Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Vocational Instructor (Extended Schedule)

All Facility Locations

Recruitment #190703-2515T4-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is seeking qualified candidates for Vocational Instructor positions in the areas of Building Maintenance, Carpentry and Commercial Cleaning.  These positions offer exciting classroom teaching opportunities, working with non-traditional students in the carpentry, construction or commercial cleaning trades.  You will help students develop workplace skills, a sense of identity and core competencies as learners. These positions work 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday on first shift.  USD#1 follows a 12-month school calendar.

The Unified School District #1 is a legally vested school district with over 150 employees in 14 facilities, serving 5,500 students annually.  The mission of USD #1 is to provide quality education programs for incarcerated individuals so that they can make a successful transition to society. Academic knowledge, vocational competencies, use of technology and life skills integrated with technology are offered to students in a positive environment to foster life-long learning, multicultural awareness. Education continues to be one of the Department's most valuable assets in providing opportunities that will support an offender's successful reintegration back into the community. 

This posting will be used to create a pool of candidates to fill future vacancies as they occur.  To be considered for these opportunities at any facility to the classification of Vocational Instructor, you must submit a completed application through JobAps before the closing date.  Permanent assignment to any of these future vacancies are subject to all mandatory requirements.

Facility Locations:

  • Brooklyn
  • Cheshire
  • East Lyme (Niantic)
  • Enfield
  • Montville (Uncasville)
  • Newtown
  • Somers
  • Suffield

Selection Plan

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

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application.   (Note: In order to upload document 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.) Please note your certifications on your resume.

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, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.  

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 regarding this recruitment, please contact Melissa Thompson at


In a Department of Correction School District vocational education section and the Department of Children and Families, Connecticut Juvenile Training School this class provides instruction and supervision in vocational and occupational subjects to a group of inmates and/or residents.


Plans and conducts a vocational program in accordance with curriculum established for vocational education developed under guidelines established by the State Department of Education-Division of Vocational Education; conducts classes and shop sessions in vocational and occupational subjects; corrects papers and tests; counsels inmates and/or students and gives individual instruction; maintains tools and equipment; attends staff and other professional meetings; prepares reports on inmates and/or students as required; performs all the security functions necessary to maintain safety of inmates and/or students, associates and other members of the institution populations; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of educational principles, methods and techniques; skill in a particular trade or occupation; teaching ability; ability to work effectively with inmates and/or students; ability to express ideas simply and clearly, orally and in writing.


High School graduation or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and eight (8) years of employment and/or teaching experience in the subject field.


Incumbents in this class must meet the State Board of Education requirements to receive initial educator certificate to teach Vocational Education.
Note: *Payment for employees on the extended schedule will be determined by the appropriate contract


Seeking candidates with the specified certifications listed below:

  • Building Maintenance (090/098)
  • Carpentry (090/098)
  • Commercial Cleaning (090/098)



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.