This position is open only to Colorado state residents.
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
To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits
Description of Job
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has a vacancy for an Engineer-In-Training position in the Design unit located in the Pueblo office. Duties at the EIT classification are closely planned to provide experience in, and develop practical application of professional engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, and techniques related to transportation/highway engineering. Projects are assigned and applied through a combination of formal instructions and on-the-job training. As the selected candidate gains knowledge and experience, there are opportunities for career advancement.
Under the guidance and supervision of a Professional Engineer, the EIT position applies engineering principles, theories, judgment, design codes, state and federal standards and specifications in designing roadways.
Responsibilities will include some or all of the following:
Assists with assigned design projects using engineering practices and calculation methods that meet CDOT and federal Guidelines;
Determines the most efficient and effective roadway geometry utilizing design software;
Utilizes computers and design software packages to model existing topography and proposed improvements;
Assists with the preparation and tracking of documentation, schedules and budgets for smaller, less complex design projects;
Assists in management of projects in which the design is completed by a consultant;
Computes material pay item quantities and calculations;
Generates and maintains accurate and detailed estimates for the construction costs of assigned projects, including such tasks as setting up and managing project information, inputting quantities and pay items;
Works in coordination with various other units such as, Right of Way, Environmental, Traffic, Materials, Bridge, and Hydraulics, to incorporate data from these units into the design plans and specifications;
Assists with the development of project plans, specifications and estimates;
Assists with construction project oversight, ensuring compliance with contracts and specifications;
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Typical work schedule is daytime hours Monday-Friday
Combination of office (95%) and field work (5%)
Occasional travel to work sites throughout the region
Occasional in-state, overnight travel
Required to operate CDOT vehicles
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
The required 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.
Must have a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from an accredited institution by the date of hire. Unless applying under Substitutions, a copy of your transcript(s) or NACES credential report must be submitted with your application. (See Supplemental Information Section) Transcripts must show either:
A degree in Engineering has been conferred OR
Engineering coursework is in progress (we will consider May 2020 graduates)
Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the Colorado Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors may be substituted for the required Bachelor's degree and Engineer Intern enrollment.
Conditions of Employment:
A copy of your transcript that shows conference of an engineering degree must be submitted by the date of hire.
It is a condition of employment that individuals hired to the class of Engineer-In-Training must obtain registration as a Professional Engineer by the CBPE within 8 years of appointment to the Engineer-In-Training classification at CDOT.
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 a civil engineering graduate that possesses knowledge, proven ability and accomplishments in the following:
A solid foundation of Civil Engineering knowledge, including engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, conceptual models, and best practices.
Strong interest and experience in transportation engineering design, technical writing, and estimates.
Skill and ability in analyzing problems using sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions.
Skill and ability to research information to find possible solutions.
Attention to detail.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Conscientious in completing assigned duties.
Strong mathematical knowledge and ability.
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
Working effectively in independent and collaborative team situations.
Being open to change and new information; adapting behavior and work methods in response to changing conditions or unexpected obstacles.
Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, vendors, stakeholders, and staff with sensitivity to their needs and priorities.
Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills and experience.
A passion for safety.
High personal/work ethics and integrity.
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite, experience with SAP, ProjectWise, InRoads, SiteManager, TrnsPort, Google Earth, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.
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".
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.
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) Resume (please attach to your online application or you may email it to DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us)
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. Please attach to your online application. The cover letter should not exceed two pages.
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 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.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment Guidelines for EDI Compliance for Job Announcements in CO-Jobs Prepared by: Department of Personnel & Administration Division of Human Resources, Consulting Services Page 1 of 3 January 29, 2020 opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
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 with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, 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 Amanda Parkhurst-Strout at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-757-9685.
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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HOW TO APPLY: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and must be included as part of your application materials. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this announcement.