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement for the first time) to complete FMCSA- approved Entry-Level Driving (ELD) Training before the Department of Motor Vehicles can grant the requested CDL or endorsement. The course is comprised of 160 hours, on average, of training. VDOT is willing to assist with your enrollment in and payment for the course upon your acceptance of an ELD Training Tuition tenure guarantee and repayment agreement.

We are a â Virginia Values Veteransâ (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: Emily Smith

Phone: 540.240.8133

Email: emily.smith@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: 2023-05-11 Expires: 2023-06-11

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Highway Maintenance Equipment Operator- (Bedford Residency) *$3,000 Sign-On Bonus *

Virginia Department of Transportation
Bedford County, VA

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