Airport Maintenance General Supervisor

Recruitment #230920-8753TC-001


The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) invites qualified CAA employees to apply for the position of Airport Maintenance General Supervisor at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. This position will be responsible for supervising crews of Bradley International Airport Maintenance employees in the maintenance and betterment of all airport facilities and property. This position plays a key role in the planning and implementation of weather-related operations plans during the winter season. This is a full time, first shift, 37.5 hour per week position.

Position Requirements
  • An individual serving in this position must be able to successfully undergo a thorough background and security screening, physical examination including pre-employment drug screening, fingerprinting and maintain required security clearance for the duration of employment. 
  • Incumbents in this class must obtain Bradley movement area certification, allowing them to independently operate vehicles and equipment on Airfield movement areas while effectively communicating with Air Traffic Control for proper clearance. 
  • In addition to a movement area certification, a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL Class A or B) and Medical Certificate must be maintained for the duration of employment.
What's In It For You - As a current state employee you will continue to receive the same benefits you are accustomed to, including:
  • Working 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;
  • Working for one of the Top 10 Airports in the nation:  Bradley has been nationally recognized for six consecutive years by leading travel publications;
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
  • Competitive salary and structure;
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
  • Professional growth and paid professional development;
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
About Us
The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), is a State of Connecticut quasi-public agency that was established to develop, improve and operate Bradley International Airport (BDL), as well as five General Aviation Airports throughout the state.  It is the CAA’s mission to provide excellent customer service and top-quality facilities for its passengers while making Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, establishing new routes, and supporting Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.  By keeping our airports operating at their best, we deliver a powerful and positive impact on the state's economy.

Selection Plan

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To Apply
  • 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. 
  • Please ensure your application is complete before it is submitted. 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 be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application.
  • 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
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 daily 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 daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • 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. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • In addition to the checking of references, an investigation of facts stated in the application may be made before candidates are certified for permanent appointment.
Connect With Us
  • Updates regarding the recruitment process will be available through your JobAps portal account.  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
  • Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tim Geary at or (860) 254-5287. 


At the Connecticut Airport Authority, this class is accountable for supervising airport maintenance employees in the maintenance and betterment of all airport facilities and property.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans crew work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; coordinates the work of the crew on maintenance, special maintenance and capital outlay work in accordance with FAA and TSA rules and regulations; allocates personnel and equipment, determines and reports on materials required; coordinates all airfield maintenance operations with airport flight operations; arranges through the Airport Authority Manager for the furnishing of, or the release of rented equipment; during winter storms advises, directs and coordinates work as directed by the airport operations staff; arranges for shifting of equipment where there are breakdowns; arranges for required repairs to equipment; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of approved methods of maintaining and improving runways, roads and related drainage structures including snow and ice control and removal; knowledge of materials and equipment used in airfield and road maintenance and construction; basic knowledge of first aid; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills; ability to lay out, supervise and inspect airfield maintenance work; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience in airport maintenance or experience in the construction, landscaping, commercial driving, snow plowing, maintenance and repair of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports, in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment or work in one of the recognized maintenance trades.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or lead capacity.


For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Airport Maintenance Crew Leader or a combination of experience as an Airport Maintenance Crew Leader and Transportation Maintainer 3.


  • Experience in snow removal operations at Bradley International Airport. 


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.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to extremes of weather conditions, to lifting of heavy weights, to highly dangerous road and traffic conditions, to 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.



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