Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Summer Worker (Housekeeping)

Recruitment #210616-5704VR-001


Are you looking for a seasonal opportunity where you are able to make an impact not just in your community, but also on an individual level? If this sounds like you, the State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) invites you to apply!  

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) – South Region currently has one seasonal part-time job opportunity for a Summer Worker (Housekeeping) to join our team at Camp Harkness.         

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

Key Information:

  • Location: Camp Harkness located in Waterford, CT. 
  • Hours: 20 hours per week. 
  • Work Schedule: Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon - 8:00am to 1:00pm, Days Off: Tues/Wed/Thurs.
  • Salary: $12.00 per hour. There are no benefits with this position.
  • Duration: Position will end no later than October 21, 2021.  

In this role, the incumbent will perform housekeeping duties including but not limited to cleaning and restocking lavatories, sweeping, mopping, dusting and polishing, trash collection, notifying supervisor of any damages, re-stocking levels and replace when appropriate, as well as adhering strictly to rules regarding health and safety.  

These are seasonal positions and DDS permanent employees will not be considered for these positions.  

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 specify their qualifications on their application. Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the “Resume Tab” of your application as you will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application into the JobAps system.  

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.  

Applicants must be at least 18 years old as of May 21, 2021.  

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 and work well with other staff and campers.                                                                                                                                                                                     

Incumbent must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle license.  

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) 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.    

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

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 questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker, 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 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.


Preference will be given to candidates who possess:  

  • Experience doing a full range of custodial and/or housekeeping work; 
  • Experience working with or volunteering with people with disabilities;
  • Experience working in a camp, park or other recreational setting.                                                              


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.