Would you like to build a career in highway maintenance and construction, an industry that will offer you long-term career opportunities? Do you strive to serve others and make the place where you work and live a better place to be? Then consider working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Fairfax Residency, where current vacancies are in the Burke, Chantilly and Reston AHQ’s, but may fill additional vacant positions as they become vacant throughout Fairfax Residency. We serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and travelling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life.
We are the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, employing over 7,700 people through a diverse workforce consisting of classified and hourly employees. Our strong culture focuses on:
teamworktransparencycreativity and collaboration that values differences,nimble learning
We are seeking individuals interested in joining our team who are able to operate power tools and heavy equipment (chain saws, trimming and chipping machines, dump truck, loader, backhoe, motor grader, tractor w/attachments) and perform manual labor. As a maintenance operator, you will:
respond to emergency roadway and severe weather events to prepare and operate equipment for snow and ice removal and other types of hazardous road conditionsattend work zone training, prepare work zones and perform traffic controldemonstrate proper work site protection techniques: identify workplace safety hazards, make suggestions for improvement, wear proper personal protection equipment, maintain current knowledge of safety rules, regulations, laws and use equipment properly and safelyparticipate as a working team member performing manual labor including, clearing drainage, cutting brush, pot-hole patching, and fulfilling tasks required to complete road maintenance projectscomplete pre-trip inspections, perform preventive maintenance and operate power tools and light to heavy equipment.
VDOT is an emergency response agency and this position is the core of this requirement, therefore you will work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations.
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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” at:
We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: http://www.virginiadot.org/about/missionandvalues.asp to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. 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. Access the following link: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/benefits_of_working_at_vdot.asp for additional information.
You are minimally qualified if you have:
knowledge of safety policies, procedures, and programsknowledge of highway maintenance equipment, materials, and methodsdemonstrated experience in equipment operation comparable to that used in highway maintenance/construction activitiesability to perform heavy manual labor, including frequently lifting up to 50 lbsskill in the operation and maintenance of hand and power toolsvalid driver’s licenseability to obtain CDL and DOT medical card within 6 months of employment and maintain thereafterability to work in inclement weather and to respond to accidents, and emergency/disaster response, etc. during/after normal work hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
Preferred qualifications include:
valid CDL or CDL Permitexperience with heavy manual labor and heavy equipment operationexperience performing preventive maintenance and minor equipment repairsexperience in emergency operations to include snow removal, storms and accident response and clean-upHigh school diploma or GED preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for education.
Applicants selected for interview that have a CDL will be required to perform a skills demonstration during interview process.
If selected as a finalist, you will undergo:
References and verification of work historyDMV Records CheckIf you have a CDL or CDL Permit, Pre-employment physical and drug screen.Fingerprint-based criminal history records check
This position also requires approved safety shoes as a reimbursable expense.
All employees are required to work in emergency situations, to include weekends, holidays, and after normal business hours; assignments may vary based on business needs.
Special Instructions to Applicants
ADDITIONAL POSITIONS MAY BE FILLED FROM THIS RECRUITMENT WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE CLOSING DATE.
State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS).
Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application and optional resume; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications and work history will be more successful with obtaining an interview. Submitting an incomplete application and/or resume lacking job history and relevant experience detail may impact interview eligibility. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.
RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.