Colorado State Engineering/Physical Science Assistant II-Permits-Part-time (Grand Junction) in Grand Junction, Colorado

Engineering/Physical Science Assistant II-Permits-Part-time (Grand Junction)

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Engineering/Physical Science Assistant II-Permits-Part-time (Grand Junction)

Salary

$15.36 - $18.60 Hourly

Location

Grand Junction, CO

Job Type

Part Time

Department

Department of Transportation

Job Number

HAA-50003807-07/17

Closing

7/24/2017 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This part time position is open to Colorado residents as well as residents of other states in the U.S.

About CDOT

Are 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 the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!

In addition to a fantastic place to work CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)

  • 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

  • Training

To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits

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Description of Job

The Engineering Physical Science Assistant II provides assistance with access, utility and special use permits issues.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

· Reviews access, utility and special use permit applications to ensure completeness.

· Determines which permit should be issued.

· Assists in the review of construction plans, site plot and installation profiles in relationship to CDOT right-of-way and learns to recommend appropriate modifications in order to approved proposed installation plans that cause the least impact to CDOT right-of-way.

· Assists in writing special provisions which determine how, when and where the access, utility and special use permit applications will take place.

· Assists in the review of submitted traffic control plans for proposed work.

· Helps verify that work is in compliance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and CDOT standards.

· Maintains the access/utility database and other records; responds to requests for information; confirms received applications and sends permits.

· Assists with pre-construction meetings for large or complicated installations.

· Assists in performing site investigations of public and private property along the state highway system to collect information about site distances, right-of-way clearances, possible drainage conflicts and access/utility installations.

· Responds to projects when installation problems or issues develop.

· Meets with city and/or county permit applicants to review their plans for placement of access/utility installations within the state highway Right-of-Way in CDOT Region 3.

· Provides customer service to the general public, CDOT employees and representatives of other agencies/businesses by researching and resolving questions, concerns and inquiries and/or by referring to another appropriate party if necessary.

· Help in determining if city and/or county project work is in concurrence with CDOT for proposed utility/access installations.

Work Environment:

  • Daytime hours Monday-Friday approximately 30 hours a week

  • Drives to project sites and preconstruction meetings M – F during business hours.

  • Required to drive CDOT vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.

  • High school diploma or GED

  • AND at least one year of experience assisting engineers or engineering technicians on construction engineering, utility/access or land planning assignments.

Substitution:

Satisfactory completion of course work from an accredited, non-correspondence college or university in an area related to civil or construction engineering, utility/access or land planning may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

NOTE: A legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.

Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

The Exceptional Applicant will be an Engineering Assistant that possesses proven ability and accomplishment in the following:

· Demonstrated proficiency in the duties listed under Major Responsibilities.

· Technical knowledge in real estate and land planning.

· Experience with right-of-way access and utility permits.

· Experience reading construction site plans and traffic control plans.

· Accuracy and attention to detail.

· Strong analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills and experience.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills.

· Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations.

· Ability to work with diverse stakeholders.

· Flexibility.

· High work/personal ethics and integrity.

· Proficiency with MSOffice, SAP and the ability to quickly lean other software systems.

Employment Screening

If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at www.InfoCubic.com. Info Cubic is located at 9250 E. Costilla Ave., Suite 525, Greenwood Village, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.

Supplemental Information

Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)

2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)

3) A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation

4) Detailed, Chronological Resume (please attach to your online application or you may email it to Maryum.Pelot@state.co.us)

5) A Cover Letter (please attach to your online application or you may email it to Maryum.Pelot@state.co.us)

Requirements for the resume: Please upload your resume as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to Maryum.Pelot@state.co.us. Please label all pages with your full name. The resume limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. Your resume should contain the following information:

  • Education and Training

  • Work Experience should be listed in reverse chronological order, beginning with your most recent experience, and must include:

  • Beginning and ending dates of assignments, including promotion dates

  • Official position title/working title, including specialty area or unit, you held within the organization/company

  • The name of the organization or company

  • A brief description of your job duties

Requirements for the cover letter: Please upload your cover letter as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to Maryum.Pelot@dot.state.co.us. Please label all pages with your full name. The cover letter limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. The education, experience, abilities, and accomplishments listed in this announcement have been identified as critical to successful performance in this position. Your cover letter should address your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT. Please be specific and detailed in describing experience, abilities, and accomplishments as they relate to this position's requirements and major duties as described in the announcement.

Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.

Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.

Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement:

If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant.

The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Education and Experience Requirements, and Exceptional Applicant sections as listed above. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.

Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb/forms-2 . Any appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered. Send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form. The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.

ADA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To receive the accommodation, the person making the request must present medical documentation that describes the disability which justifies the accommodation. Because it requires several days for CDOT to evaluate the request and prepare for the accommodation, it is essential for the person who believes he/she may need an accommodation to locate or obtain the documentation that he/she intends to submit well in advance of the assessment date. Failure to provide the medical documentation several days in advance of a comparative analysis could make it impossible for CDOT to prepare for and provide the requested accommodation.

To request a reasonable test accommodation for this assessment, please contact the Center for Human Resource Management at (303)757-9216 or the contact listed on this announcement several days before the assessment date.

YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO TO APPLY. CDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO ASSEMBLING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE.

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