Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 1 (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #220120-2345TC-001


Do you enjoy working outside and have a Class A or B Commercial Driver's License?  Have you considered a career in Air Transportation Maintenance, with excellent benefits?  If so, come to work for the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks! Read below & apply today! 


This position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week.  Ground Maintenance has three shifts: 3:00 am – 11:00 am Monday - Friday; 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, Wednesday - Sunday; and 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday - Friday.  We are currently hiring for the 3am - 11am Monday – Friday and the 7am - 3pm Wednesday – Sunday shifts.



As a Transportation Maintainer 1, you will perform a full range of grounds, equipment and facilities duties, which includes:  landscaping, mowing, asphalt and concrete repair, pavement line-stripping and runway snow removal.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more!  The starting salary for a candidate new to state service is $21.86 per hour, and is non-negotiable.  After one year of successful active service as a Transportation Maintainer 1, an employee is promoted to a Transportation Maintainer 2 at $22.86 per hour.


  • A valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, and a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC). Be sure to indicate your license number, class, expiration date and issuing state in the "Licenses and Professional Certificates" section of your application.
  • One hour response time when called into work.
  • To support the safety of the traveling public, various storm events will require employees to be at work prior, during and after a storm or weather event, which at times could be up to period of several days, and include holidays and weekends.
  • As an essential employee, you must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal and glycol recovery when those services are needed.  The airport is staffed 7 days a week.  Overtime work is required on nights, holidays and weekends.  There is a mandatory winter overtime from November 1st through April 30th.  Airport safety and security are a priority.


The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), is a State of Connecticut quasi-public agency that was established to develop, improve and operate Bradley International Airport, as well as five General Aviation Airports throughout the state (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford and Windham airports).  It is the CAA’s mission to provide excellent customer service and top-quality facilities for its passengers while making Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, establishing new routes, and supporting Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.  By keeping our airports operating at their best, we deliver a powerful and positive impact on the state’s economy. 

Selection Plan

Application Information:

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening by the job close date unless otherwise specified. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 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.  Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

In addition to the checking of references, an investigation of facts stated in the application may be made before candidates are certified for permanent appointment.  An individual serving in this position must be able to successfully undergo a thorough background and security screening, physical examination including pre-employment drug screening, fingerprinting and maintain required security clearance during the duration of employment. Incumbents in this class must obtain Bradley movement area certification, allowing them to independently operate vehicles and equipment on Airfield movement areas while effectively communicating with Air Traffic Control for proper clearance. Movement area certification must be maintained during the duration of employment. 

During the Recruitment Process:  

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include: resume, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisor references, etc. 

Updates regarding the recruitment process will be available through your JobAps portal account.  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

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Carol Stewart at

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


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.


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.


The preferred candidate will have:
  • Work experience in an airport environment; 
  • Good mechanical skills; 
  • 1-2 years of experience operating various types of heavy equipment; 
  • 1-2 years of snow removal experience; 
  • Knowledge of radio monitoring and communications. 


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.