Here's what people have asked and answered about working for and interviewing at Colorado Department of Transportation.
Depends on the time of year, at least in the metro, roughly estimates out to about 40 to 60 hours a week. If you don't have snow or any emergencies you will always have 40 hours if you have snow and emergencies you can have a 100 hour week. Unpredictability is CDOT maintenance in the metro.
The department of transportation will always be here. As to what degree is the question. Maintenance may very well become a skeleton crew of members who remove trash and ensure the motoring public can get through. This is a reality that many maintenance employees face, we may be replaced by the private companies who can do a better job because their paid less (thus more employees), better equipment (thus more efficient), less politics and red tape (again more efficient), although there are some jobs the private sector cannot do cheaper than us, so we will not totally go away, but reallocation is definitely a possibility. When the public does not want to pay taxes, yet want a beautiful road to drive on, the only option is private public partnerships (toll ways) which decrease the overall size of public ran transportation infrastructure, ultimately resulting in a diminished future for CDOT personnel, especially if your specialty is construction or maintenance.
It is more important to be liked in your interview, than to know exact answers to the technical questions
Not knowing when to schedule anything