Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 3 (Bridge)

Recruitment #210423-2347TC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the Transportation Maintainer 3 (Bridge) position located in Darien Bridge Maintenance Facility.  We have a great opportunity for you to advance in your career within the Department of Transportation. You will support and work with a team that is working to maintain and repair the Department of Transportation's bridge's within District 3 area.

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to being eligible for interview, applicants must have harness and fall protection training, a respirator physical, a current respirator fit test and be in compliance with the Department's Respirator Policy.

About the Role:
  • Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Job Requirements:
  • Applicants must hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (A or B), with the "tank endorsement," and valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC). These must be noted in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of the application for consideration.
  • Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of these current valid licenses/certifications as well as their Master Application at the time of interview, or they will be immediately disqualified.
  • Must be willing to accept emergency overtime duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are needed; mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30.
  • Required to have a 30-mile residency from the posted job location.
  • Various storm events will require employees to stay at work for the duration of the storm; which at times could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Transportation , 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 or full-time equivalent).

Applicants must list their valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) number, Class, expiration date and issuing State, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications, in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of their application.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be meet by the closing date on the job posting, unless otherwise specified.

Please ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. You will be unable to make revisions once you have submitted it into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.

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

The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation Maintainer 3 (Bridge) vacancies that occur in District 3, Darien Bridge Maintenance Facility.

If invited to interview you will be required to produce a copy of your current valid CDL Class A or B, reflecting "tank endorsement," and valid MEC.

Due to the large volume of applications anticipated, the DOT is 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 Nasreen.Mustafa@CT.GOV. 


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.


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:

  • Evaluation platform
  • Line marking machine (10 wheel, barrel type)
  • Concrete saws
  • Core drills
  • 12-22 foot flail mower (tractor)
  • Four wheel drive airport snow fighter
  • Front end loaders
  • Hand operated pavement marking machine
  • Mechanical catch basin cleaning
  • Power Driven Rollers
  • Power pickup sweepers
  • Shotcrete, gunite machines
  • Tilt bed trailers
  • Post pounder (driver only)
  • Vactor (driver only)
  • Track-munted skid steer with various attachments including but not limited to standard bucket; grapple bucket; mower; snow blower; sweeper; dozer blade.
  • Drainage pipe setting
  • Driver of wing truck with plows attached during snow and ice truck operations
  • Performance skilled in one or more of the following areas or trade: construction, maintenance, mechanical repair, electrical, carpentry, masonry, welding, automotive and heavy equipment, mechanical repair, plumbing and painting.
  • Test boring
  • Skilled tree climber
  • Wildlife hazard control-Radio monitoring communication-Escort vendors, contractors, etc. in secure areas (State owned airports only)
  • Inspector of VIP Projects
  • District Office Radio Operator (backup)
  • Service Patrol
  • Sign erector (general)
  • Pothole patcher operator
  • May supervisor a Materials Management Stockroom
  • May assist a Transportation Maintenance Manager in preparing and checking reports.
  • In addition to other duties incumbents may be required to receive training in, stand by for the respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at State-owned airports; performs related duties as required.
See attached addendum.


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.


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.


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.


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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.