Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation General Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance)

Recruitment #210527-8795TC-001

Introduction


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Highway Operations invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation General Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance) in District 2. 

Position Details: 
  • The position is located at the DOT District 2 Old Saybrook Bridge Maintenance Facility;  
  • Full time, 37.50 hours per week;
  • The work hours are Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m;   
Duties:
  • Coordinates the work of the crews on bridge maintenance, special maintenance bridge repair and reconstruction;
  • Arranges with the approval of the Transportation Maintenance Manager in charge of bridge maintenance ;
  • Inspects all equipment to see that it is kept in safe operating condition;
  • During winter storms advises, directs and coordinates work as directed by the Transportation Maintenance Manager in charge of maintenance in the districts;
  • Interprets plans and specifications for the guidance of bridge supervisors;
  • Develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards;
  • Acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
Position Requirements:
  • Candidates must indicate they hold a current and valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tank endorsement in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of the application;
  • 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 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 valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) at time of interview, 

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*, hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B with Tank Endorsement, possess a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC), 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).  

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

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.  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.

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, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

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. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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 www.ct.gov/ethics.

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

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Coordinates the work of the crews on bridge maintenance, special maintenance bridge repair and reconstruction 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 with the approval of the Transportation Maintenance Manager in charge of bridge maintenance in the district for furnishing of rented equipment; arranges for shifting of equipment where there are breakdowns; arranges through the garage supervisor for required repairs to equipment; inspects all equipment to see that it is kept in safe operating condition; during winter storms advises, directs and coordinates work as directed by the Transportation Maintenance Manager in charge of maintenance in the districts; supervises the taking of samples for laboratory tests and examination of materials used in bridge construction, checking quantities and placement of materials and mixes and checking measurements; interprets plans and specifications for the guidance of bridge supervisors; analyzes necessity for plan changes and makes necessary recommendations; checks strength and rigidity of forms, and placement and typing of reinforced steel; 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of approved methods of maintaining and improving stationary and movable bridges and related structures; knowledge of the materials and equipment used in bridge maintenance and construction; ability to lay out, supervise and inspect bridge maintenance projects; 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in bridge maintenance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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

Note: 

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.