Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Building Superintendent 1 (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #200924-1299TC-002


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we want you to join us! 

The DMHAS, Southeastern Mental Health Authority (SMHA) seeks a qualified individual for the position of Building Superintendent 1 (PCN 127013). The position is within Fiscal Administration. We are located at 401 West Thames Street, Norwich, CT. This is a full-time, 37.50 hour per week position. The work schedule is 1st shift, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Discover the Opportunity to:

  • Conduct regular and special inspections to insure compliance with established standards; 
  • Inspect properties for defective lighting, plumbing, heating, ventilating and similar facilities and equipment; 
  • Engage in a rewarding career; 
  • Provide support to a division that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve; and
  • Make a difference in the public sector.

We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off!  We encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies. 

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the “Resume Tab” of your application as you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Individuals considered for interview will be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc.  You do not have to attach these documents to your application. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at or (860) 785-9855.


In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising remedial and custodial services, minor maintenance, building operations as a shift or functional area supervisor; may be in complete charge of such functions in a small institution (considering size, numbers supervised, and complexity).

In the Department of Administrative Services, in a leased building or building with less complex equipment, this class is accountable for supervising custodial staff and related services.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans building maintenance work; establishes and maintains building maintenance procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; conducts regular and special inspections to insure compliance with standards; inspects properties for defective lighting, plumbing, heating, ventilating and similar facilities and equipment and assigns staff to remedy same or reports to superior; maintains inventory of furniture and equipment and requisitions replacements and supplies; ensures that room(s) are properly set up for special events; investigates reports of willful or malicious damage to state property; supervises minor repair work not requiring services of trades workers; in a small institution may be in complete charge of physical plant, mechanical equipment and grounds; ensures proper temperatures maintained; responds to emergencies on twenty-four hour basis; may conduct new product and equipment testing; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of building custodial care, minor maintenance and operations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to inspect and diagnose repair and improvements needs and to recommend and follow through on solutions; ability to handle problems in one or more areas such as security, transportation, or stores; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience in building management or in the operation or maintenance 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 been in a lead capacity in either the maintenance of buildings or the military experience referenced above.

Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at or above the level of Lead Custodian.


Our preferred candidate will have:
  • Experience in the supervision of Maintenance and Custodial Staff; 
  • Knowledge of building operations; 
  • Knowledge of Joint Commission surveys; 
  • Knowledge of environment of care standards;
  • Experience working with DAS Fleet Maintenance.


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
  2. Appointment to unclassified positions within the Connecticut Marketing Authority will be in accordance with Section 22-63a(d) of the Connecticut General Statutes.


  1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, 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.


Incumbents may be required to lift and may be exposed to some risk of injury from 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.