Training Program Supervisor


Recruitment #220802-8910AR-001


Are you a current CT Department of Transportation employee looking to grow your career within the agency? 
Do you enjoy developing maintenance education strategies/objectives and implementing necessary technical trainings? 
Do you have strong communication and interpersonal skills? 
If so, read below & apply today! 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Bureau of Highway Operations is accepting applications from qualified agency employees for an exciting full-time, 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday  Training Program Supervisor opportunity within the Office of Central Maintenance Administration. This position will be responsible for leading the agency’s four Maintenance District training teams. The Training Program Supervisor plays a key role in transportation to ensure our employees can thrive in a workplace that is ready for any challenge they encounter.

The Role: You will be responsible for overseeing the training program for the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Highway Operations. This individual will be performing specialized duties in the area of training and staff development to promote a continuous learning environment for Bureau employees. 

You will be responsible for the following duties: 
  • Providing oversight, scheduling, tracking and guidance for the training needs of the Bureau
  • Ensuring employees’ compliance with ConnOSHA, OSHA, Department policy, and both State and Federal requirements
  • Establishing consistency by assigning, reviewing, and overseeing the Trainers at the District levels 
  • Acting as liaison with State and Federal regulatory agencies, other Bureaus, and outside agencies for maintenance training activities
  • Scheduling, developing, researching, and implementing employee training
  • Establishing and maintaining an employee training database
  • Overseeing and providing guidance for Maintenance activities
  • Working with specialty units and subject matter experts such as Environmental, Repair, UCONN, Engineering, and Safety to provide training to Maintenance forces
  • Researching and developing new training programs as needed
  • Researching available funding sources to implement new material and secure outside vendor trainers on relevant curriculum
  • Developing a standardized curriculum for all Bureau employees, as well as developing specialized training for specialized units such as Repair, Electrical, Signs and Marking and the Sign Shop
In addition to overseeing the Bureau’s training needs and compliance, you will serve as an advisor to the management team within Highway Operations and provide counsel on curriculum issues. You will also be a liaison between the District trainers, management, and other relevant parties in matters concerning training, development, and Maintenance training requirements.

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.
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  • 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. 
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In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising professional training staff engaged in implementing an entire training program.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans training unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; assists in preparation of training budget; researches and develops new training programs as needed; prepares reports and correspondence; speaks before professional and lay groups regarding training and staff development; collaborates with agency and outside officials regarding training needs and to promote a continuous learning environment; may supervise a certification program including creation and validation of exams; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of agency policies and procedures; knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of staff development theory and practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to organize and administer a training program; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Seven (7) years of experience in staff development, training or adult education.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have involved primary responsibility for the planning, developing, coordinating or implementing of a training or staff development program.


1. College 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 four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience establishing metrics used to evaluate training effectiveness, analyze outcomes, and recommend changes to programs. 
  • Experience overseeing staff. 
  • Experience working with a diverse and dynamic team to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Experience creating classes, courses, managing records, and creating reports.
  • Experience with training and especially in a decentralized system while maintaining efficiency and consistency with delivery.
  • Experience with public speaking.
  • Experience with the preparation of lesson plans and/or curriculums.
  • Experience creating and reviewing presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Experience with various Microsoft programs, such as Word and Excel.
  • Experience prioritizing work to meet time-sensitive deadlines and produce results.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess specialized certifications for designated positions prior to appointment.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.