Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation District Maintenance Special Svs Section Manager

Recruitment #190802-8824MP-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is recruiting for a Transportation District Maintenance Special Services Section Manager position in the Bureau of Highway Operations, District 3, New Haven. It is a full time 40 hour position in the Managerial Pay Plan MP66. The hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The position is responsible for supervising engineers and other professional staff in the investigation and inspection of permits, traffic and drainage issues and coordinating District Maintenance training programs in the District 3 Maintenance office.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Transportation, 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 equivalent).

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to answer additional questions and/or submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include; cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisor references, etc.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill other vacancies for this classification that occur in District 3, in the next twelve (12) months. Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at

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 questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Michele Joyce at and reference PN #94075.


In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Highways this class is accountable for supervising engineers and technicians in the investigation and inspection of permits, traffic and drainage issues and coordinating district maintenance training programs in a District Maintenance Office.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans office work; establishes and maintains office procedures; develops or makes recommendations on 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; oversees investigation for all requests for work affecting state owned highways by property owners, public utilities, municipalities and other state agencies prior to issuance of any applicable permits for construction; supervises inspection of permit work to ensure compliance with sound engineering judgment and prescribed specifications; verifies completion of permit work for release of bonds; directs investigation of highway drainage problems and implementation of remedies; oversees surveys and coordinates recommendations for resolution and improvement of traffic problems; directs investigation of all roadside planting and maintenance problems and programs; implements and maintains a broad training program involving all highway maintenance functions; supervises field investigation of complaints relating to highway maintenance or permit matters and makes appropriate recommendations for correction; coordinates all business management functions of District Maintenance Office; coordinates district emergency management activities; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of principles and practices of highway engineering; knowledge of principles and practices of traffic engineering and operations; knowledge of scope and function of traffic safety work; knowledge of highway drainage engineering, construction and maintenance; knowledge of roadside development and designs; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret plans, blueprints and specifications.


One (1) year of lead and/or supervisory experience involving the planning, inspection and/or administration of highway maintenance projects.
Note: For state employees lead and/or supervisory experience is interpreted at the level of Transportation Supervising District Services Agent, Transportation Supervising Maintenance Planner, Transportation Maintenance Planner 3 or Transportation Engineer 3 in charge of the district traffic or drainage function.


Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses or permits.



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.