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Colorado Department Of Transportation Temporary Highway Maintenance Worker - La Veta in La Veta, Colorado

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:This position is open to applications from both Colorado residents andnon-residents.Are you a Roadway or Construction Trades Worker WITH A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'SLICENSE, Class A or B, that allows operation in Colorado? There are multiplevacancies located in La Veta, Colorado.CDOT offers $23.00/hour for the winter season. The majority of CDOT'stemporary Highway Maintenance Worker positions work 40 hours per week with theopportunity for overtime.CDOT is responsible for taking care of the state highway and roadway systemsthrough landscape, heavy construction, and operating specialized snow removalequipment. As a highway maintenance worker, you will receive training onspecialized equipment such as loaders, motor graders, 2+ ton snow blowers, andusing wing attachments to remove snow and maintain the roads and CDOTright-of-way.Are you looking for a maintenance career or the opportunity to learn newskills? Many of our temporary Highway Maintenance Workers go on to becomepermanent employees with CDOT. Experience in our temporary positions will helpyou determine whether this is the position for you and give you valuableexperience to help you compete for a permanent position. CDOT is striving tobe the best DOT in the country, committed to saving lives and making people'slives better. In working towards that goal, our maintenance team plays acritical role.Description of JobAre you looking for a challenge? Do you want to learn new skills? Do you havea passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team thatis committed to making the transportation system in your community safe andefficient? Are you looking for variety in your day-to-day job duties? OurHighway Maintenance Workers are important members of communities across thestate, tackling any situation that the traveling public and the Coloradoweather puts in front of them!Work assignments are frequently performed under hazardous, high volume trafficsituations including bad weather conditions. Night and shift work is requiredfor many highway maintenance positions, including working weekend hours andholidays as needed or required. Highway maintenance workers are required torespond to emergencies 24 hours per day/7 days per week.DESCRIPTION OF JOB:Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Operate snow plows, tandem or mid-range trucks, loaders, hand tools, powertools, etc.Inspect, clean, and repair roadways, bridges, tunnels, drainage systems, andother structuresInstall and repair guardrail, highway markers, warning signals, and highwaylightingRemove litter, hazardous objects, and debris from roadwaysParticipate in traffic control safe zones around work areas to divert trafficRespond to emergencies by following prescribed procedures, such as stopping orslowing traffic, operating emergency vehicles, etc.Perform minor maintenance and repair of equipment and toolsOther duties as assignedWork Environment:Exposure to loud noiseExposure to fumes, odors, gasses, dust, etc. that may affect breathing, eyes,and skinRequired to use appropriate personal protective equipment as neededRequired to work with chemicals and cleaning productsSome equipment requires the use of respiratorsWork in close proximity to heavy trafficUse of ladders and scissor lifts for heights of approximately 10 - 20'Required to drive CDOT vehicles