Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Summer Worker


Recruitment #210406-5704VR-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is a state agency which provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their Families. We are seeking individuals who are looking to gain knowledge and experience in these Seasonal Job Opportunities!

We are currently recruiting for two (2) seasonal job opportunities for Summer Workers, Maintenance, at the Southbury Training School.

These are Seasonal Full-Time (35 hour/week) positions, working Monday-Friday 7:30 am-3:00 pm. The pay rate for these positions is $12.00 per hour and will not include benefits.

In this position the employee will perform maintenance tasks in areas such as road building and equipment, grounds care, custodial and/or housekeeping and food services, traffic counting; preforms related duties as required.  

The work season will end no later than September 9, 2021.


  • Must be at least 18 years old by May 21, 2021.
  • Must have a valid driver's license; will be required to travel.

We hope you take this opportunity to join us and make an impact by serving your state!

Selection Plan

  • Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. Please note revisions cannot be made 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.
  • 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.
  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
  • Applicants must be able to work for the full season and must complete all required DDS training
  • Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and campers. Must be able to lift and transfer light equipment.
  • If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at (860) 418-6022 or
  • Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Kelly Paul at


In various agencies as a summer employee performs one or more tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature in providing a variety of services to clients or the public in one of several areas. This class may also be used during the winter college intersession for a period not to exceed six weeks.

Work areas covered by this class shall include the assignments and hourly rates as listed below:

Assignment                  Minimum
Hourly Rates     
Hourly Rates
General  $12.00 $12.00 
Patient Care Services  $12.00 $12.00 
Maintenance  $12.00 $12.00 
Laboratory Assistant  $12.00 $12.00 
Recreational Aide  $12.00 $12.00 
Transportation Services (Bus Driver)      $12.00 $12.00 
Tourist Information Clerk  $12.00 $12.00 
Specialized Recreational Services  $12.00 $14.00 
Tourist Information Coordinator  $12.00 $14.00 
Information Technology System Analysis  $12.00 $14.00 
Professional Engineering  $12.00  $15.00 


Minimum and maximum hourly rates will be subject to the following criteria:

1. Returning Summer Workers may receive $.50 an hour additional compensation for each season of service up to the maximum hourly rate.


2. Experienced workers in the specific functional area with another employer may be credited with such time on an equivalent basis to seasons worked and granted the same additional compensation up to the maximum hourly rate.

3. College students may be granted additional compensation of up to $.50 more per hour (up to the maximum hourly rate) for each full year of completed education on the basis of 30 semester hours equaling one (1) year.
Determination of hourly rate is based on the above criteria. Additional compensation is based on only one criteria. It is not intended for individuals to receive additional compensation through application of the multiple criteria listed above.


See attached Addendum


Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of assigned specialty; knowledge in operation of equipment, materials and activities of assigned specialty; knowledge to degree necessary for dealing with and understanding client behavior; interpersonal skills; skill in techniques of assigned specialty; ability to assist clients in self-care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct where applicable; ability to understand and carry out written orders and oral instructions; adequate physical strength and stamina to perform duties; some positions may require supervisory and/or leadership abilities.


Any experience and training that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


1. Incumbents in this class assigned to recreational activities must be able to perform emergency first aid as needed and certain positions will require a current Standard First Aid Certificate.
2. Incumbents in this class assigned as bus drivers or operate a motor vehicle must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator License to drive a bus and/or a Motor Vehicle Operators License as necessary.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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.