Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Commercial Cleaning Instructor

Vocational Instructor (Extended Schedule)

Recruitment #210607-2515T4-002


Do you have a passion for education and helping others? 
If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking experienced and qualified individuals to join our team as a Commercial Cleaning Instructor (Vocational Instructor) located at the Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire, CT. 

About Us: 

The Connecticut Department of Correction is a diverse agency with a wide variety of employees from Correction Officers, to Educators, to Managers and skilled professionals. We value differences that make us stronger as a team and support our mission statement. 

Our mission is to strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens, and offenders. 

We are the agency responsible for corrections in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The agency operates 14 correctional facilities and has its headquarters located in Wethersfield, CT. The DOC protects public safety by ensuring offenders serve their sentences of imprisonments in facilities that are safe, human, and provide re-entry programming. The agency is a unified system; all sentenced and un-sentenced offenders are supervised by DOC. We also provide supervision for offenders on parole, community release, and other discretionary release programs. 

Position Highlights:

This position will be Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, on first shift.

The objective of the Commercial Cleaning class is to enable the participant to leave with skills which will allow them to become employable, and a productive member of the community in which they live. Additionally, students will learn/use interpersonal skills which will enhance their ability to interact with those whom they come into contact with. 

As a Commercial Cleaning Instructor, you will discover the opportunity to educate the class on:
  • Equipment & Storage Supplies
  • Chemistry of Cleaning
  • Handling Hazardous/Infectious Waste
  • Basic Cleaning: Above floors, Hard floors, Carpeted floors, and Showers/Restrooms
  • Soil Control
What we can offer you: 

The State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • A variety of excellent medical and dental plans; 
  • Participation in a hybrid retirement plan which provides a retirement benefit, that may include retiree health insurance; 
  • The option to maintain the State of CT teacher retirement plan or enroll in the State Employee Retirement System; 
  • Sick and Personal leave; 
  • Five (5) weeks of scheduled vacation time; 
  • A healthy work/life balance! 
Discover how you can make an impact!

Selection Plan

Selection Process: 

This position may require candidates to prepare a lesson plan presentation as a part of the interview process. 

Candidates hired will be expected to attend a ten (10) week Department of Correction Training Academy.

Candidates must have the ability to get the Endorsement: 098 Trade & Industrial Occupations - Comprehensive High School. 

Please Note: 

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. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. 

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at


In a Department of Correction School District vocational education section and the Department of Children and Families, Connecticut Juvenile Training School this class provides instruction and supervision in vocational and occupational subjects to a group of inmates and/or residents.


Plans and conducts a vocational program in accordance with curriculum established for vocational education developed under guidelines established by the State Department of Education-Division of Vocational Education; conducts classes and shop sessions in vocational and occupational subjects; corrects papers and tests; counsels inmates and/or students and gives individual instruction; maintains tools and equipment; attends staff and other professional meetings; prepares reports on inmates and/or students as required; performs all the security functions necessary to maintain safety of inmates and/or students, associates and other members of the institution populations; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of educational principles, methods and techniques; skill in a particular trade or occupation; teaching ability; ability to work effectively with inmates and/or students; ability to express ideas simply and clearly, orally and in writing.


High School graduation or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and eight (8) years of employment and/or teaching experience in the subject field.


Incumbents in this class must meet the State Board of Education requirements to receive initial educator certificate to teach Vocational Education.
Note: *Payment for employees on the extended schedule will be determined by the appropriate contract


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • The Comprehensive Special Education K-12 (#165) with an External Diploma and Noncredit Mandated Programs endorsement. 
  • Experience working in a leadership or training capacity. 
  • Experience working in an institution setting. 



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.