Virginia State Government Operator Maintenance-Rockingham-Augusta in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

VDOT is seeking a qualified candidate to perform a combination of skilled equipment operation, preventive maintenance and manual labor. Equipment operation includes but is not limited to backhoes, dump trucks, tractors and similar equipment. Candidate will perform emergency roadway operations as an essential employee; must be willing to work outside of normal work hours during emergency conditions.

Staunton District/Harrisonburg Residency coverage area includes Area Headquarters located in Fishersville, Mint Springs, Verona, Swoope, Luray, McGaheysville, Mt. Crawford, Chimney Rock and Mauzy.


In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs. Employees participate in a State Retirement Plan; a tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching provision also available. Also, the state funds a Short and Long Term Disability Program. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, etc.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of VDOT’s employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

View details & knowledge, skills, & abilities for applicant evaluation at local VEC or TDD 1-800-828-1120.

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 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. Perform heavy manual labor. Ability to read and to follow oral and written instructions. Must have minimum of Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Learners Permit. Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements preferred at time of hire, but must be obtained within 6 months of employment. Frequent travel is required.

Preferred Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent. Experience in the maintenance and/or construction of roadways. Prefer CDL with appropriate endorsements at time of hire.

Special Requirements

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. References, work history, and DMV records will be verified. Selected applicant must complete a pre-employment physical and drug screening. Fingerprint-based background check required. 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 “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants”:

Contact Information

Pam Sayers




Working Title: Operator Maintenance-Rockingham-Augusta

Role Title: Transportation Operator II - 79152

Job Open Date: 08/11/2017

Job Close Date: 08/24/2017

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

Hiring Range: $28,824 - $38,000

Agency: Dept of Transportation (501)

Agency Website:

Location: Harrisonburg - 660

Position Number: 00582

Job Posting Number: 1028038

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