Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Electronics Technician

Recruitment #191004-2371CO-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is recruiting a Correctional Electronics Technician for District 1's  Electrical Shop.  This position is full time, Monday through Friday, first shift 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is entitled to excellent benefits including health, dental 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.   This list may be used to hire additional openings in Somers should they become available. 

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Selection Plan

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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, licensure, 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 or (860) 692-6825.


In a Department of Correction facility or district this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks and/or acting as a working supervisor for inmates in the repair, maintenance and installation of various electronic security systems and equipment.


Performs technical duties in installation, maintenance, repair and testing of highly technical security surveillance and life safety and alarm systems and communication equipment; fabricates special electronic devices and systems as needed; uses a variety of testing/measuring equipment and data to locate electronic malfunctions, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair systems and equipment; trains, instructs and supervises inmates, assigned to an electronics repair shop, in repair, calibration and testing of electronic equipment and systems such as television cameras and monitors, telecommunication receivers and transmitters including AM and AM-FM radios and inter-institution telephone and public address equipment; acts as a liaison with outside vendors for purposes of ordering parts, troubleshooting problems and researching solutions to technical problems; maintains inventory of replacement parts; may inspect and/or test fire alarm equipment to comply with Connecticut Life Safety Code to ensure system integrity; performs daily key and tool control counts; keeps accurate and detailed records and makes necessary reports; works with Correctional Locksmiths and Correctional General Maintenance Officers on work assignment basis; maintains custody, evaluates performance of and disciplines inmates assigned to work areas; 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.


Considerable knowledge of concepts and principles of electronics; considerable knowledge of maintenance, installation and servicing of electronic security systems and equipment; considerable knowledge of specialized test equipment used in servicing of electronic equipment; considerable knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment involved in electronic repair and installation work; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to quickly and accurately analyze extent and cause of electronic malfunctions; ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams and instruction manuals; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control systems; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to instruct inmates in techniques and skills of electronics maintenance; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in electronics repair.


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


  1. College training in electronics may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate’s degree.
  2. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a certificate in electronics may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  3. 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 candidates will possess:

  • Experience with troubleshooting and diagnosing fire alarm systems, analog and digital video surveillance systems, programmable logic controllers and input/output interfaces, intercom systems, audio amplifier and public address systems, and building automation systems
  • Ability to configure Microsoft Windows workstation and server based computer operating systems
  • Connecticut C-6 or C-5 license


  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 (G.E.D.) 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 duties of the class.
  2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applications 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 electrical equipment.



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.