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Temporary Highway Maintenance Specialist - Gypsum

Company: Government jobs
Location: Eagle
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Department Information

Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

Applications will be considered as they are received and this announcement will be closed when the position is filled.

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 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 Gypsum, CO for the winter season.

CDOT offers $23.00/hour for the winter season. The majority of CDOT's temporary Highway Maintenance positions work 40 hours per week with the opportunity for overtime.

About CDOT

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 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 package for permanent positions!

CDOT for All

CDOT's strength is our people, and our commitment to our people is to shape, support, and sustain the employee experience and ultimately create a supportive workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socioeconomic status, or any other identity, has the opportunity to thrive.
Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to 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:

  • Plowing snow
  • 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
  • Digging ditches
  • 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

        Minimum Qualifications

        Must have at least two (2) years of physical labor and/or heavy equipment operation experience.

        Preferred Qualifications
        • 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 and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License Class A or B with no restriction on air brakes that allows operation within Colorado. Please upload a copy of your CDL, front and back, to your application.
          • 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)
          • Shift work
          • 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.
          • 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. Supplemental Information

            Applicant Checklist

            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.)
          • If you currently have a Commercial Driver's License, Class A or B, a copy of your CDL 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 "" and "" 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.

            Employment Screening

            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".

            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 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, 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, 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.

            ADAAA Accommodation

            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 Brenda Yang at

            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.

              BY (Winter Temp Gypsum)

              Please note that each agency's contact information is different; therefore, we encourage all applicants to view the full, official job announcement which includes contact information and class title. Select the job you wish to view, then click on the "Print" icon.

              01 I possess a current CDL class A or B with no restrictions on air-brakes that allows operation within the State of Colorado, and a current DOT Medical Card. If yes, I understand that this information will be verified during the selection process and/or during the background check process.
              • Yes
              • No

                02 If you have a current CDL Class A or B that allows operation within Colorado, indicate any restrictions you have on your CDL. Please check all that may apply. If you do not have a current CDL, please mark N/A.
                • K Restriction
                • L Restriction
                • E Restriction
                • M Restriction
                • N Restriction
                • O Restriction
                • X Restriction
                • Z Restriction
                • No Restrictions
                • N/A, I do not have a current CDL Class A or B

                  03 If you have a current CDL Class A or B that allows operation within Colorado, indicate any endorsements you have on your CDL. Please check all that may apply. If you do not have a current CDL, please mark N/A.
                  • T Endorsement
                  • N Endorsement
                  • P Endorsement
                  • H Endorsement
                  • X Endorsement
                  • No Endorsements
                  • N/A, I do not have a current CDL Class A or B

                    04 I confirm that I am willing to report to work during emergencies, including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed. I confirm that I am willing to live within thirty (30) minutes' driving time, under normal weather conditions, of where the workstation and/or equipment is located. (Note: This 30-minute requirement is necessary in order to report in a timely manner after being notified to report for emergency work. Knowledge of an emergency or hazardous condition may be considered to be notification to report to workstation.)
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      05 Please confirm that you understand that Highway Maintenance Specialist is a physically demanding job and that you will be expected to follow all safety guidance and protocols while working in all weather conditions and near high-speed traffic.
                      • Yes
                      • No

                        06 Please indicate the types of equipment you have used. Select all that apply.
                        • Asphalt Paver
                        • Asphalt Plant
                        • Backhoe Loader/Backhoe
                        • Boom Truck/Crane/Cherry Picker/Telescopic Handlers)
                        • Buses (15 passengers or more)
                        • Compactors (Roller/Pile Driver/ etc.)
                        • Forklift
                        • Oil Drilling Equipment
                        • Reclaimer/Soil Stabilizer
                        • Straight Trucks (18 Wheelers)
                        • Bulldozer or Excavator/Dredger/Roadheader
                        • Heavy Farm Equip (Harvester/Tractor/Baler/etc.)
                        • Cold Planer/Scraper/Grader/Paver
                        • Mining Equipment (Boring Mach/Trencher/Dredger/Dump)
                        • Heavy Mixer (Concrete, etc.)
                        • Dump Truck (Side/End/Belly Dumping)
                        • Other Heavy Equipment (please explain in Question 12)
                        • I do not have any Heavy Equipment operation experience

                          07 Using the above equipment list, (to include those not listed), please indicate your overall experience operating heavy equipment.
                          • 0 to 5 Months
                          • 6 Months to 11 Months
                          • 12 Months to 17 Months
                          • 18 Months to 23 Months
                          • 2+ Years

                            08 If you have Military Experience, please indicate the types of equipment and tasks you have completed. Please select all that apply.
                            • Does not apply
                            • Field Problems/Exercises; Deployments
                            • Tracked Vehicle (to include half-tracks)
                            • 2 1/2 ton (Deuce and a Half)
                            • Earth Moving Equipment
                            • Material Transport (Other than HMMWV)

                              09 Please indicate the areas of your physical labor experience, select all that apply.
                              • Aircraft Baggage Handler
                              • Bricklayer
                              • Carpentry
                              • Concrete
                              • Drywall
                              • Electrician
                              • Firefighter
                              • Framer
                              • Handyworker
                              • Laborer
                              • Landscaping
                              • Package Delivery (Amazon, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
                              • Painter
                              • Plasterer
                              • Plumber
                              • Pipe or Steam Fitter
                              • Steel Cable Worker
                              • Steel Fixer/Erector
                              • Stocker - Warehouse or Delivery
                              • Welder
                              • Trencher
                              • Other Physical Labor Experience (please explain in Question 12)
                              • I do not have any Physical Labor experience.

                                10 Using the above physical labor list, (to include those not listed), please indicate your overall length of experience in physical labor.
                                • 0 to 5 Months
                                • 6 to 11 Months
                                • 12 Months to 17 Months
                                • 18 Months to 23 Months
                                • 2+ Years

                                  11 Please expand on your experience in heavy equipment operation and physical labor if needed; this includes explaining selections above that included "other". If you do not wish to provide further explanation please type "N/A".

                                  12 Do you have a total of 24 months of physical labor and/or heavy equipment operation experience?
                                  • Yes
                                  • No

                                    13 I understand the pay for this temporary position is $23/hour.
                                    • Yes
                                    • No

                                      14 If you are a current or previous State of Colorado classified employee, please provide your Employee Identification Number (EID) to verify your current or previous employment. Your EID begins with 997 and is nine digits long. Please do not enter your Social Security Number. If not, please state "N/A".

                                      15 Have you been subject to disciplinary action in the last three years of your work experience? If so, please provide details of that disciplinary action. If not, please state "N/A".

                                      16 Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application. In the space below, please provide an explanation as to why the prior termination or resignation should NOT disqualify your application from the current position. If this does not apply to you, please write "N/A".

                                      17 CDOT-Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to: --- Autism --- Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS --- Blind or low vision --- Cancer --- Cardiovascular or heart disease --- Celiac disease --- Cerebral palsy --- Deaf or hard of hearing --- Depression or anxiety --- Diabetes --- Epilepsy --- Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome --- Intellectual disability --- Missing limbs or partially missing limbs --- Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS) --- Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression
                                      • Yes, I Have A Disability, Or Have A History/Record Of Having A Disability
                                      • No, I Don't Have A Disability, Or A History/Record Of Having A Disability
                                      • I Don't Wish To Answer

                                        * Required Question

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