CDOT hosting career fair on Wednesday in Boulder

News Release

December 3, 2021 - Northeastern Colorado - Looking to fill positions throughout Northeast Colorado

BOULDER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is holding a career fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday in Boulder, looking for people who have a Colorado Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License, or an interest in getting one, and are passionate about safety, travel, and hands-on repair and improvements.

The fair will be at CDOT’s facility in Boulder, 1050 Lee Hill Road.

At the career fair, attendees will be able to complete an application, be interviewed, and possibly receive a conditional job offer. Masks are required to participate

CDOT is holding an in-person career fair for temporary and permanent Highway Maintenance Specialist positions in Northeast Colorado, including:

  • Brush
  • Estes Park
  • Frederick
  • Julesburg
  • Lyons
  • Mead
  • Nederland
  • Superior
  • Yuma

What does a Maintenance Specialist 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. As a Trainee, you would be learning the following, while pursuing your CDL. As a CDL Highway Maintenance Specialist, 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
  • Following safety guidance and wearing proper safety equipment

What are the minimum qualifications?

A variety of positions are available for hire including:

  • CDL Highway Maintenance Specialists & Winter Temps
  • Requires a CDL Class A or B
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in labor and/or equipment operation
  • Temporary Highway Maintenance Trainees
  • Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license
  • CDOT will help you get your CDL once hired
  • Some experience in labor and/or equipment operation is desired, but not required

Permanent positions include full benefits (worth an average of $16,669 per year) and promotional opportunities. CDOT also allows the heavy equipment requirement to be gained by driving a forklift or bus. In addition, certain positions and locations offer a housing stipend. Colorado residency is NOT required for permanent or temporary employees at the time of application. All positions include paid sick leave.

Temporary seasonal positions generally last up to nine months. However, seasonal workers can apply for full-time maintenance positions based on experience gained while in the temporary position.

To see the official post for the career fair:

Candidates who cannot attend a fair are encouraged to view the job postings and apply on-line at: