Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Lieutenant

Canine Unit

Recruitment #180702-2274SC-001


The Department of Correction is recruiting for a full time (40 hours per week, Monday - Friday) Correctional Lieutenant position for the Canine Unit (location TBD.)

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current employee of the Department of Corrections, who has permanent state status, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

  • Applicants are required to upload their resume on the "resume tab" of their application, detailing how they meet the eligibility requirements and preferred qualifications.
  • DOC employees who meet the eligibility requirements for Correctional Lieutenant must also meet DOC Administrative Directive 6.11 – Canine Unit, specifically Item 6.B – Canine Unit Supervisor, including 2.B:  Have satisfactorily completed two (2) years of services as a canine handler.

For questions concerning this job opportunity, please contact James Faulkner within the Department of Corrections Human Resources office at


In the Department of Correction this class is accountable for either supervising correctional staff engaged in custodial work or for performing specialized assignments.


Assists a Captain in supervising a large complement of officers on an assigned shift or as a shift supervisor; in absence of a Captain assumes responsibility for custody and security of inmates, building and grounds; assigns personnel to posts and makes frequent inspections to evaluate performance of officers, effective manning of posts and enforcement of rules and regulations; oversees staff in performing sensitive investigations and/or tactical operations as well as maintaining sensitive information; responsible for responding to crisis situations in a supervisory capacity; determines training needs for facility or facilities personnel; performs administrative tasks necessary to ensure training is conducted; conducts training sessions for personnel in facility and conducts training sessions for Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development;; assists in supervising inmate counts; reviews and acts on reports submitted by officers and/or other departmental staff; prepares and submits reports on operational/investigatory/tactical activities and supervises maintenance of reports and records on operations; makes staff evaluations; chairs disciplinary committee; may be responsible for transportation and guarding of inmates away from premises; may counsel inmates and staff; may assist in training new officers in procedures and regulations; may assist in updating post orders or unit directives; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of modern correctional methods and practices; knowledge of policies and procedures utilized in correctional facilities; knowledge of the appropriate methods of discipline applied to inmates; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to accurately evaluate situations and make effective administrative and supervisory decisions; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience in correctional work.


College training in corrections, behavioral sciences or criminal justice 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 one (1) year.


  • Considerable knowledge of Administrative Directive 2.11, Employee Dependability.
  • Considerable knowledge of Administrative Directive 2.13, Employee Work Attire, Personal Appearance and Identification.
  • Considerable knowledge of Administrative Directive 3.9, Employee Travel and Use of Motor Vehicle.
  • Considerable knowledge of Administrative Directive 6.5, Use of Force.
  • Considerable knowledge of Administrative Directive 6.6, Reporting of Incidents.
  • Considerable knowledge of Administrative Directive 7.3, Emergency Plans.
  • Satisfactory completion of two (2) years as canine handler.
  • Experience with diverse inmate populations to include Security Risk Groups.
  • Experience collaborating with outside law enforcement agencies and community-based programs.
  • Considerable knowledge of facility emergency plans.
  • Knowledge of unit post plans and staffing allocations.
  • Exceptional organizational, operational and communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Leadership qualities. 


1. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license, a Commercial Driver's License, or both.


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 general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, may be required of applicants.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a considerable danger of injury or assault by inmates.



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

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.