Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional General Maintenance Officer

Recruitment #210927-2246CO-001


Are you passionate about your trade and looking for your next exciting opportunity? 
We encourage you to discover this unique position! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC), is looking to hire multiple individuals in our current and upcoming opportunities as a Correctional General Maintenance Officer! These positions will be placed in our Correctional Facilities throughout the state. 

Our Mission: 

The DOC shall 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.

Position Highlights: 

Key responsibilities for this exciting opportunity include: 
  • Maintenance of critical systems such as security fence and motorized gates, cell and facility door locks and hardware, and surveillance cameras and infrastructure; 
  • Supervising assigned inmates at a Correctional Institution; 
  • Keeping record of tool inventory/control; 
  • Snow and ice removal to maintain safe access for the police, medical, staff and public; 
  • Protecting the health and safety of the public, staff and inmates; 
  • Maintaining mandated compliance with Federal & State statute and agency directives and policies by assuring humane conditions of confinement in the facility through repair and maintenance. 
These positions are full time, Monday through Friday, on first shift from 7:45 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  

We currently have one approved vacant position, however we anticipate several upcoming vacancies in the upcoming months. 

Selected candidates will be required to attend a 12 week hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire, CT. 

What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A 25 year hazardous duty retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • An excellent work - life balance! 
Learn more about joining our DOC Maintenance team below

Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

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.

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

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.

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


In a Department of Correction facility or district, this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for inmates and/or independently performing a full range of tasks in general maintenance and repair of buildings and maintenance systems.


Performs a variety of general building repairs and maintenance such as interior and exterior painting, electrical, plumbing or mechanical maintenance, masonry and carpentry; maintains and repairs doors, gates and locks; paints structures, installs and replaces glass, repairs plaster and completes masonry work to walls, walks and floors; replaces or repairs defective electrical equipment such as switches and lighting fixtures; maintains plumbing and power distribution systems; assists in general maintenance of high pressure steam and boiler systems; periodically inspects equipment and makes adjustments and repairs, performs preventive maintenance tasks; assists in detecting plumbing defects; defines repairs needed and works with contractors in making repairs; repairs and maintains machinery such as motors, engines, compressors or other mechanical equipment; trains, supervises and maintains custody and discipline of a group of assigned inmates; applies general safety standards while performing maintenance and repair work; provides staff training and assistance; may perform supplemental duties related to other trade disciplines based on experience, knowledge, skills and agency needs; may be required to restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; may use welding equipment; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of building materials and methods of repair and maintenance; knowledge of basic principles and techniques of plumbing, electrical repair, carpentry, painting, mechanical maintenance, and masonry; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to recognize maintenance problems and determine corrective operations needed; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control systems; ability to plan, layout and schedule assignments and estimate cost of jobs; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to read blueprints and diagrams; ability to instruct inmates in techniques and skill of general maintenance activities; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.


Three (3) years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of large buildings and utility services.

Note: Based on an individual’s technical experience, the length of credited service will be determined at the discretion of facility management.


Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • A construction/trade license or welding certification. 


  1. Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to successfully complete a formal training course in correctional work to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the class.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to respond to after hour emergencies as requested by facilities supervisors.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


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 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. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates who have access to tools of the trades as weapons and may be exposed to considerable danger and discomfort associated with tasks and machinery used in the trades.



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.