Target Class: Transportation Technician
New Haven, CT
Rocky Hill, CT
|Date Opened||12/10/2021 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$47,823* - $66,033/year (*New State employees start at minimum)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||12/27/2021 11:59:00 PM|
Are you excited about working outdoors and helping ensure the safety of Connecticut’s bridges? If so, read below & apply today!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently accepting applications for Transportation Technician Trainee positions in the Bridge Safety and Evaluation section of the Division of Bridges in the Office of Engineering. Positions may be based in New Haven, Norwich, Thomaston or Rocky Hill. The work locations for these positions will be determined based on the availability of the selected candidates and the DOT’s needs.
Upon successful completion of the 1 year training program, incumbents may be promoted to the target class of Transportation Technician. With successful performance, the incumbents may advance to the job class of Transportation Bridge Safety Inspector 1 upon qualification. These positions are full time, 40 hours per week and are in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.
**Applicants who will possess an Associate's degree by May of 2022 in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Civil Engineering Technology or closely related field, are encouraged to apply for this posting!**
At the DOT, our mission is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. Learn more about our mission, vison, and values here!
We are seeking candidates who are interested in receiving on the job and classroom training to learn how to perform bridge inspections in accordance with established standards as part of a bridge safety inspection team. Work will be completed outdoors with exposure to all types of weather conditions, at heights, in and over water, and in confined spaces, with potential exposure to traffic, environmental hazards, and potential dangers and irritants and allergens such as wildlife, insects, vegetation and hazardous fumes.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The successful candidates must be available to travel to and attend training, conferences, meetings, field reviews/site visits, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary, and must possess and retain a valid Driver's license. Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from highway and construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.Special requirements include:
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. A physical exam may be required.
What We Can Offer You: Competitive starting salary, excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance. DOT facilities have ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation!
In the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for receiving on-the-job training in performing basic technical work in support of transportation projects.
The selected candidates for these Transportation Technician Trainee positions will receive training to perform a wide variety of increasingly difficult bridge inspection duties, as part of a bridge safety inspection team, as technical skills are acquired during the course of the training period. Other duties as assigned.
General knowledge of basic construction methods and materials; skill in use of construction related equipment and instruments and computer applications; ability in performing mathematical computations; ability to create, read and interpret scales, diagrams, plans, specifications and drawings; ability to prepare accurate drawings.
Two (2) years of experience involving the inspection of transportation construction projects; or testing of transportation materials; or bridge safety inspection.
1. College training in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Civil Engineering Technology or closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate's degree.
2. Possession of at least Level II certification, from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), in one of the following Civil Engineering Technology Programs may be substituted for the General Experience:
a. Transportation Construction Inspection Program - Highway Construction Inspection
b. Construction Materials Testing Program - Asphalt or Concrete
c. Transportation Program - Highway Materials, Highway Construction Inspection or Bridge Safety Inspection.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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.