Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 4 (Systems Operator)

Recruitment #220112-2348FM-001

Introduction


Are you looking to advance your career within the Department of Transportation? If so, read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its current agency employees to apply for a Transportation DOT Maintainer 4 (Systems Operator) vacancy in the Bureau of Highway Operations, Newington Highway Operations Center (HOC) located in Newington and are in the NP-2 (Maintenance and Service) bargaining unit.  

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.  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.  Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their current valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, reflecting the "tank endorsement," and valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) at time of interview, or they will be immediately disqualified.                                                                                                                                                                      
Position Details: This position is a full-time position of 40 hours per week.  The Newington Highway Operations Center is staffed and operated 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.   The incumbent selected for this vacancy will be expected to work independently and without direct supervision after completion of HOC training, and is responsible for performing operational duties associated with the Department’s traffic management, incident management and emergency management programs.

Position Duties: The duties of this position includes: operation of office computer systems, hardware control systems and office telephone hotline, coordination with outside agencies, preparation of incident reports and requests for DOT assistance, activation of emergency response protocols and plans for major incidents on state highways and secondary roads that affect public safety, AMBER Alert activations, monitoring and control of traffic video cameras, electronic highway signs,  traffic signal system timing plans, and web-based traveler notification systems, while using sophisticated computer software programs.  These positions also handle the coordinated response of DOT crews outside normal hours, as well as dispatching of Connecticut Highway Assistance Motorist Patrol (CHAMP) service patrol vehicles and implementation of highway diversion route plans. 

Shifts: 
As stated above, the available shift average 40 hours per week over an 8-week period.  The workday varies from 9 to 9.25 hours in order to accommodate the 8-week schedule.  Each workweek shift is 5 days on, with 3 days off; the days off rotate on a weekly basis.
The work hours for the available shift are as follows:                
  • Week 1 - 37 hrs      Fri. Sat. Sun.-off; Mon, Tues. Wed., 9:15 pm - 6:30 am; Thurs., 2 pm - 11:15 pm
  • Week 2 - 37 hrs      Fri. 2 pm - 11:15 pm; Sat. Sun. Mon. -off; Tue. Wed. Thu. 9:15 pm - 6:30 am
  • Week 3 - 37 hrs      Fri. Sat. 2 pm - 11:15 pm; Sun. Mon. Tue. -off; Wed. Thu. 9:15 pm - 6:30 am
  • Week 4 - 37 hrs      Fri., 9:15pm-6:30am;  Sat., Sun., 2pm-11:15pm; Mon. Tues. Wed. - Off; Thurs., 9:15pm-6:30am
  • Week 5 - 37 hrs      Fri. Sat. 9:15 pm - 6:30 am; Sun. Mon. 2 pm - 11:15 pm; Tue. Wed. Thu -off           
  • Week 6 - 45 hrs      Fri. Sat. Sun. 9:30pm-630am; Mon. Tues.  2pm-11pm; Wed. Thurs. - Off            
  • Week 7 - 45 hrs      Fri. - Off; Sat. Sun. Mon. 9:30pm-6:30am; Tues. Wed. 2pm-11pm;  Thurs. - Off 
  • Week 8 - 45 hrs      Fri. Sat. - Off; Sun. Mon. Tues. 9:30pm-6:30am; Wed. Thurs. 2pm-11pm
As a State employee, we offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to. We encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees.

Selection Plan

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT 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. 
  • *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).
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT 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. *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).
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply: 
  • 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.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • 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. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely 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 www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
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. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Hayley Newhouse at hayley.newhouse@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing a variety of highly skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of State roadways, roadsides, bridges, airports and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains highly complex mechanical equipment; may serve as trainer.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of the construction, maintenance and repair techniques of roadways, roadsides, bridges or airports; considerable knowledge of the processes and materials used in the construction and maintenance of highway and bridges or airports; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to operate skillfully and make ordinary repairs to highly complex mechanical equipment as listed on the attached addendum; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of roadways, roadsides, bridges or airports, in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in the operation of complex equipment or the performance of skilled tasks.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Maintainer 3.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with Microsoft products including Office, two-way radio systems, video control systems, and office equipment
  • Experience documenting and addressing emergency phone complaints
  • Experience working in an emergency situational environment, activation of emergency response protocols and implementation of highway diversion route plans and accident response plans
  • Experience coordinating plans for major incidents on state highways and secondary roads 
  • Experience working independently
  • The ability to understand, interpret and apply Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and policies pertaining to the Department.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

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.