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Apply For Highway Administrator (State Of West Virginia) USA

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the West Virginia Department of Transportation to create and maintain for the people of West Virginia, the United States and the world a multi-modal and inter-modal transportation system that supports the safe, effective and efficient movement of people, information and goods that enhances the opportunity for people and communities to enjoy environmentally sensitive and economically sound development.
Continuous Recruitment, Statewide:
The DOP anticipates several vacancies in the near future for this classification. This recruitment is not for a specific vacancy but to generate a pool of interested applicants. This classification has positions in every area of the state and works specifically with the Division of Highways (DOH). Make sure you mark in your county selection any county you would be willing to work in or commute to so you can be placed on the proper register.

Nature of Work:
Under general direction performs full performance level work administering highway maintenance programs of moderate complexity for a geographical district of the Division of Highways. Work is accomplished in accordance with established procedures and policies of the Division, national highway standards and legal requirements set forth by regulatory agencies such as the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the West Virginia Departments of Environmental Protection and Agriculture. Performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
The Highway Administrator 1 administers a specialized highway maintenance function of moderate complexity on a district-wide basis, while the Highway Administrator 2 is responsible for a specialized maintenance function of advanced complexity, or is responsible for all maintenance activities in a county.

IMPORTANT: Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application; therefore, make sure your application is detailed and complete. You may attach a resume and other documents; however, you should NEVER enter “See Resume” on the application.  NOTE: Jobs on your application that do not have a salary amount will be considered volunteer and will NOT be counted as qualifying. Estimate salary if necessary.

Eligibility Length: This posting is for a Continuous recruitment because of an expected need for applicants. Applicants will be placed on a database of eligible applicants for 1 year. You will only be eligible for vacancies in counties you select. After 1 year applicants who remain interested in this job title MUST re-apply to be considered. The Division of Personnel cannot say with any certainty the location or number of future vacancies, only that the agency has expressed an anticipated hiring need. If an applicant wishes more specific information about future hiring plans please contact the hiring agency directly.

Job Interest Card: You may complete an online Job Interest Card at our main jobs page to receive an email notice anytime jobs not currently available for application are posted. Note: ONLY recruitment not currently open will appear on Job Interest Card notifications so please check the current listings thoroughly to avoid missing an opportunity.

As a condition of employment, an inquiry into job-related information will be completed which may include, but not limited to, criminal records, abuse registry records, driving records, employment history, and education and training. Failing to cooperate with this process, providing false and incomplete information, or discovery of disqualifying information will result in denial of or dismissal from employment or denial of transfer irrespective of when discovered.


Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Experience as described below may be substituted for the required training on a year-for- year basis.

Three years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid professional experience in business administration, public administration, transportation, construction, manufacturing, mining or the armed services or three years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience serving in the capacity as a project coordinator.
Special Requirement:
A valid driver’s license is required.


Examples of Work: 


  • Plans, directs and implements a specialized district-wide highway maintenance program within operating annual budget, including the security of materials and equipment.
  • Ensures maximum utilization of equipment, personnel and materials.
  • Plans or schedules weekly maintenance activities, work crew assignments, equipment and materials.
  • Ensures compliance with Division of Highways established schedules, procedures and policies as well as any Federal regulations applied.
  • Attends safety meetings and management conferences.
  • Plans Snow Removal Ice Control (SRIC) program for area.
  • Performs field inspections of bridges, roads and crews.
  • May estimate requirements of paving projects in assigned area.
  • May appear as a witness for Division of Highways in legal actions.
  • May prepare projected budget and expenditure schedule.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of project planning methodologies such as critical path planning.
  • Knowledge of the maintenance standards and procedures of the Division of Highways.
  • Knowledge of highway equipment and its capabilities; the materials and parts used in roadway maintenance.
  • Knowledge of standard safety procedures and internal operating policies and procedures of the Division of Highways.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and EEO regulations.
  • Ability to review and complete detail oriented information and projects.
  • Ability to conceptualize and organize project planning process.
  • Ability to schedule, organize and supervise maintenance crews and personnel.
  • Ability to estimate manpower, materials and equipment to complete a scheduled maintenance activity.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


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