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CDOT hiring winter maintenance personnel

Posted at 12:11 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 14:16:24-04

It's the first day of fall but the Colorado Department of Transportation is already thinking about winter.

CDOT is hiring both permanent, seasonal full-time and part-time highway maintenance workers and snowplow drivers for the upcoming winter season 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 start 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 positions 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.

If you would like to apply, click here.