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CDOT Looking To Hire Veterans To Fill Seasonal Openings

DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Transportation on Monday announced it will hold open houses to hire military veterans to fill seasonal temporary positions for snowplow drivers, heavy equipment mechanics and dispatchers.

CDOT will hold three open houses at CDOT Headquarters located at 4201 East Arkansas Avenue in Denver on the following dates:

- Thursday, Dec. 4, 3-6 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 11, 4-6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 17, 8-10 a.m.

CDOT is looking to fill 60 positions.

"Veterans often finish their military service with the types of skills we're looking for," CDOT Deputy Executive Director Scot Cuthbertson said in a statement. "We encourage veterans to make appointments and talk to us about our seasonal openings. We think we may have some good matches out there."

Additional Information From CDOT

Anyone thinking of attending should know that these positions require a good motor vehicle driving record as well as the following technical requirements:

Snowplow Driver
• Class A or B Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
• Minimum of six months heavy equipment operations experience

Heavy Equipment Mechanic
• Class A or B Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
• Minimum of four years of experience in automotive AND heavy equipment repair, including at least one year of experience with diagnosis and repair of heavy diesel equipment

For the snowplow driver and mechanic positions, if you have the required experience but do not have the required Commercial Drivers License, CDOT offers trainee opportunities.

Communications Dispatcher
• Regular Driver's License
• A least one year of full-time police communications experience in operating telephones, radio consoles, and computer terminals to receive, record, and transmit police communications. You must be able to communicate effectively with CDOT staff and others, sometimes in safety situations where quick communication is essential.

To participate in the hiring open houses, you must make an appointment to reserve your interview spot. Please call (303) 757-9216 or e-mail at least 24 hours prior to the event. Please bring your resume to the interview.

Please note – CDOT's temporary seasonal positions are open to any individual who possesses the required driving license and technical skills. Anyone who meets the requirements may apply. Only these specific open house events are limited to U.S. military veterans.

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