Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation District Electrical Supervisor (40 Hour)

Recruitment #220725-8821FE-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking qualified applicants to apply for the position of Transportation District Electrical Supervisor located in the Southbury Electrical Facility. The work hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., 40 hours per week.

  • Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to highway electrical emergency duties (working with heights in a bucket truck, on highways and secondary roads, performing high voltage repairs to highway lighting and traffic signals),also including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are needed; mandatory winter overtime from November 1st to April 30th. 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 weekends and holidays. Incumbents in this class will be required to have a 30-mile residency from the posted job location.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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  • 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.
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In the Department of Transportation, District Office this class is accountable for supervising the maintenance, repair and installation of electrical systems.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans office work; establishes and maintains office 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; supervises installation and maintenance of highway lighting and traffic installations, machinery and other highway electrical equipment; supervises inspection and recommends repairs or replacement of movable bridges, series and multiple street light systems, buildings, commercial type oil burners, transformer substation installations, and electronic control devices; prepares annual budget for the district's electrical work; prepares cost estimates; revises plans and specifications for existing electrical systems; insures that standard practices of Department are followed in regard to policy, materials and workmanship; makes recommendations on all electrical problems in a district including contractual work, traffic signal problems, and utility relocations; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of electrical installation repairs and maintenance of street light system and traffic signals; knowledge of the electrical repair of buildings, machinery, transformer substation and electronic control devices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare cost estimates of electrical maintenance work; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been a lead capacity with responsibility for crews engaged in maintenance or related activities.


College or technical school training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate's degree or for completion of a certified two (2) year technical school course in the field of electrical technology.


  • Experience supervising subordinates.
  • Experience with overhead signals, electrical cabinets, controllers and overhead lumineers.
  • Experience with repair of electrical systems.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from electrical shock.



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.