Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintenance Director

Recruitment #200803-8757MP-001





The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation Maintenance Director located  in the District 1 Rocky Hill Office and the District 2 Norwich Ofice. These positions are 40 hours per week, with a work schedule of Monday-Friday 7:30 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. Various storm events will require employees to stay at work for the duration of the storm; which at times could be up to 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,"; valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) and a copy of their Master Application at time of interview. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current Department of Transportation employee, who has permanent 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).

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. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill future Transportation Maintenance Director vacancies that occur within DOT Maintenance, 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

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In the Department of Transportation, Office of Maintenance and Highway Operations this class is accountable for administering programs and directing highway maintenance operations in either the central office or a district.


Coordinates, plans and manages office or district activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of office or district budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of office or district who might impact on program activities; performs related duties as required.
CENTRAL OFFICE: Directs operations of statewide highway maintenance programs; develops, implements and evaluates maintenance policies, goals and objectives; designs and develops maintenance programs and activities; assists with implementation of new procedures and procedural revisions; determines appropriate staffing levels and directs management and coordination of staff; works in conjunction with Transportation Director of Traffic in operation of Highway Operations Center; assists with preparation of highway maintenance budget; assists with design and implementation of performance review standards for staff; informs Transportation Maintenance Administrator as to ongoing operational status of entire maintenance program and acts as liaison with Maintenance Directors in districts.
ASSIGNED DISTRICT: Directs staff and operations of district; directs maintenance of highways including electrical installations, signs and markings, bridges, small structures and equipment; administers maintenance planning responsibility from a needs survey; directs and coordinates highway incidents including routine and emergency events utilizing appropriate equipment and personnel; maintains close coordination with central office personnel on budget requirements, planning, programming, policies, procedures, standards, schedules, operations, costs, experiments, training, funds and special reports; directs investigations for and issuance of permits.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of highway maintenance operations and planning; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to manage and coordinate activities of technical maintenance operations.


Ten (10) years of professional experience in the administration of large scale transportation maintenance or highway operations programs and activities, including emergency response and winter operations.


Two (2) years of experience in a managerial capacity in highway or bridge maintenance, transportation maintenance planning or transportation special services (oversight of utility and construction permits, traffic, drainage and accident claims investigations, and development of transportation policies and procedures).
Note: For state employees the Special Experience will be interpreted at the level of Transportation Manager of Highway Operations, Transportation District Maintenance Special Services Section Manager, Transportation Maintenance Manager, Transportation Equipment Repair Manager, Transportation Manager of Bridge Safety and Evaluation or Transportation Maintenance Planning Manager.


*   Experience with Snow and Ice Removal operations

*   Experience with VIP - Vendor In Place projects

*   Ability to prioritize and  manage multiple projects/assignments

*   Experience in emergency operations



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


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury when driving in snowstorms.



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.