Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Maintainer 2

Recruitment #210706-3488PS-001


Are you a meticulous crafts-worker who enjoys caring for properties and have the desire to make a difference here in CT?

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us as an Environmental Protection Maintainer 2!

About Us

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

DEEP's Bureau of Central Services, Engineering and Field Support Services Division provides support to many of DEEP's Divisions including Parks, Boating, Wildlife, Fisheries, Forestry, Haz-Mat, Dam Safety and others.

Our Engineering and Field Support Services team is seeking to fill an Environmental Protection Maintainer 2 position for the West District Construction Crew.

Position Details

Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Thomaston Garage in Thomaston, CT

Your Role

As an EP Maintainer 2, you will be charged with working both independently and with others for proactive and scheduled maintenance projects.

This position is critical in supporting the crew that is responsible for the maintenance and repair of DEEP roads, public parking lots, trails, bridges, installation and repair of utilities, DEEP owned public boat launches with floating docks (installation, removal and maintenance) as well as infrastructure projects and repairs.

There are approximately 425 DEEP owned buildings located throughout the West District; 121 miles of gravel roads, 37 state owned boat launches and 102 state owned dams and flood control areas.

More details can be found in the class specification.

What we can offer you:

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes:

  • Excellent health and dental coverage;
  • A generous retirement plan;
  • Paid time off;
  • A healthy work - life balance!

Selection Plan

This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public.

The selected candidate must have a CDL license or must obtain a CDL license within six months of hire. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon obtaining the CDL license. More info can be found here.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. You must specify your qualifications within your JobAps application.

The selected candidate must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties of the position and work well with other staff.

To Apply:

  • Complete a Master Application and apply directly to this recruitment.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.

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.

What to Expect After You Apply:

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.

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

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

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. Current state employees will be required to submit their last two (2) service ratings.

Should you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Samantha Wasef, Leadership Associate – Talent Solutions: Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov or 860.937.6357 


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently performing maintenance and moderately skilled tasks in trade practices.


This specific position independently performs maintenance duties such as parking lot and access road repairs and maintenance, ice and snow removal; operating CDL trucks (tractor trailer truck with tilt trailer and low boy trailer, 10 wheel dump truck and 20 ton equipment trailers, dump, 1000 gallon Tanker truck, Plow truck, and 3/4 and 1 ton pickup trucks with landscape trailers) and heavy construction equipment (bull dozers, excavators, loaders, graders, compaction roller, mower and tractor compact track loaders, wood chippers, portable pumps, landscape equipment) to perform moderately skilled tasks such as routine maintenance and repairs to DEEP boat launches and docks, buildings repairs, road grading and pot hole roads, maintenance of flood control areas and state own dams; general equipment maintenance; and general building maintenance and repairs.


Interpersonal skills; ability to perform general maintenance and semi-skilled trade tasks; ability to operate and make repairs to small tools and mechanical equipment; ability to follow general instructions; ability to utilize computer software.


One (1) year of experience in maintenance and repair work.


Graduation from a secondary school with specialization in a trade pertinent to the operation, maintenance and development of natural resources may be substituted for the General Experience.


The preferred candidate will possess:

  • Experience performing a full range of moderate tasks in construction, grounds maintenance, building maintenance, snow removal and equipment maintenance;
  • Experience operating CDL trucks and heavy construction equipment;
  • Experience following instructions to complete work independently;
  • Experience or knowledge in leading seasonal staff; and other employees of similar class;
  • Experience using a computer for basic work-related functions. 


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain a Standard First Aid certificate and CPR certificate.
2. Incumbents engaged in the operation of heavy equipment will be required to possess and retain the necessary current licenses, permits and or certifications as required by Federal and State laws and regulations.
3. Incumbents performing skilled trade work may be required to possess and retain appropriate current licenses and or certifications as required by a particular trade.
4. Incumbents may be required to operate a motor vehicle and to possess and retain the appropriate valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license, such as a Commercial Driver's License.


Incumbents in this class must be in good health and must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to effectively perform the duties of the class.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury working under varying weather conditions, lifting moderate weights and handling chemical solutions.



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.