Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DOT Highway Electrical Technician

Transportation Maintainer 2 (Electrical) (Office/On-Site)

Recruitment #220901-2346TC-002

Introduction


Are you an electrical professional with a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) looking to advance your career? 
Do you enjoy working with high voltage repairs? 
If so, come make an impact by serving your state! Read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is now accepting applications for full-time, 37.5 hours/week (8:00am-4:00pm), Monday- Friday, DOT Highway Electrical Technician (Transportation Maintainer 2) opportunities located at the Hartford Electrical Facility. This position is a working level job class targeted to qualify you for a Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical) position after 2 years. Upon successful completion of a 2-year training period, the incumbent in this position will be evaluated and may be promoted to Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical).  

In order to be selected for interview you must: 
 
  • Hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (A or B), with the "tank endorsement," and a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC). Please indicate this information in the "Licenses and Professional Certificates" section of your application.
  • Possess formal electrical education, with proof of certification, and working experience in the electrical field; please refer to the "Preferred Qualifications" listed below.
  • Be willing to accept emergency duty assignments to include working at heights in a bucket truck on highways and secondary roads, performing high voltage repairs to highway lighting and traffic signals whenever your services are needed.
  • Be willing to work overtime for mandatory snow/ice removal operations from November 1 through April 30 during various storm events which require employees to stay at work for the duration of the storm. At times this could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends.
  • Hold residency within 30-miles of the job location (Hartford).
  • If invited for interview you must bring a copy of your thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement form (CTDOT-CDL-1), and your CDL and MEC.
Leading Comprehensive Benefits: Competitive salary structure, excellent health & dental coverage, generous vacation, personal, and sick time, retirement plan options & more!

Watch the video below to see what it’s like to be a State of CT DOT employee! 
           

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must 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.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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. 
  • If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov
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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

  • Certification of completion of an accredited electrical training program. 
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a tank endorsement and current Medical Examiners Card (MEC). 
  • Residency within 30 miles of the job location. 
  • Experience working in the electrical field. 
  • Experience working with heights in a bucket.     
  • Experience working with high voltage repairs.             
  • Experience with snow and ice removal.

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.