Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Maintainer (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #201116-0426TC-001


In the State of ConnecticutHousatonic Community College (HCC) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU).  Established in 1967, HCC serves the Southwestern Connecticut region with accessible, innovative, and affordable educational and cultural opportunities. As an Achieving the Dream Leader Institution, HCC responds to the academic and workforce development needs of a diverse community by awarding associate degrees and certificates in academic programs that transfer to four-year universities along with career-track programs in business, criminal justice, early childhood education, human services, and computer information systems.

We are recruiting for a full-time Maintainer to work on our campus located in Bridgeport, CT.  This position is 1st shift, with operating hours of 7:30am - 3:30pm.  This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Incumbers 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).

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.   Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a background check.

Selection Plan

Please ensure your application is complete and you have included a copy of your Resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your applications.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. 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, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing basic tasks of an unskilled nature (e.g. requiring little prior experience or training; most tasks can be learned quickly on the job) in one or several of the following areas:

- building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial)
- grounds care
- food services
- operation of trucks of less than five ton capacity
- parking garage


See attached addendum.


Some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to learn policies and procedures; ability to operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some ability in simple record keeping.


Any experience and training which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


Candidates with knowledge/experience in the following is preferred:

  • Prior custodial experience;
  • Traditional mechanical maintenance experience;
  • Commercial/Industrial cleaning experience;
  • Experience working in a large facility/multiple buildings;
  • Experience operating, caring for and performing minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work;
  • Ability to perform simple record keeping;
  • Must possess the ability to install bulletin boards, pictures, shelving, as well as move furniture;
  • Experience with snow removal.


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, 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 and may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive patients and/or clients.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to complete 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.