Life at CDOT

At CDOT, people matter, whether they are employees or the public.  We are very proud of our values: People, Integrity, Customer Service, Excellence, Respect, and especially Safety! CDOT takes great care to ensure its employees apply safe practices in their everyday work life.  CDOT is also involved in public programs and sponsors many safety initiatives that foster safe driving habits, such as Teen Driving, Cone Zone, and The Heat is On, just to name a few!

Who We Are

I-25, SH-34The Colorado Department of Transportation employs 3,100 people who work in a variety of transportation-related professions such as Maintenance, Environmental, Transit, Aeronautics, Traffic and Safety, Engineering, and Planning as well as in support functions like Accounting, Facilities, Government Relations, Public Relations, Administration, and Human Resources.

CDOT’s responsibility to its residents spans the entire state. One of the best ways we've found to provide excellent service to our residents is by ensuring CDOT reflects the communities we serve. As such, CDOT’s organizational structure consists of five Regions located throughout the state to facilitate the vast and diverse transportation needs for each region.  Each Region has approximately 400-600 employees and is managed by a Regional Transportation Director, who is responsible for the region’s day-to-day operations. CDOT Headquarters is located in Denver.

CDOT’s leadership team is comprised of an executive director and executive management team, which includes each region’s Regional Transportation Director. Together they work with multiple parties, including city and county municipalities, state representatives, Colorado residents, and private businesses to accomplish CDOT’s mission to provide the best multi-modal transportation system. Additionally, CDOT management and staff work closely with an 11-member, governor appointed Transportation Commission to approve work and allocate funds for transportation projects.


What We Do

I-25 ColoradoThe Colorado Department of Transportation oversees the state’s highways, bridges, and other transportation and aviation programs. Our mission to provide the best multi-modal transportation system for Colorado that most effectively and safely moves people, goods, and information is accomplished through the innovative thinking and creativity that our employees bring to work each day.  In good weather and in bad, our employees go the extra mile to ensure Colorado’s state roads and bridges are in top-notch driving condition for the traveling public


Learning Opportunities

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CDOT offers its employees many opportunities to grow and develop in their chosen field.

  • Our Office of Employee Development provides business skills training, supervisory classes, and a corporate university. Additionally, eligible employees are able to participate in CDOT’s generous Education and Professional Development Reimbursement Program.
  • Maintenance employees have the opportunity to attend the Maintenance Training Academy where they learn the latest in maintenance trends as well as gain hands-on experience with equipment and tools.
  • Our Transportation Engineering Training Program is designed for our engineering professionals where they have the opportunity to learn about construction management, roadway and lighting design, and environmental solutions.
  • Education and Professional Development Reimbursement - Full-time equivalent and permanent part-time employees who have been employed with CDOT for at least 12 continuous months are eligible to apply. Employees can be reimbursed 50% or 75% up to a maximum of $2,500 per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).

Career Opportunities

Dream Job SignAre you CDOT? If you’re ready to make a difference in Colorado, then join the CDOT team. We offer a professional work environment with the opportunity for growth and development in your chosen career. Check out career opportunities on our Employment page.


The Colorado Department of Transportation is and equal opportunity employer. We believe that all employees should be treated fairly and consistently with dignity and respect. Employment decisions and relations are made without regard to race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disabilities, or any other protected class. We are dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to all aspects of employment at CDOT.

Having a workplace that attracts and supports diversity benefits the people of Colorado, our businesses and our employees. We believe each of our employees has the opportunity to realize their potential and contribute to our success.  To learn more about civil rights and CDOT Equal Opportunity programs, contact [email protected] or call 800.925.3427.


Giving Back

MS WalkGetting involved and giving back to CDOT and fellow employees is easy. Employees have the opportunity to volunteer for committees and organizations, such as:

Employee Council
The mission of the CDOT Employee Council is to serve as an information conduit for all CDOT employees, to sponsor programs that will strengthen morale, improve the work environment, encourage initiative and productivity, promote safety and enhance diversity

Helping Hand
Helping Hand is a non-profit Public Charity (501 3(c)) that was established in 2008 to financially help any current or retired Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) employee that has had a life changing event. Any current or retired CDOT employee that is in financial need after having experienced a life changing event is eligible. Helping Hand defines a life changing event as unforeseen emergencies that arise from medical conditions, fire, death, and other difficult circumstances.

On November 2, 2007, Governor Ritter signed an Executive Order 028 07 authorizing partnership agreements between state employees and certified employee organizations. Colorado WINS is the employee organization for the Colorado Department of Transportation; however, employee participation in Colorado WINS is voluntary.

Colorado Combined Campaign
The Colorado Combined Campaign (CCC) is a workplace campaign that provides a way for Colorado government employees to donate to charities that benefit Coloradans. They can do so by payroll deduction, cash, check or credit card. Donations to the CCC are voluntary, confidential and tax-deductible.

The CDOT Wellness Council efforts are to promote employee health benefits and awareness through a variety of health screenings and healthy workshops offered to employees for free or at a low cost.