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 Road Maintenance Technician - Roadways - Richmond, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: City Of Richmond 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: Zb0mSZp7vPbUrzShDEtmhCYo3o9YJy / Latpro-3771289 
Date posted: Feb-01-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 23219


Road Maintenance Technician - Roadways


The class investigates and assesses unsafe road conditions and conducts emergency road repairs. Incumbents coordinate with various departments and divisions and ensure all road repair and right-of-way issues are resolved. Work may include: loading materials such as salt, sand, and cold mix asphalt onto a truck using front end loaders or backhoes; driving a work truck; placing barriers and signage for traffic safety; making temporary repairs of roadway surfaces; maintaining a log of work completed and calls received; de-icing bridges and roadways as needed; and referring issues to other city departments and divisions for permanent repairs.

This class is considered on call, responding to emergencies after normal business hours.

Incumbents typically do not supervise other employees, but may act as lead workers assigning work and monitoring work completion.

Supervision Exercised/Received:

  • Exercised: This classification typically does not supervise other employees, but may serve as lead worker.
  • Received: This classification typically reports to a Maintenance and Operations Superintendent.
  • Note: Other reporting relationships may apply.

Duties include but are not limited to

The City of Richmond Department of Public Works is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position of Road Maintenance Technician.  The incumbent is responsible for operating appropriate equipment to perform roadway maintenance tasks within the designated areas of the City.  

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating equipment to include but not limited to specialized equipment, machinery or vehicles, such as heavy construction vehicles, Bobcat W/Skid Loader bucket-trucks, ladder trucks, dump trucks (light and heavy), tandem trucks and Crew Cab Trucks with trailers and/or snow removal equipment, pressure sprayers, light paving equipment, hand grinders, walk behind grinders, boom truck, compressor dump trucks, Heavy Roller (greater than 4000 lb.), jackhammers, specialized painting equipment, slope mowers, and tractor mounted graders, pay loaders, ditch diggers, and other equipment assigned to unit, division, or department.
  • Consulting work orders, route lists, maps, charts and/or blueprints; removes debris, litter, earth, or pavement; loads material into trucks; locates and excavates underground structures or pipelines; sets poles; clears land or mows grassy areas, such as parks, playgrounds, medians, roadsides, and hillsides
  • Installing new structures, equipment, or parts, such as pipes, fittings, meters, and hydrants; installs, repairs, and services roadways; clears snow
  • Maintaining equipment, machinery, or vehicles in good working order; observes established protocols and procedures for safe operation and storage; performs routine maintenance; reports damaged or unsafe equipment to supervisor
  • Loading, transporting, and delivering refuse, construction materials, supplies or equipment; establishing safe work zones by erecting barricades and signs; and directing traffic
  • Preparing materials for installation and/or use, such as painting poles, preparing wire for hanging, cleaning globes, setting up tents, and assembling supplies and equipment; and monitoring or assists in monitoring inventory of supplies and equipment
  • Conducting tests to detect faults, breaks, or leaks, such as chlorine, gas, sewage or water, in existing equipment, systems or structures
  • Processing routine documents and forms, such as work orders, repair requests, reports, and logs
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses

TYPICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: These are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Knowledge, Skill & Abilities or some combination of the following:
Knowledge of safety principles and procedures, roadway maintenance procedures and related equipment, and traffic safety and related equipment (e.g. cones and barriers).  Skill in operating heavy equipment such as backhoes and front end loaders, driving work trucks, dump trucks, and fuel trucks, stocking vehicles with necessary supplies.  Skill in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, utilizing a mobile/smart phone, maintaining equipment and machinery.  Skill with interpersonal communication, oral and written communication, and coordinating with various departments and divisions.  Ability to maintain a safe work environment, manage time effectively, and problem-solve.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)
  • Two (2) years of prior related experience
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification


  • Requires a Class A Commercial Driver's License (with Tanker endorsement and Hazardous Materials endorsement)

Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.


  • Working conditions may include exposure to travel to other locations within the City of Richmond as well as outside of the City of Richmond; exposure to hazardous physical conditions such as mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, etc.; atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and poor ventilation; inadequate lighting; intense noise; and environmental hazards such as disruptive people, imminent danger, and a threatening environment.


  • Due to the nature of work assignments, incumbents must be able to perform detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks, with frequent interruptions and under time constraint. While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach extending hands and arms in any direction, stand, push, pull, lift, finger (picking, pinching or otherwise working primarily with fingers), grasp applying pressure to an object with fingers or palms, talk, see, and hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to climb, balance, stoop, crouch, crawl, walk, feel and use substantial repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and fingers.
  • In terms of the physical strength to perform the essential duties, this classification is considered to be medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Thank you for your interest in applying for opportunities with The City of Richmond.


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