Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Plumber And Steamfitter

All Facility Locations

Recruitment #190104-2252CO-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is recruiting for Correctional Plumber & Steamfitters for all Correctional Facilities statewide.  This posting will be used to create a pool of candidates to fill future vacancies at correctional institutions as they occur.  You must submit a complete application prior to the closing date to be considered for these vacancies.

This position is full time, Monday through Friday, first shift 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is entitled to excellent health benefits, along with additional supplemental benefits and a 25 year hazardous duty retirement.  Selected candidates will be required to attend a 12 week hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire, CT. 

**Permanent assignment to any of these future vacancies are subject to all mandatory requirements**

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Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Kathy DeBoer at Kathleen.DeBoer@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a Department of Correction facility or district this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the repair, monitoring and installation of plumbing, heating and steam-fitting activities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans, lays out and schedules work; instructs inmates in methods and techniques of measuring, cutting, threading and installing pipes, valves, gauges, and other fixtures involving the use of hand tools, pipe cutters, and pipe threading and bending machines; determines defects and maintains piping system for steam, gas, water, air and pressure; trains inmates in reading blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations; performs preventative maintenance; utilizes troubleshooting techniques to address problems with plumbing and steamfitting systems; repairs fire protection systems; performs air quality testing; acts as liaison with outside vendors, contractors and agency staff; works on specialized equipment relating to trade area; performs work on high pressure steam equipment; tests and monitor pumps, boilers and heating systems; keeps records and makes necessary reports; maintains custody and discipline and evaluates the performance of each inmate assigned to work area; may purchase equipment; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment involved in plumbing and steamfitting trades; knowledge of building codes; knowledge of maintenance and repair of sprinkler systems; basic knowledge of operation of institutional steam boilers and heating systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to plan, layout and schedule maintenance assignments; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control systems; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to read blueprints and schematics; ability to work in confined spaces; ability to troubleshoot issues relating to plumbing and steamfitting; ability to instruct inmates or other employees in techniques and skills of plumbing and steamfitting; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience as a plumber and/or steamfitter.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a highly skilled level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school in the trade may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
  2. Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred candidates will possess:

  • Experience with repair and maintenance of commercial plumbing systems and associated controls
  • Valid P1 or P2 license

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to successfully complete a formal training course in correctional work to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the class.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  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, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates who have access to tools of the trade as weapons and may be exposed to the danger and discomfort associated with tools and machinery used in the trade.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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



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