Would you like to build your knowledge and skills in maintenance and repair?
Join us this summer at the CT DOT: Where every road leads to a brighter future!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications for paid Maintenance and Repair Summer Worker positions within the Bureau of Highway Operations. Positions will be based in District Offices and Maintenance Garages across the state!
District 1: East Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor
- Anticipated start date in May 2023 and ending by August 31, 2023
- Monday - Friday, First Shift
- 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week
- Locations: Various, see below
District 2: Mansfield, Norwich
District 3: New Canaan, North Haven, Stratford, Wallingford
District 4: Avon, Beacon Falls, New Milford, Winsted
Repair Shops: Brookfield, Colchester, Darien, East Granby, East Haven, Milford, Old Saybrook, Putnam, Rocky Hill, Waterbury, Willington, Winchester
- 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)!
Exciting News! As of June 1, 2023 all current and prospective employees previously starting at $14 per hour will now start at $15 per hour due to Connecticut's minimum wage increase! High School and College students are encouraged to apply!
As a Maintenance and Repair Summer Worker, you will have the opportunity to explore career paths and obtain valuable paid work experience in the maintenance field. A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required and must be maintained. Duties for Maintenance and Repair Summer Worker may include:
- Outdoor work including landscaping activities, grounds upkeep, weed whacking, raking, planting, digging, assisting tree crews with wood/debris removal
- May receive training in and assist in performing semi-skilled maintenance and/or construction work including but not limited to rough carpentry, painting, masonry, minor electrical, and mechanical
- Other related duties as assigned
- Performing light building maintenance
- May receive some training and provide general assistance with semi-skilled equipment repairs
- Assistance with shop records and diagnostic programs
- Other related duties as assigned
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.
The mission of the Bureau of Highway Operations is to maintain the State's Highway and Bridge systems in a safe, efficient manner balanced with the needs of the Motoring Public. Our dedicated staff will utilize Best Practices and High Standards to achieve an optimal level of service to the Highway and Bridge systems, which include Snow and Ice Control, Incident Management, and Oversize/Overweight Vehicle Permitting.
- Selected candidates must at least 16 or 18 years old, depending on the position.
- 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AFTER YOU APPLY
CONNECT WITH US
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In various agencies as a summer employee performs one or more tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature in providing a variety of services to clients or the public in one of several areas. This class may also be used during the winter college intersession for a period not to exceed six weeks.
Work areas covered by this class shall include the assignments and hourly rates as listed below:
| Patient Care Service
| Laboratory Assistant
| Recreational Aide
| Transportation Services (Bus Driver)
| Tourist Information Clerk
| Specialized Recreational Services
| Tourist Information Coordinator
| Information Technology System Analysis
| Professional Engineering
Minimum and maximum hourly rates will be subject to the following criteria:
- Returning Summer Workers may receive $.50 an hour additional compensation for each season of service up to the maximum hourly rate.
- Experienced workers in the specific functional area with another employer may be credited with such time on an equivalent basis to seasons worked and granted the same additional compensation up to the maximum hourly rate.
- Undergraduate or graduate students may be granted additional compensation of up to $.50 more per hour (up to the maximum hourly rate) for each full year of completed education on the basis of 30 semester hours equaling one (1) year.
Determination of hourly rate is based on the above criteria. Additional compensation is based on only one criteria. It is not intended for individuals to receive additional compensation through application of the multiple criteria listed above.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
See attached Addendum
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Knowledge of
- principles, practices and procedures of assigned specialty;
- operation of equipment, materials and activities of assigned specialty;
- Knowledge to degree necessary for dealing with and understanding an individual’s behavior;
- interpersonal skills;
- techniques of assigned specialty skills;
- Ability to
- assist individuals in self-care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct where applicable;
- understand and carry out written orders and oral instructions;
- Adequate physical strength and stamina to perform duties;
- Some positions may require supervisory and/or leadership abilities.
Any experience and training that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
- Experience in landscaping or grounds upkeep
- Experience using light power equipment to perform landscaping and maintenance duties
- Experience performing semi-skilled maintenance or work in carpentry, painting, electrical, and/or mechanical areas
- Experience in performing building maintenance
- Experience assisting with semi-skilled equipment repairs
- Experience completing shop records and diagnostic issues
- Incumbents in this class assigned to recreational activities must be able to perform emergency first aid as needed and certain positions will require a current Standard First Aid Certificate.
- Incumbents in this class assigned as bus drivers or operate a motor vehicle must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator License to drive a bus and/or a Motor Vehicle Operators License as necessary.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.