Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Carpentry) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #210401-6821TC-001

Introduction


Are you a Carpenter with experience in a mental health setting? If so, we have an opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is hiring a Qualified Craft Worker (Carpentry) to work at Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), in the Ambulatory Support Services Division (ASSD) for the CVH Carpentry Maintenance Unit (PCN 109361). This is a full time (37.50 hours), first shift position with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. This position may require travel.

At CVH, individuals receive services that assist them to better manage their illnesses, achieve personal goals, and develop skills and supports that lead to living the most constructive and satisfying lives possible.

Discover the opportunity to:
  • Install partitions, drywall, trim and drop ceilings
  • Modify built-in cabinetry
  • Replace roofing and gutters
  • Build and repair decks
  • Install commercial interior doors and hardware
  • Paint
  • Install Vinyl Compositions Tile (VCT) and carpet tile flooring
Our mission at DMHAS is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

Our employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, and a retirement plan, as well as paid time off! We encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees.

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).

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.

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.

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Michelle Gara at Michelle.Gara@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing highly skilled carpentry duties.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs highly skilled carpentry tasks in accordance with standard trade practices; makes estimates of time, personnel and material required on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; performs alterations, repairs and maintenance of structures and facilities; performs skilled bench work, operating with such equipment as power saws, jointers, wood lathes, planers, boring, sanding and mortising machines; builds and repairs cabinets; cleans, sharpens and repairs hand and bench tools; lays resilient flooring and Formica; in smaller trade areas may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; may cut glass and glaze windows; may fabricate signs; at state owned airports may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the particular trade; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of experience in the carpentry trade area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in the carpentry craft.

Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2. Housekeeping, custodial and food services duties will not be considered as qualifying experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in carpentry may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.

2. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

3. Experience performing technical duties within the carpentry trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working independently on construction projects
  • Experience in a mental health setting
  • Experience performing carpentry tasks in a hospital setting

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

2. At the University of Connecticut: Incumbents in this class must have graduated from a vocational or technical school with a diploma and/or official transcript designating completion of course work in carpentry, or have equivalent postsecondary formal education from an accredited association or institution.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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. 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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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



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