Colorado State Temporary Highway Maintenance Worker - South Denver Metro in Denver Metro, Colorado

Temporary Highway Maintenance Worker - South Denver Metro



Temporary Highway Maintenance Worker - South Denver Metro


$1,760.00 Biweekly


Denver Metro, CO

Job Type

Temporary (9 months or less)


Department of Transportation

Job Number

HAA-WinterTemp R1S5 South Metr



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Department Information

This position is open to Colorado residents and non-resident applicants.

This is a paid temporary position with no benefits and will exist for 9 months or less.

The typical pay for the Temporary Transportation Maintenance I employees this year- $22/hr.

Are you a Roadway or Construction Trades Worker WITH A COLORADO COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, Class A or B? Come join our Team: We have vacancies for Temporary Transportation Maintenance I Positions for the upcoming winter season in the Southern Denver Metro Area. This area is from 6th Ave. southward to El Paso County.

About CDOT

Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!

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? Transportation Maintenance I (TM I) positions do more than drive big trucks!

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 TM I 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 TM I, you will need to be able to think on the fly and react quickly to whatever situation you encounter.

CDOT has multiple positions with varying shifts. Some of the positions are NIGHTS ONLY, others are WEEKEND positions. Please note: Employees are expected to live within 30 minutes driving time of their work location.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Operate snow plows and perform ice removal at all hours to keep roadways clear and safe - This is the primary duty for these positions

  • Drive trucks or tractors with adjustable attachments to sweep debris from paved surfaces, mow grass and weeds

  • Make minor adjustments and repairs to equipment

  • Haul and spread sand, gravel, concrete, asphalt and clay to fill washouts, roadway cracks and repair road shoulders

  • Inspect, clean, and repair drainage systems, bridges, tunnels, and other structures

  • Install/repair guardrails, road shoulders, berms, highway markers, warning signals and highway lighting, using hand and power tools

  • Remove litter, hazardous objects and debris from roadways, such as rock, mud and/or deceased animals

  • 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 and operating emergency vehicles

  • 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.

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 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'

  • 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.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License Class A or B with no restriction on air brakes. (Copy must be submitted with each application.) You may be required to obtain a Hazardous Materials endorsement within 6 months to 1 year as a condition of appointment; AND have at least two (2) years of experience in heavy construction/physical labor and heavy equipment operation (either of the combinations listed next):

  • Eighteen (18) months in heavy construction/physical labor experience AND six (6) months heavy equipment operation experience;

  • OR eighteen (18) months heavy equipment operation experience AND six (6) months heavy construction/physical labor experience;

Examples of heavy equipment operation experience: Operating single axle dump truck, tandem axle dump truck, front-end loader (3 yards or larger), bulldozer, backhoe, road grader, paving equipment, 15' mower tractors, or farm/ranch equipment such as tractors or combines.

Examples of heavy construction/physical labor experience: Bricklayer, construction laborer, plasterer, rancher/farmer or concrete finisher.

The Exceptional Applicant will be dedicated to a career in the transportation field and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;

  • Possess and maintain in good standing a Colorado CDL Class A or B with endorsements such as hazardous materials and tanker;

  • Current Medical Certificate;

  • Any certifications related to the job duties listed above;

  • Extensive 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;

  • Extensive experience effectively using several types of hand tools;

  • Extensive 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: The following conditions must be met and maintained in order to be employed and to continue employment at CDOT in this position, unless exempted by the Maintenance Superintendent or Traffic Program Engineer.

  • 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 normal 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.

Employment Screening

If an applicant reaches the finalist 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 differed 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".

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at Info Cubic is located at 9250 E. Costilla Ave., Suite 525, Greenwood Village, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

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, education 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.

Supplemental Information

This is a paid temporary position with no benefits and will exist for 9 months or less.

Application Checklist - A completed application must include:

1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)

2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)

3) To verify CDL Licensure: A photocopy or picture of your current CDL license and a copy of your valid DOT medical card.

A copy of the CDL License and DOT medical card needs to be attached to your on-line application or sent to no later than 2 calendar days after submitting your application.

Colorado Department of Transportation

Workforce Staffing

2829 West Howard Place

Denver, CO 80204

Fax: 303-757-9081/ T 303 757 9681


ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Jacob Finger by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.