Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Locksmith

Recruitment #190109-2368CO-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is recruiting for a Correctional Locksmith for the District 1 Maintenance Crew.  This position is full time, Monday through Friday, first shift 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The position will be based out of Somers, CT, but will be required to travel to various facilities within the District as needed.  This position is entitled to excellent benefits including health, dental and a 25 year hazardous duty retirement.

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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.

For 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 general repair, maintenance and installation of locking, computerized and mechanical security systems and equipment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs maintenance, diagnostic assessment, repair and installation of locking, mechanical and computer security equipment including locks, pneumatic locks, electronic keypads, fingerprint locks, gate motors, cell mechanisms, handcuffs, padlocks, electric and/or manual and combination gates; repairs, lubricates and opens locks; cuts new and duplicate keys; changes lock combinations; repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs and other parts; keeps lock maintenance and key control records of all security equipment as well as location and authorized holder; maintains stock of replacement parts, locks and keys; maintains stock of back up padlocks, keyed identically to those in use; inventories stock and orders and receives parts; retains custody of blueprints for institution, all keys for security system and emergency devices to manually unlock cells and gates in event of electric failure; maintains highest security for critical materials; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of construction, repair and maintenance of locks and mechanical, computerized and electromechanical security devices; considerable knowledge of tools, materials, methods and principles of locksmithing; considerable knowledge of correctional security measures; oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills; ability to quickly detect mechanical problems and apply corrective action; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control systems; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to read and interpret blueprints and/or diagrams; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; basic ability to detect and diagnose related electrical problems; basic ability in welding and other peripheral equipment repairs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience as a locksmith.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. Two (2) years as a Correction Officer assigned to full time training in the locksmith area may be substituted for 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 Experience on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred candidates will possess:

  • Experience working with commercial/industrial locks
  • Knowledge of low voltage locks and controls
  • Knowledge of master key system

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 and the danger and discomfort of working with tools of 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.