Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Grounds Keeping

Summer Worker/Seasonal

Recruitment #210421-5704VR-001


Are you looking for a summer position supporting an agency that makes in impact with disabled individuals? If so, we want you to be part of our team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) North Region is recruiting for a full-time, seasonal Grounds Keeping Summer Worker at Camp Quinebaug located in Killingly, CT. This role works under then general direction of the Camp Director.

Camp Quinebaug is operated by DSS and provides a unique summer day camp experience for approximately 100 school aged children with developmental disabilities in northeastern Connecticut. Children with intellectual disabilities and autism are the primary population served at this camp. This CT Licensed Youth Camp is located on Wauregan Reservoir in Killingly on 11 acres and its waterfront is the only beach on this beautiful waterway. Arts, Crafts, sports and nature activities, music, swimming, boating and fishing are some of the highlights of the lively camp schedule.

This full-time, thirty five (35) hour per week position is designated to be first shift. The schedule is Monday through Friday, however the specific hours are to be determined; flexibility is vital to meet the needs of the camp. The first two (2) weeks may have a part-time schedule and involve availability until 8:30 pm.

Requirements for this role:
  • Must be at least 18 years old as of June 4, 2021
  • Must possess and retain a valid current Motor Vehicle License and will be required to travel
  • Must be available to work for the full season which is expected to start June 4, 2021 and end no later than August 26, 2021. The last day of work includes a Saturday to close camp
  • Must complete all required DDS training
  • Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties and work well with other staff and campers. Lifting and transferring light equipment, working outside for extended periods and in inclement weather
We strive to empower our staff to actively help our state's citizens and our neighbors who need it the most! We care deeply about fulfilling our mission to partner with the individuals we support and their families. We aim to support lifelong planning, and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their communities.

We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees. Since permanent status will not be attained, it is not benefit eligible position.

Selection Plan

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

Due to seasonal status of this position, current permanent DDS employees will not be considered for this recruitment.

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

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, attendance reports, supervisory references, college transcripts, licenses, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to submit these documents with your application.

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.

Applicants are encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status board daily to monitor their status and check for notices from recruiters. Viewing notices from the board ensures applicants have full visibility of all emailed notices.

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

If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jasmyn Raymond,


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.


Additional information can be found here.


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.