Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 3 (Post Pounder Assistant)

Recruitment #200211-2347TC-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of the Transportation Maintainer 3 (Post Pounder Assistant) position located in Groton Maintenance Facility. The purpose of this position within the Department of Transportation is to assist the Post Pounder Operator with the installation and repair of fence lines within District 2.  This is a 37.5 hour position with the work hours being 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; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Incumbents in this class will be required to have a 20-mile residency from the posted job location.    

Applicants invited to the interview will be required to produce a copy of their current Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (A or B), with the "tank endorsement" and valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) at the time of interview or they will be immediately disqualified.  Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their Master Application and a copy of their last two service rates.   

The agency will conduct a practicum for the Transportation Maintainer 3 (post pounder assistant) title, to evaluate and determine whether applicant(s) have the skills and qualifications to perform the duties of this position. Practicums shall be conducted pursuant to the Department of Transportation’s Administrative Guidelines for Conducting Practicums and will be part of the interview process.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current Department of Transportation employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications 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 equivalent).

Applicants must ensure their application is complete before submitting it. Once submitted, applicants will be unable to make revisions in the Jobaps System. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting. 

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to answer additional questions and/or submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include; cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisor 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 future vacancies that occur in District 2, Groton 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 large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ann Januszewski at ann.januszewski@ct.gov and reference PN#30744. 

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 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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

The following is a list of example of duties and responsibilities of the position: 

·        Identify and wear prescribed safety equipment.

·        Identify safety aspects of the specified equipment and successfully complete a pre-trip inspection and practicum on specified equipment.

·        Identify CBYD “Call Before You Dig” markings and call in procedures for emergency CBYD.

·        Identify hazards of specified equipment as well as pinch points.

·        Demonstrate knowledge of installation and repairs of fence lines.

·        Be familiar with post pounder and support truck setup and takedown procedures and safe operation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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.

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 the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must demonstrate their experience, skills and abilities in operating and assisting with the Department's Post Pounder on their Master Application prior to being eligible for interview and 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. 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.

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 theduties.
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.