Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Plant Facilities Engineer 1 (40 Hour)

District 2 & 3

Recruitment #190515-6294FM-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is recruiting for three Plant Facilities Engineer 1 positions.   

District 2: * Oversee Garner, New Haven & Bridgeport in Cheshire Office

                  * Oversee Cheshire CI in Cheshire Office  

District 3: * Oversee Corrigan-Radgowski and Brooklyn in Niantic Office  

This position will be required to travel to various facilities within the District as needed.  This position is first shift, full time 40 hours per week,  and is entitled to excellent benefits including health, dental and a 25 year hazardous duty retirement.  The selected candidate will be required to attend a 12 week hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire, CT.    

Please view the video to learn more about maintenance positions within the Department of Correction:

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of Connecticut employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. *For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their application submission.  (Note:  In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)  

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, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity. The certified list of eligible candidates generated from this recruitment may be used for future opportunities within District 2 & 3. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Kathy DeBoer at


This class is accountable for directing physical plant operations in one of the following ways:

1. As chief assistant to a Plant Facilities Engineer 2 at a major state institution,* assists with the direction of the physical plant.

2. As chief physical plant employee at a large State institution *or a major geographic region, is in complete charge of the total physical plant including:

A. All operational maintenance, repairs and alterations;
B. Plant utilities including heating, power generation and wastewater treatment;
C. Complete grounds and equipment maintenance;
D. Administration of repairs and contracts pertaining to facilities maintenance;
E. Code compliance for fire safety and environmental conditions.


Directs the staff and operations of the physical plant; coordinates, plans and manages physical plant activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of the physical plant budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the physical plant who might impact on program activities; develops and maintains large-scale preventive maintenance programs; writes specifications and draws plans for minor capital improvement projects; develops specifications for and requisitions maintenance equipment and supplies; may serve as safety officer, OSHA compliance officer, energy coordinator and/or fire officer in accordance with agency needs; may develop and administer security programs, including training of security personnel; may administer housekeeping operations; responds to emergencies on a 24-hour basis; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the maintenance, operation and repair of buildings and all utilities, services and equipment; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of materials and methods of building construction; knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications; ability to plan, supervise and inspect building repair and maintenance work; ability to utilize computer software.


Eight (8) years of technical experience in the maintenance and repair of large buildings and utility services.
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.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a first-line supervisory capacity responsible for the direction of a large crew of trades workers, contractors or similar highly skilled maintenance specialists above the apprenticeship level.

Note: For State employees, this is interpreted at or above the level of Maintenance Supervisor 2.


College training in architecture, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


The preferred candidate will also possess:

  • Ability to develop capital improvement bid specifications
  • Valid CT trade license or CFM certification
  • Large Commercial Facility Experience
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with computers and software such as Word, Excel, Auto CAD


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


Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from equipment when inspecting jobs.



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.