Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Elevator Inspector

Recruitment #210409-3252AR-001


Do you hold an active license as a Unlimited Elevator Journeyperson 
and are interested in getting into state service?
If so, read and apply below!
About Us
The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is currently seeking applicants for an Elevator Inspector position to join the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators team! The Office of the State Building Inspector has responsibility for the State Building Code, the State Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators and the State Safety Code for Boilers and Hot Water Heaters and has teams for each of those codes. 

The Role
This is an opportunity for you to make a positive difference to the safety of people who live, work and play in the State of Connecticut, through inspection of elevators, escalators, ski-lifts and other lifting devices. There are approximately 16,000 existing devices and 400 new devices each year that our team is responsible for inspecting and issuing citations where the device is out of compliance.

Position Details
This position will have varying daily field assignments, but may be required to report to the central office, at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with anticipated statewide travel.

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

Selection Plan

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

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  

Note:  Applicants who applied for Recruitment #210202-3252AR-001 do not need to reapply.  Recruitment # 210202-3252AR-001 will be combined with this recruitment to form one certified list.

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. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raisa Capellan at


In the Office of the State Building Inspector, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the inspection of lifting devices for compliance with state laws, codes and regulations.


  • Inspects construction, installation, alteration and operation of existing elevators, escalators and ski lifts; 
  • Witnesses full load safety and hydraulic pressure tests on elevators; 
  • Investigates accidents and complaints involving lifting devices; 
  • Investigates complaints; 
  • Inspects and recommends shutdown of lifting devices due to code safety violations and/or unsafe conditions; 
  • Reviews new construction scope of work plans; 
  • Conducts new acceptance inspections on newly installed elevators; 
  • Testifies at hearings and in court; 
  • Gathers information and writes reports; 
  • Reviews blueprints; 
  • Responds to questions from architects, engineers, consultants, building owners, managers, elevator contractors and the general public regarding various building and engineering codes; 
  • Participates in building job code meetings with contractors; 
  • Collects overdue fees for elevator operating certificates; 
  • May assist in training of new Elevator Inspectors; 
  • May inspect amusement parks and carnival rides;
  • May develop or assist in development and conduct of seminars on code standards; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of standard methods and materials used in construction and operation of lifting devices; knowledge of signal systems, installation drawings and wiring diagrams; knowledge of relevant state laws, regulations and various engineering and building codes; knowledge of inspection and investigation methods and techniques; knowledge of electrical welding and building disciplines; knowledge of and ability to operate microprocessor control equipment and all other relevant technical devices affecting and controlling operation of lifting devices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to read technical drawings, designs and specifications; ability to utilize computer software.


Incumbents in this class must possess at the time of employment and maintain during employment a license as an Unlimited Elevator Journeyperson from the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.


The successful candidate will possess:
  • Experience with electrical, fire alarm and building codes;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook;
  • Experience inspecting, adjusting and maintaining installed freight and passenger elevators and escalators;
  • Experience using smart phone and other mobile devices for reporting;
  • Experience providing oral and written instructions.


1. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


Incumbents in this class will be required to climb in and onto elevator cars and may risk danger of injury from working with electrical wiring and may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.



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.