Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation District Services Agent 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #211020-8636FE-001


Are you an experienced Department of Transportation employee with a passion for road construction inspection, looking to advance your career? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Highway Operations invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation District Services Agent 1 in the District 2 Special Services Section, Norwich.

This Transportation District Services Agent 1 position is responsible for independently performing a full range of tasks in the inspection of work performed under permit or of road conditions involving traffic regulatory measures. 

This is a 40-hour position, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm in the P-4 Bargaining Unit. Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their current valid Driver's License, a copy of their Master Application and their last two service ratings at the time of interview.

Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

Application Information:
  • 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 or full-time equivalent).
  • Applicants must hold a current/valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with tank endorsement and a valid Medical Examiner’s Card (MEC). Candidates must indicate they hold a current and valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tank endorsement and a valid Medical Examiner's Card in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of the application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Please 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.
Throughout 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.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most clearly meet the requirements of the position.
  • Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their last two service ratings. 
  • 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
Please Note: 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class
  • 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.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Michelle Gara at or (860) 952-9087.


In the Department of Transportation, Central Office of Maintenance or a District Maintenance Office this class is accountable in an assigned district for independently performing a full range of tasks in the inspection of work performed under permit or of road conditions involving traffic regulatory measures.


Reviews permit applications, bonds, insurance certificates and plans and specifications prior to construction; participates in pre-construction meetings; inspects work affecting state highways by property owners, public utilities, municipalities, general contractors and other state agencies performed under permit to insure compliance with permit specifications, safety procedures and state and local regulations; recommends field changes; verifies completion of permit work; investigates complaints and conducts inspections pertaining to following: illegal encroachments, cross culvert and drainage system installations and new project initiations, major traffic generators and other related matters; prepares drainage project estimates; makes recommendations for improvements pertaining to traffic related matters; reviews roads scheduled for resurfacing; prepares pre-construction and progress reports; coordinates traffic services memoranda and maintains records; maintains contact with other departmental and outside officials regarding projects; may assist Agents of higher grade with investigations; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of basic principles and practices of highway engineering as applied to construction, reconstruction, maintenance, drainage or traffic; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret plans, maps, specifications, regulations and statutes; investigatory ability; ability to prepare charts and graphs; ability to utilize computer software.


Five (5) years of field work in highway construction, reconstruction, maintenance and/or drainage projects or traffic control studies.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in the inspection of highway construction, reconstruction, maintenance and/or drainage projects or traffic control studies.

NOTE: For State Employees this is interpreted at or above the level of Transportation General Supervisor (Maintenance) (Bridge) (Signs and Markings), Transportation District Electrical Supervisor, Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Maintenance Planner 1, Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader (Highway Maintenance) (Bridge Maintenance) (Electrical Maintenance) (Tree Maintenance) (Signs and Markings), Transportation Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance), Transportation Landscape Designer 1, Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical) or Transportation Maintainer 4.


College training in engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.



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.