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The Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader position is a working lead who oversees the complete operation of the auto/repair crew, which is responsible for performing technical repairs to complex construction and vehicular equipment utilized by all maintenance facilities for all maintenance operations, such as snowplowing and ice control on all state-maintained highways and roadways, bridge repairs, traffic signal repairs, pothole patching, roadside mowing, roadside brush cutting for sight lines for signs, and other features and work for natural disasters and traffic incidents.
Discover the opportunity to:
- Plan crew workflow and determine priorities
- Schedule, assign, oversee, and review work
- Establish and maintain crew procedures
- Provide staff training and assistance
- Act as liaison with operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures
- Performs related duties as required
- Full time, 40 hrs per week
- Monday through Friday
- First shift (7:30 am - 4:00 pm)
- Location: DOT Old Saybrook Repair Facility
- You must hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B with tank endorsement and a Medical Examiners Card (MEC). Please list your license number, class, expiration date, and issuing state in the "Licenses and Professional Certificates" section on your application.
- If invited to interview you will be required to produce a copy of your current valid CDL Class A or B, reflecting tank endorsement, and valid MEC, at the time of interview, or you will be disqualified.
- You must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties including snow and ice removal, whenever your services are needed; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Out of state vacation will not be granted during this time.
- Various storm events will require you to stay at work for the duration of the storm. At times this could be up to a period of several days, including holidays and weekends.
- Incumbent is required to hold residency within 30 miles of the job location.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR LICENSE NUMBER AND EXPIRATION DATE ARE ADDED TO THE “LICENSES AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS” SECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION.
The mission of the Connecticut Department of Transportation 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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 in the next twelve (12) months.
- 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 www.ct.gov/ethics.
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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 Sharon McIntosh, at Sharon.McIntosh@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport
Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for an
assigned group of Transportation Maintainers and/or Qualified Craft Workers
engaged in an area of transportation maintenance or closely related activities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans crew workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns,
oversees, and reviews work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; provides
staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance
evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, and outside
officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on
policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; requisitions
materials and equipment appropriate to the various jobs; participates in
performing the duties of the crew; may do preliminary site inspection of
assigned jobs; may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash
emergency situations at State-owned airports; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of the materials, equipment and approved methods in the
maintenance and repair of automotive and mechanical equipment; skill in the
operation, repair and maintenance of automotive and highway equipment; ability
to diagnose motor and equipment problems; ability to use complicated testing
equipment and welding devices; interpersonal skills; oral and written
communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of skilled experience in
automotive maintenance and repair.
Note: For State Employees
the General Experience will be interpreted at the level of Transportation
- Experience supervising and assisting mechanics with inspections, diagnostics, and repair assignments, on a variety of light and heavy-duty cars, trucks and heavy equipment's powertrain, electrical and hydraulic systems utilizing both standard tooling and current computerized diagnostic platforms to meet standard trade practices
- Experience with interpersonal and oral/and written communication, communicating with operating units or agencies providing various reports evaluating obsolete equipment, interpreting state and federal regulations, applying state and federal regulations to the Equipment Repair Program
- Experience with repair facility operations, and department policies and procedures; including employee-related policies
- Experience assisting with routine administrative tasks, such as reviews and approval of time/labor, mileage sheets, overtime, and small purchases for the facility
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 and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
At State Airports: In addition to the checking of references and of
facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each
candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength,
stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain
such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.
1. Incumbents in this class are exposed to extremes of weather
conditions, to frequent lifting of heavy weights, to highly dangerous road and
traffic conditions, including exposure to heights when working on bridges, to
poison ivy, insect bites and allergy irritants during summer months, and to
loud and potentially dangerous machinery.
2. 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.
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.