Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 3 (CHAMPS Service Patrol)

Recruitment #191021-2347TC-002


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites applications for Transportation Maintainer 3 (CHAMPS Service Patrol). This position is 37.50hours per week and is located in the East Granby Repair Facility. The hours of operation are Monday - Friday with two (2) shifts from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The goals of the Connecticut Highway Assistance Motorist Patrol (CHAMP) Program are to provide safety to motorists, quickly clear incidents from the roadway, restore traffic capacity and reduce congestion, and assist in the coordinated multi-agency response to traffic events. The CHAMP vehicles play an important role patrolling areas to quickly and safely remove minor obstructions before they create a more serious impact. There are currently 15 CHAMP trucks, working out of 8 different garages.

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; this includes mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Incumbents in this class will also be required to have a 30-mile residency from the job location.

Selection Plan

In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (A or B), with the "tank endorsement" and a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC), and have some of the "Preferred Qualifications."

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their current valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (Class A or B) with Tank endorsement and a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) at time of interview, or they will be immediately disqualified; as well as a thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement (CTDOT-CDL-1).

The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation Maintainer 3 (Service Patrol Operator) vacancies that occur at the East Granby Repair 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 pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jacqueline Ciampi at and reference position #106738.


In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing a variety of skilled tasks at less than the journeyman level in the construction, maintenance and repair of state roadsides, roadways, bridges, airports and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains the more complex mechanical equipment; works as a skilled mechanic at less than the journeyman level in the repair of mechanical equipment.


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:


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


- Concrete saws
- Core drills
- 12-22 foot flail mower (tractor)
- Four wheel drive airport snow fighter
- Front end loaders
- Hand operated pavement marking machine
- Mechanical catch basin cleaning
- Power Driven Rollers
- Power pickup sweepers
- Shotcrete, gunite machines
- Tilt Bed Trailers
- Post Pounder (driver only)
- Vactor (driver only)
- Track-mounted skid steer with various attachments including but not limited to: standard bucket, grapple bucket, mower, snow blower, sweeper, dozer blade


- Drainage pipe setting
- Driver of wing truck with plows attached during snow and ice truck operations
- Performing skilled tasks in one or more of the following areas or trades: construction, maintenance, mechanical repair, electrical, carpentry, masonry, welding, automotive and heavy equipment mechanical repair, plumbing and painting.
- Test boring
- Skilled tree climber
- Inspector of VIP projects
- District Office Radio Operator (backup)
- Service patrol
- Sign erector (general)
- Pothole patcher operator
- May supervise a Materials Management Stockroom
- In addition to other duties, may assist a Transportation Maintenance Manager in preparing and checking reports
- Wildlife hazard control - Radio monitoring and communication - Escort vendors, contractors, etc. in secure areas (State owned airports only)

In addition to other duties incumbents in this class may be required to receive training in, stand by for and
respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at State-owned airports; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of construction, maintenance and repair techniques of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports; knowledge of processes and materials used in construction and maintenance trades; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to use and make ordinary repairs to more complex mechanical equipment; ability to operate equipment as listed on attached Addendum; ability to keep shop records and prepare reports; ability to use, set up and maintain ordinary bench and other shop machine tools and equipment; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to utilize computer software.


Two (2) years of experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports, in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment, or in work in one of the recognized maintenance trades.


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 the General Experience.


Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following CHAMP Driver knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Mechanical and Technical Knowledge & Skills:

*A basic knowledge of automotive mechanical systems and the ability to perform basic troubleshooting and minor repairs.


*Ability and demeanor to communicate with the public, motorists, Highway Operations Center personnel, State Police and other emergency responders in a courteous and professional manner at all times.

*Knowledge and understanding of the CTDOT Highway Operations Center chain of command and their role in the command structure.

*Sufficient knowledge and understanding of the goals and objectives of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Incident Command System (ICS) and the Traffic Incident Management System (TIMS) in order to operate within a Unified Command Structure while maintaining the ability to independently evaluate situations and by applying their training, established Standard Operating Procedures and good judgement, make appropriate decisions for the safe mitigation of the known or identified hazards.

Professional Conduct and Behavior:

*Ability to conduct themselves as professionals at all times -

•CHAMP Drivers are not to accept tips, gifts, or gratuities of any kind from motorists. CHAMP drivers must report any offers for tips, gifts, or gratuities to their Repair Garage Supervisor.

•CHAMP drivers are not to accept assistance from passersby. Ability to be assertive, but politely decline outside assistance by others; their presence creates more of a hazardous condition by increasing the number of vehicles and people at the scene.


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


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 theduties.
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.