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Road Maintenance Heavy Equipment Specialist

Henrico County Public Schools
Glen Allen, VA, US

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Job Title

Road Maintenance Heavy Equipment Specialist


Glen Allen, VA, US

Organization Name

County of Henrico Department of Public Works

About Us

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.
Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.
Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement of Duties

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, July 8, 2024.
Operates multiple types of motorized equipment, vehicles and heavy equipment safely and efficiently; safely operates a wide variety of gas-powered, electrical, or pneumatic equipment as needed to perform a wide variety of tasks for the construction, grading, paving, repair and maintenance of County-owned roadways and right-of-ways and in various, including in extreme, weather and traffic conditions; does related work as required.

Essential Duties

Sound working knowledge of the Division's operations and equipment; ability to safely operate, maneuver and manipulate automotive, motorized and heavy equipment with constant attention to safety of operation in order to prevent accidents; sound working knowledge of motorized equipment and equipment specific to road construction and maintenance; basic working knowledge of a wide variety of methods, equipment and materials used in road and drainage maintenance; basic working knowledge of the hazards in laboring work and of necessary safety precautions; ability to safely and efficiently operate common hand and power tools and other tools specific to assigned tasks; basic working knowledge of general maintenance and repair of motor equipment with demonstrated ability to safely and appropriately repair and maintain heavy equipment; physical condition that will permit heavy lifting, loading, pushing, reaching, stooping, and climbing while working under adverse temperatures and weather conditions; ability to work in confined spaces; sound working knowledge of traffic rules, traffic management rules, safety rules and regulations and accident-prevention practices; ability to work from plans and specifications and to follow rough sketches and oral instructions; ability to read and accurately comprehend, interpret, apply and communicate technical information accurately; ability to work under and fully understand and communicate detailed and complex instructions from the immediate supervision of a supervisor or who issues oral and written work assignments; sound problem solving skills with the demonstrated ability to appropriately resolve a issues, seek approvals appropriately, and keep supervisor appropriately informed or involved; ability to work independently and with a team to complete assigned tasks safely and on time; ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of department staff; personal accountability including teamwork and establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with all levels of department staff; basic ability to effectively lead the activities of assigned small work crews engaged primarily in equipment operations, manual labor and maintenance duties; good communication and good interpersonal skills with the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; basic math and computer skills with ability to accurately assist with recordkeeping; excellent customer service skills, tact, and courtesy with the ability to positively and appropriately represent the County in all interactions with the public. Requires a safe driving record with the ability to safely operate County-owned vehicles and equipment. Requires ability to work a flexible schedule that may occur any day of the week, including weekends, and during various day and evening hours as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of grade school required, completion of high school preferred and one (1) year of relevant work experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information

Requires a valid driver's license with a safe driving record, a valid Class B CDL with tank endorsement N and without restrictions and a valid VDOT flagging certification. This position may be under-filled if a candidate does not have a full CDL.
These positions are part of an approved Career Development Plan (CDP) and offer career development opportunities (with increases in pay) within the position based on the performance, qualifications and experience of the incumbent. Multiple positions will be filled from this posting. Positions may be available at the East or West end facilities.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

How To Apply

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, July 8, 2024.
You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at .

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General Government General Government

Employment Status

Permanent Fulltime Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home


Henrico County Public Schools expresses a divisionwide commitment to every student by communicating a vision of inclusiveness: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.” The school division also embraces four critical cornerstones: Student Safety, Academic Progress, Closing Gaps and Relationships.

The school system serves the families of Henrico County, Virginia, a diverse community of more than 320,000 which wraps west, north and east of the independent city and state capital of Richmond. Henrico is Virginia’s fifth-most populous county.

HCPS is the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, and is comprised of 72 schools and program centers serving more than 50,000 students. The division’s schools reflect the geographic diversity of Henrico County, and lie in bustling near-urban and suburban settings; small towns; and quiet rural areas.

Academic excellence and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. Twenty-three division schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, presented by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education. HCPS was again tops in the Richmond region with the most schools earning the distinction. Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation.

HCPS also leads central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Completion of the rigorous process is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment.

Henrico Schools has robust programs and support services for families of students with special needs; gifted students; homebound and homeschooled students; and students learning English as a second language.

Each of the division’s high schools is fully accredited and hosts an academic specialty center. The specialty centers allow students with clear interests the chance to focus on a preferred area, such as engineering, the arts or world languages. Three middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program and two high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

The division also has cutting-edge programs in career and technical education, at individual schools and at two Advanced Career Education centers. From learning about sustainable seafood in culinary arts classes to applying technology concepts at Richmond Raceway, HCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education helps students become effective participants in the international economy.

From academics to athletics, from the arts to career skills, Henrico County Public Schools is proud to be part of helping our community thrive by ensuring that each child has the right to achieve and the support to succeed.


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