Hiring Underway for CDOT Winter Maintenance Personnel
100+ permanent and temporary positions available to maintain highways
DENVER – Although it is still officially summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation 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: http://bit.ly/CDOTcareers2018.
C-Dot says candidates should not wait until November to submit an application.