Colorado Department of Transportation Engineer-in-Training II: Traffic, Local Agency in Greeley, Colorado

Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

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 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!

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
  • Training To learn more about our benefits visit:

#LI-POST Description of Job

This position is located in our Traffic Engineering Program at our Greeley Office. Under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Engineer, this position will apply and implement engineering theories, principles, and standards and learn to lead Local Agency projects. This position will develop the ability to become the lead project manager to oversee the development of roadway construction plans, complex design details, specifications, and detailed cost estimates for local agency projects. This position provides technical information to CDOT specialty branches and outside municipalities and ensures that departmental policy, procedures and design standards are addressed and incorporated into roadway construction plans. This position works as a project manager responsible for ensuring that the highway project is built in accordance with the plans and specifications thus providing a safe and adequate highway system.

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

  • Routinely interact with Local Agencies and other non-CDOT Organizations as they develop projects; develop the ability to become the lead manager in charge of the specific planning, design, and construction project process; working under a licensed Professional Engineer will act independently within prescribed frameworks;
  • Meet with Local Agency representatives and preside as lead worker over Local Agency design planning, design, and construction review meetings; ensure that Local Agencies' plan, design, and construction transportation projects comply with Federal guidelines;
  • Perform conformance oversight duties on Local Agency projects and learn to manage selected CDOT traffic projects; review and compile documentation that reports quantities of work performed to assure the contractual acceptability of work is in accordance to the plans; review the work of Local Agencies involved in contract administration of Federal-Aid projects for compliance with appropriate regulation; assist Local Agencies in preparing legal documents certifying that work has been completed and accepted by Federal, State, and Local standards; check and approve invoices submitted by Local Agencies;
  • Prepare and approve payments to the contractor on CDOT projects by making thorough measurements of quantities and calculating quantities from field data; perform independent checks of measurements and calculations to ensure compliance with the approved plans and specifications;
  • Attend preconstruction meetings and construction audits;
  • Review Local Agency contract modification orders for acceptance prior to submitting to the Resident Engineer for approval; provide guidance to Local Agency on writing the explanation letter and required forms; ensure critical data and information are included in the documentation;
  • Perform traffic control reviews on the Local Agency construction projects to ensure the traffic control are in compliance with the plans, specs and MUTCD;
  • Perform Traffic Engineering design duties, including but not limited to, analyzing traffic design plans; collect appropriate data, review, and make recommendations regarding the elimination of roadside hazards; assist licensed Professional Engineer in preparing, designing, and recommending hazard elimination safety projects; review Local Agency and consultant designed traffic plans to provide guidance on traffic safety projects; perform highway capacity analysis for traffic volumes in order to determine geometric requirements to design intersections;
  • Under the direction of a licensed Professional Engineer, prepare complete plans, specifications, and cost estimates for traffic and roadway safety construction projects; prepare traffic control plans for construction projects and/or review work by other units in the Region; manage consultants in the preparation of plans;
  • Assist in delivering projects within prescribed budgets; learn to facilitate the creation of Intergovernmental Agreements, special use, and other appropriate agreements between CDOT and Local Agencies; develop working knowledge of CDOT financial systems, accounting procedures, and overall fiscal accountability; develop regular summary reports for management and prepare particular financial instruments such as funding letters, pay estimates, consultant billings, etc.;
  • Act as a liaison to the public, Local Agencies, State and Federal entities, CDOT design teams, businesses, special interest groups, utility companies, and others regarding design feasibility, plan constructability and potential maintenance issues, and design and construction activities or conflicts; represent Traffic and Local Agency Unit in review and approval of Local Agency and CDOT projects after performing review of design and/or construction plans for compliance with Federal and State documents and requirements;
  • Work as CDOT partner on Local Agency projects to coordinate the efforts of specialty projects such as 1601 studies, regional transportation corridor studies, and highway abandonment;
  • Other job duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
  • Travel required during work hours throughout the Region (Northeastern Colorado) and Metro Denver/Front Range
  • Occasional overnight travel 1-3 times a year throughout Colorado
  • Required to operate CDOT vehicles 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.

  • Enrollment as an Engineer Intern by the Colorado Board of Registration for Professional Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors.
  • 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.

It is a CDOT condition of employment that individuals hired to the class of Engineer-In-Training must obtain licensure as a professional engineer by the Board within eight years of appointment to the position.

SUBSTITUTION: Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the Colorado Board may be substituted for the registration as an Engineer Intern. You must include your Colorado PE License number on your online application as verification of your registration.

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 possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
  • Civil engineering design and construction knowledge and experience;
  • Knowledge of engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, conceptual models, and best practices;
  • Experience ensuring compliance with all applicable policies, laws, rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge of the MUTCD;
  • Knowledge of CDOT standards and specifications;
  • Construction management experience;
  • Consultant/contract management experience;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
  • Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, vendors, stakeholders and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities.
  • Ability to negotiate mutually acceptable solutions; build consensus through give and take;
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability;
  • Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
  • Passion for safety;
  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Trns-Port, MicroStation, SiteManager, Gmail, SAP, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.

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 "TC logiQ".

TC logiQ, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding TC logiQ, including its privacy policy, may be found online at TC logiQ is located at 629 N. Weber St., Suite 7C, Colorado Springs, and can be reached at 877.825.6447.

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) 3) Verification of your registration as an Engineer Intern in the State of Colorado 4) Detailed, Chronological Resume 5) A Cover Letter

Requirements for the resume: Please upload your resume as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to Please label all pages with your full name. The resume limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. Your resume should contain the following information:

  • Education and Training
  • Work Experience should be listed in reverse chronological order, beginning with your most recent experience, and must include:
  • Beginning and ending dates of assignments, including promotion dates
  • Official position title/working title, including specialty area or unit, you held within the organization/company
  • The name of the organization or company
  • A brief description of your job duties

Requirements for the cover letter: Please upload your cover letter as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to Please label all pages with your full name. The cover letter limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. The education, experience, abilities, and accomplishments listed in this announcement have been identified as critical to successful performance in this position. Your cover letter should address your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT. 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.

Only complete applications will be given consideration. 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 will 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

The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at: . 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.

ADA Accommodations: 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 complete an employment assessment. To receive the accommodation, the person making the request must present medical documentation that describes the disability which justifies the accommodation. Because it requires several days for CDOT to evaluate the request and prepare for the accommodation, it is essential for the person who believes he/she may need an accommodation to locate or obtain the documentation that he/she intends to submit well in advance of the assessment date. Failure to provide the medical documentation several days in advance of a comparative analysis could make it impossible for CDOT to prepare for and provide the requested accommodation.

To request a reasonable test accommodation for this assessment, please contact the Center for Human Resource Management at (303)757-9216 or the contact listed on this announcement several days before the assessment date.


ERIN (SAP #50002808/PCR #17669)

Salary: $5,156.00 - $7,546.00 Monthly $5,156.00 - $7,546.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: HAA-50002808-09/16

Location: Greeley, CO

Department: Department of Transportation

Closing: 10/23/2016 11:59 PM Mountain

Agency: State of Colorado

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