Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker Intern (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #200804-6819TC-001



The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Storrs campus, has job openings for two (2) QCW Interns (Electrical)to work in UCONN's Facilities Operations Department.  These positions will receive on-the-job training and vocational education in order to complete the requirements of a QCW Electrical job classification within a period of time normally not to exceed two (2) years.  The QCW Intern Electrical job classification requires an E-2 electrical license to be obtained normally within the two-year period.  The E-2 license must be maintained throughout employment with the University once promoted to the QCW Electrical job classification. 

These QCW Intern Electrical positions are permanent, full-time, 1st Shift, 37.5 hours/week, with a work schedule of Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The hourly salary is $22.86 and is non-negotiable.  These positions are categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Incumbents must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.   Individuals in these roles must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.


PLEASE NOTE: Once all the training requirements have been met for the QCW Intern Electrical job classification and the E-2 electrical license has been obtained, the employee would then be promoted to the target level of the position, QCW Electrical. The work schedule for the QCW Electrical position will be determined at the time of promotion and will be based on seniority and NP-2 contractual language. The work schedule at the QCW Electrical level may be 1st or 2nd shift and may also include a weekend day.


It is important to understand that on-the-job training received at the QCW Intern level will be primarily on 1st shift, but once it has been determined by the supervisor and manager that the successful candidates for these positions have fulfilled the training requirements for the QCW Electrical level, a new work schedule will be determined and implemented. 

Selection Plan

These positions are categorized as “Open to the Public” and current, qualified UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process. 


In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.  Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in ELECTRICAL is a minimum requirement.  Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Job-Related Academic, Technical or Vocational Training section of the application) the name of the Educational Institution attended for ELECTRICAL studies,  Address, City, State where the Education Institution is located, the years attended and the number of Credits earned or Diploma Earned.  If this section of the application is not completed in its entirety, the applicant will not be considered qualified for the position.

If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three professional references. Copies of official transcripts documenting the credits earned in ELECTRICAL studies and/or a copy of your diploma documenting coursework in ELECTRICAL will also be required prior to, or at the time of interview. In addition, state employee applicants will be asked to provide copies of their last two (2) performance appraisals and their attendance records. Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check.  


Questions pertaining to these positions should be directed to UCONN's HR Services Unit at 860-486-3034.


In a state agency this class is accountable for receiving on-the-job training in a specific trade area.


At UConn the QCW Intern Electrical will receive training in all aspects of the Electrical trade. Although these positions are 1st Shift positions, some training may be required on other shifts, weekends or on overtime. These positions will receive training from QCW Electrician employees on both 1st and 2nd Shifts. They will work alongside of QCW Electrical employees to learn how to perform highly skilled tasks in accordance with national and local codes and standard trade practices.  The QCW Intern Electrical employee will be provided with hands on and educational opportunities in the following examples of electrical tasks: lays out and installs electrical conduit for power and lighting; makes repairs to electrical motors, controllers, switchboard panels, traffic lights, lights, power circuits, ventilating fans, electronic counting and traffic control devices, intercommunication systems and electrical generators; installs open and concealed wiring and lighting fixtures; maintains and repairs unit heaters, fans, building maintenance machines and equipment, electric generators, etc.; repairs relays and switches; bends pipes; performs necessary safety testing of electrical equipment and keeps required records; performs pole work; may diagnose failures and repair drilling and patching to facilitate installations; may assist and have an opportunity to learn about high voltage work.  The QCW Intern Electrical will gain knowledge and the ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the Electrical trade. 


Knowledge of standard tools, materials, methods and practices of particular trade area; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to perform on a skilled level in particular trade; ability to make estimates and keep shop records; ability to follow written and oral instructions; some ability to utilize computer software.


Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in the respective maintenance trade area.


An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in automotive, plumbing, construction, electrical, HVAC or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience.


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


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 of the class.
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. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to complete an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance. 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.