Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Maintainer (Driver/Equipment Operator) (37.5 Hour Entry Level)

Locations throughout Connecticut

Recruitment #210609-0381TE-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF), has a mission of partnering with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive.  

Are you a self-starter?  Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal human services environment in the public sector? If so, we want you to join us!  

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), is currently recruiting for several qualified and motivated Drivers (Maintainer - Driver/Equipment Operator) throughout Connecticut. These positions are full-time, 37.5 hours per week and will be responsible for the safe transportation of children and families served by the Department.  These positions are based out of Middletown with other locations that will be determined in the near future and will cover statewide transportation routes.  Schedules will be based on operational needs and will include non-standard start and end times, holidays and weekends.  Travel is required in this position and you must possess a valid driver’s license.  

You will discover the opportunity to:

  • Engage in a rewarding career;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment;
  • Provide support to a division that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve;
  • Make a difference in the public sector.  

What’s in it for You – Leading Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; 
  • Ability to serve the citizens of Connecticut;
  • A healthy work life balance to all employees.  

We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact by serving your state!  

The entry level rate for this class will be ten (10%) percent below Step 1 of the salary grade. Upon completion of the initial working test period the incumbent’s salary will be adjusted to the TC or FM pay plan, Step 1 of the salary grade for this class.

Selection Plan

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and specify their qualifications on their application. Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the “Resume Tab” of your application as you will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application into the JobAps system.  

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.  

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. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred requirements of the position. Candidates must clearly specify their qualifications in their application.  

Candidates will be required to successfully pass an extensive background check to include State Police check, Federal background (fingerprint), pre-employment physical, drug screen, DMV check and TB Test. At time of appointment incumbents must possess a Connecticut Public Passenger Endorsement License and a satisfactory motor vehicle driving record.  

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) 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.  

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.  

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

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker, at


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing duties a substantial amount of time (75%) in one or both of the following areas:

- patient/client transportation
- grounds care (outside services) equipment operation


Examples of Duties by General Work Areas

ALL AREAS: Keeps simple records and prepares reports (this should be related to duties and not a full time office record keeping position); performs related duties as required.  

PATIENT/CLIENT TRANSPORTATION: Operates a passenger motor vehicle for transportation of clients; ensures safety of all passengers; maintains vehicles in good condition including cleaning and lubrication and preventive maintenance as required; keeps records in connection with vehicles (gas, oil, mileage) and materials delivered, payroll documents, mail, equipment, various documents; may pick up and deliver other state vehicles to state facilities; may perform some stores functions involving loading and unloading of materials, inventory and record keeping.

These are only examples of types of tasks that a Maintainer (Driver/Equipment Operator) may be expected to perform. Incumbents in this class will also be expected to perform related duties as required.


Some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate equipment and vehicles used in daily work; ability to learn policies and procedures; ability to operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some ability in simple recordkeeping.


Any experience and training which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


Preference will be given to candidates who possess:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with and/or in the transportation of children, adults, and special needs populations;
  • Experience with basic record keeping such as logging information;
  • Experience creating and maintaining basic reports such as mileage reports;
  • Experience writing incident reports.


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


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, 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.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive patients and/or clients.
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.