Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintenance Manager

Recruitment #220123-8759AR-001


Are you looking to advance your career within the Department of Transportation? If so, we encourage you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation Maintenance Manager in District 1 and District 3 as a part of the Administrative & Residual (P5) Bargaining Unit. These positions are full time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm in the A & R Bargaining Unit. This recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class within Highway Maintenance and Bridge Maintenance.

It is the DOT's mission 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. We are looking for energetic and driven team players who are passionate about serving the public and about the work we do within the District to deliver the DOT’s mission. 

The Maintenance Manager assesses emergency situations and determines the course of action to be taken. With respect to maintenance roadwork, the Manager advises lower level supervisory staff to maintain consistency and safety within the work zone signing patterns and for the actual execution of the operation. 

  • Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever their services are needed; mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. 
  • Candidates must indicate they hold a current and valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tank endorsement in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of the application.
  • 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.
As a State employee, this position offers the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to including healthcare coverage, and a retirement plan, as well as paid time off. 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:
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • 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 have attained permanent state status* and be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months, 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. 
  • Note:  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, transcripts, diplomas, 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
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Michelle Gara at or (860) 952-9087.


In the Department of Transportation, Office of Maintenance and Highway Operations this class is used in one of two ways:
CENTRAL OFFICE: Accountable for directing all operational or planning and/or budgeting activities of highway maintenance, including procurement.
ASSIGNED DISTRICT: Accountable for directing highway maintenance operations.


Directs staff and operations in highway or bridge maintenance; coordinates, plans and manages office or district activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of office or district budget; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of office or district who might impact on program activities; performs related duties as required.
CENTRAL OFFICE: Develops and initiates statewide Resurfacing Program; administers numerous projects associated with Infrastructure Renewal Program; prepares and administers highway maintenance budget; initiates and coordinates the development of plans, specifications and estimate documents (PS&E); facilitates the PS&E approval process; coordinates stewardship agreements and procurement processes; coordinates context sensitive solutions (CSS) with internal and external partners; establishes and maintains unit procedures; responsible for Storm Operations Center during snow and ice control and other emergencies; coordinates and assists in Highway Operations Center incidents including highway emergencies and unexpected events; reviews legislation specific to highway maintenance and prepares relative testimony and fiscal impact; acts as liaison with the Office and Human Resources regarding all human resource matters and implements the terms and conditions defined in applicable collective bargaining agreements; approves all overtime of subordinates; supervises Office automotive repair facilities; supervises development and writing for procurement of automotive, highway maintenance and other highway equipment; coordinates use, maintenance and repair of all department owned highway maintenance related equipment; exercises overall supervision over department Machine Shop.
ASSIGNED DISTRICT: Supervises operational maintenance of highways, bridges, buildings, electrical facilities, small structures and equipment where highway personnel are used in areas such as snowplowing, sanding, maintenance of roadways, roadsides, trees, fences, guide rails, drainage structures, power equipment, garages, offices, platform scales, nursery areas, highway illumination, signs, pavement markings and electrical control devices; coordinates and assists in highway incidents including routine and emergency events utilizing appropriate equipment and personnel; interprets and implements the terms and conditions defined in applicable collective bargaining.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of highway maintenance methods, materials and equipment; considerable knowledge of principles and methods of determining maintenance needs and preparing maintenance programs; considerable knowledge of financial and procurement procedures, federal regulations Title 23, plans, specifications, and estimate approval processes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze maintenance problems and determine solutions.


Nine (9) years of experience in highway or bridge maintenance, maintenance planning, transportation special services (oversight of utility and construction permits, traffic, drainage and accident claims investigations, and development of transportation policies and procedures).


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity in highway or bridge maintenance, maintenance planning, transportation special services (oversight of utility and construction permits, traffic, drainage and accident claims investigations, and development of transportation policies and procedures).
1. Managerial capacity will be defined as full time managerial responsibility for major programs. Position will have supervisory responsibilities, but the emphasis should be management activities: planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources of a major subdivision at an agency or organization.
2. Supervisory capacity is interpreted as scheduling, assigning and overseeing work, establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.3. For State employees the Special Experience will be interpreted at the level of Transportation District Maintenance Special Services Section Manager, Transportation Equipment Repair Manager, Transportation Maintenance Planning Manager, Transportation Equipment Repair Assistant Supervisor, Transportation Equipment General Supervisor, Transportation General Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance) (Maintenance) (Signs & Markings), Transportation Supervising District Services Agent or Transportation District Electrical Supervisor.


  • Experience with the management and oversight of Snow and Ice operations
  • Experience with the management and oversight of VIP - Vendor In Place projects
  • Experience prioritizing/managing various projects/assignments and appropriate funding accordingly
  • Experience with management of emergency highway/roadway operations and developing quality organizational improvements to these operations
  • Experience with written and oral communication
  • Experience with managing day-to-day Highway Operations functions
  • Experience developing and improving established program goals within the Bureau of Highway Operations


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess appropriate current licenses or permits.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to risk of injury when driving in snowstorms.



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.