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Heavy Equipment Operator III- Aurora

Company: Colorado State
Location: Aurora
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Heavy Equipment Operator III- Aurora

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Heavy Equipment Operator III- Aurora


$1,755.23 - $2,000.77 Biweekly


Aurora, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Transportation

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Department Information

This position is open to applications from Colorado state residents.

This position is covered by the Partnership Agreement between the State of Colorado and Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (COWins).

New employees to the State will be paid biweekly. There are 26 biweekly pay periods in a year.

About CDOT

Do you want to make a difference in Coloradans' lives? Do you have a passion for helping people and keeping them safe? At the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), you'll have the opportunity to do just that. The work our people do contributes to keeping Coloradans and visitors safe and provides freedom, connection, and experience through travel. Please visit our careers page ( to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future! Also, check out our excellent benefits ( package!

CDOT for All

CDOT's strength is our people, and our commitment to our people is to shape, support, and sustain the employee experience, and ultimately, create a supportive workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socio-economic status, or any other identity, has the opportunity to thrive.

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program . For more information, go to

The eligible list created from this announcement may be used to fill one or more positions.


Description of Job

The Heavy Equipment Operator III will be located at Aurora, Colorado.

About the Position

This position provides safe travel for the public by maintaining and upgrading the infrastructure. This includes performing maintenance of roadside surface, facilities, structures, and appearance; providing traffic control and traffic services; operating and maintaining equipment; performing skilled labor activities, and most effectively using resources through active planning and administration. This position takes the lead on the maintenance patrol for operating equipment and mentoring others on safe equipment operation and maintenance. All duties are performed with a safety consciousness and the goal is to provide exceptional internal and external customer service.

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

+ Perform skilled physical work using appropriate tools and materials to achieve objectives in the patrol work plan, to assure the safety of the traveling public, remove hazardous conditions as quickly as possible, and maintain the transportation infrastructure as outlined in the various Maintenance Activities;

+ Safely and proficiently drive and operate a variety of equipment necessary to achieve the objectives in the patrol work plan;

+ Provide training, guidance, and mentoring to others on the patrol in proper equipment operation, preventative maintenance, and safety;

+ Ensure equipment is in safe operating condition; complete pre-and post-trip inspections; perform and assist in equipment maintenance and repair;

+ Learn to operate and maneuver new pieces/types of equipment and related technology systems;

+ Operate pieces of specialty equipment in complex situations and/or safety-sensitive situations;

+ Maintain proficiency in operations in equipment maintenance, safety and environmental awareness, and effective operations;

+ Provide on-the-job training to new employees on equipment operation and maintenance;

+ Coach, mentor, train, and guide others on technical aspects of the project;

+ Take the lead on specific projects or parts of projects, such as equipment operation, environmental awareness, etc.;

+ Assist lead worker in monitoring work for quality control and efficiency;

+ Perform and assist in the daily planning and scheduling of activities in the assigned work area;

+ Use computer software and CDOT programs to enter data and information in order to complete email, paperwork, reports, work orders, timesheets, fuel logs, supply orders, meter readings, weekly updates, and accident reports;

+ Accurately report work activities, time spent, location, equipment, materials, personnel involved on work orders;

+ Ensure interactions with internal and external customers are professional; communicate effectively and professionally;

+ Adjust and prioritize patrol work plan to address emergency situations and critical customer concerns;

+ Contribute to an effective team working environment on the patrol and with other patrols, areas, and sections;

+ Work with the priority of safety overproduction for self, co-workers, and the traveling public at all times;

+ Maintain current knowledge of and abide by all safety laws, regulations, policies, and procedures and wear all required personal protective equipment;

+ Continuously learn and develop job knowledge and skills through on-the-job training and training courses;

+ Maintain knowledge of assigned section of road, including road class and condition, common issues, high-traffic patterns and periods, roadside facilities, proper equipment, and environmental considerations;

+ Maintain technical knowledge of equipment, tools, and materials and adapt to any changes, updates, and any technology improvements or changes;

+ Maintain knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, standards, statutes, regulations, and other reference materials, such as Manual of Maintenance Procedure, M & S Standards, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Safety Manual, CDOT Standard Operating Guidelines, and Policy & Procedural Directives;

+ Other job duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

+ Exposure to loud noise

+ Exposure to fumes, odors, gasses, dust, 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 responds 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 workweek is 40 hours a week, with periodic overtime due to emergencies or inclement weather

+ Travel throughout the state to operate heavy equipment for other areas when needed

+ Respond to emergencies and be on-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week

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

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.

+ At least three (3) years of heavy equipment operating experience, which must include proficiency in operating AND transporting backhoes, motor graders, and/or specialty equipment (e.g. bulldozer, gradall, laydown, trackhoe, excavator, vactor truck, etc.).

Conditions of Employment:

+ Candidates must currently possess and maintain a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License Class A with no restrictions on air brakes


+ a minimal of a Colorado Commercial Driver's License Class B and will need to get the Colorado Commercial Driver License Class A with no restriction on air brakes after 12 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

The exceptional applicant will be dedicated to a career in the transportation/equipment operation field and possess proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

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

+ Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;

+ Possess and currently maintain a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License Class A with no restrictions on air brakes; OR a minimal of a Colorado Commercial Driver License Class B and will need to get the Colorado Commercial Driver License Class A with no restriction on air brakes after 12 months of hire;

+ Possess and maintain a Colorado CDL Class A with no restrictions on airbrakes;

+ Extensive experience safely and effectively operating single and double axle dump trucks, as well as front end loaders;

+ Experience safely and effectively operating several types of specialty heavy equipment such as sweepers, motor grader, backhoe, roto-miller, lay-down machine, VAC truck, dozer, attenuator truck, etc.;

+ Experience safely and efficiently transporting heavy equipment, which includes loading, unloading, and securing down equipment;

+ Knowledge and experience with CDOT incident management, maintenance operations, and equipment, including related policies, rules, and regulations;

+ Knowledge and experience with the Emergency Response Guidelines, Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (Chapter IV) and supplement to set traffic control for road projects through different terrain;

+ Knowledge and experience applying the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations;

+ Experience safely and effectively operating and training others on several types of heavy equipment as well as specialty equipment;

+ Demonstrated experience in scheduling and planning daily work activities;

+ Experience effectively using several types of hand tools;

+ Extensive experience performing physically demanding work assignments;

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

+ Ability to understand verbal and written instructions and information;

+ Mechanical ability;

+ Strong positive and can do attitude;

+ Strong commitment to safety;

+ Strong oral and written communication skills;

+ Self-starter and motivated to accomplish assigned tasks;

+ Ability to quickly learn with minimal direction;

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

+ Strong customer service skills;

+ Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;

+ Strong project management and work scheduling skills;

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

+ 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 and the knowledge and know how to use computers and the ability to quickly learn software.

Necessary Special Requirements:

The following conditions must be met and maintained in order to be employed and/or continue employment at CDOT in this position, unless exempted by the Maintenance Superintendent.

+ Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License Class B and get the Commercial Driver's License Class A in 12 months after hire;

+ May be required to pass a controlled substance test (i.e., drug test);

+ May be required to pass a DOT Physical examination (Medical Examiners Certificate Physical);

+ Must be willing to respond to emergencies outside regular work hours and 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;

+ Must provide the supervisor with a telephone number where you can be reached for the purpose of responding to an emergency;

+ May be required to live within thirty minutes' driving time, under normal weather conditions, of where the work station and/or equipment is located. This is necessary in order to report to work in a timely manner in emergency situations. Knowledge of an emergency or hazardous condition may be considered to be notification to report to work station.

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.)

+ If you are using education to qualify, 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. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.

+ If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214. Please submit this as an attachment to 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.

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

+ Part or all of the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.

+ Be sure your application materials specifically address 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 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 P

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