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Temporary General Labor I (Denver Traffic & Safety)

at State of Colorado

Posted: 8/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2496857
Categories: General Labor

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Overall Job Objective

Department Information

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 to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!


Description of Job

Manual labor, working outside taking care of the state highway and roadway systems through heavy construction and signing/striping activities are the primary duties of these positions. 
There is one immediate temporary opportunity within Region 1 Traffic on the Striping Crew located at 18500 East Colfax, Aurora, CO.  These positions are not to exceed 9 months.

This temporary position in traffic performs the installation, maintenance and removal of pavement markings along the State highway and roadway system. 

Work assignments are frequently performed under hazardous, high volume traffic situations including bad weather conditions at times. These positions may require some out of town travel and may include working some weekend hours and holidays as needed. As a public servant you will be subject to call 24 x 7.
Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • This position exists to perform the installation, maintenance and removal of pavement markings along the State highway and roadway system. The following are a list of some of the duties performed on the job.
  • Restrips state roads in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices to promote a safer environment for motorists traveling within Region 1;
  • Performs various tasks with minimal supervision and be able to work independently with several pieces of equipment during the process of striping;
  • Capable of lifting loads into a 2 1/2 ton Stake Bed Truck with tools and materials to complete daily projects;
  • Applies various types of paint by machine and hand applicators; Applies crosswalks, stop bars, lane control arrows, symbols and legends to the roadway surface. Removes undesirable markings with hand operated gas powered grinders;
  • Assists scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance to avoid equipment and vehicle failures. Changes engine oil, filters, grease etc, change grinder blades, oil parts needed for equipment. Cleans, adjusts and makes minor repairs on equipment (trucks, grinders, striping machines);
  • Responds to emergencies by following prescribed procedures such as stopping or slowing traffic;
  • Sets out signs and cones for "traffic control safe zones" around work areas to divert traffic;
  • Capable of understanding and posting work orders on the computer attributed to striping operations;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Work Environment
  • Exposure to loud noise;  Exposure to fumes, odors, gases, dusts, etc that may affect breathing, eyes and skin;
  • Night and shift work required for some positions;
  • Frequently responds to emergencies outside regular work hours and may work overtime including weekends and holidays;
  • Must be willing and be physically able to work at varying elevations up to 12,000 ft in extreme temperatures and weather conditions for long periods of time - both hot and cold temperatures.

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. 

  • The tasks performed do not require any specific previous education or experience. However, mechanical aptitude and a willingness to learn are required.
  • A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the 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 experienced laborer and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
  • Demonstrated experience in the duties described in the Description of the Job section;
  • Ability to work under deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;
  • Excellent driving record;
  • Effective customer service;
  • Physical strength and ability to lift up to 75lbs;
  • Physical ability to performs building maintenance and grounds maintenance work;
  • General knowledge of building trades;
  • Passion for Safety;
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 differed 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, education 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)

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 may 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

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
ADA Accommodations: To request an accommodation, please contact the Center for Human Resource Management at (303)757-9216 or the contact listed on this announcement as soon as possible to be timely for the assessment process. 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 participate in the hiring process.  The person making the request may be asked to provide additional information regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed which will be kept confidential.  Advance preparation may be required so requests for accommodation need to be timely for each part of the assessment.