Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Buildings And Grounds Patrol Officer

Recruitment #210608-1248PS-001

Introduction



Do you have experience working in an outdoor recreational setting? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - South Region has two part-time, seasonal job opportunities for Building and Grounds Patrol Officers at Camp Harkness located in Waterford, CT! 

Camp Harkness is located in Southeastern Connecticut on the shores of Long Island Sound. The 102-acre property in Waterford is comprised of open and wooded land, including tidal marsh and beachfront. Facilities at Camp Harkness include year-round and seasonal cabins, year-round cottages, seasonal tent sites, barnyard animals, picnic pavilions and grills, accessible playscape, scenic walkway with overlook, bathhouse, beach with seasonal boardwalk, gardens, dining hall, lodge, and infirmary.

JOB DETAILS
These positions will serve to provide basic security services designed to ensure the control and safety of individuals with disabilities, employees and the visiting public.

KEY INFORMATION:
  • Location: Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT
  • Hours: 20 hours per week
    • Schedule One: Sat/Sun, 2nd shift, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
    • Schedule Two: Sat/Sun, 3rd shift, 11:00 pm to 7:00 am
  • Salary: $20.64 per hour. There are no benefits with this position
  • Duration: Position will end no later than November 4, 2021
  • Requirements: Must have a valid Driver's License as travel will be required
Camp Harkness is open year-round although many of the programs and facilities are seasonal. Camp Harkness is owned by the State of Connecticut and managed by the Department of Developmental Services.

Selection Plan

Considerations:
  • Must be at least 18 years old as of May 7, 2021                                                
  • Applicants must be able to work for the full season and must complete all required DDS training
  • May be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid
  • Incumbent must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle license
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.

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

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

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.

At any point later in the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, attendance, supervisor references, college transcripts, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status updates during the recruitment process.  Please note that not all applicants will be contacted for interview and are encouraged to apply for future postings.

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

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 Renee.LaBarge@ct.gov.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Michelle Gara at Michelle.Gara@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

At a state institution, university or school, facility or at the State Regional Market this class is accountable for providing basic security services designed to insure the control and safety of clients, students, employees and the visiting public.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Enforces regulations relating to parking and traffic control as established by assigned agency; directs traffic on state property; issues tickets for violations; gives information and assistance to visitors; guards entrances and exits to prevent trespass, vandalism, theft and other violations; performs routine vehicle and foot patrol duty and monitors security and alarm systems to detect theft and other criminal acts; provides security escorts; provides first aid when necessary; performs dispatching and record keeping functions at a desk post; at a state hospital, assists in maintaining order among patients; assists in searching for missing patients; may assist in fire prevention and fire fighting activities; at an agency or institution, may oversee the activities of fellow officers as designated; at the State Regional Market, collects stall fees from vendors and prepares receipts of same; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Interpersonal skills; basic oral and written communication skills; ability to think and act quickly in an emergency with judgment and discretion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any experience or training which would provide the skills and abilities indicated above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in the security field.
  • Experience working or volunteering with people with disabilities.
  • Experience working in a camp, park, or other recreational setting.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Appointment to positions within the Connecticut Marketing Authority will be in accordance with Section 22-63a(d) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and maintain a Standard First Aid Certificate and/or CPR certification.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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 general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  2. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to the attendant discomforts of working outdoors, to the effort of prolonged periods of walking and standing while on foot patrol and/or guard duty, and to some danger of injury in performing the duties of the class.

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.







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