Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #210707-6822TC-001



The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Facilities Operations Department has two current job openings, and two anticipated job openings, for QCW Electricians.  These are permanent, full-time, 37.5 hours per week positions, with an hourly salary of $27.55/hour, which is non-negotiable. 

These positions offer a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance. The 2nd shift position is eligible for shift differential.  Weekend differential is applied to hours worked on Saturday or Sunday if the entire 7.5 hour shift is worked.  These positions are categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Incumbents in these roles must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.  Individuals must also be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends or holidays). 

These positions are categorized as “Open to the Public”; current UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process. The following are the current work schedules and departments this announcement is recruiting for:

  • 1st Shift Electrical Shop:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


  • 1st Shift Electrical Shop:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


  • Anticipated Vacancy: 1st Shift Electrical Shop:  Tuesday – Saturday , 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


  • Anticipated Vacancy: 2nd Shift Evening Trades:  Sunday – Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Knowledge, Skill and Ability, Minimum Qualifications and Special Requirements as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.  A current Connecticut E-1 or E-2 license is REQUIRED and must be retained throughout employment with the University.  Applicants must possess a current motor vehicle operator license and must have the ability to read and interpret mechanical blueprints for building and utility systems.


Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certification section of the application) the specific current electrical license held, along with the issuing agency, license number, date issued and expiration date.   


If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three professional references.  In addition, current state employees will be asked to provide copies of their last two (2) performance appraisals and attendance records for the last two (2) years.  Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check. 


Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR's Services Unit phone number at 860-486-3034.


In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing a full range of highly skilled duties in one of the following trade areas: electrical, plumbing and steamfitting, utilities or heating, ventilation and refrigeration.


Performs highly skilled maintenance and/or construction work requiring application of trade skills, codes and standard trade practices in electrical, plumbing, utilities, or HVACR trade areas; makes estimates of time, personnel and determines and obtains required materials; keeps necessary records; may perform duties related to similar trade areas as required; may act as liaison with other operating units and outside contacts; may operate heavy equipment; may respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at state owned airports; performs related duties as required.

ELECTRICAL: Performs highly skilled tasks in accordance with national and local codes and standard trade practices; lays out and installs electrical conduit for power and lighting; makes repairs to electrical motors, controllers, switchboard panels, traffic lights, lights, power circuits, ventilating fans, electronic counting and traffic control devices, intercommunication systems and electrical generators; installs open and concealed wiring and lighting fixtures; maintains and repairs unit heaters, fans, building maintenance machines and equipment, gas pumps, refrigeration units, diesel electric generators, movable bridges, fire alarm systems, etc.; repairs relays and switches; rewires motors; bends pipes; installs, repairs and maintains oil burners; performs necessary safety testing of electrical equipment and keeps required records; performs pole work; may diagnose failures and repair drilling and patching to facilitate installations; may assist in high voltage work.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the particular trade; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.


Four (4) years of experience in the particular trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in the specific trade area.
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2.


1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
2. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern in a designated maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
3. Experience performing technical duties within a designated maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.


  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the electrical field
  • Extensive low voltage control experience in programmable logic controls such as Square D, Andover Controls, Siemens, Argus, and/or Allen Bradley
  • Two years of High Voltage experience
  •  Commercial Driver's License, CDL - Class A or B
  • Experience in various lighting control systems such as Crestron, nLight and/or Lutron
  • Knowledge and experience working with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) preferably AiM.


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including possession and retention of an Unlimited Journeyperson's license in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.
  3. Applicant must have a current State of Connecticut E-1 or E-2 License.
  4. Ability to read and interpret mechanical blueprints for building and utility systems.


At State Airports: 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.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles; and may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment, extreme weather conditions and/or environmental conditions.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at 

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