11 days old

Title: Operator Maintenance

Hiring Range: $35,489 -$57,669

Pay Band: 2

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Ashland Residency

Agency Website: https://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties:

The Ashland Residency is seeking experienced individuals interested in joining our team who are able to operate power tools and heavy equipment (chain saws, trimming and chipping machines, dump truck, loader, backhoe, motor grader, tractor with attachments) and perform manual labor. As an Operator Maintenance, 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
⢠Attend work zone training, prepare work zones and perform traffic control
⢠Demonstrate proper work site protection techniques: identify workplace safety hazards, make suggestions for improvement, 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 including, clearing drainage, cutting brush, pot-hole patching, and fulfilling tasks required to complete road maintenance projects
⢠Complete pre-trip inspections perform preventive maintenance and operate power tools and light to heavy equipment.

Positions available at Ashland, Basie Road, Elko, Mechanicsville, and Montpelier Area Headquarters. Additional positions may be filled from this recruitment within 90 days of the closing date at this and other locations within the Ashland Residency.

VDOT is an emergency response agency and this position is the core of this requirement, therefore you will work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations.

Starting June 1, 2022, in addition to a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, a $3,000 sign-on bonus is available for qualified candidates. A 12-month tenure agreement is required.

This position is eligible for VDOTâs Employee Referral Bonus Program. If you were referred to this opportunity by an existing VDOT employee, please be sure to answer the â How did you find out about this opportunity questionâ by selecting â Otherâ and entering their full name and either work email or phone number so we can be sure they are credited for any applicable rewards. Only one person may be entered.

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. VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit â Information for VDOT Employees and Applicantsâ at: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/information_for_employees.asp

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore please visit www.virginiadot.org/about/missionsandvalues.asp 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. Please visit www.virginiadot.org/jobs/default.asp for additional information.

Minimum Qualifications:

You are minimally qualified if you have:
⢠knowledge of safety policies, procedures, and programs
⢠knowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, and methods
⢠demonstrated experience in equipment operation comparable to that used in highway maintenance/construction activities
⢠ability to perform heavy manual labor, including frequently lifting up to 50 lbs
⢠skill in the operation and maintenance of hand and power tools
⢠ability to obtain CDL within 11 months of employment and maintain thereafter
⢠ability to obtain a DOT medical card
⢠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:

⢠valid CDL or CDL Learnerâs Permit
⢠High school diploma or GED preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for education
⢠experience with heavy manual labor and 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.

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.

If selected as a finalist, you will perform a skills demonstration; undergo references and verification of work history, DMV Records Check, Pre-employment physical and drug screen, and Fingerprint-based criminal history records check. This position also requires approved safety shoes as a reimbursable expense. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. H1B VISA Sponsorship is not available. NOTE: All drivers hired without a valid CDL in hand are required to obtain their CDL within 11 months of their hire date. You 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 A to a Class B, 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 and repayment agreement.

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: Jarita Taylor

Phone: 804-629-2086

Email: jarita.taylor@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: 2023-05-19 Expires: 2023-06-19

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