Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Technician Trainee (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190204-8736FS-001

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Construction, Division of Materials Testing (DMT) is currently accepting applications for two Transportation Technician Trainee positions. Upon successful completion of the 1 year training program, incumbents will be promoted to the target class of Transportation Technician and with successful performance will advance to the job class of Transportation Materials Technician 2 upon qualification.

These positions are full-time, 40 hours per week and are in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.  These positions are located in the DMT Central Laboratory in Rocky Hill. The Transportation Technician Trainee will receive training to perform duties such as physical tests and analyses of materials used in the construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure, inspection of facilities, equipment, and final products of sources of supply such as quarries and plants, and may transport samples and perform other related duties as required.

A valid driver’s license and availability to travel to perform field work, attend meetings and/or training both within and outside of normal working hours is required. Incumbents in this class must also 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. A physical exam may be required.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered, applicants must:

  • Specify "Rocky Hill" as a desired location on their application;
  • Include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application; and,
  • List their valid driver's license number, expiration date, issuing state, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section 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.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/ supervisory 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 Transportation Technician Trainee vacancies that occur at the Department of Transportation in the next twelve (12) months.

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 provided through your JobAps portal account.

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 www.ct.gov/ethics.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jackie Ouellette at Jackie.ouellette@ct.gov. Reference: Transportation Technician Trainee - DMT #29802/30454.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for receiving on-the-job training in performing basic technical work in support of transportation projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during course of training period.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

General knowledge of basic construction methods and materials; skill in use of construction related equipment and instruments and computer applications; ability in performing mathematical computations; ability to create, read and interpret scales, diagrams, plans, specifications and drawings; ability to prepare accurate drawings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience involving the inspection of transportation construction projects; or testing of transportation materials; or bridge safety inspection.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. An Associate’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, or closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience.
2. Possession of at least Level II certification in the Civil Engineering Technology-Transportation Program, Highway Construction, Highway Materials or Bridge Safety Inspection from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A valid driver’s license and availability to travel to perform field work, attend meetings and/or training both within and outside of normal working hours is required.

Candidates must list their valid driver's license number, expiration date, and issuing state, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of their application.

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. A physical exam may be required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from highway or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.

Conclusion

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.







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