Maintainer (Driver/Equipment Operator) (37.5 Hour)


Recruitment #220803-0381TC-001


Are looking for a chance to continue helping our State's veterans?
If so, then read more below and apply today!

For over 140 years, The State of Connecticut, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVAhas been caring for its veterans and their dependents. As a Department, we believe in "serving those who have served." This is accomplished through our: Office of Advocacy and Assistance, Residential Facility, Healthcare Center, and Cemetery and Burial Services. 

The DVA has supported Connecticut Veterans and continues this tradition with Residential and Healthcare programming on our campus in Rocky Hill. There are two paths for residency at the DVA: 
  • Residential Facility: offers temporary, supportive living with programming designed to return Connecticut Veterans to independent living in the community; 
  • Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center: a state-of-the-art medical facility that offers long-term care for veterans with chronic, disabling conditions who require 24-hour assistance. 
When you walk through the doors of the Healthcare Center (HCC), one immediately feels a sense of community, comfort, and camaraderie. The HCC stands apart from other 24-hour care centers with full time Physicians and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses on staff. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care to meet the unique needs of Veteran patients, built on the foundation of integrity, honor, and respect. We pride ourselves on fostering these qualities as we honor Veteran patients for their service and encourage the innate bond between them. 

DVA is seeking a qualified and experienced individual for the position of Maintainer (Driver/Equipment Operator). This position will be responsible for transportation of veterans as well as handling some of the day-to-day minor maintenance and landscape duties for a 95 acre facility. This position is full-time, first shift, 37.5 hours per week, with a work schedule of 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday and rotating Saturdays. The position number is 2853. 

In this role, you will discover the opportunity to:
  • Engage in a rewarding career;
  • Provide support to a division that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve; 
  • Assist our clients so they can achieve success;
  • Make a difference in the public sector;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.
    • We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year. 
    • We encourage a strong work/life balance for all state employees. 
    • We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth. 
    • We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.

    Selection Plan

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    This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.

    • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 
    • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
    • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
    • 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
    • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
    • 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.
    • 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, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
    • 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 performing duties a substantial amount of time (75%) in one or both of the following areas:

    - patient/client transportation
    - grounds care (outside services) equipment operation


    Examples of Duties by General Work Areas

    Keeps simple records and prepares reports (this should be related to duties and not a full time office record keeping position); performs related duties as required.

    Operates a passenger motor vehicle for transportation of clients with developmental disabilities and other patients; ensures safety of all passengers; maintains vehicles in good condition including cleaning and lubrication and preventive maintenance as required; keeps records in connection with vehicles (gas, oil, mileage) and materials delivered; may deliver medications to and from various locations; may pick up and deliver prescriptions, payroll documents, mail, equipment, medical records, various documents, groceries, etc; may pick up and deliver other state vehicles to state facilities; may perform some stores functions involving loading and unloading of materials, inventory and record keeping.

    Operates the following equipment a substantial amount of time (75%): Skid steer loader High productivity front end machine or multi-attachment snow blower and/or mower Power drain cleaning equipment Power striping machine Chain saws and/or brush chippers Self propelled sweeping and/or vacuum machine Other related commercial and heavy duty equipment

    These are only examples of types of tasks that a Maintainer (Driver/Equipment Operator) may be expected to perform. Incumbents in this class will also be expected to perform related duties as required.


    Some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate equipment and vehicles used in daily work; ability to learn policies and procedures; ability to operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some ability in simple recordkeeping.


    Any experience and training which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


    • Possesses a Commercial Drivers License
    • Experience working in a skilled nursing facility
    • Experience driving Class B vehicle with clients
    • Experience with passenger endorsement
    • Experience performing snow removal
    • Experience working with the veteran population


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


    1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, 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.


    1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive patients and/or clients.
    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.



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