Transportation Maintainer 2

State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 2

DOT Highway Electrical Technician

Recruitment # 240110-2346FM-001

Location Colchester, CT

Date Opened 1/13/2024 12:00:00 AM

Salary $56,316 – $73,127/year (Employees new to state service start at the minimum)

Job Type Open to the Public

Close Date 1/23/2024 11:59:00 PM

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Are you an electrical professional with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) looking to advance your career? Do you enjoy performing highly skilled tasks, with experience working at heights in a bucket truck and working with high voltage repairs within your trade?

If so, come make an impact by serving your State! Read below & apply today!

The State of Connecticut ( , Department of Transportation (DOT) ( , is now accepting applications for two Transportation Maintainer 2 ( (DOT Highway Electrical Technician) positions in the Colchester Electrical Facility. These roles have an advancement opportunity for the target class of Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical) ( .


Monday – Friday

Full Time, 40 Hours per week

First Shift, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Incumbents in this class will be required to have a 30-mile residency from the posted job location (Colchester)


The purpose of this position is to perform electrical repairs, installation and maintenance of the Departments traffic lights and highway illumination within District 2. Upon successful completion of a 1-to-2 year training period, the incumbent in this role will be evaluated and may be promoted to the target class of Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical). (


Candidates must indicate they hold a current and valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with tank endorsement in the “Licenses and Professional Certifications” section of the application, or they will not be considered. Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their current valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or B, reflecting the “tank endorsement,” and valid Medical Examiners Card (MEC) at time of interview. These must be noted in the “Licenses and Professional Certifications” section of the application, in order to be considered.

Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are needed; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Various storm events will require employees to stay at work for the duration of the storm; which at times could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends.

Candidates must be willing to accept emergency duty assignments to include working at heights in a bucket truck on highways and secondary roads, performing high voltage repairs to highway lighting and traffic signals whenever your services are needed.

Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their Master Application at the time of interview and a thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement form (CTDOT-CDL-1). (

Candidates must show how they meet the required knowledge and experience on their application to proceed further in the hiring process. Please specify your Electrical education in your application.

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to hire, selected candidates will be required to complete a preemployment physical and work assessment, which will include a respirator physical to be in compliance with the Departments Respirator Policy. A respirator fit test will be performed upon hire.


As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,000 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible, and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving environmental and cultural resources. The Department of Transportation is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.

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The State of Connecticut offers a competitive benefits ( package including comprehensive healthcare (including vision), and dental coverage, two retirement plan options, extensive paid time off. In addition, we encourage a h ealthy work-life balance , and volun tary benefits which include professional development programs, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, as well as Health Navigator.

Selection Plan


In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. Please specify your Electrical education in your application.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

For Bridge positions, a respirator test may be required for certain locations.

For current State employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch, but it does not impact your State service credit.

Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69 ( , the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.

In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.

Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to .


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This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the postings closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaires expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a users spam.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.


Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Brittney Woodley at


In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing a variety of moderately skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of state roadsides, roadways, bridges, airports, and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains complex mechanical equipment; works as a moderately skilled mechanic in garages in the routine repair of mechanical equipment.


The following is a listing of examples of trucks, equipment, tasks or related duties, the operating, maintaining or performing of which are considered to be the responsibilities and duties of positions in this class:


Class 6 to Class 8 plow trucks with integrated snow and ice specialty bodies; Tandem and Tri Axles without wing plow(s)

All of the above when using the following attachments:

Snowplows; Integrated snow and ice specialty bodies

Truck Crash Attenuators;

Trailers and towed equipment (except tilt bed trailers);

Pickup, (to include two (2) & four (4) wheel drive vehicles) when using:

Trailers or towed equipment;

Snowplows or hopper type spreaders;

Bridge utility truck;

Compressor trucks;

Aerial bucket trucks;

Wreckers with winch;


Bituminous curbing machines;

Pothole Patcher;

Tractor Mowers with single flail;

Wood chippers;

Chain saws;

Compressors, and/or compressor tools;

Concrete mixers;

Concrete vibrators;

Hydraulic or engine driven tools;

Class twenty four (24) Agricultural style tractor including attachments;

Wing plow or other side mounted attachments;

Fork lift.

Assorted handheld power tools and equipment


Survey monument setting;

Burning and cutting with acetylene torch;

Flagger (traffic control);

May assist a Material Storage Supervisor with stores section material handling;

Performing moderately skilled tasks in one or more of the following areas or trades:



Mechanical repair;







Performs related duties as required ( .


Knowledge of

the construction, maintenance, and repair techniques of roadsides, roadways, bridges, or airports;

the processes and materials used in the construction and maintenance trades;


interpersonal skills;

oral and written communication skills;

Ability to

use and make routine repairs to complex mechanical equipment;

operate equipment as listed on the attached addendum;

understand and follow written and oral instructions;

utilize computer software.


One (1) year of experience in the construction, landscaping, commercial driving, snow plowing, maintenance and repair of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports, in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment or work in one of the recognized maintenance trades.


Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in one of the maintenance trades may be substituted for the General Experience.


Completion of an accredited electrical training program and provide proof of the certification

2 years of experience working in the electrical field

Experience working with heights in a bucket truck

Experience working with high voltage repairs

Experience wiring electrical circuits

Experience with blueprint reading and interpretation


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever their services are required.


At state airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness in order to perform the duties of the class.

A physical examination will be required.


Incumbents in this class are exposed to extremes of weather conditions, to frequent lifting of heavy weights, to highly dangerous road and traffic conditions, including exposure to heights when working on bridges, to poison ivy, insect bites and allergy irritants during summer months, and to loud and potentially dangerous machinery.

The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

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