Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 2 (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #210115-2346TC-001


Are you a dedicated Department of Transportation (DOT) employee looking for a new role? Do you enjoy performing highway maintenance tasks? If so, continue to make an impact by serving your state! Read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut has an exciting Transportation Maintainer 2 opportunity within the DOT. It is the DOT’s mission to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. 
  • You must indicate that you hold a current and valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tank endorsement in the "Licenses and Professional Certificate" section of the application, or you will not be considered.
  • You must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever your services are needed.  
  • You must be willing to work mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Various storm events will require you to stay at work for the duration of the storm, which at times could be up to a period of several days including holidays and weekends.
  • You are required to have a residence within 30-miles of the job location.
  • If invited for interview you will be required to supply a copy of your Connecticut Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B with Tank endorsement, your valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC), a copy of your Master Application, and a thoroughly completed CT Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement (CT-DOT-CDL-1) or you will be immediately disqualified. 
Work-Life Balance: Full-time (8:00am-4:00pm) Monday-Friday, located in Wallingford, CT. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a permanent DOT employee and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

Please ensure that your application is complete, you will not be able to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.       

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies. 

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, the DOT is 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 performing a variety of moderately skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of State roadsides, roadways, bridges, airports, and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains complex mechanical equipment; works as a moderately skilled mechanic in garages in the routine repair of mechanical equipment.


The following is a listing of examples of trucks, equipment, tasks or related duties, the operating, maintaining or performing of which are considered to be the responsibilities and duties of positions in this class:

  • 3 ton to 9 ton trucks, dump, platform or refuse with or without winch
  • All of the above when using the following attachments: Snow plows, Duo Dump, Truck Crash Attenuators, Trailers and towed equipment (except tilt bed trailers)
  • Pickup, (to include 2 & 4 wheel drive vehicles) when using: Trailers or towed equipment, snowplows, or hopper type spreaders
  • Bridge utility truck
  • Compressor trucks
  • Aerial bucket trucks
  • Wreckers with winch
  • Tandem/10-Wheel Dump Truck
  • Bituminous curbing machines
  • Pothole Patcher
  • Tractor Mowers with single flail
  • Wood chippers
  • Chain saws
  • Culvert cleaning machines
  • Compressors, and/or compressor tools
  • Concrete mixers
  • Concrete vibrators
  • Hydraulic or engine driven tools
  • Test Boring
  • Class 24 tractor including attachments
  • Wing plow or other side mounted attachments
  • Fork lift
  • Survey monument setting
  • Burning and cutting with acetylene torch
  • Flagger (traffic control)
  • May assist a Material Storage Supervisor with stores section material handling
  • Performing moderately skilled tasks in one or more of the following areas or trades: construction, maintenance, mechanical repair, electrical, carpentry, masonry, welding, plumbing and painting
  • Relief ferry mate, drawbridge attendant and/or rest area attendant
  • Wildlife hazard control
  • Radio monitoring and communication
  • Escort vendors, contractors, etc. in secure areas (State owned airports only)
In addition to other duties, may function as a guard/watchman or be required to receive training in, stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at state-owned airports. May assist a Transportation General Supervisor, Transportation Garage Supervisor, or a Transportation District Electrical Supervisor in preparing and checking various reports or operating a two-way radio in a District Maintenance unit & perform related duties as required.


Knowledge of the construction, maintenance, and repair techniques of roadsides, roadways, bridges, or airports; knowledge of the processes and materials used in the construction and maintenance trades; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to use and make routine repairs to complex mechanical equipment; ability to operate equipment as listed on the attached addendum; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to utilize computer software.


One (1) year 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 work in one of the recognized maintenance trades.


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.


  • Experience operating heavy-duty commercial equipment.
  • Experience in maintenance trades (including carpentry/masonry) that are utilized to maintain State highways.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
2. Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are required.


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 in order to perform the duties of the class.
2. A physical examination will 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.



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.