Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Garage Supervisor (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #210707-8749TC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation Garage Supervisor located in the Darien Repair Facility. This position is a critical supervisory operational role within the Bureau of Highway Operations responsible for managing the Darien Repair Facility in District 3. 

Position Highlights:
The Transportation Garage Supervisor position will be:  
  • Full-time, 37.5 hours per week;  
  • Monday to Friday;  
  • Scheduled 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  
Position 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) in order to be eligible to apply. Applicants invited to interview will be required to provide a copy at the time of the interview.  

Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever their 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.  

Incumbents in this class will be required to have a 30-mile residency from the posted job location. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of Connecticut 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.  The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

*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).

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to answer additional questions and/or submit additional documentation which support your qualifications for this position. These documents may include cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisor references, etc.

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 to fill future vacancies in this job classification. 

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In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for supervising a maintenance and repair garage for automotive, highway or airport maintenance equipment.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans garage work; establishes and maintains garage 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; inspects vehicles and equipment to test effectiveness of repairs; performs or closely supervises intricate repair jobs involving special assignments; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to diagnose motor and equipment problems and to use complicated testing equipment and welding devices; knowledge of record keeping and inventory procedures; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in operation, repair and maintenance of automotive, highway and/or airport maintenance equipment; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of automotive, highway and/or airport maintenance equipment.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been as a highly skilled mechanic.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at or above the level of Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive and Mechanical Equipment) or Transportation Maintainer 4.


Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in automotive repair may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.


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


At State Airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate will 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 the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.


Incumbents may be required to lift; may be exposed to some risk of injury from equipment.

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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.