Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Maintenance Supervisor

Recruitment #190805-2362CO-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is recruiting for three Correctional Maintenance Supervisor positions:  Corrigan CC, MYI & New Haven CC.  This position is full time, Monday through Friday, first shift 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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).

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their application submission.  (Note:  In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.) 

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency.  

Please ensure your application is complete prior to submission.  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


In a Department of Correction facility or district this class is accountable for supervising and coordinating the activities of an assigned staff of employees and inmates engaged in general maintenance functions.


Supervises staff and inmates assigned to general maintenance of physical plant; plans, schedules and coordinates maintenance and/or new construction activity; evaluates maintenance needs and determines best method of repair or installation; outlines and directs a preventive maintenance program; consults with department head and subordinates concerning requisitions and specifications for supplies, materials and equipment; assists in preparation of budget estimates; maintains records and conducts correspondence related to work; maintains special security for all tools, equipment, chemicals, etc. which may be used as weapons.

Assigns, supervises and evaluates work of employees and inmates; directs inmate apprenticeship training program in occupational areas; submits performance reports on employees and inmates; maintains discipline and enforces security measures; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; supervises Correction Officers assigned to custody duty in area; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of materials, methods and equipment involved in general maintenance operations and building construction; knowledge of current objectives, practices and policies relating to inmate work in correctional institutions; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to recognize maintenance problems and determine corrective action; considerable ability to operate and utilize computerized and automated control systems; ability to read plans and blueprints; ability to keep records and make reports; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of large buildings or utility services.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity or in a correctional setting.

NOTE: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Correctional Carpenter, Correctional Electrician, Correctional Electronics Technician, Correctional General Maintenance Officer, Correctional Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician, Correctional Locksmith, Correctional Mason and Correctional Plumber and Steamfitter.


Experience performing duties directly related to the maintenance trades on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis up to a maximum of four (4) years.


  1. Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  2. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification at the time of appointment.
  3. 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.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


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


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates and to the danger and discomfort of working with the tools of the trade.



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.