Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Buildings And Grounds Patrol Officer

Part Time

Recruitment #211116-1248PS-003

Introduction


The State of Connecticut has four Building & Grounds Patrol Officer positions with the State Department of Education (SDE) available. Three of these opportunities are located at Eli Whitney Technical High School in Hamden, CT and the other is located at Bristol Technical Education Center, in Bristol, CT. The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students.  In a high school environment, the incumbent will be responsible for performing a full range of school security duties.

Our Mission: 
  • The mission of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System is to provide a world-class, unique, and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners that:
  • Ensures both student academic success and career technical education mastery, as well as promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
  • Prepares students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeships and immediate productive employment.  
  • Engages regional, state, national and international employers, and industries in a vibrant collaboration to respond to current, emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations.  
  • Pursues and participates in global partnerships that provide CTECS students with international exposure and experience.
Position Details:
  • These positions will serve to provide basic security services designed to ensure the control and safety of individuals with clients, students, employees and the visiting public.
Eli Whitney Tech High School. Hamden, CT  Monday - Friday
6:45 AM - 2:03 PM
 34 Hours
Eli Whitney Tech High School. Hamden, CT  Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 32.5 Hours
Eli Whitney Tech High School. Hamden, CT  Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 32.5 Hours
Bristol Tech Education Center. Bristol, CT  Monday - Friday
7:30 AM -2:00 PM
 32.5 Hours

Work/Life Balance & Employee Value Proposition (EVP):  Benefits include comprehensive health coverage, retirement savings options, paid time off, work-life balance, and more.  

Selection Plan

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

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply: 
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
Due to the large volume of applications received, the SDE is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact nasreen.mustafa@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 field of security;  
  • Experience working security in a school;
  • Experience performing foot patrol duty within a school; 
  • Experience working at a post or desk checking in visitors using an electronic security data base; 
  • Experience providing individual security services to students and staff within a school 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.