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Job Description

Title: Operator Maintenance
State Role Title: Transportation Operator II
Hiring Range: $39,594 – $64,341
Pay Band: 2
Agency: VA Dept of Transportation
Location: Sandy Hook AHQ
Agency Website:
Recruitment Type: General Public – G
Job Duties

Are you driven by service, benefits, and stability? The Ashland Residency is seeking highly skilled individuals interested in joining our team to help keep Virginia moving. As an Operator Maintenance, you will perform a combination of skilled equipment operations, preventive maintenance, and manual labor tasks in roadway maintenance. Operator Maintenance 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.

Position available at the Sandy Hook 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 VDOT’s Employee Referral Bonus Program. If you were referred to this opportunity by an existing VDOT employee, please be sure to answer the “How did you find out about this opportunity question” by selecting “Other” 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 “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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” at:

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore please visit 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 for additional information.

Minimum Qualifications

knowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, and methods
skill in the operation and maintenance of light, medium, and heavy-duty equipment used for highway maintenance and repair
skill in the operation and maintenance of hand and power tools
ability to perform heavy manual labor
ability to obtain CDL and DOT medical card within 11 months of employment and maintain thereafter.

Additional Considerations

valid CDL or CDL Learner’s Permit
experience with roadway maintenance and construction
experience performing preventive maintenance and minor equipment repairs
experience in emergency operations to include snow removal, storms and accident clean-up.

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.
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.

Contact Information
Name: Jarita Taylor
Phone: 804-629-2086

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.

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer