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Colorado State Lead Highway Maintenance Specialist- La Veta Pass in Huerfano County, Colorado

Lead Highway Maintenance Specialist- La Veta Pass

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Lead Highway Maintenance Specialist- La Veta Pass


$4,329.00 - $4,913.00 Monthly


Huerfano County, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Transportation

Job Number

HAA-50002194- 10/21

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Department Information

This position is open to applications only from Colorado state residents.

The eligible list created from this announcement may be used to fill current and future vacancies which may become available during the life of this list.

This vacancy is a lead worker TM II that will be located out of La Veta, for the La Veta Pass Patrol in Region 5, Section 7.

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Description of Job

This position is responsible for leading a patrol and overseeing general maintenance activities for a designated area. The TM II also performs skilled, specialized heavy construction equipment operation and heavy manual labor under hazardous and adverse conditions. This position is responsible for maintaining facilities to as near original conditions as it was constructed as well as ensuring that all equipment is safe and operable.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform the daily planning and scheduling of activities in assigned worked area; develop work plans for employees on the patrol; review work progress, identify training needs, and provide feedback, on-the-job training and mentoring; provide performance appraisal input / recommendations; conduct tailgate safety talks for employees;

  • Ensure patrol attends all required personnel training, safety classes, and informational training; perform worksite, night, and roadway inventory inspections;

  • Lead, perform and assist in maintaining roadway surface by hand patching, roto-milling, machine patching, crack-sealing, blading existing unpaved shoulders, building or restoring unpaved shoulders, stock piling, etc.;

  • Lead, perform and assist in the maintenance of road side facilities by drainage structure cleaning, repair and replacement, maintenance of streambeds and ditches, slope repair, dirt drifts, mud and rock slide cleanup, fence, gate and sound barrier maintenance, litter-barrel and trash clean up, rock run, machine sweeping, and hand sweeping;

  • Lead, perform and assist in traffic services, such as the maintenance, replacement, and installation of single post sign, delineator and reference post, metal guard rail, concrete rail, pavement marking or removal, roadway warning devices, energy attenuator, and courtesy assistance;

  • Lead, perform and assist in the maintenance of roadside appearance by vegetation control, hand mowing, weeding, tree trimming and tree removal;

  • Lead, perform and assist in bridge / structure maintenance and repair by visual inspection, cleaning/washing, deck repair, crack and joint sealing- rigid bridge deck, roto-milling flexible bridge decks, roto-milling rigid bridge decks, crack sealing flexible decks, bridge superstructure maintenance and repair, painting, bridge/structure bearing maintenance repair, bridge substructure maintenance repair, approach slabs and slope protection, and deck expansion device maintenance and repair;

  • Lead, perform and assist in snow and ice control by snow removal, traction application, ice control, stock piling, and snow fence installation and repair;

  • Lead, perform and assist in the maintenance and repair of equipment, buildings, and grounds upkeep;

  • Complete required paperwork and reports; use SAP to enter work orders, timesheet entries, and other items on a regular basis.

  • Trim and remove trees; remove graffiti;

  • Use a variety of light to heavy equipment;

  • Ensure patrol uses proper equipment and PPE;

  • Assist other patrols as needed;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Exposure to loud noise

  • Exposure to fumes, odors, gasses, dusts, etc. that may affect breathing, eyes and skin

  • Required to use appropriate personal protective equipment

  • Required to work with chemicals and cleaning products

  • Some equipment requires the use of respirators

  • Work in close proximity to heavy traffic

  • Use of ladders and scissor lifts for heights of approximately 10 – 20’

  • Required to use various hand tools and to operate heavy equipment, such as backhoe, tractor, bucket truck, forklift, skid steer, loader, aerial devices and other equipment

  • Required to drive CDOT vehicles

  • Exposure to High Voltage (anything over 600 V) and electrical shock

  • Some of the positions are NIGHTS ONLY and others are WEEKEND positions

  • Frequently respond to emergencies outside of regular work hours and may work overtime including weekends and holidays

  • Must be willing and be physically able to work in extreme temperatures (hot and cold), variable weather conditions, and at varying elevations up to 12,000 feet for long periods of time

  • Required to use computers to accomplish everyday work duties

  • The average work week is 40 hours a week, with periodic overtime due to emergencies or inclement weather

  • Must be able to read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least three (3) years of experience in road/highway maintenance experience

Examples of road/highway maintenance experience: repairing potholes; performing asphalt or concrete paving operations; operating heavy equipment such as bulldozers, motor graders, backhoes, front end loaders and other heavy equipment to repair and/or maintain roads; maintaining right-of-way fences; performing street striping and marking; performing mechanical mowing along the roadside (e.g. handheld weed eater up to a 15' rotary mower); performing bridge; roadside ditch and culvert cleaning and maintenance; installing and/or maintaining roadway signs or guardrail; operating mechanical sweepers; conducting traffic control; or performing mechanical snow removal (gator up to a tandem truck).

Please note: The required experience must be substantiated within the work experience section of your application. “See Resume” statements on the application or resumes in lieu of a complete application may not be accepted. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application. In addition, part-time work will be prorated.

Conditions of Employment: The following conditions must be met and maintained in order to be employed and to continue employment at CDOT in this position unless exempted by the Maintenance Superintendent or Traffic Program Engineer.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License Class A or B with no restriction on air brakes that allows operation within Colorado.

  • You may be required to obtain a Hazardous Materials endorsement within 6 months to 1 year as a condition of appointment.

  • May be required to pass a controlled substance test (i.e. drug test), and DOT physical through our medical provider.

  • May be required to work overtime including weekends and holidays.

  • Essential Services Designation – Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services outside regular work hours to ensure health, safety, and welfare.

  • May be required to live within 50 miles driving distance to be able to respond in a timely manner after being notified to report to work. Knowledge of an emergency or hazardous condition may be considered to be a notification to report to the work station.

  • Must provide the supervisor with a telephone number where you can be reached for the purposes of responding to an emergency.

  • Required to attend training one week out of each year in Golden.

    Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or, submit to twice-weekly serial testing. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination, or begin twice-weekly serial testing for COVID-19.

    Testing time and location are TBD and will be considered paid work time.

    Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the State of Colorado’s Public Health Order ( a nd guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment .

    Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance (

Preferred Qualifications

The Exceptional Applicant will be dedicated to a career in the transportation field and possess proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties as listed in the Description of the Job section;

  • Demonstrated experience in scheduling and planning daily work activities for subordinates;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Emergency Response Guidelines, Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and supplement to set traffic control for road projects through different terrain, Colorado’s Chain Law, Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulation, Colorado Commercial Driver’s License Manual, MLOS standards, M & S Standards, and CDOT Policies and Procedures;

  • Possess and maintain in good standing a Colorado CDL Class A or B with endorsements such as hazardous materials and tanker;

  • Extensive experience safely and effectively operating and training others on several types of heavy equipment, such as front end loaders, tandem trucks, backhoes;

  • Extensive experience effectively using several types of hand tools;

  • Extensive experience performing physically demanding work assignments;

  • Strong positive and can-do attitude;

  • Strong commitment to safety;

  • Strong oral and written communication;

  • Ability to effectively communicate with CDOT staff and others , sometimes in safety situations where quick communication is essential;

  • Self-starter and motivated to accomplish assigned tasks;

  • Ability to react safely and properly in emergency situations;

  • Ability to quickly learn with minimal direction;

  • Ability to adapt to changes in work assignments and environments;

  • Ability to effectively perform as a leader and mentor to employees;

  • Strong customer service skills;

  • Strong project management and work scheduling skills;

  • Effective interpersonal and relationship-building skills;

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;

  • Strong analytical, reasoning, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;

  • Familiarity with SAP, MS Office Suite, Gmail, the knowledge and know-how to use computers, and the ability to quickly learn new software.

Supplemental Information

Applicant Checklist: Complete Applications must include the following documents:

  • A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the green 'APPLY' button at the top of this announcement)

  • A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (The questionnaire is part of the online application. You will be prompted to answer them as you are completing your online application.)

    Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit all application materials 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. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.


    All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email . Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from " " and " " addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email . 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.

    The Hiring Process:

  • All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step, a comparative analysis.

  • Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.

  • The first step in the comparative analysis process for this position will be the TM II job knowledge written assessment. You must receive a score of at least 60% to pass the written assessment and be placed on the eligible list.

  • Be sure your application materials specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Minimum Qualifications, and Preferred Qualifications sections as listed above. 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.

  • A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.

    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.

    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 . Info Cubic is located at 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, 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.

Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director. An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email ( ), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action. For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board go to ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at 303.866.3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at under Rules. (5/21)

ADAAA Accommodations

CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Priya Kumar at or 303-957-9218.

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.

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