Colorado State Temporary Highway Maintenance Specialist - Arvada (CDL Preferred) in Jefferson County, Colorado
Temporary Highway Maintenance Specialist - Arvada (CDL Preferred)
Temporary Highway Maintenance Specialist - Arvada (CDL Preferred)
$24.44 - $25.00 Hourly
Jefferson County, CO
Temporary Full Time (9 mos or less)
Department of Transportation
CDOT Region 1
Determined by Position
Primary Physical Work Address
6050 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada, CO 80003
Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.
Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and this announcement will be closed when the position is filled. It is in your best interest to apply early.
This position is not covered by the Partnership Agreement between the State of Colorado and Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (COWins).
This is a paid temporary position limited to a maximum of 9 months from the date of hire. In addition to being a fantastic place to work, CDOT offers all temporary employees paid sick leave. Temporary employees accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, capped at 48 hours.
If you have a Colorado Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License and/or are passionate about safety, travel, and hands-on repair and improvements, then consider turning your passions into a career as a Highway Maintenance Specialist. CDOT has a vacancy for a temporary Highway Maintenance Specialist in Arvada , CO for the winter season.
CDOT offers $24.44/hour for the winter season. The majority of CDOT’s temporary Highway Maintenance positions work 40 hours per week with the opportunity for overtime.
We will consider applicants who do not have a current Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for this position, but preference will be given to those who have the CDL. We will not provide CDL training for this temporary position.
Do you want to make a difference in Coloradans’ lives? Do you have a passion for helping people and keeping them safe? At the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), you’ll have the opportunity to do just that. The work our people do contributes to keeping Coloradans and visitors safe and provides freedom, connection, and experience through travel. Please visit our careers page (https://www.codot.gov/topcontent/employment/overview.html) to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future! Also, check out our excellent benefits (https://dhr.colorado.gov/state-employees/state-of-colorado-employee-benefits) package for permanent positions!
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Description of Job
What You Will Do
No two days are exactly the same in CDOT highway maintenance. Your daily work activities change based on project needs and also vary based on weather, environment, and road conditions. You will be on-call on a rotating basis as well as subject to call to respond to weather and other emergencies. You will typically work in a team environment, as each maintenance patrol location has at least one lead highway maintenance specialist and multiple highway maintenance specialists. Your main job activities include:
Operating heavy equipment, such as tandem dump truck, loader, tractor mower, etc.
Mowing grass and weeds
Removing debris from roadways, including rock, mud, and deceased animals
Removing debris from culverts, tunnels, etc.
Shoveling gravel, sand, concrete, and asphalt
Installing and repairing guardrail, highway markers and signs, warning signs, and lighting
Filling potholes and roadway cracks
Setting out signs and cones for traffic control
Removing and covering graffiti
Installing pavement markings/striping
Stopping or slowing traffic in emergency situations
Maintaining equipment and performing minor repairs
Following safety guidance and wearing proper safety equipment
What Impact You Will Have
Your work is critical to keeping Colorado’s roadways open and safe. Your work also positively impacts quality of life for all Coloradans and visitors and helps our economy to thrive.
What CDOT Provides
Personal protective equipment, such as uniforms, boots, hard hats, gloves, safety vest, respirator, and tools
Full payment for your CDL physical, after your first year with CDOT
Partial reimbursement (up to 50%) for your CDL renewal, after your first year with CDOT
CPR and first-aid training
Variety of career training opportunities
40-hour work weeks, with opportunity for overtime during weather emergencies
4-day work schedule (10-hour days Monday-Thursday) during the summer months, typically May through September
Opportunities to learn new equipment
Opportunities for advancement
Your Work Environment
Exposure to loud noise
Exposure to fumes, odors, gasses, dusts, etc. that may affect breathing, eyes, and skin
Required to use appropriate personal protective equipment
Required to work with chemicals and cleaning products
Some equipment requires the use of respirators
Work near traffic, sometimes high-speed traffic
Use ladders and scissor lifts for heights of approximately 10’–20’
Required to drive CDOT vehicles
Frequently respond to emergencies outside regular work hours and may work overtime including weekends and holidays
Must be willing and be physically able to work in extreme temperatures (hot and cold), variable weather conditions, and at varying elevations up to 12,000 feet for long periods of time
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Must have at least two (2) years of physical labor and/or heavy equipment operation experience.
Has a current, valid Commercial Driver's License, Class A or B with no restriction on air brakes
Has a strong commitment to working safely
Has a desire to learn
Wants to work outdoors
Likes physically demanding work
Takes pride in a job well done
Adapts efficiently to changing conditions and priorities
Works effectively in a team environment and looks out for team members
Communicates effectively, especially in safety-critical situations
Has a strong commitment to providing good customer service
Likes to solve problems and figure out better ways to do things
Has experience operating equipment, such as single and tandem axle dump trucks, front end loaders, bulldozers, backhoes, etc.
Has experience using hand tools
Has basic computer skills and can learn new software/equipment
Years of State service experience related to the duties of this position
Conditions of Employment
Must possess a current, valid regular driver’s license.
Must pass a pre-employment screening which may include social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records check, educational records, and driving records checks. More information in the supplemental information section.
May be required to pass a controlled substance test (i.e., drug test), and DOT physical through our medical provider.
On-call work (rotating basis as well as subject to call)
Essential Services Designation – Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.
May be required to live within thirty (30) minutes' driving time in normal weather conditions to be able to respond in a timely manner after being notified to report to work. Knowledge of an emergency or hazardous condition may be considered to be notification to report to workstation.
New employees are required to take two weeks of maintenance training, while veteran CDOT employees are required to take one week of training each year. This training is completed via computer or in our Aurora location.
May be required to obtain a Hazardous Materials endorsement within 6 months to 1 year as a condition of appointment.
Must be willing to respond to emergencies outside regular work hours and work overtime including weekends and holidays.
Must provide the supervisor with a telephone number where you can be reached for the purposes of responding to an emergency.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the green 'APPLY' button at the top of this announcement)
A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (The questionnaire is part of the online application. You will be prompted to answer them as you are completing your online application.)
A copy of your Driver's License, front and back.
Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.
All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be sent via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from "state.co.us" and "email@example.com" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully applied for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's job opportunities website.
If an applicant reaches the final stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening, an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with “Info Cubic”.
The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
Discrimination and/or harassment against any person is prohibited because of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity or any other protected class recognized under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). This applies to all employment decisions.
CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Ximena.PerezGarcia@state.co.us.
Former State Employees
If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion, or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion, or reinstatement applicant.
Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.
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