Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Maintenance Supervisor 1 (HVACR) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #210716-5577TC-001


The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Facilities Operations Department has a job opening for a Maintenance Supervisor 1 - HVACR.  This is a permanent, full-time position, Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 37.5 hours per week with an unpaid half an hour for lunch.  The hourly salary is $32.61/hour and is non-negotiable.  

This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Must be willing to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.  Applicants must also be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends holidays). 

Applicants must possess a current motor vehicle operator license.  In addition, a current Heating/Piping/Cooling license is required and must be retained throughout employment with the University.  

NOTE:  This position is categorized as “Open to Agency Only – Current UConn NP-2 Employees”.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the University of Connecticut, who has permanent state status* and meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening.


*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).


You must specify your qualifications on your applicationApplication materials will be evaluated to ensure that the Knowledge, Skill and Ability, Minimum Qualifications and Special Requirement sections of the position have been met.  Please also be sure to demonstrate how you meet any of the preferred qualifications that you may have.


Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certification section of the application) the specific current Heating, Piping Cooling license held, including the date issued and expiration date.  Certification in refrigerant transition and recovery information should be recorded in this section as well. If this section of the application is not completed in its entirety, the applicant will not be considered qualified for the position.


Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.   A current State of Connecticut Heating, Piping, Cooling license and a current “universal” certificate for refrigerant transition and recovery are required and must be retained throughout employment with the University.  


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 in one of the following ways:

1. Supervises a small crew (usually 1-5 workers) of highly skilled trades workers (Qualified Craft Workers and General Trades Workers) and skilled workers (Skilled Maintainers) but not solely Skilled Maintainers unless they are on a grounds crew and other lower level employees.

2. In large crews (6 or more workers) of highly skilled tradesworkers, assists the Maintenance Supervisor 2 in carrying out supervisory functions. This is appropriate only when there is a demonstrated need for a subordinate supervisory level.


At UConn, the Maintenance Supervisor 1 – HVACR position for the Facilities Operations HVACR Shop reports to the MS2 – HVACR supervisor and is responsible for coordinating the daily work assignments of QCW HVACR employees.  Applicant must possess expertise in the technical aspects of complicated HVACR systems.  This includes a working knowledge of the modern methods and equipment involved in the installation and repairs of HVACR systems.  Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, delegating work, setting job priorities, scheduling daily work assignments, following overtime equalization and on-call assignment procedures,  approving time records, working with other supervisors within the organization to ensure that shared equipment is operating appropriately, communicating with customers, purchasing materials, participating on hiring teams, inspecting work for quality and handling necessary disciplinary action.  Applicant must have ability to read and interpret blueprints.  This position instructs QCW level staff as an “expert” in the HVACR trade.  The Maintenance Supervisor 1 may also be asked to perform more technical tasks.

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans crew work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; performs some of the more skilled duties involved; may estimate time, skills and material needed for proposed repairs or improvements; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of modern methods and equipment involved in the trade indicated by the parenthetical title of the class; considerable knowledge of relevant State and national codes and regulations; interpersonal skills; oral and written communications skills; skill in performing technical duties of the class; ability to read and interpret specifications, blueprints, and sketches; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have included performing highly skilled duties in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Qualified Craft Worker.


  1. An active S-2 or S-1 license.
  2. Extensive knowledge and experience in the air conditioning and refrigeration field.
  3. Strong leadership skills are an important qualification for this position.
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
  5. Experience using computer software such as AiM, HuskyBuy, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and/or Kuali Financial System (KFS) is desired.
  6. Demonstrated experience in the use of computerized maintenance management software (CMMS).
  7. Working knowledge of the management and removal of regulated materials including asbestos, mold, lead and PCBs, as well as knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, nationally recognized standards and guidelines, as related to occupational safety and health is desired.
  8. Proficiency in the use of an I-Pad or similar technology. 
  9. Knowledgeable of the NP-2 contract and University policies and procedures.


  • 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.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.
  • Applicant must have a current State of Connecticut Heating, Piping or Cooling license.
  • Applicant must have a current "universal" certificate for refrigerant transition and recovery.


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; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
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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