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If you’re looking for work and don’t mind cold weather, the Colorado Department of Transportation wants to talk to you.
The CoDOT is getting an early jump on winter and is looking to hire both permanent and seasonal full-time and part-time snowplow drivers and road maintenance workers across the state. Hiring has already begun, with most positions starting in November.
Positions are available in regions across the state, including the Denver Metro area, the Interstate 70 mountain corridor and other mountain areas, the CoDOT says. Its target cities include Crook, Denver, Idaho Springs, Joes, La Veta, Leadville, New Raymer, Silverton, Telluride, Vail Pass, Walden, Yampa.
Permanent positions offer full benefits and promotional opportunities, the CoDOT says. Temporary seasonal positions generally last up to nine months and “are a great way to gain work experience with CDOT.”
All positions require a Class A or B commercial driver’s license (CDL) for Colorado, as well as heavy equipment operator and heavy labor experience. Certain positions also offer a housing allowance and additional pay for remote locations.
In the Denver metro area, CoDOT has several temporary trainee positions that do not require a CDL. “These positions will give motivated individuals a foot in the door with CoDOT through hands-on, real-world experience in road maintenance,” the agency says. “In addition to offering on-the-job training, CoDOT may help these individuals obtain their CDL certification.”