Transportation General Supervisor (Maintenance) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #240624-8751FM-001


Are you a current Department of Transportation (DOT) employee, looking to advance your career within the agency?

Do you want to continue to help make commuting and traveling throughout CT safe? 

If so, read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications from qualified DOT employees, for the position of Transportation General Supervisor (Maintenance), in District 3. We are looking for energetic and driven team players who are passionate about serving the public and the work we do, to deliver the DOT’s mission.


  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift (7:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
  • Office/On-Site
This position is responsible for overseeing a Highway Maintenance garage of various levels of Transportation Maintainers and Transportation Maintenance Crew Leaders, in the repair and maintenance operations of various statewide roadways and highways. This position will cover the duties of the Transportation Maintenance Manager, as required.

  • 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, or they will be immediately disqualified. 
  • 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 will be required to bring a copy of their Master Application at the time of interview.
  • Candidates must show how they meet the required knowledge and experience on their application to proceed further in the hiring process.
  • Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply a copy of their Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A or B, with Tank Endorsement, and valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC).
It is the DOT's 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. Learn more about our mission, vision, and values here!  

Selection Plan

  • 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.
  • 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 21-69, 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 

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for supervising Transportation Maintenance Crew Leaders and Transportation Supervisors and their crews in the maintenance and betterment of transportation facilities.


  • Coordinates the work of the crews on maintenance, special maintenance and capital outlay work; 
  • Allocates personnel and equipment; 
  • Determines and reports on materials required; 
  • Directs establishment of lines and grades from stakes set by the engineers; 
  • Arranges through the Transportation Maintenance Manager in charge of maintenance in the district for the furnishing of, or the release of, rented equipment; 
  • During winter storms advises, directs and coordinates work as directed by the Transportation Maintenance Manager in charge of maintenance in the districts; 
  • Arranges for shifting of equipment where there are breakdowns; 
  • Arranges through the garage supervisors for required repairs to equipment; 
  • 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; 
  • 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
    • approved methods of maintaining and improving roads including winter road maintenance and related drainage structures including snow and ice control and removal; 
    • materials and equipment used in road maintenance and construction; 
    • relevant agency policies and procedures; 
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; 
  • Knowledge of first aid; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communications skills;
  • Ability to
    • lay out, supervise and inspect highway maintenance work; 
    • utilize computer software; 
  • Supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience in highway maintenance.


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

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader (Highway Maintenance) or Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader (Tree Maintenance).


  • Experience in Highway Maintenance operations 
  • Experience leading and providing direction to a work crew
  • Experience in an acting capacity as a Trans. General Supervisor (Maintenance)
  • Experience leading snow and ice operations on limited access highways
  • Must have working knowledge in Microsoft Computer Applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • VIP experience


  • 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.
  • A physical examination may be 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.


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.


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.

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