Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

CDL Driver / Highway Maintenance Worker

Transportation Maintainer 1 (Highway Operations)

Recruitment #211108-2345TC-RP


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is currently hiring at ALL Statewide Highway Maintenance LocationsRead below & apply today! 

If you currently hold a Commercial Driver License (CDL) and are seeking a career in transportation and highway maintenance, now is your time! Come join a great team of employees who are dedicated to maintaining and improving safe travel throughout Connecticut. 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for CDL Driver / Highway Maintenance Worker (Transportation Maintainer 1) positions in the locations listed below:

The role & requirements: 
  • Perform a full range of basic tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of State roadsides, roadways, bridges, etc. 
  • Operate and maintain small and less complex mechanical equipment or act as a helper on larger and more complex equipment. 
  • Live within 20 miles of the job location. 
  • Possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B and valid Medical Examiners Card (MEC). Please list your license number, class, expiration date, and issuing state in the "Licenses and Professional Certificates" section of your application. 
  • Must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties including snow and ice removal, whenever your services are needed; this include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30 (no out of state vacations will be approved during this period). 
  • Various storm events will require employees to stay at work for the duration of the storm. At times this could be up to a period of several days, including holidays and weekends. 
  • When applying you must select all locations in which you are willing to work on your application prior to submission. Failure to indicate a location listed above may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location. 
  • Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their CDL Class A or B, their valid MEC, and a thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement (CTDOT-CDL-1) form, as well as a copy of their Master Application.
What we offer you: 
  • We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off, and so much more! 
  • We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees 
  • A work schedule consisting of 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Watch below for more information!

Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

Application Information:

  • Please 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. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Applicants must hold a current/valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and a valid Medical Examiner’s Card (MEC). Candidates must indicate they hold a current and valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and a valid Medical Examiner's Card in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of the application.
  • Please select all location(s) in which you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
Throughout the Recruitment Process:

  • 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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, 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.
  • We may choose to review applications generated from this posting to fill Transportation Maintainer 1 positions at various locations throughout the State. If so, these positions will NOT be posted separately on JobAps. When a new, similar Transportation Maintainer 1 posting is announced (with a recruitment number ending in RP), you must re-apply for consideration.
  • We may have a need to post a job opening for a more ‘specific’ Transportation Maintainer 1 position geared toward a specific position(s). Those types of job openings on JobAps will NOT use applications from this recruitment pool. You must apply to those postings in order to be considered for appointment to those specific position(s). We encourage you to apply to each Transportation Maintainer 1 posting you’re interested in. Please sign up for Interest Cards to be notified when Transportation Maintainer 1 recruitments are posted.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most clearly 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
Please Note:

  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, the DOT is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Michelle Gara at or (860) 952-9087.


In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing a full range of basic tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of State roadside, roadways, bridges, airports and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains small and less complex mechanical equipment or acts as a helper on larger and more complex 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:

- 1/2, 3/4 ton Suburban
- 1/2, 3/4, 1 ton vans (passenger/cargo)
- 1/2, 3/4, 1 ton pickups (2 & 4 wheel drive)
- 2 ton, 3 ton platform stakes - sedan deliveries
- station wagons
- 3/4, 1 ton trucks, various body styles
- 9 ton dump truck (to be paid at the appropriate level).

- Mowing equipment Class 12 with or without attachments
- Wood chipper
- Pavement breakers
- Grass trimmers/brush cutters
- Walk behind snow blowers
- Portable pumping units
- Chain saws
- Vibratory compaction equipment

- Assisting employees of higher grades in more skilled operation
- Heavy custodial maintenance of buildings and grounds
- Finish grading on roadway or roadside projects
- Gas station attendants
- Hand seeding
- Helping on refuse collection trucks
- Helping on sanding and plowing
- Relief ferry mate, drawbridge attendant and/or rest area attendant
- Stores section material handling
- Wildlife hazard control
- Radio monitoring and communication
- Escort vendors, contractors, etc. in secure areas (State owned airports only)

In addition to other duties, at State-owned airports may function as a guard/watchman or may be required to receive training in, stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations; performs related duties as required.

See attached addendum.


Some knowledge of the physical properties of standard highway or airport construction and maintenance materials; some knowledge of some mechanical principles; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; familiarity with the basic practices of the construction and maintenance trades; ability to use and make minor repairs to small tools and the simpler mechanical equipment; ability to operate equipment listed on the attached addendum; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to utilize computer software.


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


  • Experience snow plowing with CDL vehicles larger than a 1-ton dump vehicle
  • Experience with landscaping and construction 
  • Experience driving manual transmission CDL vehicles


1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
2. 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.


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 the duties.
2. A physical examination will 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.

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