Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 4 (Highly Skilled Tree Climber)

Recruitment #190507-2348TC-001

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its current DOT employees to apply for the position of Transportation Maintainer 4 - Highly Skilled Tree Climber, located in the Vernon Maintenance Facility. This position is a 37.5 hours per week with a work schedule of Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Eligible candidates will be required to participate in a skill evaluation practicum. Applicants must hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (Class A or B), with the "tank endorsement" and valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC), and meet the "Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities," listed below in order to be eligible to apply.

Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are needed; mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Incumbents in this class will be required to have a 20-mile residency from the job location.

Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their current valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, reflecting the "tank endorsement," and valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) at time of interview, or they will be immediately disqualified.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current employee of the Department of Transportation, with permanent state status, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your highly skilled tree climber experience 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).

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the highly skilled tree climber requirements of the position. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill future Transportation Maintainer 4 vacancies, requiring highly skilled tree climber work experience, that occur at the Department of Transportation, Vernon Maintenance facility, 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 www.ct.gov/ethics.  

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.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Diane Tyc at Diane.Tyc@ct.gov (Reference PN 112548).

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing a variety of highly skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of State roadways, roadsides, bridges, airports and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains highly complex mechanical equipment; may serve as trainer.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

The following is a listing of examples of trucks, equipment, tasks or related duties, the operating, maintaining or
performing of which are considered to be the responsibilities and duties of positions in this class:

TRUCKS:
- Elevation platform
- Line marking machine (10 wheel, barrel type)

EQUIPMENT:
- Backhoe
- Core drills, Concrete Saws
-Front End Loader
- Hand operated pavement marking machine

DUTIES:
- Operating a Backhoe; Operating a wing truck to plow snow on state roadways.
- Performing highly skilled tasks in tree climbing and cutting, one or more of the following areas or trades: construction, maintenance, mechanical repair
- In addition to other duties, may assist a Transportation Maintenance Manager in preparing and checking reports.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of the construction, maintenance and repair techniques of roadways, roadsides, bridges or airports; considerable knowledge of the processes and materials used in the construction and maintenance of highway and bridges or airports; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to operate skillfully and make ordinary repairs to highly complex mechanical equipment as listed on the attached addendum; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of roadways, roadsides, bridges or airports, in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in the operation of complex equipment or the performance of skilled tasks.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Maintainer 3.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in one of the maintenance trades may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have experience, knowledge, skills and abilities in the highly skilled tree climbing tasks, which involve climbing and cutting of trees in the maintenance of state highways and roadways and performing related duties. They must also have aerial bucket truck, safety-harness and trauma strap certification, through the Department, prior to being eligible for interview and to participate in the skill evaluation practicum.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
2. Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal whenever his or her services are needed.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

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.