Transportation Maintainer 2

DOT Highway Electrical Technician

Recruitment #240327-2346FM-001


Are you an electrical professional with a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) looking to advance your career? 
 Do you enjoy performing highly skilled tasks, with experience working at heights in a bucket truck and working with high voltage repairs within your trade? 
If so, come make an impact by serving your state! 
Read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking qualified applicants to apply to our DOT Highway Electrical Technician (Transportation Maintainer 2) positions in the Milford Electrical Maintenance Facility. These roles have an advancement opportunity to the target class of Qualified Craft Worker with successful completion of a practicum.


  • Competitive starting salary
  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
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  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
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The purpose of this position is to perform electrical repairs, installation, and maintenance of the Department's traffic lights and highway illumination, within the District 2 assigned area. Our ideal candidate would be seasoned in the electrical field. Upon successful completion of a 1-to-2 year training period, the incumbent in this role will be evaluated and may be promoted to the target class of Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical).

In order to be selected for interview, candidates must:   
  • Possess formal electrical education, with proof of certification, and experience working in the electrical field. Please refer to the "Preferred Qualifications," listed below.   
  • Candidates must indicate they hold a current and valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tank endorsement, in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of the application, or they will not be considered.  Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their current valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, reflecting the "tank endorsement," and valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) at time of interview. These must be noted in the "Licenses and Professional Certifications" section of the application, in order to be considered. 
  • Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are needed; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Various storm events will require employees to stay at work for the duration of the storm; which at times could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends.
  • Candidates must be willing to accept emergency duty assignments to include working at heights in a bucket truck on highways and secondary roads, and performing high voltage repairs to highway lighting and traffic signals whenever your services are needed.
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to have a 30-mile residency from the posted job location (Milford). 
  • Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their Master Application at the time of interview and a thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement form (CTDOT-CDL-1).
  • Candidates must show how they meet the required knowledge and experience on their application to proceed further in the hiring process.     
PLEASE NOTE: Prior to hire, selected candidates will be required to complete a preemployment physical and work assessment, which will include a respirator physical to be in compliance with the Department's Respirator Policy. A respirator fit test will be performed upon hire.

As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employees approximately 3,000 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving environmental and cultural resources. The Department of Transportation is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.

  • Full Time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday
  • First shift hours, 7:30 am to 4 pm
  • Located in Milford, CT

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must 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.
  • 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 individual listed on this job posting. 
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69the 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
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.  
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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.
  • Read through this helpful link to prepare for your interview. 
  • 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
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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

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In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing a variety of moderately skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of state roadsides, roadways, bridges, airports, and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains complex mechanical equipment; works as a moderately skilled mechanic in garages in the routine repair of mechanical equipment.


The following is a listing of examples of trucks, equipment, tasks or related duties, the operating, maintaining or performing of which are considered to be the responsibilities and duties of positions in this class:


    • Three (3) ton to nine (9) ton trucks, dump, platform or refuse with or without winch;
    • All of the above when using the following attachments:
      • Snow plows;
      • Duo Dump Truck;
      • Crash Attenuators;
      • Trailers and towed equipment (except tilt bed trailers);
    • Pickup, (to include two (2) & four (4) wheel drive vehicles) when using:
      • Trailers or towed equipment;
      • Snowplows or hopper type spreaders;
      • Bridge utility truck;
      • Compressor trucks;
      • Aerial bucket trucks;
      • Wreckers with winch;
      • Tandem/10-Wheel Dump Truck.

    • Bituminous curbing machines;
    • Pothole Patcher;
    • Tractor Mowers with single flail;
    • Wood chippers;
    • Chain saws;
    • Culvert cleaning machines;
    • Compressors, and/or compressor tools;
    • Concrete mixers;
    • Concrete vibrators;
    • Hydraulic or engine driven tools;
    • Test Boring;
    • Class twenty four (24) tractor including attachments;
    • Wing plow or other side mounted attachments;
    • Fork lift.

    • Survey monument setting;
    • Burning and cutting with acetylene torch;
    • Flagger (traffic control);
    • May assist a Material Storage Supervisor with stores section material handling;
    • Performing moderately skilled tasks in one or more of the following areas or trades:
      • Construction;
      • Maintenance;
      • Mechanical repair;
      • Electrical;
      • Carpentry;
      • Masonry;
      • Welding;
      • Plumbing;
      • Painting;
    • Relief ferry mate, drawbridge attendant and/or rest area attendant;
    • In addition to other duties, may assist a Transportation General Supervisor, Transportation Garage Supervisor, or Transportation District Electrical Supervisor in preparing and checking various reports or operating a two-way radio in a District Maintenance unit;
    • Wildlife hazard control;
    • Radio monitoring and communication;
    • Escort vendors, contractors, etc. in secure areas (state owned airports only);
    • In addition to other duties, may function as a guard/watchperson or be required to receive training in, stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at state-owned airports; 
    • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of
    • the construction, maintenance, and repair techniques of roadsides, roadways, bridges, or airports; 
    • the processes and materials used in the construction and maintenance trades; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • use and make routine repairs to complex mechanical equipment; 
    • operate equipment as listed on the attached addendum; 
    • understand and follow written and oral instructions; 
    • utilize computer software.


One (1) year of 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.


Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in one of the maintenance trades may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Completion of an accredited electrical training program and provide proof of the certification
  • At least two (2) years of experience working in the electrical field
  • Experience working with heights in a bucket truck
  • Experience working with high voltage repairs
  • Experience wiring basic electrical circuit
  • Experience with basic blueprint reading and interpretation


  • 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 be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever their services are required.


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.


  • Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness in order to perform the duties of the class.
  • A physical examination will be required.


  • 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.
  • 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.