Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Airfield/Grounds Maintenance (with CDL)

Recruitment #220720-2346TC-001

Introduction

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 that offers excellent benefits? If so, come to work for the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks! Read below & apply today!

We are accepting applications for Transportation Maintainer 2 in the role of Airfield/Grounds Maintenance (with CDL).  These positions are full-time, 37.5 hours per week for the following two shifts:

  • Monday - Friday with working hours from 3am-11am
  • Wednesday - Sunday with working hours of 7am-3pm
*NOTE:  The salary for this position for those new to state service is $26.32/hour and is non-negotiable.

YOUR ROLE:


As a Transportation Maintainer 2, you will perform a full range of grounds, equipment, and facilities duties. This includes landscaping, mowing, asphalt and concrete repair, pavement line-striping and runway snow removal.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:


  • A valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, and a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC), both of which must be kept current as a condition of employment with the CAA.  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 time, could be up to a period of several days, and include holidays and weekends.  
  • As an essential employee, incumbents 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 per week, and overtime work is required on nights, holidays and weekends.  There is also mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30.

ABOUT THE CAA:


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. 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more!   

Selection Plan

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. CDL license is required for the position and must be maintained for the duration of employment.

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening by the close date on the job opening.  It is very important that your application reflects your qualifications for the position.
  • 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.
  • 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 cstewart@ctairports.org.

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 daily 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 daily 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, 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. 

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. 
  • 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 www.ct.gov/ethics.

  • If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact cstewart@ctairports.org

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

See attached addendum.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of experience in the construction, landscaping, commercial driving, snow plowing, 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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; 
  • Experience with radio monitoring and communications.  

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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 in order to perform the duties of the class.
2. A physical examination will be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

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.