Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation General Supervisor (Maintenance)

Recruitment #201112-8751TC-003


The State of Connecticut,  Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation General Supervisor (Maintenance). 

Position Details:

  • The position is located in the Wallingford Maintenance Facility.
  • The hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m, 37.50 hours per week. 

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; mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30.

Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply a copy of their Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A or B, with Tank Endorsement, valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC), and thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement (CTDOT-CDL-1).  Candidates who are unable to produce the required documents at the time of interview 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 *Meets 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.

The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation General Supervisor (Maintenance)  vacancies that occur in the Wallingford Maintenance  facility in the next twelve (12) months. 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.

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In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for supervising Transportation Maintenance Crew Leaders and Transportation Supervisors and their crews in the maintenance and betterment of transportation facilities.


Coordinates the work of the crews on maintenance, special maintenance and capital outlay work; allocates personnel and equipment; determines and reports on materials required; directs establishment of lines and grades from stakes set by the engineers; arranges through the Transportation Maintenance Manager in charge of maintenance in the district for the furnishing of, or the release of, rented equipment; during winter storms advises, directs and coordinates work as directed by the Transportation Maintenance Manager in charge of maintenance in the districts; arranges for shifting of equipment where there are breakdowns; arranges through the garage supervisors for required repairs to equipment; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans crew work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of approved methods of maintaining and improving roads including winter road maintenance and related drainage structures including snow and ice control and removal; ; considerable knowledge of materials and equipment used in road maintenance and construction; ability to lay out, supervise and inspect highway maintenance work; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; basic knowledge of first aid; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience in highway maintenance.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.


For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader (Highway Maintenance) or Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader (Tree Maintenance).


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.


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 the duties.

2. A physical examination may be required.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to extremes of weather conditions, to lifting of heavy weights, to highly dangerous road and traffic conditions, to 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.



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.