Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Maintenance Supervisor 1 (Automotive) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190111-5570TC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is currently accepting applications for a Maintenance Supervisor 1 (Automotive). The Maintenance Supervisor 1 is responsible for assisting the Maintenance Supervisor 2 in ensuring that the maintenance and repair operations of the Wethersfield Fleet Garage are carried out efficiently, effectively and safely; and supervising employees engaged in the repair and maintenance of fleet vehicles. This position serves as a back-up for the Maintenance Supervisor 2 positions in other DAS Fleet Garage locations. This position is also responsible for receiving and processing all new vehicles acquired for fleet use. This is a full-time (37.5) hours per week position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, located at 60 State Street, Wethersfield, CT.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Candidates who do not submit required documents listed above or do not submit the application accurately and on time, will not be considered for this employment opportunity. 

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation such as performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, etc., to support their candidacy for this position.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Administrative Services, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact DAS' Human Resources:


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing in one of the following ways:

1. Supervises a small crew (usually 1-5 workers) of highly skilled trades workers (Qualified Craft Workers and General Trades Workers) and skilled workers (Skilled Maintainers) but not solely Skilled Maintainers unless they are on a grounds crew and other lower level employees.

2. In large crews (6 or more workers) of highly skilled trades workers, assists the Maintenance Supervisor 2 in carrying out supervisory functions. This is appropriate only when there is a demonstrated need for a subordinate supervisory level.



Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans crew work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; performs some of the more skilled duties involved; may estimate time, skills and material needed for proposed repairs or improvements; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of modern methods and equipment involved in the trade indicated by the parenthetical title of the class; considerable knowledge of relevant State and national codes and regulations; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in performing technical duties of the class; ability to read and interpret specifications, blueprints, and sketches; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have included performing highly skilled duties in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.

Note: For State Employees this will be interpreted at or above the level of Qualified Craft Worker.


Graduation from vocational or technical school may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.


  • Experience diagnosing and troubleshooting vehicle repairs without schematics;
  • Experience proofreading documentation for spelling, grammar, and punctuation;
  • Experience prioritizing multiple task with competitive deadlines;
  • Knowledge of automotive shop safety principals.
  • Customer service skills


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


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.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
2. 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.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.