Transportation Technician Trainee (40 Hour)

Recruitment #230915-8736FS-001


Are you interested in an exciting promotional opportunity where you will receive on-the-job training in performing basic technical work in support of transportation projects?  If so, read below to learn more!

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals for a Transportation Technician Trainee position available in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction.


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  • Generous paid time off
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This position will assist the Material Evaluation and Specification Unit's (MESU’s) Transportation Materials Technician 3 staff regarding inspection and testing of materials and structures used in the construction of transportation facilities.  Specific duties associated with this position may be the inspection and/or testing of Hot Mix Asphalt, Portland Cement Concrete, Precast Concrete Elements, Structural Steel and their components.


Incumbents in this class will be eligible for promotion, to the Transportation Technician, upon successful completion of the one (1) year training program.


  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift
  • Location:  Rocky Hill, CT
  • This is an Office/On-site position.
  • This position requires a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
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Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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  • 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.
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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 Frank DeCusati at or 860-713-5176.


In the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for receiving on-the-job training in performing basic technical work in support of transportation projects.



General knowledge of basic construction methods and materials; skill in use of construction related equipment and instruments and computer applications; ability in performing mathematical computations; ability to create, read and interpret scales, diagrams, plans, specifications and drawings; ability to prepare accurate drawings.


Two (2) years of experience involving the inspection of transportation construction projects; or testing of transportation materials; or bridge safety inspection.


1. College training in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Civil Engineering Technology or closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate's degree.

2. Possession of at least Level II certification, from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), in one of the following Civil Engineering Technology Programs may be substituted for the General Experience:

  a. Transportation Construction Inspection Program - Highway Construction Inspection

  b. Construction Materials Testing Program - Asphalt or Concrete

  c. Transportation Program - Highway Materials, Highway Construction Inspection or Bridge Safety Inspection.


  • Experience with Microsoft 365
  • Experience creating spreadsheets, inputting data, and creating graphs with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience performing mathematical computations and preparing engineering-related documents, such as material testing reports and inspection reports
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team
  • Experience communicating verbally and in writing with teammates and stakeholders of varying levels
  • Experience with construction project management software applications, such as AASHTOWare Project Construction & Materials
  • Possession of Asphalt Plant Technician Certification from the NorthEast Transportation Training and Certification Program (NETTCP)


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


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.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from highway or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.