Colorado Department Of Transportation Transportation Maintenance I - Cotopaxi in Cotopaxi, Colorado

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:This position is only open to Colorado state residents.Are you a Roadway or Construction Trades Worker WITH A COLORADO COMMERCIALDRIVER'S LICENSE, Class A or B? There is a vacancy on the Cotopaxi Patrollocated in Cotopaxi, CO.The starting salary for this position is typically $2808 per month. Uponsuccessful completion of the probationary period, you may be eligible for anincrease in salary of up to 10%.The eligible list created from this announcement may be used to full currentand future vacancies, in the following locations: Cotopaxi.About CDOTAre you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people?Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making thetransportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the ColoradoDepartment of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted toincorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developingleaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customerservice. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom,connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming thenumber #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards thisgoal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's corevalues include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence andrespect. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how weare making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for thefuture!In addition to a fantastic place to work CDOT offers a variety of benefitswhich include: Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours amonth) Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month 10 paid holidays per year Medical and dental plans State paid life insurance policy of $50,000 Choice of 2 retirement plans 401K and 457 plans State paid Short Term Disability coverage Credit Union Membership Work life programs Tuition reimbursement programs TrainingTo learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefitsDESCRIPTION OF JOB:Do you like to be challenged, to learn new skills and do you want to be ableto handle any situation that the traveling public and the Colorado weather canput in front of you? Transportation Maintenance I (TM I) positions do morethan drive big trucks!CDOT is responsible for taking care of the state highway and roadway systemsthrough landscape, heavy construction and operating specialized snow removalequipment. As a TM I employee, you will receive training on specializedequipment such as loaders, motor graders, 2+ ton snow blowers, and using wingattachments to remove snow and maintain the roads and CDOT right-of-way.This right-of-way is more than the asphalt you drive on it encompasses theland on both sides of the road and any medians so daily work can includemaintaining the landscape, highways signs, culverts, delineators, roadshoulders, rock slide areas, runaway truck ramps, and more.As a TM I, you will need to be able to think on the fly and react quickly towhatever situation you encounter. Employees may be the first on a scene andso receive CPR and first aid training.CDOT employees have the opportunity to test and show off their equipmentoperating skills against fellow employees each year in a Region wide Roadeo,and the best of the best go a State Roadeo.Work assignments are frequently performed under hazardous, high volume trafficsituations including bad weather conditions. Night and shift work are requiredfor many TM I positions, including working weekend hours and holidays asneeded or required. TM I employees are required to be on a rotating on-callbasis, and must respond to emergencies 24 hours per day/7 days per week.There is also an opportunity for overtime pay, especially during the winter.New employees are required to attend two weeks of maintenance training inGolden, while veteran CDOT employees are required to a