Colorado State PLANNING SPECIALIST I-Temporary Intern Opportunity in Denver Metro, Colorado

PLANNING SPECIALIST I-Temporary Intern Opportunity



PLANNING SPECIALIST I-Temporary Intern Opportunity


$2,480.40 - $3,700.67 Monthly


Denver Metro, CO

Job Type

Temporary (9 months or less)


Department of Transportation

Job Number

HAA Temp Planning Specialist I


10/20/2017 11:59 PM Mountain

  • Description

  • Benefits

Department Information

This position is open to Colorado residents and non-resident applicants.

This is a full-time temporary position that will last 9 months or less. This position does not receive benefits.

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!


Description of Job

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is accepting applications for a paid intern position in support of the activities of the Multimodal Planning Branch. The term of this position will be a maximum of 9 months and will be determined at the discretion of the Multimodal Planning Branch. This position is only open to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled or who have graduated within the last year. This is a paid temporary position with no benefits and will exist for 9 months or less.

The mission of the Multimodal Planning Branch (MPB) is to bring people, programs, data, and analysis together with informed decision making that leads to a better transportation system.

The MPB provides research and analysis to inform transportation planning and project selection, and support decision-making by the Transportation Commission and Senior Management. This includes studies on emerging transportation issues, analysis of programs and policies, analysis of economic, demographic, and transportation system data, and the identification of transportation needs and funding to meet performance objectives.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Contributing to CDOT's 2045 Statewide Transportation Plan process through research, materials, development, and meeting support;

  • Supporting of the Statewide Planning Section of the Multimodal Planning Branch;

  • Assisting in maintaining the TransPlanning Partnership working groups and the Planning Toolkit educational series;

  • Assisting in the development of the CDOT Planning Website, presentations and outreach materials;

  • Performing basic data analysis of economic, demographic, and transportation system data using Excel, Access or other tools;

  • Assisting in regional outreach projects;

  • Serving as a team member and liaison to regional CDOT staff, partners, and the traveling public;

  • Performing research on state-of-the-practice data analysis for transportation or economic development activities;

  • Assisting in developing methodologies to implement results of the practice data analysis;

  • Assisting in conducting of statistical and geospatial analysis of transportation, demographic, economic, and other datasets;

  • Ad-hoc projects as needed.

Work Environment:

  • Expected work schedule is Monday through Friday, anticipated 32-40 hrs per week;

  • Must be able to read, understand, follow, and give oral and written instructions;

  • Required to operate CDOT vehicles;

  • Mostly sedentary work;

  • Required to use computers to accomplish everyday work duties;

  • May be exposed to typical weather environments will performing tasks.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

The minimum qualifying 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.

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited instituition in engineering, urban and regional planning, geography, statistics, transportation management, or closely related field. A transcript showing your degree conferral is required to verify you meet this requirement.


  • Additional work experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the Bachelor's degree.

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 Job Section;

  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;

  • Desire to learn and develop into a fully-operation Planning Specialist I;

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced skills in Excel and Access;

  • Experience using GIS tools;

  • Experience in web development and editing;

  • Exemplary communication and organizational skills;

  • Solid analytical and critical thinking skills;

  • Willingness to be flexible, independent, and creative.

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 9250 E. Costilla Ave., Suite 525, Greenwood Village, 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.

Supplemental Information

Complete applications must include:

  1. A cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this position. Please attach to your online application.

  2. A current copy of your college / university transcripts or credential report that shows the name of the school, cumulative GPA, and whether a degree was granted. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Please attach to your online application or you may email to the contact listed below.

  3. A chronological resume.

Contact and send your materials to:

Michael King

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be submitted by Friday, October 20, 2017.

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.

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.