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Job Description

Title: Special Projects Superintendent
State Role Title: Transportation Operations Manager II
Hiring Range: $58,550 to $95,144
Pay Band: 4
Agency: VA Dept of Transportation
Location: Charlottesville Residency
Agency Website:
Recruitment Type: General Public – G
Job Duties

VDOT is driven by safety, service to the community, and commitment to excellence! If you are driven by innovation and passion for infrastructure, we want you to join our team to keep Virginia moving. As a Special Projects Superintendent, you will use our foundational drivers to play a crucial role in shaping the highways that connect communities and drive progress across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In this position, you will:

Assist in the planning and development of Charlottesville Residency’s Rural Rustic Program, and oversee all construction and delivery of the program, ensuring compliance with established schedules and budgets.
Assist in the planning, development, and implementation of the residency’s annual pavement program by providing technical expertise and knowledge in every aspect of road preparation and resurfacing.
Plan, develop, deliver, and oversee the residency’s ASD pipe rehabilitation program, including other pipe projects requiring specialized activity.
Identify scope, develop cost estimates, and oversee the residency’s safety and operational improvement (CSOI) projects.
Assist in the planning and development of the residency’s annual budget and spending plan. Manage and monitor ongoing expenditures to remain within allocated budgets.
Serve as the POC for the City of Charlottesville’s annual inspection program.
Monitor maintenance and hired equipment contracts for compliance with required specifications for special projects.
Inspect roadways and cross pipes for maintenance needs and develop schedules to address findings.
Create and submit a variety of reports and documents to support maintenance operations.
Receive, investigate, and respond to customer concerns and resolve issues raised.

In this position, you will be responsible for providing guidance and supervision during emergency maintenance operations in the absence of the residency maintenance manager. This is accomplished by implementing emergency plans to include incident management, snow removal, and hurricane preparedness. You will oversee, direct, and, at times, work alongside crew during inclement weather and disaster response, including after hours, on weekends, and holidays as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of highway construction and maintenance equipment, materials and work methods, practices, and procedures.
Knowledge of contract development and administration for goods and services contracts.
Skill in the use of computers and software applications.
Skill in reading road and bridge sketches.
Skill in providing and promoting good customer service to internal and external customers.
Ability to schedule, plan, and monitor work activities and ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures.
Ability to organize and plan work within a budget, develop cost estimates, and manage inventory.
Ability to gather data, conduct research, and create reports and correspondence.
Valid driver’s license.

Additional Considerations

Experience leading emergency operations activities.
Experience developing, planning, scheduling and overseeing construction or maintenance projects.
Knowledge of business principles related to inventory control, contract administration, and procurement.
Experience planning, developing, and managing a budget and monitoring inventory.
Ability to read and interpret roadway construction plans, specifications, standards, federal MUTCD, and other related guidelines and memoranda

Special Instructions
Open until Filled: Initial screening of applications will begin on May 10, 2024, and then occur every two (2) weeks thereafter until the position is filled.
Fingerprint-based background checks, references, work history, and DMV records will be verified before employment. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. H1B VISA Sponsorship is not available. 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.
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.
State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 pm on the closing date through the Page Up System. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent their 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. 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. 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 employees have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: VDOT Shared Values and Ethics to review them and if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” VDOT Information

Contact Information
Name: Leitha Atkins
Phone: 540-829-7532

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