Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Inspector

Recruitment #190204-6918VR-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) is recruiting for thirty (30) Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts position, Special Licensing and Firearms Unit.  These are per diem positions.

Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Inspectors are necessary for the safety and well-being of MMA fighters and for the safe regulation of MMA events.  Inspectors are responsible for the following, but are not limited to these responsibilities; inspecting the premises, ring and equipment prior to the arrival of contestants, being paired with a contestant throughout the event and ensuring the integrity of the competition by ensuring no equipment and/or procedural violation occurs, which includes the wrapping of hands prior to gloves, assisting with drug testing, ensuring no contraband is possessed by the contestant or his/her team, ensuring no performance enhancing food or drug is ingested prior to the event.  

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees:

  • Training Documentation (Association of Boxing Commissions & Combat Sports)
  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
  • Completed CT-HR-13

Non State Employees:

  • Training Documentation (Association of Boxing Commissions & Combat Sports)
  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor
  • Completed CT-HR-13

Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum.  The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website by typing in “CT-HR-13” into the “Search Department of Administrative Services” search field.  Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history records check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.  Also considered in this selection process, any pending or disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records. Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process. 

For questions concerning this job opportunity, please contact Lucy Manente within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Human Resources office at


In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, this class is accountable for the performance of duties associated with the regulation of the sports of boxing and mixed martial arts in accordance with C.G.S. Chapter 532a.


Enforces all rules and regulations for boxing and mixed martial arts events; inspects and validates the proper use of protective equipment; inspects wrapping of fighters hands and gloving; validates compliance with regulatory standards; verifies proper license of participant at event; inspects facilities for compliance of state fire safety regulation and emergency medical equipment requirements; ensures order and safety around the ring and locker room; completes incident reports; assists officials during event; administers or assists with drug testing procedures; exhibits and ensures neutrality during event to avoid impropriety; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of boxing and mixed martial arts inspection procedures; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively deal with others.


A proven record of experience and knowledge of the sport and or successful completion of a training program for Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Inspector approved by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection.


Applicants must provide written documentation from an Association of Boxing Commissions and Combat Sports (ABC) member commission in good standing, indicating that they have received training and worked as an MMA Inspector for said commission.



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.