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Transportation Maintenance I (Colo City/Graneros)

Recruitment #100825-D7D1TX-46

Opening Date:8/30/2010 8:00:00 AM
Closing Date:9/3/2010 5:00:00 PM
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive
Salary:$2,808.00 - $3,950.00/month (Salary dependent upon Executive Director review and approval)
Employment Type: Full Time
Location(s): LA JUNTA
SUGAR CITY

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INTRODUCTION

NOTE: Currently CDOT has an internal hiring freeze.  However, because some positions within CDOT are safety sensitive and essential positions that require direct, daily contact with the public in a position of health and/or safety, for at least 50% of their work time, these positions have been declared "specifically exempt" from the hiring freeze.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITION

This position is located in Colorado City please see necessary special requirements.

 

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 of these positions. 

CDOT has approximately 980 Transportation Maintenance Worker I's located approximately every 30 miles along Colorado’s State and County Highways. There are 9 maintenance sections in the state which are headquartered in Aurora, the Eisenhower Tunnel, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Craig, Greeley, Alamosa, Durango, and Denver.  

 

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.

Employees are required to attend maintenance training
two weeks the first year, and then one week out of each year at Camp George West in Golden.  During training, you will be provided with housing and meals. 

 

This request is to fill a vacancy in Colorado City.  The position works for the Maintenance Section headquartered in Pueblo.  
  
This position is responsible for performing Highway Maintenance Operations.  Members of these patrols may be required to work at varying elevations and in all kinds of weather to include, but not limited to, heavy snow, extreme cold, and extreme heat.  Work assignments may be performed under hazardous situations.  Shift work, weekend work and holiday work will be required.  Members of this patrol will be required to perform all aspects of road maintenance, including road surface, snow removal, road side maintenance, dry land mowing and weed control, structure maintenance, traffic control and traffic services, service equipment, and maintenance of buildings and grounds.
 

 

BENEFITS

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 $50,000
  • 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 http://www.coloradodot.info/topcontent/employment/benefits.html

WORK LOCATIONS

Currently there is one (1) permanent, full-time position to fill in the Rye-Colorado City area.  The eligible list that is created from this announcement may be used to fill fill future TM I vacancies within the Rye-Colorado City and the Graneros areas for up to six (6) months. 

The Rye-Colorado City and Graneros patrols are located at: 10260 South I-25, Colorado City, CO 81019.

** Please be sure to indicate in the "Profile" tab of your online application which job location(s) you would like to be considered for.**

 

TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE
Winter Months:  Monday thru Friday 8 AM 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)

**EXAM DETAILS:  Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)**
As part of your complete application, 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, 9/13/2010, before 5:00 PM, in order to continue into the first exam phase.  Failure to submit MVR within this specified timeframe will result in your application being rejected.  Information on how to submit the MVR is included in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.  If you are applying for more than one vacancy, when you send in the MVR please write on the MVR all of the locations that you are applying for.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Working Safely.  As a Transportation Maintenance I, this position exists to maintain all roads, structures, safety attenuators, roadside and miscellaneous facilities as or near as possible to their original condition within the right of way of the assigned patrol. The following are a list of some of the duties performed on the job.

Heavy Construction Labor (AKA Physical Heavy 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, empty litter barrels, pick up trash;
  • Assisting in signing and striping 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

  • Drive trucks or tractors with adjustable attachments to sweep debris from paved surfaces, mow grass and weeds;
  • Minor maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Snow plowing and ice removal at all hours to keep roadways clear and safe; 
  • 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 be physically able to work at varying elevations up to 12,000 ft in extreme temperatures and weather conditions for long periods of time - both hot and cold temperatures.

CDOT EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

One and one half years (1 1/2 years) of  labor experience in construction, equipment operation or farming/ranching AND  Six (6) months experience operating heavy construction type equipment such as front-end loader (2 yards or larger), bulldozer, road grader or farm equipment such as tractors or combines.

                            OR
One and one half years (1 1/2 years) of Heavy Equipment Operation/Farming or Ranching   Equipment AND six (6) months of labor experience in Heavy construction. 

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

Please Note: You must indicate in the "Profile" tab of your online application, which job location(s) you would like to be considered for.

 

Examples of Qualifying Heavy Equipment:
Front-end loader (2 yards or larger), bulldozer, road grader or farm/ranch equipment such as tractors or combines;
Example of  Qualifying Heavy Construction experience: 
Experience as a 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 and no restrictions on Air Brakes (L restriction), with a good driving record that does not meet or exceed our application limits, which include:
    1. Seven or more violations while operating a motor vehicle in the last seven years, four or more violations in the last three years, or three violations in the last year.
    2. Any reckless driving violation within the last three years, or two or more reckless driving violations in the last seven years.
    3. Any driving offense within the last three years that was caused by alcohol or drugs, or two or more convictions for driving offenses involving alcohol or drugs in the last seven years.
    4. Suspension or revocation of driver’s license in the last two years, or two or more suspensions or revocations in the last seven years.
  2. May be required to obtain a Hazardous Materials and/or Tanker endorsement to CDL license.

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

  • Demonstrated success with the duties as listed in the Major Responsibilities section
  • Possess and maintain a Colorado CDL Class A or B in good standing with endorsements such as haz-mat and tanker
  • Extensive experience safely and effectively operating several types of heavy equipment such as front end loaders, tandem trucks, backhoes
  • Extensive experience effectively using several types of hand tools
  • Extensive experience performing physically demanding work assignments
  • Strong positive and can-do attitude
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self starter and motivated to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Ability to quickly learn with minimal direction
  • Ability to adapt to changes in work assignments and environments
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong analytic thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations
  • Ability to use computers and quickly learn new software.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The following conditions must be met and maintained in order to be employed and/or continue employment at CDOT in a Transportation Maintenance I 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). 
  • Must 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. 
  • Must be willing and physically able to work in extreme temperature and weather conditions at varying elevations up to 12,000 ft for long periods of time.
  • Must provide the supervisor with a telephone number where he/she can be reached for the purpose of responding to an emergency.
  • Must be willing to respond to emergencies outside regular work hours and work overtime including weekends and holidays.
  • A criminal background check may be conducted

Must meet requirements established for driving records meaning you do not have: 

  • Seven or more violations while operating a motor vehicle in the last seven years, four or more violations in the last three years, or three violations in the last year. 
  • Any reckless driving violation within the last three years, or two or more reckless driving violations in the last seven years. 
  • Any driving offense within the last three years that was caused by alcohol or drugs, or two or more convictions for driving offenses involving alcohol or drugs in the last seven years. 
  • Suspension or revocation of driver’s license in the last two years, or two or more suspensions or revocations in the last seven years. 

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE

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: www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DPA-SPB/SPB/1232721347216 . Appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date of the examination was administered.

TRANSFER APPLICANTS

To be eligible to request a transfer an employee must:

  • have been in his/her current position for at least one year (three years if in a Hard-to-Fill location and signed a Hard-to-Fill Agreement),
  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete Application Package includes the following documents:

1)
A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (must submit online in JobAps using the link below)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online in JobAps using the link below)
3) A copy of your current (within last 30 days) Colorado Motor Vehicle Report; Send via fax, email, upload in the "Other" tab of your online application, or hand deliver to the following address:

Fax 303-757-9081 (Send faxes to Amanda Parkhurst-Strout's attention- write the job title and location)
Colorado Department of Transportation
4201 East Arkansas Ave. Room 124
Denver, CO 80222
Email: 
Amanda.Parkhurst-Strout@dot.state.co.us

EXAM DETAILS:  Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)

You must include a copy of your current (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, uploaded in the "Other" tab of your online application, or hand delivered by the close date of this announcement or no later than five (5) business days after the close date, which is by, 9/13/2010, in order to continue into the first exam phase.  Failure to submit a current MVR within  the specified timeframe will result in your application being rejected because it is a part of the complete application package. 

 

 

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.

YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO TO APPLY. THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

APS (SAP# 50001358/PCR# 23373)