CDL Driver/Highway Maintainer (37.5 Hour)

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is hiring CDL Drivers!

If you currently hold a Commercial Driver License (CDL) and are seeking a career in transportation and highway maintenance, come join a great team of employees who are dedicated to keeping our roads and highways safe, and improving travel throughout Connecticut.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for CDL Driver/Highway Maintenance Worker (Transportation Maintainer 2) positions  at 37.5 hours/week, statewide. Check out our districts and locations:

To qualify for a desired location: You must live within 20 miles* of the garage locations

*30 mile radius acceptable for Bridge locations

*You must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A or B with Tanker and Airbrakes endorsement. You must also have a valid Medical Examiners Card (MEC).  Your application will not be reviewed if you do not list your license number, class, expiration date, and issuing state in the “Licenses and Professional Certificates” section of your application.

Military members and recently-honorably discharged veterans who possess at least two years’ experience in operating a commercial motor vehicle as part of their military job requirements may qualify for these opportunities based on meeting the CDL Skills Test Exemption for Military Applicants (MilitarySkillsTestWaiverformpdf.pdf ( as outlined on the CT DMV website.

The CDL Drivers will perform a full range of tasks in construction, maintenance, and repair of State roadways, bridges and more.

CDL Drivers will maintain small and less complex mechanical equipment or assist on larger equipment.
Must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties including snow and ice removal, whenever your services are needed; this include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30 (no out of state vacations will be approved during this period).

Various storm events will require employees 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.
Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their CDL Class A or B, their valid MEC, and a thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement (CTDOT-CDL-1) form, as well as a copy of their Master Application.

As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs 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.

The State of Connecticut offers a competitive benefits package including comprehensive healthcare (including vision), and dental coverage, two retirement plan options, extensive paid time off. In addition, we encourage a healthy work-life balance, and voluntary benefits which include professional development programs, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, as well as Health Navigator.

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