Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DOT Highway Electrical Technician

Target Class: Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical)

Recruitment #220519-2346TC-001


Are you an electrical professional with a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) looking to advance your career?  Do you enjoy performing highly skilled tasks, with experience working at heights in a bucket truck and  working with high voltage repairs within your trade? If so, come make an impact by serving your state! Read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified applicants to apply for Transportation Maintainer 2 (Electrical) opportunities, with the target class of Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical) in the Colchester Electrical Facility. This is a 37.5 hour work week, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Upon successful completion of a 2-year training period, the incumbent in this position will be evaluated and may be promoted to the target class of Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical).  Although the current vacancies are listed above, this recruitment pool may be used to fill future vacancies within the Department of Transportation, statewide.

Requirements in this role:
In order to be selected for interview Candidates must:   
  • Possess formal electrical education, with proof of certification, and at least 2 years of working experience in the electrical field; please refer to the "Preferred Qualifications" listed below.
  • Be willing to accept emergency duty assignments to include working at heights in a bucket truck on highways and secondary roads, performing high voltage repairs to highway lighting and traffic signals whenever your services are needed.
  • Be willing to work overtime for mandatory snow/ice removal operations from November 1 through April 30 during various storm events which require employees to stay at work for the duration of the storm. At times this could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends.
  • Hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (A or B), with the "tank endorsement," and a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC). Please indicate this information in the "Licenses and Professional Certificates" section of your application.
  • Hold residency within 30-miles of the job location (Hartford).
  • If invited for interview you must bring a copy of your thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement form (CTDOT-CDL-1), and your CDL and MEC.
Position Details:
  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week 
  • 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
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
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
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 or 860-986-6918.


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


The following is a listing of examples of trucks, equipment, tasks or related duties, the operating, maintaining or performing of which are considered to be the responsibilities and duties of positions in this class:

- 3 ton to 9 ton trucks, dump, platform or refuse with or without winch
- All of the above when using the following attachments:

Snow plows
Duo Dump
Truck Crash Attenuators
Trailers and towed equipment (except tilt bed trailers)

- Pickup, (to include 2 & 4 wheel drive vehicles) when using:

Trailers or towed equipment
Snowplows or hopper type spreaders

- Bridge utility truck
- Compressor trucks
- Aerial bucket trucks
- Wreckers with winch
- Tandem/10-Wheel Dump Truck

- Bituminous curbing machines
- Pothole Patcher
- Tractor Mowers with single flail
- Wood chippers
- Chain saws
- Culvert cleaning machines
- Compressors, and/or compressor tools
- Concrete mixers
- Concrete vibrators
- Hydraulic or engine driven tools
- Test Boring
- Class 24 tractor including attachments
- Wing plow or other side mounted attachments
- Fork lift

- Survey monument setting
- Burning and cutting with acetylene torch
- Flagger (traffic control)
- May assist a Material Storage Supervisor with stores section material handling
- Performing moderately skilled tasks in one or more of the following areas or trades:

mechanical repair,
plumbing and

- Relief ferry mate, drawbridge attendant and/or rest area attendant
- In addition to other duties, may assist a Transportation General Supervisor, Transportation Garage Supervisor, or a Transportation District Electrical Supervisor in preparing and checking various reports or operating a two-way radio in a District Maintenance unit.
- Wildlife hazard control
- Radio monitoring and communication
- Escort vendors, contractors, etc. in secure areas (State owned airports only)
- In addition to other duties, may function as a guard/watchman or be required to receive training in, stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at state-owned airports; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of the construction, maintenance, and repair techniques of roadsides, roadways, bridges, or airports; knowledge of the processes and materials used in the construction and maintenance trades; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to use and make routine repairs to complex mechanical equipment; ability to operate equipment as listed on the attached addendum; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to utilize computer software.


One (1) year of experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports, in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment or work in one of the recognized maintenance trades.


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 the General Experience.


  • Completion of an accredited electrical training program and provide proof of the certification     
  • Experience working in the electrical field   
  • Experience working with heights in a bucket     
  • Experience working with high voltage repairs             
  • Experience with snow and ice removal


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 required.


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 in order to perform the duties of the class.
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.