• The Colorado Department of Transportation
  • $39,380.00 -71,150.00/year*
  • Fort Morgan , CO
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Part-Time
  • 17637 Co Rd M


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This position is only open to Colorado state resident applicants. Are you wishing to obtain a CDL Class A or B and gain experience in maintaining Colorado's highways?About CDOT
  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services
  • State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance
  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan
  • Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans
  • Credit Union membership
  • Work life programs
  • State Employee Assistance programs at no cost
  • Tuition and certification reimbursement program
  • Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities
  • State employee discount programs
  • Description of Job

    Do you like to be challenged, to learn new skills, and do you want to be able to handle any situation that the traveling public and the Colorado weather can put in front of you? Our maintenance positions do more than drive big trucks! There is a vacancy for Permanent Part-Time in the Eagle County area. This position are entry-level training position where you will learn about CDOT's maintenance operations while pursuing your CDL Class A or B. The level of Trainee will be determined by the qualification of your application materials.The typical pay for these levels are: Highway Maintenance Trainee III: This level is currently paid at $13.88 per hourHighway Maintenance Trainee IV: This level is currently paid at $15.27 per hour CDOT is responsible for taking care of the state highway and roadway systems through landscape, heavy construction and operating specialized snow removal equipment. As a maintenance employee, you will receive training on specialized equipment such as loaders, motor graders, 2+ ton snow blowers, and using wing attachments to remove snow and maintain the roads and CDOT right-of-way. This right-of-way is more than the asphalt you drive on it encompasses the land on both sides of the road and any medians so daily work can include maintaining the landscape, highways signs, culverts, delineators, road shoulders, rock slide areas, runaway truck ramps, and more. As a maintenance employee, you will need to be able to think on the fly and react quickly to whatever situation you encounter. Employees may be the first on a scene and so receive CPR and first aid training. CDOT employees have the opportunity to test and show off their equipment operating skills against fellow employees each year in a Region wide Roadeo, and the best of the best go a State Roadeo.Work assignments are frequently performed under hazardous, high volume traffic situations including bad weather conditions. Night and shift work are required for many positions, including working weekend hours and holidays as needed or required. Employees are required to be on a rotating on-call basis, and must respond to emergencies 24 hours per day/7 days per week. There is also an opportunity for overtime pay, especially during the winter. New employees are required to attend two weeks of maintenance training in Golden, while veteran CDOT employees are required to attend training one week out of each year in Golden. This is an opportunity to network and connect with other maintenance employees from across the state, while learning and perfecting new skills. CDOT provides employees with personal protective equipment, such as uniforms, boots, hard hats, gloves, safety vest, and tools. And, after you are an employee for one year, CDOT will pay for your CDL physical and you are eligible to be reimbursed for up to 75% of the cost for renewing your CDL. During the extended summer months (approximately May September), employees typically work 10 hours a day Monday Thursday, with a three day weekend. So, are you up to the challenge of being one of the lucky ones at CDOT?Major duties and responsibilities include, learning to do the following:Heavy Construction Trades/Physical Labor:

    Do you like to be challenged, to learn new skills, and do you want to be able to handle any situation that the traveling public and the Colorado weather can put in front of you? Our maintenance positions do more than drive big trucks! This level is currently paid at $15.27 per hour So, are you up to the challenge of being one of the lucky ones at CDOT? Major duties and responsibilities include, learning to do the following: Heavy Construction Trades/Physical Labor:
  • Haul and spread sand, gravel, concrete, asphalt and clay to fill washouts, roadway cracks, berms, and repair road shoulders;
  • Inspect, clean, and repair drainage systems, bridges, tunnels, and other structures;
  • Install and/or repair guardrails, highway markers, warning signals, and highway lighting, using hand tools and power tools;
  • Perform rockfall mitigation and avalanche control, such as traffic control and snow removal from slide areas;
  • Remove litter, hazardous objects and debris from roadways, such as rock, mud and/or deceased animals;
  • Cut grass, dig ditches, empty litter barrels, pick up trash;
  • Assist in signing and striping highways, such as maintaining pavement markings and re-installing traffic signage;
  • Respond to emergencies by following prescribed procedures such as stopping or slowing traffic, operating emergency vehicles, etc.;
  • Set out signs and cones for \"traffic control safe zones\" around work areas to divert traffic;
  • Graffiti control, sand blasting, remove paint over walls, bridges and signs and using pressure washers, airless paint sprayers;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Heavy Equipment Operation:
  • Drive trucks or tractors with adjustable attachments to sweep debris from paved surfaces, mow grass and weeds;
  • Minor maintenance and repair of equipment;
  • Snow plow and ice removal at all hours to keep roadways clear and safe;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work Environment:
  • Exposure to load noise
  • Exposure to fumes, odors, gasses, dusts, etc. that may affect breathing, eyes and skin
  • Required to use appropriate personal protective equipment as appropriate
  • Required to work with chemicals and cleaning products
  • Some equipment requires the use of respirators
  • Work in close proximity to heavy traffic
  • Use of ladders and scissor lifts for heights of approximately 10 20'
  • Required to drive CDOT vehicles
  • Some of the positions are NIGHTS ONLY and others are WEEKEND positions
  • Frequently responds to emergencies outsider 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
    This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.Trainee III: Trainee III:
  • Must be at least 18 years old (and have an interest in learning the job duties described in this announcement)
  • A current valid driver's license is required.
  • Trainee IV:
  • Must be at least 18 years old (and have an interest in learning the job duties described in this announcement)
  • At least six months of labor experience in construction, heavy equipment or farming equipment operation
  • A current valid driver's license is required.
  • Please note: Examples of heavy equipment operation experience: Examples of heavy construction/physical labor experience: Exceptional Applicant
  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
  • Possess and maintain in good standing a Colorado CDL Permit and be able to obtain the CDL Class A or B within 6 months;
  • Current Medical Certificate;
  • Any certifications related to the job duties listed above;
  • Experience safely and effectively operating several types of heavy equipment such as single axle dump truck and tandem axle dump truck, front end loaders, bulldozer, backhoe, road grader, paving equipment;
  • Experience effectively using several types of hand tools;
  • Experience performing physically demanding work assignments;
  • Experience working with chemicals and/or cleaning products;
  • Experience performing routine maintenance and repair of heavy equipment;
  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
  • Strong positive and can do attitude;
  • Strong commitment to safety;
  • Self-starter and motivated to accomplish assigned tasks;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with CDOT staff and others, sometimes in safety situations where quick communication is essential;
  • Ability to understand verbal and written instructions and information;
  • Ability to quickly learn with minimal direction;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes in work assignments and environments;
  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;
  • Strong customer service;
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Strong reasoning, analytic thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
  • Knowledge and know how to use computers and the ability to quickly learn software.
  • Necessary Special Requirements:
  • May be required to pass a controlled substance test (i.e. drug test), and DOT physical through our medical provider.
  • 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.
  • May be required to live within thirty (30) minutes' driving time, under adverse weather conditions, of where the work station and/or equipment is located. This is necessary in order to report to work in a timely manner in emergency situations. Knowledge of an emergency or hazardous condition may be considered to be notification to report to work station.

  • Associated topics: crew, grounds maintenance, hardscaper, landfill, park, paver, plant, road, surface, tree

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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