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Virginia State Government Maintenance Operator – Dillwyn AHQ in Buckingham, Virginia

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Job Description

Position will perform a combination of skilled equipment operations, preventive maintenance and heavy manual labor while conducting roadway maintenance activities. Equipment operations include but are not limited to backhoes, dump trucks, tractors and similar equipment. Positions perform emergency roadway operations and must be willing to work outside normal work hours in emergencies. Additional vacancies may be filled in Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland and Prince Edward Counties.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability Program, a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching,. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, tuition assistance, wellness programs, etc. Click Here for additional information.

VDOT employees have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. We encourage all those who apply to review these values and ethics. If you share our values, we invite you to apply. Your success in our organization depends upon sharing these values and keeping this Code of Ethics.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of roadway maintenance equipment, materials, methods and procedures. Demonstrated experience operating dump trucks and other light/medium/heavy-duty equipment and performing preventive maintenance. Knowledge of safety policies, procedures and programs. Skill in the operation and maintenance of hand and power tools. Ability to perform heavy manual labor. Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions.

Preferred Qualifications

Possession of a valid CDL and DOT medical card. Experience in roadway maintenance or construction. High school graduate or GED preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for education.

Special Requirements

A valid driver’s license, approved safety shoes and frequent daily travel are required. Must be able to obtain CDL and DOT medical card within 6 months of employment. Must be able to obtain first aid, CPR, flagging and work zone safety certifications within a reasonable period of employment. Ability to perform heavy manual labor to include standing, bending and frequent lifting up to 50 lbs. Ability to work in diverse conditions including exposure to weather, animals and/or insects, outdoors and in all seasons. Fingerprint-based criminal history record check, references, work history and DMV driving records will be verified. Selected applicant must complete a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Will be required to work outside normal hours in emergencies, inclement weather and heavy traffic conditions. Applicants selected for interview will be required to perform a skills demonstration as part of the interview process.

Special Instructions to Applicants

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). 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. 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. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position.

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”:

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Roxanna Benedikter



Working Title: Maintenance Operator – Dillwyn AHQ

Role Title: Transportation Operator II - 79152

Job Open Date: 07/11/2019

Job Close Date: 07/26/2019

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $30,983 - $40,000

Agency: Dept of Transportation (501)

Agency Website:

Location: Buckingham - 029

Position Number: 10662

Job Posting Number: 1054650

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 02