Virginia State Government Operator Maintenance (Richmond District, Petersburg Residency) in Dinwiddie, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

Petersburg Residency is seeking an individual to perform a combination of skilled equipment operation, preventive maintenance and manual labor. Equipment operation includes but is not limited to backhoe, dump truck, loader, motorgrader, tractor/bush hog and similar equipment. Flag traffic, set up work zones and traffic control, cut brush, clean ditches/debris and patch potholes. Perform emergency roadway operations as an essential employee during snow/severe weather events and other emergency events; must be willing to work outside of normal work hours during emergency conditions. Positions available at the Church Road and McKenney Area Headquarters.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, methods, and procedures. Demonstrated experience in equipment operation and performing preventive maintenance. Knowledge of Safety policies, procedures, and programs. Skill in the operation and maintenance of hand-held and power tools and light, medium, and heavy duty equipment used for highway maintenance and repair. Ability to perform heavy manual labor; and to read and to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to obtain CDL and DOT medical card within 6 months of employment and maintain thereafter. Must comply with DOT and VDOT policies and standards when operating CDL equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent. Experience in the maintenance and/or construction of roadways. Valid CDL with appropriate endorsements.

Special Requirements

Additional vacancies may be filled from this recruitment if they occur at the Petersburg Residency (Dinwiddie, Prince George & Nottoway Counties). Ability to perform heavy manual labor to include standing, bending, and frequent lifting up to 50 lbs. Ability to obtain flagger and work zone certifications. Fingerprint based background check, references, work history, and DMV records will be verified. Selected applicant must complete a pre-employment physical and drug screening. Requires approved safety shoes. Will be required to work outside normal hours in emergencies, inclement weather, and heavy traffic conditions.

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 the link “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” at .

Contact Information

Human Resources Department


(804) 524-6255

Working Title: Operator Maintenance (Richmond District, Petersburg Residency)

Role Title: Transportation Operator II - 79152

Job Open Date: 08/10/2017

Job Close Date: 08/21/2017

Open Until Filled: No

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

Hiring Range: $31,443 - $57,644

Agency: Dept of Transportation (501)

Agency Website:

Location: Dinwiddie - 053

Position Number: 13529

Job Posting Number: 1027996

Type of Recruitment: Agency Employee Only - A

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