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!
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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.
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 email@example.com.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
(1) year of the General Experience must have been at the highly skilled level.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Graduation from a vocational or
technical school in the electrical trade may be substituted for one (1) year of
the General Experience.
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
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.
Incumbents in this class must have
reached their 18th birthday.
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.
Incumbents in this
class may be required to respond to after hour emergencies as requested by
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
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.
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.
A comprehensive medical examination, including a
controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a
conditional offer of employment.
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.
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