Highway Maintenance Operator-*$3,000 Sign on bonus available to qualified CDL applicants (2024)

Job Description

Title: Highway Maintenance Operator-Cluster Springs AHQ*$3,000 Sign on Bonus available to qualified CDL applicants*


State Role Title: Transportation Operator II


Hiring Range: $36,822 - $59,836


Pay Band: 2


Agency: VA Dept of Transportation


Location:Cluster Springs AHQ


Agency Website:https://www.virginiadot.org


Recruitment Type: General Public - G


Are you a highly motivated equipment operator driven by community safety and career advancement? VDOT's Highway Maintenance Operator is the job for you!


Job Duties


VDOT's Lynchburg District Cluster Springs Area Headquarters is seeking a highly skilled Highway Maintenance Operator to join their team! As the successful candidate, you will perform a combination of skilled equipment operations, preventive maintenance and manual labor tasks in roadway maintenance operations as an essential employee.


Minimum Qualifications


• Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
Skill in the operation and maintenance of hand and power tools.
• Safety shoes required.
• Ability to obtain CDL and DOT medical card within 11 months of employment and maintain thereafter. Must comply with DOT and VDOT policies and standards when operating CDL equipment. See additional information in the Special Instructions to Applicants section below.
• Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions.
• Skill in the operation and maintenance of light, medium, and heavy-duty equipment used for highway maintenance and repair.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Knowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, methods, and procedures.


Additional Considerations


• Experience in emergency operations to include snow removal, storms and accident clean-up.
• Experience performing preventive maintenance and minor equipment repairs.
• A combination of training, experience, or education in Maintenance, Vehicle Operations or related field desired.
• Experience in roadway maintenance and construction.
• Valid Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsem*nts.


In addition to a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, a $3,000 sign-on bonus is available for qualified candidates who have a current CDL. Current VDOT employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus.


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.


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.


In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pretax 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 have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, http://www.virginiadot.org/about/missionandvalues.asp If in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

If selected as a finalist, you will undergo:
• Reference Checks
• Verification of work history
• DMV Records Check
• Fingerprint-based criminal history records check
• If the selected candidate has a CDL or CLP, they will be required to have a DOT pre-employment drug screen and physical before hire.

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. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications and work history will be more successful with obtaining an interview. Page Up provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully.

Once onboarded, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities, availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy. (only for eligible positions)

Mutiple positions may be filled from this recruitment.

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 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.

VDOT is an emergency response agency, therefore you will work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations when services are needed.

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 to a Class A from a Class B, or take the knowledge test to obtain a hazardous materials endorsem*nt 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
endorsem*nt. 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: Marsha Reese


Phone: 540-430-6313


Email: marsha.reese@vdot.virginia.gov



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.

Highway Maintenance Operator-*$3,000 Sign on bonus available to qualified CDL applicants (2024)

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