Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Skilled Maintainer (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #200617-0427TC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Skilled Maintainer. This position is located in the Facilities Management Unit at 294 Colony Street, Meriden. The selected individual will be responsible for providing services to over 1,500 agency employees located at different facilities throughout our beautiful state.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial)
  • landscaping and grounds keeping duties
  • operation of complex mechanical equipment
  • and other related duties as required

The Skilled Maintainer must be willing to accept assignments to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, and must participate in mandatory winter overtime, which occurs from November 1 through April 30 each year. This a full-time position, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, Monday through Friday.

Selection Plan

Candidate selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees:

  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
  • Cover letter 
  • Completed CT-HR-13 

Non-State Employees:

  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor
  • Cover Letter
  • Completed CT-HR-13  

Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks.  Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.  

Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum.  The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website by typing in "CT-HR-13" into the "Search Department of Administrative Services" search field.  Also considered in this selection process:  Any pending or disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records.  Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process.

Should you have questions pertaining to the recruitment, please contact Lucy Manente at or 860-685-8200.


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing one or more tasks of a skilled nature (requiring prior experience or training, below the level of a specialized trades worker which would give the incumbent proficiency in required knowledges, skills and abilities on the first day of the job) in addition to performing lower level duties. Only complex tasks should be learned on the job. Tasks performed will be in one or several of the following areas:

1. Building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial) including the operation of trucks of 5 ton or greater capacity or complex motorized equipment.

2. Grounds care as a supervisor and/or specialized landscaping functions.

3. Assists Qualified Craft Workers or other higher level employees in the trades areas.


See attached addendum.


Considerable knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials and procedures of specific trade or work area concerned; some knowledge of maintenance problems and their proper handling; skill in manual and machine operations of trade or work area; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow written and oral instructions; some ability to utilize computer software.


Two (2) years of experience in one of the following areas:

1. One of the skilled trades

2. Landscape maintenance or vegetable gardening

3. Operation of motor trucks or large buses.

The experience area should reflect the needs of the position.


Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General Experience.


  •  Experience in building repairs; plumbing; electrical; carpentry; painting; and grounds maintenance (mowing, weeding, raking, shoveling, and snow and ice removal)      
  • Ability to perform semiskilled tasks in construction, maintenance, mechanical repair, electrical, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and painting
  • Ability to use, set up, and maintain ordinary bench and other shop machine tools and equipment as required 
  • Ability to operate and maintain complex mechanical equipment as required
  • Basic recordkeeping skills for recording: preventative maintenance, vehicle assignments ,and creating work orders
  • Must maintain a valid drivers license


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


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 and may be exposed to significant levels of dust, heat, noise, extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive individuals.
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.



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.