Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Electrician

Recruitment #211116-2370CO-001


If you currently hold a valid E-1 or E-2 license and seeking a career as a Correctional Electrician, come join a great team of employees who are dedicated to repairing, maintaining and improving our correctional facilities!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking qualified individuals to fill several Correctional Electrician's anticipated vacancies at correctional facilities throughout the State. This is recruitment may be used to fill openings as they occur.

Position Highlights:

  • These positions are full-time, Monday through Friday, first shift, 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 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:

As a State of Connecticut employee, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package including: 

  • A Hazardous Duty Pension Plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV); 
  • Excellent health and dental benefits; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • Additional supplemental benefits.
Your Role:

As a Correctional Electrician, you will be responsible for:

  • Repair and maintenance of emergency generators and emergency lighting;
  • Fence alarm systems; 
  • Perimeter lighting; 
  • Motorized gates; 
  • Fire alarm systems; 
  • Emergency power/UPS equipment; 
  • Cell door control systems; 
  • Surveillance cameras and recording system infrastructure; 
  • High/low voltage distribution system; 
  • Equipment in both the kitchen & laundry areas; 
  • Facility and cell infrastructure wiring; 
  • Record of tool inventory/control; 
  • Snow and ice removal; 
  • Supervising assigned inmates. 
More details can be found in the class specification.

Watch the video below to learn more about maintenance positions within the Department of Correction:

Selection Plan

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).
Please ensure your application is complete prior to submission.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

Note:  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, transcripts, diplomas, 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. 

To Apply:

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.

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.

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

Any questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Erica McGuinness at


In a Department of Correction facility or district, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the repair, monitoring and installation of electrical systems and equipment.


Repairs, maintains and installs electrical systems and equipment such as motors, transformers, generators, wiring, switches, fixtures, circuit breakers, emergency lighting, fire alarms, etc.; determines electrical malfunctions using test instruments such as amp meter, voltmeter and VOM tester and repairs defects by replacing burnt out elements, fuses or wiring and cleaning or re-wiring components; provides instruction and training and maintains custody of and disciplines a group of inmates assigned electrical maintenance duties; instructs inmates in planning, layout and wiring of new installations and making equipment adjustments using hand tools; keeps records and completes necessary reports; evaluates performance of each inmate assigned to work area; maintains discipline and enforces security measures; may perform supplemental duties related to other trade disciplines based on experience, knowledge, skills and agency needs; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment involved in electrical repair and installation work; knowledge of principles and operations of electrical systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze quickly and accurately extent and cause of electrical malfunctions and failures; ability to interpret and revise electrical wiring and schematic drawings; ability to plan, layout and schedule maintenance assignments and estimate costs; ability to operate and utilize computerized and automated control systems; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to instruct others in techniques and skills of electrical maintenance work; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.


Three (3) years of experience as an electrician.

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


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the highly skilled level.


  1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school in the electrical trade may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  2. Experience performing technical duties within the 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.


  • Experience in the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure in commercial buildings.
  • Experience installing and repairing of control wiring for motors, automation, fire-alarm, security CCTV and data networks.   
  • Experience inspecting, testing and repairing of electrical appliances including kitchen and laundry equipment.  
  • Experience and knowledge with standby generators, transfer switch and UPS systems.  
  • Experience and with the National Electrical Code. 
  • Experience with computers – Building Management Systems and Microsoft Office Suite, including outlook and Excel. 
  • Valid E-1 or E-2 license. 


  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 facility supervisors.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. 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 and to the hazards and discomfort of working with electrical power systems.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.