Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Maintainer (37.5 Hour) - Temporary

Recruitment #210406-0426TC-001


Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut Sate Colleges and Universities.  As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, this university offers undergraduate and graduate programs that weave together liberal arts and professional education and instill a desire for life-long learning. 

These temporary Maintainer positions is to provide support for Western Connecticut State University's Department of Environmental & Facilities Services – Ground Maintenance & Custodial Services areas.  The Candidate will be responsible for a variety of maintainer tasks on the Midtown and Westside Campuses of Western Connecticut State University located in Danbury, CT.   Eligible candidates in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  A medical exam, drug screen and criminal background check will be required prior to offer of employment.

WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at  Incumbent will be eligible for  health benefits within 90 days of employment.

Salary Information:  *The entry level rate for this class will be ten (10%) percent below Step 1 of the salary grade. Upon completion of the initial working test period the incumbent’s salary will be adjusted to the TC pay plan, Step 1 of the salary grade for this class.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have any questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing basic tasks of an unskilled nature (e.g. requiring little prior experience or training; most tasks can be learned quickly on the job) in one or several of the following areas:

- building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial)
- grounds care
- food services
- operation of trucks of less than five ton capacity
- parking garage


See attached addendum.


Some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to learn policies and procedures; ability to operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some ability in simple record keeping.


Any experience and training which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate in their application:

  • General grounds maintenance experience (primary responsibility);
  • Trash removal (primary responsibility);
  • Experience operating, caring for and performing minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work (primary responsibility);
  • Experience with snow removal (primary responsibility);
  • Commercial/Industrial cleaning experience;
  • Experience working in a large facility/multiple buildings;
  • Ability to perform simple record keeping;
  • Prior custodial experience;
  • Ability to install bulletin boards, pictures, shelving, as well as move furniture.


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


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 of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive patients and/or clients.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to complete 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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.