Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation General Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance)

Recruitment #220520-8795FM-001

Introduction


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 General Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance), located in the District One Bridge Maintenance facility, Hartford and the District Four Bridge Maintenance facility, Torrington  Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.  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.

Who We Are:
The mission of the Connecticut Department of Transportation is 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.

Job Highlights:
  • Monday-Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • 40 hours per week
Position Requirements:
  • Prior to being eligible for interview, applicants must have harness and fall protection training, a respirator physical, a current respirator fit test and be in compliance with the Department's Respirator Policy. 
  • 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, or they will not be considered.  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. 
  • 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; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Various storm events will require employees to stay at work for the duration of the storm; which at times could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends.    
  • You may be required to work overtime or nights, based on the operational needs. 
  • Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply a copy of their Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A or B, with Tank Endorsement, valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) and copies of their last two performance appraisals.  Candidates who are unable to produce the required documents at the time of interview will be disqualified.
As a State employee, this position offers the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to including a hybrid work schedule, healthcare coverage, and a retirement plan, as well as paid time off. We encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

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

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Please 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. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.
  • 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 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, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancies are 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 or (860) 986-6918.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for supervising Transportation Maintenance Crew Leaders and Transportation Supervisors and their crews in the maintenance and betterment of transportation facilities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Coordinates the work of the crews on bridge maintenance, special maintenance bridge repair and reconstruction and capital outlay work; allocates personnel and equipment; determines and reports on materials required; directs establishment of lines and grades from stakes set by the engineers; arranges with the approval of the Transportation Maintenance Manager in charge of bridge maintenance in the district for furnishing of rented equipment; arranges for shifting of equipment where there are breakdowns; arranges through the garage supervisor for required repairs to equipment; inspects all equipment to see that it is kept in safe operating condition; during winter storms advises, directs and coordinates work as directed by the Transportation Maintenance Manager in charge of maintenance in the districts; supervises the taking of samples for laboratory tests and examination of materials used in bridge construction, checking quantities and placement of materials and mixes and checking measurements; interprets plans and specifications for the guidance of bridge supervisors; analyzes necessity for plan changes and makes necessary recommendations; checks strength and rigidity of forms, and placement and typing of reinforced steel; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans crew work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of approved methods of maintaining and improving stationary and movable bridges and related structures; knowledge of the materials and equipment used in bridge maintenance and construction; ability to lay out, supervise and inspect bridge maintenance projects; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; basic knowledge of first aid; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in bridge maintenance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader (Bridge Maintenance).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in Bridge Maintenance operations to include: carpentry and masonry, structure repairs, and working with heights.
  • Experience supervising others.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

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

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to extremes of weather conditions, to lifting of heavy weights, to highly dangerous road and traffic conditions, to 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.

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.