Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Captain

Recruitment #190626-2272SC-001


The Department of Correction is recruiting for a full-time Correctional Captain responsible for all matters related to Security Risk Groups (SRG).  This position is located in the Security Division based at Central Office in Wethersfield, 40 Hours per week, Monday - Friday. Central Office employees are not eligible for meal money.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Correction, 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).

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 Jim Faulkner at


In the Department of Correction this class is accountable for supervising correctional staff engaged in custody, security, investigations/operations, inmate transportation and/or developing, coordinating and conducting training programs.


Assumes delegated responsibility for custody and security of assigned inmates, buildings, grounds and operations; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; coordinates, plans and manages training activities; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans shift and/or unit work; establishes and maintains operating and/or training procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; ensures consistent enforcement of policies and procedures; inspects posts frequently to insure adequate staffing; performs the most sensitive security investigations and ensures accuracy of staff investigations throughout the State correctional system; conducts training either within a correctional facility or oversees staff in performing training activities; maintains discipline among employees and inmates; supervises inmate count; supervises major facility group activities (i.e. meals, off site work); acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; administers pertinent laws, regulations and posts orders; may assist in preparation of budget; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside agency who might have impact on program activities; reviews and prepares reports and correspondence; maintains records; participates in crisis intervention as needed; may counsel inmates; may participate in disciplinary hearings; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of policies and procedures utilized in correctional facilities; considerable knowledge of modern correctional methods and practices; considerable knowledge of standard security measures and appropriate methods of inmate discipline; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to accurately evaluate situations and make effective administrative and supervisory decisions; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in correctional work responsible for custodial security or inmate treatment.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Correctional Lieutenant.


College training in behavioral sciences, corrections, criminal justice 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 one (1) year.


Candidates with the following experience, abilities and skills will be given preference:

  • Considerable knowledge and experience with Administrative Directive 6.14 (Security Risk Groups)
  • Considerable experience as an SRG or Intelligence Coordinator
  • Considerable knowledge and experience with Administrative Directive 9.5 (Code of Penal Discipline)
  • Experience working in collaboration with outside law enforcement agencies, Office of the Attorney General, Parole and Probation
  • Experience conducting SRG-related investigations
  • Experience conducting audits
  • Experience conducting training
  • Familiarity with Secururs/Investigator Pro
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


  1. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


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, may be required of applicants.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or assault by inmates.



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.