Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Building Maintenance Supervisor (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #191018-1290TC-001



The State of Connecticut, Manchester Community College (MCC) is one of the largest of the 12 Connecticut community colleges, and is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, CT State Colleges and Universities (CSCU).  Located in Manchester, CT MCC strives to continuously set and raise the expectations of a community college education.

We are currently recruiting for a Building Maintenance Supervisor within the Facilities Management and Planning Division.  The person in this role will be the chief physical plant employee in charge of custodian and maintenance services for the entire institution.  In addition, the candidate will also monitor and review work performed by contracted employees, as assigned.  This full-time position operates 37.5 hours, Monday-Friday and will require the incumbent to be on-call for emergencies.





Selection Plan

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

Manchester Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. MCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:  Sofia Bonilla,, 860-512-3615.


In a state agency this class is accountable for functioning in one of the following ways:

  1. As staff assistant to a Plant Facilities Engineer 2 at a major state institution supervises and coordinates maintenance and repair projects in the building and maintenance trades.
  2. As chief physical plant employee at a moderate sized state institution in charge of custodial and maintenance services for the entire institution. 
  3. As chief physical plant employee at a regional vocational technical school in charge of custodial and maintenance services for the entire institution.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans building and grounds maintenance work; establishes and maintains building maintenance procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; inspects buildings and equipment to determine repair and improvement needs; receives repair requests, makes estimates of time and materials to meet requests and prioritizes according to need; maintains inventories of tools, equipment, supplies and orders or requisitions when needed, possibly requiring interaction with vendors; serves as a centralized purchasing officer for properties under his/her authority; coordinates arrangements for deliveries of materials and access to area by workers; arranges alternative plans for areas and services disrupted during construction and/or repair; may solicit bids from outside contractors and inspect contracted work; may read and interpret design blueprints and specifications for small scale renovations and remodeling; may make budget recommendations; performs related duties as required.

CHIEF PHYSICAL PLANT: In charge of such operations as heat supply, custodial work, vehicles and transportation as well as maintenance and repair.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of materials and methods of building repair and maintenance; considerable knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to lay out and inspect building repair and maintenance work; ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications; ability to coordinate work assignments; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of large buildings.

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 supervisory capacity.

Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Building Superintendent 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.


Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience and training:

  • Experience working in a college/university environment
  • CT License or previous experience in HVAC and/or electrical
  • Experience in creating & implementing strategic sustainability initiatives
  • Understanding of OSHA guidelines and occupational hazards
  • Experience using computer software such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Project
  • Experience ordering supplies and inventory
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be available for on-call emergencies


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.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury from equipment.

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.

*See Addendum



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

Manchester Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Debra Freund, Chief Diversity Officer, Manchester Community College, Great Path, P.O. Box 1046, Manchester, CT 06045-1046, SSC L277.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.