Maintainer (Driver/Equipment Operator) (28 Hours)


Recruitment #230515-0381TC-001


Are you looking for an opportunity to serve your state and help our clients? If so, apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ 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;
  • We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • We encourage a strong work/life balance for all state employees.
  • We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth.
  • We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.
Please note, these wonderful benefits are pro-rated for part time positions.

As a loan forgiveness organization, you may be able to qualify for one or more State or Federal loan forgiveness programs.
We are recruiting for a part time Maintainer (Driver/Equipment Operator) within our wellness center. The incumbent will drive clients of RVS to and from scheduled appointments around the greater Middletown/Middlesex county area. 

Position Specifics:
Facility: River Valley Services (RVS
Location: Middletown, CT
PCN: 86342
Schedule: Part Time, 28 hours per week | First Shift
 Sunday Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
 Off  8:00am -
 8:00am - 
 8:00am - 
 8:00am - 
 8:00am - 
In this role you will be responsible for:
  • Taking necessary preventative action to insure safety and well-being of all passengers
  • Checking the vehicle prior to commencement of daily run
  • Coordination of RIDE program 
  • Facilitating all peer run driving routes for region
  • Developing efficient transportation routes
  • Maintaining complete and accurate records required for data collection
  • Complying with all established safety practices, state and local motor vehicle regulations, statutes and rules for safe driving
The goal of RVS
is to provide the highest quality crisis intervention, case management, and residential and clinical services to adult citizens, 18 years of age and older, who suffer from serious mental disorders and who lack the financial means to secure such services in the private sector. Services are directed at improving clients’ quality of life and fostering dignity, ability, and recovery. We are dedicated to promoting a complete and responsive service system for our clients and others in need. All persons receiving services from RVS have the right to culturally appropriate mental health and addiction services consistent with their communication needs and personal preferences. Translation and interpreter services are available at RVS.

Selection Plan

Please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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 position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for 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 on a daily basis 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 on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • 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, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • 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.
  • 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. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Pamela Rochette via email at


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing duties a substantial amount of time (75%) in one or both of the following areas:

  • Transportation of individuals serviced by the agency;
  • Grounds care (outside services) equipment operation.



  • Keeps simple records and prepares reports (this should be related to duties and not a full-time office record keeping position); 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Operates a passenger motor vehicle for transportation of individuals with disabilities and other patients; 
  • Ensures safety of all passengers; 
  • Maintains vehicles in good condition including cleaning and lubrication and preventive maintenance as required; 
  • Keeps records in connection with vehicles (gas, oil, mileage) and materials delivered; 
  • May deliver medications to and from various locations; 
  • May pick up and deliver prescriptions, payroll documents, mail, equipment, medical records, various documents, groceries, etc; 
  • May pick up and deliver other state vehicles to state facilities; 
  • May perform some stores functions involving loading and unloading of materials, inventory and record keeping.
These are only examples of types of tasks that a Maintainer (Driver/Equipment Operator) may be expected to perform. Incumbents in this class will also be expected to perform related duties as required.


  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • follow oral and written instructions; 
    • operate equipment and vehicles used in daily work; 
    • learn policies and procedures; 
    • operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; 
    • record keep.


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


  • Experience driving clients/patients to appointments within the Mental Health system. 
  • Experience with basic record keeping such as logging information.
  • Experience creating and maintaining basic reports such as mileage reports.
  • Experience writing incident reports.
  • Possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.     


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.


  • 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.
  • A physical examination may be required.


  • Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive patients and/or clients.
  • 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.



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.