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Colorado Department Of Transportation Temporary Highway Maintenance Specialist - Boulder in Boulder, Colorado


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 Boulder, 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 https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-servi ce?


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