Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Airport Maintenance Crew Leader (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190204-2532TC-001


The State of Connecticut, Connecticut Airport Authority is recruiting for 3 full-time Airport Maintenance Crew Leader positions located at Bradley International Airport.  These are promotional opportunities open only to current Connecticut Airport Authority employees having completed their intial working test period and meeting the experience and training requirments.  These 7.5 hour per day/37.5 hour per week positions are responsible for performing a full range of grounds, equipment, and facilities duties. 

There are three schedules for the Maintenance department:  Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday 3:00 am – 11:00 am, and Wednesday through Sunday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Each schedule includes a half-hour daily unpaid meal period. Schedule assignment will be based upon CAA operating needs and seniority and is subject to reassignment.

Applicants must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal and glycol recovery when those services are needed.  The position requires mandatory overtime work on nights, holidays and weekends, as needed.

Selection Plan

Please be advised this is a promotional opportunity for employees in the recruiting agency.  The selected employee will be promoted by reclassification in his or her position.  This is NOT A VACANCY and, therefore, merit system and reemployment rules do not apply.

An individual serving in this position must be able to successfully undergo a thorough background and security screening, physical examination including pre-employment drug screening, fingerprinting and maintain required security clearance during the duration of employment.  Incumbents in this class must obtain Bradley movement area certification, allowing them to independently operate vehicles and equipment on Airfield movement areas while effectively communicating with Air Traffic Control for proper clearance.  Movement area certification must be maintained during the duration of employment. 

This position requires a Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate at the time of application, and must be kept current as a condition of employment with the CAA.

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.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:  Timothy Geary,, (860) 254-5287.


In the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for an assigned group of Transportation Maintainers and/or Qualified Craft Workers engaged in an area of transportation maintenance or closely related activities.


Plans crew workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; requisitions materials and equipment appropriate to the various jobs; participates in performing the duties of the crew; may do preliminary site inspection of assigned jobs; may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at State-owned airports; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of the approved methods of maintaining and improving runways, roads and related drainage structures; knowledge of materials and equipment used in runways and road maintenance and construction; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.



Three (3) years of skilled experience in the maintenance and repair of airport runways, roads or related structures.

Note: For State Employees the General Experience will be interpreted at the level of Transportation Maintainer 2 or a combination of airport experience and previous experience in a supervisory or lead capacity.



Preference will be given to candidates with :

  1. 1 to 2 years of experience in snow removal operations at a medium size Part 139 Certified Airport.
  2. Some knowledge of the appropriate chemicals and treatment methods utilized for airport movement area surface treatment during winter weather events.
  3. Some knowledge of and ability to apply relevant FAA Advisory Circular Criteria to the overall year- round grounds maintenance activities of a Part 139 Certified Airport.


1. Incumbents in this class will be required to accept assignment to emergency duties including snow and ice removal as required.

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 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.

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.