Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Maintenance Supervisor 1 (General) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190927-5574TC-001


The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut's Facilities Operations Department has two job openings for 1st Shift Maintenance Supervisor 1 – General positions.  These positions are responsible for supervising a crew of general trade workers.    These are permanent, full-time 1st shift positions, Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours/week.  The work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 30 minute unpaid lunch.  (The work hours during the summer break mid-May to mid-August are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a 30 minute unpaid lunch).  The hourly salary is $29.28 and is non-negotiable.  These positions offer a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance. These positions are categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.  A current motor vehicle license is required.

Selection Plan

These positions are categorized as “Open Only to Statewide Employees”; current UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process.   

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, 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).   

If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three professional references.  In addition, applicants will be asked to provide copies of their last two (2) performance appraisals.  Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check.  

Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.

Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR’s Services Unit phone number, 860-486-3034.


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing in one of the following ways:

1. Supervises a small crew (usually 1-5 workers) of highly skilled trades workers (Qualified Craft Workers and General Trades Workers) and skilled workers (Skilled Maintainers) but not solely Skilled Maintainers unless they are on a grounds crew and other lower level employees.

2. In large crews (6 or more workers) of highly skilled trades workers, assists the Maintenance Supervisor 2 in carrying out supervisory functions. This is appropriate only when there is a demonstrated need for a subordinate supervisory level.


At UConn the 1st Shift Maintenance Supervisor I – General positions for the Facilities Operations Department, Building Services Unit, will be responsible for coordinating the daily work assignments for the General Trades Worker employees in the Building Services Unit; scheduling and assigning work to the employees through AiM, estimating labor and material for jobs including writing quotes; ordering and tracking the status of materials, providing information to supervisors and managers on the progress of jobs; working with contractors and other trades employees; assisting employees with troubleshooting work and resolving issues; working with the manager to address disciplinary actions as required; monitoring the progress of job assignments through completion; overseeing the progress of renovations and upgrades; establishing good customer relations/communication; reviewing/signing time sheets and completing overtime equalization rosters; completing administrative computer work and paperwork as required; training staff in the task of conducting inspections for building and room assessments; working with staff members of the Business Service Team to coordinate the scheduling of Environmental Health & Safety and UConn training for the employees which includes but is not limited to:  Asbestos Awareness, Confined Space, Lockout/Tag out, Mold Awareness, and Respiratory Protection & Fit Testing.  

These positions are also responsible for leading and coordinating snow and ice removal tasks during the regular work schedule as well as on second and third shifts and on weekends.  It is a requirement of these positions to report to work and remain at work during inclement weather events (or other campus emergencies).  During significant weather events or emergencies, this may mean that the requirement may be to remain at work around the clock for multiple consecutive days.


Considerable knowledge of modern methods and equipment involved in the trade indicated by the parenthetical title of the class; considerable knowledge of relevant State and national codes and regulations; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in performing technical duties of the class; ability to read and interpret specifications, blueprints, and sketches; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings.

Note: 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.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have included performing skilled tasks in either the maintenance and repair of buildings or the military experience referenced above.

Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at or above the level of Skilled Maintainer.


Graduation from vocational or technical school may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.


Preference will be given to those applicants who can effectively demonstrate the following in their submitted application:

  • Strong leadership skills are an important qualification for this position.
  • Experience using computer software such as AiM, HuskyBuy, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and/or Kuali Financial System (KFS) is desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of computerized maintenance management software (CMMS).
  • Working knowledge of the management and removal of regulated materials including asbestos, mold, lead and PCBs, as well as knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, nationally recognized standards and guidelines, as related to occupational safety and health is desired. 
  • Experience working in a union environment at a college, university or similar entity is desired.
  • Experience working in a residential environment.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.


At State Airports: 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 adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

Information concerning the University’s policies regarding the Cleary Act Statement, Non-Discrimination Policy, Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities and Recruiting Veterans can be found on UConn’s Job page at:

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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.