Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance)

Recruitment #190515-9126TC-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified DOT employees to apply for the position of Transportation Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance, two opportunities). This is a 37.5 hour position that is located in the Torrington Bridge Facility. The hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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. Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply a copy of their Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, with Tank Endorsement, valid Medial Examiner's Card (MEC).

Selection Plan

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*, hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B with Tank Endorsement, possess a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC), and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed 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 requirements of the position. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance) vacancies that occur at the Torrington Bridge 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

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 pertaing to this recruitment, please contact Jacqueline Ciampi at and reference Positions #111658 &116073.


In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for supervising the work of crews engaged in a phase of highway operations or maintenance as indicated by the parenthetical title of the class.


Supervises rigging of staging, cleaning and painting of metal, replacement of bridge timber, building and demolition of temporary wooden structures, gunite repairs, pouring and surfacing of concrete, drilling of concrete on stone and driving or removal of rivets; supervises electric or acetylene welding and cutting, repairs to gears, shafts, bearings and other mechanical parts of a drawbridge and other equipment used in bridge work; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans crews work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; develops or makes recommendations on 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; monitors use of equipment, materials, supplies and contractual services; maintains cost records; maintains necessary precautions for safety of employees and the public; supervises snow and ice work; requisitions supplies and materials; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to maintain moveable and stationary bridges; ability in use and maintenance of small tools and equipment used in bridge repairs and maintenance; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of safety precautions; considerable knowledge of winter road maintenance; some knowledge of first aid; some knowledge of personnel rules; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in the field indicated by the parenthetical title.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.


Considerable knowledge of approved methods of maintaining and improving bridges and related structures; knowledge of the materials and equipment used in bridge maintenance and construction; ability to lay out, supervise and inspect bridge maintenance projects; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; basic knowledge of first aid; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


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 appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, visual and auditory, acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class.

2. A physical examination may be required.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to extremes of weather conditions, frequent lifting of heavy weights, highly dangerous road and traffic conditions, poison ivy, insect bites and allergy irritants during summer months and loud and potentially dangerous machinery.



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.