Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional General Maintenance Officer

Recruitment #191114-2246CO-001


The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Correction is recruiting for several Correctional General Maintenance Officer positions.  Openings are at the following locations:

  • Osborn Correctional Institution, Somers
  • District 1 Warehouse, Somers/Enfield/Suffield area
  • District 1 Utilities, Somers/Enfield area
  • District 2 Maintenance, Cheshire/Bridgeport/Newtown area

This list will be used to fill future vacancies at our correctional facilities throughout Connecticut.  The starting salary for new employees to State service is $49,330 and is not negotiable. 

The 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.

To learn more about maintenance positions within the Department of Correction:

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. 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 acting as a working supervisor for inmates and/or independently performing a full range of tasks in general maintenance and repair of buildings and maintenance systems.


Performs a variety of general building repairs and maintenance such as interior and exterior painting, electrical, plumbing or mechanical maintenance, masonry and carpentry; paints structures, installs and replaces glass, repairs plaster and completes masonry work to walls, walks and floors; replaces or repairs defective electrical equipment such as switches and lighting fixtures; maintains plumbing and power distribution systems; assists in general maintenance of high pressure steam and boiler systems; periodically inspects equipment and makes adjustments and repairs, performs preventive maintenance tasks; assists in detecting plumbing defects; defines repairs needed and works with contractors in making repairs; repairs and maintains machinery such as motors, engines, compressors or other mechanical equipment; trains, supervises and maintains custody and discipline of a group of assigned inmates; applies general safety standards while performing maintenance and repair work; provides staff training and assistance; may be required to restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; may use welding equipment; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of building materials and methods of repair and maintenance; knowledge of basic principles and techniques of plumbing, electrical repair, carpentry, painting, mechanical maintenance, and masonry; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to recognize maintenance problems and determine corrective operations needed; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control systems; ability to plan, layout and schedule assignments and estimate cost of jobs; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to read blueprints and diagrams; ability to instruct inmates in techniques and skill of general maintenance activities; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of large buildings and utility services.


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.


Perferred candidates will possess a construction/trade license or welding certification.


  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.


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 who have access to tools of the trades as weapons and may be exposed to considerable danger and discomfort associated with tasks and machinery used in the trades.



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.