The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is continuing to hire candidates to drive snowplows and complete highway maintenance work this winter, as part of the 100+ permanent and seasonal maintenance positions the agency is opening up.
The 100 workers needed makes up a little more than 10% of the CDOT maintenance driver workforce. For temporary highway maintenance employees, CDOT is offering a number of incentives, including increasing the pay rate from $19 an hour to $22 an hour; and allowing retired CDOT maintenance personnel to drive plow trucks for $25 an hour or their hourly rate, if it was higher, when they retired. Temporary seasonal positions generally last up to nine months.
Hiring managers also have been given more flexibility to hire either a full-time temporary employee or an on-call temporary employee. Additionally, CDOT is hiring permanent positions, with full benefits and promotional opportunities. A housing stipend is available for some locations.
The state Department of Personnel and Administration is providing CDOT with a six-month residency waiver, allowing beginning temporary and permanent highway maintenance employees to be hired from out-of-state. The waiver ends in May 2019. Previously, most permanent positions required Colorado residency, with the only exception being for those positions within 30 miles of the state border.
Source: Colorado DOT