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Recruitment #091029-D7D1TX-19

Opening Date:11/30/2009 8:00:00 AM
Closing Date:12/4/2009 5:00:00 PM
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive
Salary:$2,808.00 - $3,950.00/month
Employment Type: Full Time

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CDOT has approximately 980 Transportation Maintenance Worker I's located approximately every 30 miles along Colorado’s State and County Highways. There are 8 maintenance sections in the state:  Aurora, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Craig, Greeley, Alamosa, Durango, Denver Metro. 

Transportation Maintenance I positions are NOT just driving positions!  Working outside taking care of the State highway and roadway systems through landscape, heavy construction and snowplowing activities are the primary duties within the position.

Work assignments are frequently performed under hazardous, high volume traffic situations including bad weather conditions at times. Night and shift work are required for most Transportation Maintenance Worker positions.


CDOT offers a variety of benefits for employees including:
  • 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
  • State paid life insurance policy of $40,000
  • Choice of 2 retirement plans
  • 401K and 457 plans
  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Work life programs
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Training

See the CDOT website for complete information on benefits at


This position is a Full-Time position located in Calhan, Colorado: 425 3rd Street, Calhan, CO 80808.  Calhan is located approximately 28 miles Northeast of Colorado Springs, Colorado and 37 miles Southwest of Limon, Colorado. 

This position works under the lead direction of a Transportation Maintenance Worker II (TM II) on a (3) three man patrol. 

Winter Months:  Monday thru Friday 8am to 4:30 PM (1/2 hour lunch)
Summer Months: 4-10's (days vary)
(schedules are subject to change during winter, emergencies and at supervisor's request)


Acting Safely.....This position exists to maintain all roads, structures, safety attenuators, roadside and miscellaneous facilities as or near as possible in their original condition within the right of way of any assigned patrol within the Calhan Area. The following are a list of some of the duties that might be performed on the job:

Heavy Construction Labor:

  • Hauling and spreading 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;
  • Erecting, installing, and/or repairing guardrails, road shoulders, beams, highway markers, warning signals, and highway lighting, using hand tools and power tools;
  • Removing litter, hazardous objects and debris from roadways; including debris such as rock, mud and/or animals;
  • Cutting grass, digging ditches, emptying litter barrels, picking up trash;
  • Assisting in signing and stripping highways, such as maintaining pavement markings and re-installing traffic signage;
  • Responding to emergencies by following prescribed procedures such as stopping or slowing traffic, operating emergency vehicles, etc;
  • Setting out signs and cones for "traffic control safe zones" around work areas to divert traffic;
  • Graffiti control, sand blasting, removing paint over walls, bridges and signs and using pressure washers, airless paint sprayers and more...
  • Other duties as assigned.
Heavy Equipment Operation:

  • Operate trucks or tractors with adjustable attachments to sweep debris from paved surfaces, mow grass and weeds;
  • Operate other heavy equipment such as backhoes, lay down machines, dump trucks and more;
  • Operate snow plow including ice removal at all hours to keep CDOT roadways clear and safe;
  • Minor maintenance and repair of equipment;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Work Environment:

  • Exposure to loud noise;
  • Exposure to fumes, odors, gases, dusts, etc that may affect breathing, eyes and skin;
  • Night and shift work required for some positions;
  • Frequently responds to emergencies outside regular work hours and may work overtime including weekends and holidays;
  • Must be willing and physically able to work in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, and in various weather conditions for long periods of time.
  • Must provide the supervisor with a telephone number where he/she can be reached for the purposes of responding to an emergency.


1 1/2 years labor experience in Heavy Construction or Farming/Ranching experience AND six (6) months Heavy Equipment Operation/Farming Equipment experience;


1 1/2 years Heavy Equipment Operation/Farming or Ranching Equipment experience AND six (6) months labor experience in Heavy Construction; 

The ability to operate a 10/13 manual transmission is preferred.

(Heavy Equipment types: such as front-end loader (2 yards or larger), bulldozer, road grader or farm/ranch equipment such as tractors or combines)
(Heavy Construction experience: such as bricklayer, laborer, plasterer, rancher/farmer or concrete finisher)

Licensing Requirements

  1. Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or Class B with no restrictions on Air Brakes (L restriction), including a "good" driving record (see Driver Record Release with CDOT standards).
  2. May be required to obtain a Hazardous Materials and/or Tanker endorsement to CDL license (Depending on Patrol).


The following conditions must be met and maintained in order to be employed and/or continue employment at CDOT in a Transportation Maintenance position: 

  • Must be able to read, understand and follow oral and written instructions in English.   
  • Must pass pre-employment medical physical exam and a controlled substance test (i.e., drug test). 
  • May be required to live within twenty (20) miles of where the work station and/or equipment is located. This is necessary in order to report for emergency work within thirty (30) minutes' driving time under adverse weather conditions, after notified to report to work. Knowledge of an emergency or hazardous condition may be considered to be notification to report to work station.


Any person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment examination.  To receive the accommodation, the person making the request must present medical documentation that describes the disability which justifies the accommodation.  Because it requires several days for CDOT to evaluate the request and prepare for the accommodation, it is essential for the person who believes he/she may need an accommodation to locate or obtain the documentation that he/she intends to submit well in advance of the exam date.  Failure to provide the medical documentation several days in advance of an exam could make it impossible for CDOT to prepare for and provide the requested accommodation.

To request a reasonable test accommodation for this examination, please contact the Center for Human Resource Management at (303)757-9216 or the ADA Coordinator, Ben Cordova, at (303)757-9594, 4201 E. Arkansas Ave., Denver, CO 80222 several days before the exam date.


Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through competitive examination of merit and fitness. Part or all of the exam for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the applications to assess and rank applicants, who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group or establish an eligible list for referral to the position. Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Responsibilities, Education and Experience Requirements, Exceptional Candidate, and Necessary Special Requirements sections as listed above. Attach additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your score or inclusion in the final pool of qualified candidates.

Appeal Rights: If you believe the content of the examination for this position was arbitrary, capricious or contrary to rule or law (scores and ranks are not considered as conduct or content), you may view the instructions for the appeal process and complete the Colorado State Personnel Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form found at: . Appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date of the examination was administered.


To be eligible to request a transfer an employee must:

  • have been in his/her current position for at least one year,
  • be currently classified in the same class or with the same grade maximum as announced,
  • meet the minimum qualifications listed in this announcement, and
  • have at least a level 2 performance rating.

Transfer candidates must submit a complete application, following the directions in this job announcement, by the posted deadline. If you meet the qualifications for a transfer and wish to be considered as a transfer, type "TRANSFER" in the first job in your job history within your application. You will be added to the eligible list as a transfer candidate. However, at the department's discretion, transfer candidates may be requested to participate in the exam process. If it is determined that you are not eligible for transfer, but meet the qualifications for the position, you will be included in the exam process.


Complete Applications must include the following documents:

1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online in JobAps using the link below)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (please submit online in JobAps using the link below)
3) A copy of your current (dated within the last 30 days) Colorado Motor Vehicle Report; send via - fax, email, or hand deliver to the following; (see "Exam Details" below)

Fax 303-757-9081
4201 East Arkansas Ave. Room 124
Denver, CO 80222

EXAM DETAILS:  Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)
You must include a copy of your current (dated within the last 30 days) Colorado Motor Vehicle Report.  This report may be used for all or part of the examination process.  Your MVR must be received in the office, via-fax, email or hand delivered, by the close date of this announcement or no later than five (5) business days after the close day, 12/11/09, before 5:00PM, in order to continue into the first exam phase.  Failure to submit MVR within this specified timeframe will result in your application being rejected. 

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.



Colorado Address Confidentiality Program (ACP): If you are covered by the Address Confidentiality Program, CRS 24-21-201 through 24-21-214, please notify the HR office or analyst listed on this announcement so that you are provided the appropriate time extension for notifications provided by U.S. mail. The extension allowed under this program applies only to U.S. mail notifications that include a deadline of 10 days or less.


APS (SAP #50001095/PCR#20659)