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Highway Maintenance Specialist – Statewide Openings

By May 12, 2023

Colorado Department of Transportation

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hiring permanent and temporary Highway Maintenance Specialists across Colorado!

If you have a Colorado Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License, or are interested in getting one, 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.

Depending on location, these positions may require a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A or B with no restriction on air brakes at time of application, while others will provide training to obtain your CDL. Most require two years of physical labor and/or heavy operation experience.  See individual announcements at http://careers.codot.gov for specific requirements by position.
• Base pay for permanent positions is $1544.77/biweekly ($40,164/annually) plus full benefits and PERA retirement. There are 26 biweekly pay periods in a year. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, you may be eligible for an increase in base pay of up to 10%.  Some locations are also eligible for an additional monthly housing stipend. In addition, some positions are eligible for a snow bonus of up to $2000.
• Our flexible Temporary positions start at $23/hour

We also occasionally offer entry-level Highway Maintenance Trainee and Apprentice positions, requiring little to no experience, and focused on learning about CDOT’s maintenance operations while pursuing your CDL Class A or B.

All Highway Maintenance positions are eligible for 1.5 X overtime pay, shift differential and on call pay.

Duties May Include:
• Drive snow plows, trucks or tractors
• Make minor adjustments and repairs to equipment
• Inspect, clean, repair roads, bridges, tunnels, other structures
• Remove litter, hazardous objects, debris from roadways
• Install/repair guardrails, road shoulders, highway lighting
• Set out signs and cones for “traffic control safe zones”
• Assist in signing and striping highways
• Respond to emergencies 24 hours per day/7 days per week

Applicants may be subject to pre-employment drug test and background check after receiving a conditional offer of employment.

To view and apply to all open positions, please visit: http://careers.codot.gov  (Type “Highway Maintenance” in the search bar)

For questions, please contact:
Email: dot_cdot_recruiting@state.co.us
Phone: 303.757.9216

CDOT is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Committed to a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce.

To apply for this job email your details to dot_cdot_recruiting@state.co.us

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