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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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.
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.