Denver, Colorado, DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:
This position is open to Colorado residents and non-residents applicants. The successful candidate will need to live in Colorado prior to starting in the position. 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 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! State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we’re doing what we’re meant to be doing. It’s our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It’s where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let’s share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State’s Employee Value Proposition visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/evp 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 with no cost preventative services
State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance
State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan
Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans
Credit Union membership
Work life programs
State Employee Assistance programs at no cost
Tuition and certification reimbursement program
Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities
State employee discount programs
Free RTD EcoPass
To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/totalcompensation #LI-POST
DESCRIPTION OF JOB:
The mission of the Applied Research and Innovation Branch is to save Colorado citizens money, time, and lives while preserving the environment and quality of life through the development and deployment of innovative products, materials, and methods in transportation. The Applied Research and Innovation Branch conducts and coordinates research, development, and supports and coordinates national research efforts conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The Branch also drives the implementation of research findings; demonstrates research findings; addresses state research needs; and disseminates the research information to transportation engineers and others. This Professional Engineer manages and conducts research and supports the implementation of findings that support the engineering design, construction, and operation of the transportation system in Colorado. Major Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Identify problems related to pavement, structural and other engineering issues that can be addressed through research. Based on these needs, develop problem statements that describe the background of the problem, describe related prior research, develop a research approach, and prepare a budget to conduct a targeted investigation.
Conduct transportation engineering research studies using scientific methodology on topics in engineering design and construction methods and materials. Collect and analyze data to support decisions. Reach conclusions based on the gathered data and using relevant professional engineering principles and statistical procedures. Develop recommendations for new engineering specifications and design guidelines.
Manage and review on-going research projects in the areas of transportation infrastructure. Assemble and manage study panels to develop the scope of work, schedule, and budget. Review proposals and select consultants to perform the research projects. Execute contracts to engage consultant services. Schedule and coordinate activities to avoid any delay. Evaluate and monitor the progress of project milestone to ensure timeliness of research findings. Prepare briefings for study panels to review and provide oversight needed to make the final research product beneficial.
Develop recommendations, based on research findings and expertise, to improve CDOT's standard specifications, management programs, design guidelines, and construction procedures for infrastructures. These recommendations will enhance performance and /or reduce construction costs of Colorado's transportation infrastructure.
Represent CDOT at national highway research agencies and conferences such as TRB, FHWA, and NCHRP to keep informed of the national research findings of FHWA and other states.
Other job duties as assigned.
This position will work primarily from home during the COVID-19 pandemic
Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
Travel required during work hours for research related issues, field studies and to attend meetings
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.
Must have a current, valid license as a Professional Engineer from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors; OR
Current, valid licensure as a Professional Engineer from another state.
Condition of Employment : Applicants who do not have a current, valid licensure as a Professional Engineer from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors will be required to obtain this within six months of hire. 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 an experienced Professional Engineer and 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;
Strong knowledge and application of theories, principles, and best practices of transportation-related research, including pavement and structural engineering
Experience in research-related project management;
Established record of transportation related research and publications;
Application of research results to engineering's transportation policies, strategies, and solutions;
Advanced degree in a transportation related field;
Experience with data collection and statistical analysis;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Ability to manage multiple assignments;
Analytic thinking, research skills, and problem solving;
Being open to change and new information; adapting behavior and work methods in response to quickly changing conditions or unexpected obstacles;
Strong attention to technical detail;
Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, stakeholders and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities;
Negotiation to find mutually acceptable solutions; building consensus through give and take;
Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;
Working effectively in both independent and team situations;
Fluency in Google (Gmail, Google Drive, and Hangouts), Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Word, and Outlook), SAP, and other desktop software, and ability to quickly learn and apply other software.
Notifications: 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 " state.co.us " and " email@example.com " addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email. 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) Detailed, Chronological Resume (please attach to your online application or you may email it to DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us ) 4) A Cover Letter addressing your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT (please attach to your online application or you may email it to DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us ) 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 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 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 Emily Harp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-757-9738. YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO TO APPLY. CDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE. EHarp (SAP #50003328/PCR #36709)