Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader (Automotive Maintenance)

(40 Hour)

Recruitment #220725-2533FM-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), Bureau of Highway Operations invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader (Automotive Maintenance) in the DOT East Granby Repair Facility in East Granby, CT.

ABOUT US

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.

THE ROLE

This position is a working lead who oversees the complete operation of the auto/repair crew, which is responsible for performing technical repairs to complex construction and vehicular equipment utilized by all maintenance facilities for all maintenance operations, such as snowplowing and ice control on all state-maintained highways and roadways, bridge repairs, traffic signal repairs, pothole patching, roadside mowing, roadside brush cutting for sight lines for signs, and other features and work for natural disasters and traffic incidents.

The Crew Leader also has to coordinate and monitor the cost of rebuilding major components such as engines, transmissions, and hydraulic components.

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift (7:30am - 4:00pm)
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Incumbent must be willing to commit to and accept assignment to emergency duties, including mandatory winter overtime (November 1 through April 30, whenever your services are needed).  Out of State vacations will not be approved during this time.
  • Various storm events will require you to stay at work for the duration of the storm, which at times can be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends.
  • Incumbent is required to hold residency within 30 miles of the job location
  • Applicants invited to interview will be required to supply a copy of their Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A or B, with Tanker Endorsement and valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC). Candidates who are unable to produce the required documents at the time of interview will be disqualified.
  • Applicants must hold a current/valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsement and a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC). Candidates must indicate they hold a current and valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsement and a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of the application.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As a state employee, you would continue to be able to participate in our competitive benefits plan which includes health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. You would also continue to be part of a culture that encourages work-life balance.

Selection Plan

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. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

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.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:

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 Frank DeCusati at frank.decusati@ct.gov or 860-713-5176.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for an assigned group of Transportation Maintainers and/or Qualified Craft Workers engaged in an area of transportation maintenance or closely related activities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans crew workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; requisitions materials and equipment appropriate to the various jobs; participates in performing the duties of the crew; may do preliminary site inspection of assigned jobs; may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at State-owned airports; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of the materials, equipment and approved methods in the maintenance and repair of automotive and mechanical equipment; skill in the operation, repair and maintenance of automotive and highway equipment; ability to diagnose motor and equipment problems; ability to use complicated testing equipment and welding devices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of skilled experience in automotive maintenance and repair.

Note: For State Employees the General Experience will be interpreted at the level of Transportation Maintainer 3.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience supervising and assisting mechanics with inspections, diagnostics, and repair assignments on a variety of light and heavy-duty cars, trucks, and heavy equipment's powertrain, electrical, and hydraulic systems utilizing both standard tooling and current computerized diagnostic platforms to meet standard trade practices
  • Experience communicating to multiple diverse populations and skill levels
  • Experience providing various reports evaluating obsolete equipment
  • Experience interpreting state and federal regulations
  • Experience applying state and federal regulations into the Equipment Repair Program
  • Experience with repair facility operations, department policies and procedures, and employee-related policies
  • Experience assisting with routine administrative tasks such as reviews and approval of time and labor, mileage sheets, overtime, and small purchases for the facility

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class will be required to accept assignment to emergency duties including snow and ice removal as required.
2. 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

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.