• American Public Works Association
  • $150,910.00 -150,910.00/year*
  • Fort Collins , CO
  • Human Resources
  • Full-Time
  • 4224 Stoney Creek Dr

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This position is not part of the state classified system. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

Applications will be considered as they come in. It is to your advantage to submit your application materials early to ensure consideration.

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 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:

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 10 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:

To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit:



The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has an opening for a Human Resources Director in our Denver office, who will work collaboratively as part of a matrix organizational structure. CDOT's goal is to become the best DOT in the Nation, and we have established three Peaks: Our People, Leading-Edge Technology, and Healthy Multi-Modal Systems, to help us achieve our Summit as the best DOT.

This position is a leader and liaison for providing human resource services and support throughout CDOT so that we can reach Our People peak. In this position you will need to be visionary yet apply practical leadership skills, take the initiative to recommend and implement new strategies that fit within CDOT's culture, partner with all stakeholders, support staff efforts, openly communicate, and ensure a geographically diverse CDOT has a superior workforce with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully meet transportation's immediate and future challenges.

If these challenges intrigue you, bring your talents to work for CDOT in beautiful Colorado!

This position is accountable for:
Human Resource Leadership: Directly responsible for providing leadership and direction for 30+ dedicated Division of Human Resources (DHR) employees who provide employee development, organization design, benefits, recruitment and retention, employee relations, process improvement, compensation, talent and performance management, change management, and technological solutions to all of CDOT's 3,300 positions; establish staffing needs and goals for program delivery; provide on-going coaching and enable staff to develop and improve skills and capabilities; oversee performance plans and ratings;
Financial Management: Formulate the yearly DHR program budget of approximately $6 million; identify and allocate resources in order to manage expenses and DHR initiatives;
Leadership and Vision: Provide direction, guidance, accountability, as well as the creativity needed in order to advance CDOT's workforce; empower and leverage staff expertise to achieve goals;
CDOT Culture and Core Values: Analyze trends and best practices in order to nurture CDOT's culture, growth, and employee engagement; ensure HR is involved in the implementation of CDOT's culture and values; foster a culture of transparency;
Strategic Planning: Participate in the analysis, planning, and execution of CDOT's short and long term strategic initiatives and goals;
Technology Advancement: Identify possible areas for technological improvements and solutions; research new and upcoming technological resources and how they can best be implemented at CDOT to advance HR business practices;
Change Management and Innovation: Partner with stakeholders to identify and implement change initiatives using efficient and cost-effective approaches to improve program effectiveness; help CDOT to integrate any changes in procedures, programs, and goals into existing culture;
Organizational Effectiveness: Build strong working relationships at all levels within the organization, in order to garner support and implement CDOT's strategies and initiatives;
Workforce Retention: Ensure CDOT successfully recruits, on boards, and retains a high quality workforce; ensure that CDOT is viewed as an employer of choice;
Performance Measures: Identify and measure key HR performance metrics; use these metrics to analyze and resolve workforce problems that impact CDOT's effectiveness; ensure accountability for workforce related measures;
Succession Planning: Develop and implement programs to ensure effective and consistent departmental structures and succession planning; ensure that CDOT has a well-qualified pool of employees eager to step up and meet new challenges;
Compliance: Ensure regulatory compliance with state and federal HR laws, rules, and regulations; oversee personnel investigations and resolutions;
Other job duties as needed and assigned.
Work Environment:
Required to travel during the workday to attend meetings along the Front Range.
Occasional overnight travel to other statewide locations.
Operate in a politically sensitive environment.
Work in a fast-paced, every-changing, highly stressful work environment.


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 minimum, will possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university;
AND at least six (6) years of high level professional work experience that included:
setting and executing goals and objectives for a complex, diverse program,
developing and managing a significant budget,
allocating resources to achieve program objectives and goals,
and strategic planning experience.
This experience MUST include at least four (4) years as a senior level manager directly responsible for the oversight, direction, and human resource functions of professional and support staff,
ALL experience must have been at a level that significantly impacted the success or services of a corporate or public entity.
Substitution: Additional work experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor's degree but not for the specific experience.

NOTE: A legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.

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 well-rounded, talented, executive, high-level manager, or consultant with the high professional ethics, the ability to effectively listen, communicate, collaborate, and ensure compliance, as well as the proven commitment and accomplishment in the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Track record that demonstrates high standards for personal integrity and credibility;
Master's in Business Administration, Organizational Development, Human Resource Management, or related graduate degree;
Certificate in Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR);
Comprehensive knowledge and experience in management of a multi-million dollar program or organization;
Excellent leadership background, with the proven ability to successfully lead complex organizations with diverse missions over a large geographic area;
Comprehensive experience advancing human resources best practices;
Comprehensive knowledge and experience of human resource federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and best practices;
Ability to work with and relate to employees at all levels within an organization;
Ability to maintain a high level of objectivity, confidentiality and work with highly sensitive data and information;
Personal style that adapts to a constantly changing environment, handles multiple competing demands, and welcomes challenges with intelligence, analysis, pragmatism, resilience, positive energy, drive, and enthusiasm;
Effective communication style and interpersonal skills that incorporates consensus building and participative decision making;
Ability to influence and foster collaboration between opposing parties; ability to provide clarity in highly technical and/or political situations;
Ability to streamline business processes; plan and implement large, complex programs; align human resources and operations with an organization's business requirements;
High tolerance for risk, ambiguity, uncertainty, and errors;
A proven track record of adding business value, working successfully with organizational leaders in a customer focused, fast changing industry;
Ability to effectively operate in a matrix organizational structure;
Developing, implementing, promoting, and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement;
Passion for safety;
Fluency in MS Office Suite, Gmail, SharePoint, 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 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 www.InfoCubic.com. Info Cubic is located at 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.###.####.

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.


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 be submitted online at and 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) 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 ...@state.co.us. 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 ...@state.co.us. 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 your experience, abilities, and accomplishments as they relate to this position's requirements and major duties as described in the announcement. Include any successes you've had leading program initiatives that involved multiple stakeholders.

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.

ADA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CDOT Human Resources Office at (303) ###-#### or ...@state.co.us or the person listed on this announcement by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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