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Title:  Transportation Senior Operations Technician

Application Deadline Date:  09/28/2022
Req ID:  40248
Department:  Transportation Agency

St Johnsbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.42


The Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is seeking a Senior Operations Technician worker for a position with the St. Johnsbury team in District 7 of the District Maintenance and Fleet Division. This position is responsible for assisting the Supervisor in leading a team of nine as in providing the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. This position will be the Crew Leader for day-to-day work activities, following the direction of the Supervisor, and may act as a supervisor in their absence. The main duties of this position revolve around winter maintenance, including plowing with specialized equipment and treating roads with winter materials. Secondary activities include maintenance and supervisory work on roads, bridges, culverts, and related properties. The incumbent will enforce proper safety practices and will assist in train employees accordingly. Candidates should have strong leadership skills, in addition to considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance of equipment used in transportation maintenance activities.

Who May Apply

This position, Transportation Senior Operations Technician (Job Requisition #40248), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Michael Booth at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties require exposure to extreme outdoor weather. An incumbent must be available for considerable overtime during heavy snowfall or other emergencies. Employees may be required to report to work outside of their work schedule and work area and must be reachable by phone. An employee must be able to use tools, equipment and lift materials commonly used in maintenance work. Normal dangers associated with work on or near heavy equipment, hazardous materials, and debris from roadside litter are present. May be exposed to blood and airborne pathogens. Hazards are always present when working on roads with moving traffic. Participation in a random drug and alcohol-testing program is required. Considerable overtime work is required, particularly during the winter months, and is considered a condition of employment.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years or more of transportation maintenance or construction experience INCLUDING one (1) year or more supervising a work crew AND one season or more of operating a snowplow with or without wings AND six (6) months or more of operating medium or heavy equipment, such as graders, rollers, and backhoes.


One (1) year or more as a Transportation Operations Technician III.

Special Requirements

A Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required.
Possession of a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Tanker Endorsement is required within the first six months of employment.
An incumbent must live within reasonable proximity of assigned workstation.
An incumbent must complete all VTTC required coursework within one (1) year or be enrolled.
An incumbent must complete First Aid and CPR certification training within one (1) year or be enrolled.


Note: Non-original probationary employees must obtain a required CDL license prior to the completion of six (6) months of service in the position. 

CDL Application Requirements

In accordance with federal regulation, any person applying for employment as an operator of a commercial motor vehicle must provide detailed employment information for the past 10 years. Therefore, the Work Experience section of your online application must include:

  • A list of the names and addresses of previous employers for which you were an operator of a commercial motor vehicle
  • The dates you were employed by these employers
  • The reason for leaving employment


By submitting this online job application, you certify all information furnished is true and complete. The information you provide in accordance with this regulation may be used, and previous employers may be contacted for the purpose of investigating and verifying your work histo

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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