Transportation Manager's Assistant (40 Hour)


Recruitment #230502-8766FM-001


Are you passionate about shaping the future of transportation in Connecticut?
If so, come join our great team of transportation professionals and make an impact!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications from qualified state employees for the position of Transportation Manager's Assistant at the DOT Hartford Bridge Maintenance Facility. 


  • Competitive starting salary
  • 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
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 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 per week
  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Hartford
  • 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 Transportation Manager's Assistant position is in a garage environment, assisting in the operations of maintenance garages by being accountable for and performing a full range of general clerical and maintenance assistance functions. Responsibilities of this position include:
    • Perform numerous office and recordkeeping duties that require accurate results as these duties directly relate to public safety
    • Work with public safety to address important issues
    • Use various computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PeopleSoft, and analytical reporting systems
    • Use the State’s CORE and STARS systems often
    • Balance several deadlines and tasks while staying proactive to complete daily duties
    • Support an active office with emergencies happening simultaneously
    • Use interpersonal skills to work with the public
    • The garage can be busy at times with various events happening at once. During these times, you will interact with and provide information to diverse populations verbally and in writing
    • Incumbent is required to hold residency within 30 miles of the job location: 49 Jennings Road Hartford, CT 06120
    • Incumbent must be willing to commit to and accept assignment to emergency duties, including mandatory winter overtime (November 1 through April 30, whenever your services are needed). Out of State vacations will not be approved during this time.
    • Various storm events will require you to stay at work for the duration of the storm, which at times can be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends.

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      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! 

      Selection Plan

      TO APPLY
      • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state 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.
      • 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
      • 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 a full range of general clerical and general maintenance assistance functions for the Transportation Maintenance Manager and coordinating the reports, records, correspondence and other maintenance related information received from maintenance facilities.


      Types a variety of materials in relation to other duties or as assigned; enters and retrieves data on personal computers and computer terminals; sets up and maintains office procedures, filing and indexing systems and forms for own use; composes routine correspondence; compiles and generates recurrent technical, statistical or financial reports requiring judgment in the selection and presentation of data (format); provides general information and referral services in response to citizen complaints or questions regarding the agency's services or authority; responds to inquiries from other work units or departments/agencies; applies agency policies and state statutes and regulations in responding to requests for procedural assistance; may lead lower level employees in carrying out assigned clerical and/or maintenance functions; maintains calendars of due dates and initiates recurring work or special clerical and/or maintenance projects accordingly; processes a variety of documents in determining routine case status; exercises discretion in choosing appropriate follow through procedures within defined guidelines including assembling and reviewing incoming materials for accuracy, completeness and conformance to established guidelines and agency policy and procedures, verifying information through use of internal resources and contacts with sender and other work units and soliciting additional information as required by phone or form letter; processes purchase requisitions or purchase orders for subsequent action; prepares payment lists and billing invoices; codes equipment repair work orders in the fleet management system; takes minutes at meetings and fact-findings; receives shipments of materials and matches/verifies shipment or billing invoices against original purchase orders; maintains inventory and orders supplies; uses a variety of automated equipment to perform job functions; coordinates daily and monthly activity reports between garages within a section; assists Transportation Maintenance Manager with handling of complaints, special requests and local maintenance issues; monitors balances of salt, sand and de-icing chemicals; schedules preconstruction meetings; operates radio communications equipment; performs snow removal around facility and gas tanks; may distribute mail; may mow and perform general maintenance functions around facility; may assist stores section with material handling; performs related duties as required.


      Knowledge of general office systems and procedures; oral and written communication skills; skill in performing arithmetical computations; basic interpersonal skills; ability to operate office equipment which includes personal computers, computer terminals and other electronic automated equipment; ability to schedule and prioritize workflow; ability to read and interpret complex instructions; some ability to perform basic maintenance tasks.


      Two (2) years of general clerical work experience.


      Two (2) years of general maintenance support experience that includes a substantial portion of time on related clerical duties such as described in the Examples of Duties section may be substituted for the General Experience.


      • Experience with the State’s (CT) CORE and STARS systems
      • Experience with project recordkeeping
      • Experience preparing purchase requisitions and receiving reports
      • Experience with change orders
      • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
      • Experience with various storm reports
      • Experience with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) documentation


      Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal maintenance and/or office support whenever his or her services are required.


      1. Incumbents in this class must have sufficient 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 may be required.


      Incumbents in this class are exposed to extremes of weather conditions, occasionally to lifting of moderate weights, 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.

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