Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance)

Recruitment #230118-9126FM-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified Agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance) . This is a 40 hour position that is located in the Torrington Bridge Facility. The hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Competitive starting salary and structure 
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Culture that encourages work-life balance
Position Requirements:
  • Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are needed; mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. 
  • Various storm events will require employees stay at work for the duration of the storm; which at times could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends.
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to have a 30-mile residency from the posted job location.  
  • Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply a copy of their Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, with Tank Endorsement, valid Medial Examiner's Card (MEC) or they will be immediately disqualified. 
Candidates must indicate they hold a current and valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tank endorsement in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of the application, or they will not be considered. 

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
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
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 Hayley Newhouse, at  


In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for supervising the work of crews engaged in a phase of highway operations or maintenance as indicated by the parenthetical title of the class.


Supervises rigging of staging, cleaning and painting of metal, replacement of bridge timber, building and demolition of temporary wooden structures, gunite repairs, pouring and surfacing of concrete, drilling of concrete on stone and driving or removal of rivets; supervises electric or acetylene welding and cutting, repairs to gears, shafts, bearings and other mechanical parts of a drawbridge and other equipment used in bridge work; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans crews work; establishes and maintains crew 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; prepares reports and correspondence; monitors use of equipment, materials, supplies and contractual services; maintains cost records; maintains necessary precautions for safety of employees and the public; supervises snow and ice work; requisitions supplies and materials; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to maintain moveable and stationary bridges; ability in use and maintenance of small tools and equipment used in bridge repairs and maintenance; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of safety precautions; considerable knowledge of winter road maintenance; some knowledge of first aid; some knowledge of personnel rules; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in the field indicated by the parenthetical title.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.


  • Experience with approved methods of maintaining and improving bridges and related structures
  • Experience with materials and equipment used in bridge maintenance and construction
  • Experience with lay out, supervising  and inspecting bridge maintenance projects
  • Experience with relevant agency policies and procedures
  • Experience with relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations
  • Experience with first aid
  • Experience communicating with supervisors, employees, managers and subordinates
  • Experience with CORE, Microsoft Office, and Stars


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 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 of the class.

2. A physical examination may be required.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to extremes of weather conditions, frequent lifting of heavy weights, highly dangerous road and traffic conditions, poison ivy, insect bites and allergy irritants during summer months and loud and potentially dangerous machinery.



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

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.