Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervisor's Assistant (37.5 Hour Entry Level)

Recruitment #220518-8765TE-001

Introduction


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

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Highway Operations has a job opening for a Transportation Supervisor's Assistant. The position is 37.5 hours per week and the hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Current and future openings are available across the state. 

Your Role: This position is in a garage environment and is accountable for performing a full range of general clerical and maintenance assistance functions in the operation of a DOT Maintenance Facility.
  • The various office and recordkeeping duties require preciseness and accuracy, and a sense of urgency, in that they are directly related to public safety. 
  • Computer skills, such as Word, Excel, basic word processing, and the State's Core and STARS Systems are used extensively in many of these duties, and a major knowledge of these applications is required. 
  • The incumbent must have the ability to multi-task, be self-motivated and would be expected to take the initiative in completing the duties. 
  • The office can be very busy at times, with various emergencies happening concurrently. 
  • Interpersonal skills and dealing with the public play a significant role. 
Position Requirements: 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; mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Incumbents in this class will be required to have a 20 mile residency from the job location. Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply a copy of their Driver's License.

What We Can Offer You: The State of Connecticut offers a 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.

*This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022. 

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
Important Information After You Apply:
  • 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 questionnaire'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.
  • 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.
  • 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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • 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, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Hayley Newhouse at hayley.newhouse@ct.gov or 860-986-6918.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for performing a full range of general clerical and general maintenance assistance functions in the operation of a Department of Transportation garage.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Types a variety of materials from rough copy or electronic recording device including correspondence, memos, reports, forms, applications, bills and other documents and records with speed and accuracy; reviews and corrects drafts for conformance with originals; enters and retrieves data on personal computers and computer terminals; maintains logs; sets up and maintains records and files according to established procedures; searches files for information; prepares and sends out standard form letters making minor revisions or additions; compiles information from standard sources and prepares reports; answers phone, transfers calls and takes messages; receives and directs visitors; handles routine requests for information, procedural guidelines or assistance over the telephone or in person; receives, sorts and distributes mail; performs a variety of basic processing tasks (e.g., sorts, numbers, codes and files materials); reviews materials for accuracy and completeness (ensures categorical information is completed as required); makes changes per instructions or as authorized; verifies information through cross-referencing of existing computer and/or manual files or inquiries by phone or form letter to sender or other work units; does routine posting to ledgers, account books or other records; types and prepares purchase requisitions, orders or billing invoices according to established procedures; assists in or maintains inventory and orders supplies; codes equipment repair work orders in the fleet management system; takes minutes at meetings and fact-findings; manually checks heating fuel tanks; performs meter reading of facility gas tanks; performs snow removal around facility and gas tanks; operates and monitors radio communications; performs general facility maintenance including sweeping and cleaning restrooms; may assist in coordinating and/or dispatching appropriate personnel for emergency situations; may mow and perform general maintenance functions around facility; may assist stores section with material handling; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of general office systems and procedures; knowledge of spelling, punctuation and grammar; basic interpersonal skill; basic oral and written communication skills; basic skill in performing arithmetical computations; ability to operate office equipment which includes personal computers, computer terminals and other electronic equipment; ability to perform basic clerical tasks; some abilty to perform basic maintenance tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of general clerical work experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

One (1) year of general maintenance support experience that includes a substantial portion of time on related clerical duties such as described in the Examples of Duties section may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience utilizing Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) for a variety of clerical/office tasks to include typing and editing documents;
Experience conducting accurate/detailed recordkeeping; 
Experience reviewing, inputting and processing payroll; 
Experience prioritizing work, multi-tasking, meeting time-sensitive deadlines ; 
Experience answering phone calls, taking and fielding messages; 
Experience sorting and filing materials; 
Experience with Microsoft Outlook; sending and fielding emails, scheduling meetings.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal maintenance and/or office support whenever his or her services are required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must have sufficient strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness in order to perform the duties of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class are exposed to extremes of weather conditions, occasionally to lifting of moderate weights, to poison ivy, insect bites and allergy irritants during summer months, and to loud and potentially dangerous machinery.

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.