Hiring Underway for CDOT Winter Maintenance Personnel

Sept. 12, 2018 - 100+ Permanent and Temporary Positions Available to Maintain Highways

Although it is still officially summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning its search to hire both permanent and seasonal full-time and part-time highway maintenance workers and snowplow drivers for the upcoming winter and beyond.  

Hiring currently is underway in many regions of the state, including metropolitan Denver, the Interstate 70 mountain corridor (Idaho Springs, Vail Pass), Western Slope (Grand County, Leadville), Northwestern (Yampa), Southwestern (Silverton, Telluride), south central (La Veta), and Eastern Plains.

Most positions begin in November, with a starting hourly pay of $18.47. Permanent positions offer full benefits and promotional opportunities. Temporary seasonal positions generally last up to nine months. All require a Colorado Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and heavy equipment operator and heavy labor experience.  Beginning this year, CDOT will allow the heavy equipment requirement to be gained by driving a forklift or bus. In addition, certain positions offer a housing stipend.

CDOT allows seasonal workers to apply for full-time maintenance positions based on experience gained while in the temporary position.

"Our maintenance personnel take a lot of pride in their equipment, the roads they patrol, the communities they serve and the teamwork that's required to make sure our highways are safe for the traveling public," said the Director of CDOT Maintenance, Kyle Lester. "If that's something you'd like to be a part of, along with possible long-term career possibilities, please contact us because we're interested."

Interested individuals should apply now at bit.ly/CDOTcareers2018. Positions are competitive, and candidates should not wait until November to submit an application.

What is it Like to Work at CDOT?

We live in one of the most beautiful states in the nation, and working for CDOT Maintenance is definitely not a desk job. As one employee aptly says, “every day's an adventure.” Working for Maintenance means doing diverse work to help the traveling public while being out and about in all areas of Colorado. Interested candidates can get a better sense of how CDOT employees make a difference in people's lives by viewing:

· Bow to the Plow (video): How CDOT workers take care of emergencies and get the roads open. (Note: This segment contains seven approximately 30-second clips.)

· CDOT Plowing Mount Evans for Post-2017 Memorial Day Opening Weekend (videos): Here's what it takes to clear “the road to the sky” – the highest paved road in North America.

·  Transportation Matters - CDOT Never Sleeps (video): Here's how our employees save lives and make people's lives better.