The State of Connecticut
, Department of Children and Families (DCF
), is currently recruiting for a Supervisor of Transportation Operations. This position is full time, 37.5 hours per week. Hours are Monday - Friday with non-standard rotational schedules on weekends and holidays. In this position, you will supervise drivers and administrative staff of the Centralized Transportation Unit. The Unit is responsible for the safe transportation of children and families served by the Department. The Unit will cover statewide transportation routes with central dispatching based in Middletown, CT.
Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred requirements of the position. Candidates must clearly specify their qualifications in their application.
Candidates will be required to successfully pass an extensive background check to include State Police check, Federal background (fingerprint), pre-employment physical, drug screen, DMV check and TB Test.
At time of appointment incumbents must possess a Connecticut Public Passenger Endorsement License and a satisfactory motor vehicle driving record.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Lorna Reid at Lorna.Reid@ct.gov or (860) 550-6484.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising employees engaged in the various aspects of the systematic transportation of goods and/or people.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit 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; establishes daily and periodic routes for the transportation of goods and people; estimates cost of transportation services and project budgets; prepares annual budgets for unit; maintains inventory of equipment and supplies; schedules and supervises the maintenance of assigned vehicles; may supervise snow removal operations; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of methods and equipment utilized to transport goods and people; considerable knowledge of methods of repair of automotive equipment; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to perform mechanical repairs; ability to operate assigned motor equipment; ability to maintain records such as personnel records, inventories of supplies, maintenance schedules, route schedules, etc.; ability to establish a budget and maintain a running balance of funds expended; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in the operation and/or maintenance of fleet vehicles.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have included the responsibility for scheduling routes and assigning drivers.
- Experience working with and/or in the transportation of children and special needs populations.
- Experience utilizing ground transportation scheduling software.
- Experience in preparing reports and correspondence.
- Experience in estimating cost of transportation services and projecting budgets.
- Experience in scheduling the maintenance vehicles.
- Experience writing incident reports.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
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.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to hazardous road conditions when driving.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.