Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintenance Administrator

Bureau of Highway Operations

Recruitment #200611-8677MP-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks a highly motivated candidate for the position of Transportation Maintenance Administrator located in Newington, CT. The Transportation Maintenance Administrator will manage the highway operations of this complex multi-modal agency, to achieve continuous improvement of highway and bridge maintenance operations and major event response; will have a key role in the implementation of new technology and best practices; will be the key strategic planning advisor to the Bureau Chief and Commissioner; and be critical to supporting the Highway Operations Maintenance forces. 

The Transportation Maintenance Administrator will be required to implement organizational improvements; develop efficient, customer service-oriented processes for effective program delivery; present highly effective communication skills; to make decisions that will lead to the success of the mission of the agency; to manage and work with a diverse workforce and customer base; to prioritize and execute high volumes of tasks and work; and knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern State management activities. 

In this key role the responsibilities will include:

  • Administration and oversight of the Bureau of Highway Operations functions including: 
            • Maintenance and repair of roadways and bridges
            • snow and ice removal operations
            • emergency management 
            • tree management
            • signs and markings
            • highway illumination and traffic signal maintenance
            • employee relations
            • budget management
            • staff development at all levels of Highway Operations 
            • safety of operations, employees and the public

  • Help CTDOT adapt to evolving state and federal priorities relative to future transportation needs, issues, and standard methodologies
  • Play an integral role in improving safety on our roadways for all users
  • Help shape long-term vision, strategy, and programs for serving the mobility needs of Connecticut’s residents and businesses while supporting economic growth, strong communities, and a healthy sustainable environment
The core work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, during snow and ice emergency operations, as required, from November 1 to April 30; and any other various seasonal emergencies. Various storm events will require the incumbent to remain at work, which at times could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends. 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 their valid Medical Examiner’s Card (MEC) at the time of interview, or they will be immediately disqualified. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job posting, you must be a current Department of Transportation employee, who has permanent status, and *meet the Minimum and Preferred 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).

Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into 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. 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 Diane Tyc at and reference the Recruitment Number.


In the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for administering the programs and operations of all highway related maintenance operations, including snow and ice removal, on a statewide basis.


Administers the staff and operations of the office; develops, implements and evaluates office policies, goals and objectives; designs and develops office programs and activities; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; determines appropriate staffing levels and directs the management and coordination of staff; designs and implements performance review standards for office staff; prepares office budget; maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of the office who might impact on policy or program activities; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of the principles and techniques of highway maintenance; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant State and Federal regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to manage and coordinate the activities of technical maintenance operations.


Eleven (11) years of professional experience in the administration of large scale transportation maintenance or highway operations programs and activities.


Three (3) years of experience in a managerial capacity in highway or bridge maintenance, transportation maintenance planning, or in transportation special services (oversight of utility and construction permits, traffic, drainage and/or accident claims investigations).

Note: For State employees the Special Experience will be interpreted at the level of Transportation Maintenance Director, Transportation Maintenance Planning Manager, Transportation District Maintenance Special Services Section Manager, Transportation Maintenance Manager, Transportation Equipment Repair Manager, Transportation Manager of Bridge Safety and Evaluation, or Transportation Manager of Highway Operations.


  • Experience with, and oversight of, large scale management of snow and ice operations and emergency management
  • Accomplished leader with a demonstrated record of achievement in the transportation highway maintenance and operations sector
  • Experience in revising, developing and/or implementing transportation policy and regulations
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary professional team to deliver large projects or programs
  • Experience coordinating and leading teams and proven track record of collaboration
  • Experience in organizational development and oversight
  • Experience and familiarity of legislative and government budgeting processes
  • Ability to interact and coordinate among high-level management teams across various levels of government
  • Established relationships with relevant  high-level management teams, or ability to form them
  • Experience negotiating with outside agencies and contractors 


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess appropriate current licenses or permits.



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.