Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Plant Facilities Engineer 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #191121-6294FM-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is recruiting for a Plant Facilities Engineer 1 to work out of our Central Office in Wethersfield, CT.  This position will primarily be responsible for overseeing the departments Environmental Analysts and statewide capital and energy conservation projects along with supporting unit operations as required.  The 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. 

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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).  

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. 

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


In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising staff and physical plant operations.


Supervises the staff and operations of the physical plant; coordinates, plans and manages physical plant activities; formulates goals and objectives; oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans facility work; develops or assists in the development of related policy and standards; prepares or assists in the preparation of the physical plant budget; maintains contacts with other operating units both within and outside of the physical plant who might impact on 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; prepares documentation as needed; 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 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 Correctional Maintenance Supervisor or 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.


  • Experience and ability to execute projects in accordance with the DAS Agency Administered Projects Manual
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with CAD and Spreadsheet programs
  • Ability to write project specifications
  • Well organized and has attention to detail


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.