Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State School Department Head

Recruitment #190109-8015TS-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Corrections is recruiting for a State School Department Head.  The filling of this position will be determined based on agency operational need for Brooklyn Correctional Institution in Brooklyn, CT. Education in the CT Department of Correction (DOC) is provided through Unified School District #1 (USD #1). USD #1 is a legally vested school district within the DOC.

The mission of USD #1 is to provide quality education programs for incarcerated individuals so that they can make a successful transition to society. Academic knowledge, vocational competencies, use of technology and life skills integrated with technology are offered to students in a positive environment to foster life-long learning, multicultural awareness. Education continues to be one of the Department's most valuable assets in providing opportunities that will support an offender's successful reintegration back into the community. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Correction, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.  *For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:                              

  • Connecticut State Board of Education Certification
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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 Melissa Thompson at


In a state institution, facility or region within a state unified school district, assists in the organization and supervision of educational programs for resident students or inmates.


Provides supervision to staff of an educational program; plans and directs certain phases of education and training program; evaluates staff performance; ensures that the educational program is in compliance with Federal and State regulations and agency policies and procedures; obtains and safeguards necessary program resources such as supplies and equipment; interviews students and assigns them to proper class level; plans and organizes curricula for assigned subject areas; supervises extra-curricular activities; maintains records of students' progress; makes reports on students, teachers, and programs to administrators and other officials as required; may teach classes, performs related work as required.


Knowledge of philosophy and methods of education and teaching; knowledge of the principles and practices of education for special needs population; ability in written and oral expression; ability to work effectively with others; supervisory ability.


A Master's degree in education or related field plus eighteen (18) semester hours of graduate credit and completion of fifty (50) school months of successful teaching or service employment as identified in State of Connecticut, Regulation of State Board of Education, Sec. 10-145d-574(a - f).


  • Candidates must possess the State of Connecticut certification - Intermediate Administration/Supervision (092)
  • Candidates must be prepared academically in the field of educational administration with coursework and/or experiences in teacher evaluation and supervision
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated understanding and deep knowledge of school leadership issues and challenges
  • Candidates must have experience working with diverse populations
  • Focused consideration will be given to references indicating exceptional teaching, administrative and leadership expertise collaborative orientation to problem solving; college and graduate school grades; various life/work experiences that contribute to overall qualifications; strong interpersonal communication skills; planning, organizing and budgeting skills


1. Incumbents in the class are required to possess and retain a Connecticut State Board of Education certification as a Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor.
2. Incumbents in the class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator's license.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.



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.