Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

General Trades Worker (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190827-0382TC-001


The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut’s Facilities Operations Department has a job opening for a General Trades Worker (GTW) at the Hartford Campus.  This is a permanent, full-time, first shift position, 37.5 hours per week.  The work schedule is 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The hourly salary is $23.11/hour and is non-negotiable.  This position offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance.  This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.  Applicants must be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends or holidays). This position is categorized as “Agency Only”; and is only open to current UConn NP-2 employees who meet all of the minimum qualifications and special requirements of the job specification.   

Under general supervision of the Facility Manager, and the Maintenance Supervisor 2, the General Trades Worker (GTW) is responsible for following detailed instructions and completing assignments pertaining to the maintenance and repair of building facilities, systems, utilities and equipment at the Hartford Campus.  The GTW may independently perform highly skilled maintenance assignments and/or construction work in areas such as carpentry, locksmith, masonry, painting, plumbing, HVAC equipment repair and basic electrical repair.  The GTW conducts routine, periodic work site assessments, as directed, to determine maintenance work necessary to prevent breakdowns of facilities, building systems and equipment.  There are many tasks performed on a daily basis that require the use of ladders up to 14’.  This position may be required to perform tasks associated with set up, break down, and clean-up of special events.  The GTW estimates time, labor and material and maintains records as needed.   

The UConn Hartford Campus currently consists of 2 buildings, residing at 10 & 38 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT 06103, totaling roughly 203,000 sq. ft. In addition, the UConn Library leases space in the Hartford Public Library; the UConn Bookstore, Barnes & Noble, is located in the lower level of the Front Street Lofts across from 10 Prospect Street.  

Responsibilities include a variety of tasks including but not limited to: changing hardware, replacing/repairing  electrical receptacles, tie-in wires, switches, fixtures, and motors; using plaster or compound to patch minor holes and cracks in walls and ceilings; repairing or replacing sinks, water coolers, and toilets; painting structures and equipment; replacing damaged paneling, counters and floor tiles; hanging doors and installing door locks; may assist in the replacement of broken window panes; performs landscaping and snow removal duties and other related duties as required.  

Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.  

Selection Plan

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

If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three professional references. In addition, state employee applicants will be asked to provide copies of their last two (2) performance appraisals and may be asked to provide a copy of their attendance record for the last two years.

Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR’s Services Unit phone number, 860-486-3034.


This class is accountable for performing highly skilled trades duties in various trade areas.


Performs highly skilled maintenance and/or construction work requiring the application of trade skills, codes, and standard trade practices in a variety of trade areas including but not limited to: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVACR, glazing, masonry, painting work, etc; makes estimates of time, personnel, and material required on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; in smaller trade areas, may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; performs duties related to the trade or trade areas as required; at State owned airports may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations; may operate and maintain heavy earth moving equipment; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the standard tools, materials, methods, and practices of a variety of trade areas; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.


Four (4) years of experience in one or more trade areas.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in one or more trade areas.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at or above the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2. Housekeeping, custodial, and food services duties will not be considered as qualifying experience.


1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
2. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


Preference will be given to those applicants who can effectively demonstrate the following in their submitted applications:

  • Knowledge and ability to work with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) such as AiM
  • Knowledge and ability to work with a computerized building control management system such as Automated Logic
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering/architectural drawings, specifications, maintenance manuals and contract documents
  • Experience operating small construction equipment utilized to perform landscaping and snow removal tasks
  • Graduation from a vocational or technical school, or experience performing technical duties within a maintenance trade area on a military base


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


At State Airports: 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 adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of 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.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.



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.