Department Of Transportation Rest Area Attendant (40 Hour)

Recruitment #230531-7405FM-001


Do you have maintenance experience? 
Are you interested in serving your state?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking qualified applicants to fill a vacancy for a DOT Rest Area Attendant, at the North Stonington Rest Area.

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • A culture that encourages work/life balance
  • Professional growth and development opportunities  
  • Working for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
  • Full Time, 40 hours/week
  • Location: North Stonington
  • This position includes mandatory overtime and weekends
  • The following is a possible work schedule: Monday - OFF, Tuesday - OFF, Wednesday - 4pm to midnight, Thursday - 4pm to midnight, Friday - 4pm to midnight, Saturday - 4pm to midnight, Sunday - 4pm to midnight.
  • Join an award winning agency! CT DOT has been recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!

The selected candidate will be responsible for: 
  • Assisting the traveling public, service people, and vendors.
  • Daily routine maintenance activities at the rest area, such as sweeping/mopping floors, washing windows, cleaning bathrooms, trash removal, picking litter, cleaning the canine area, mowing, tree trimming, brush cutting, maintenance of the parking areas and walkways, snow and ice removal from pedestrian areas.
  • Notification of the supervisor/state police in the event of vandalism or illegal activity at the rest area location.
  • Performs related duties as required.  
Incumbents must meet the 30-mile residency requirement from the North Stonington Rest Area. Please list your valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license in the "Licenses & Certifications" section of your application.

The mission of the DOT is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. To learn more about our mission, vision and values, please click here. Visit our website to learn more about the Connecticut DOT! 

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Selection Plan

  • 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.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • 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
  • 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.
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 Brittney Woodley at


In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for performing the full range of basic tasks in the maintenance and operation of State maintained rest areas: operates and maintains small and less complex mechanical equipment or acts as a helper on larger and more complex equipment.


Provides a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day a week (inside) and (outside) service at each facility.

The duties will include grass cutting, trimming, shrub bed maintenance, hedge row trimming, litter pickup, refuse removal from the site, snow and ice removal; and continuous cleaning within the confines of the rest area grounds and buildings; provide a neat and clean facility at all times; assist the traveling public, service people and/or vendors as required; replace light bulbs (building), unplug toilets, and perform other minor maintenance items; report any and all surface water leaks, or plumbing malfunctions, such as flush valves, sink faucets and exposed pipe leaks to the supervisor immediately; prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports for the facilities, including water, heating fuel, propane fuel, generator and fire extinguishers; monitor and report on the status of all useable commodities needing replacement such as fuel in a timely fashion to avoid running out; perform all required seasonal work, such as keeping all walkways and stairwells and necessary pathways clean and free of snow and ice; gather and remove leaves; performs Spring cleanup including the removal of any and all debris that has fallen from trees during the Winter months, (branches, leaves, etc.); perform related duties as required.


Some knowledge of the physical properties of standard maintenance materials; some knowledge of mechanical principles; some knowledge of the basic practices of the maintenance trade; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to use hand and power tools and make minor repairs to simpler mechanical equipment; ability to operate equipment listed on the attached addendum; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.


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


  • Experience with maintenance materials and basic practices of the maintenance trade 
  • Experience with public interpersonal skills
  • Experience using hand and power tools to make minor repairs to simple mechanical equipment
  • Experience operating equipment such as landscaping equipment, snow blowers, and shovels
  • Experience training new employees and relief employees to complete basic functions of job classification held


1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain an appropriate valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and other licenses required by governmental authorities.
2. Attendant must be able to train new employees and relief employees to perform the duties and responsibilities of this class as required.
3. Incumbent must be in uniform on site at all times during the shift.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina and physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness so as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination will be required.


Incumbents in this class are exposed to extremes of weather conditions, to occasional lifting of heavy weights, and frequent lifting of moderate weights, to highly dangerous road and traffic conditions, to poison ivy, insect bites and allergy irritants during summer months, and to 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.