Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State School Principal 1

Recruitment #211116-8027PP-001


Do you have a passion for providing high quality academics to unique populations? 
If you are looking for your next opportunity, look no further! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is recruiting for the position of State School Principal 1 to join our team across the state. These positions may be directed to any one of our correctional facilities based on the candidates education endorsement and department needs. 

About Us: 

The CT DOC is a diverse agency with a wide variety of employees from Correction Officers, Educators, Managers and Skilled Professionals. We value differences that make us stronger as a team and support our mission statement. 

Our agency is responsible for corrections in the state of Connecticut. The agency operates 14 correctional facilities. We have our headquarters in Wethersfield. DOC protects public safety by ensuring offenders serve their sentences of imprisonments in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide re-entry programming. 

Position Highlights:

The DOC Unified School District #1 is dedicated to providing quality educational programs for incarcerated individuals. Academic knowledge, vocational competencies and life skills integrated with technology are offered to students in a positive environment to foster lifelong learning, multicultural awareness and a successful transition to society. 

This position is 40 hours per week, first shift, working Monday to Friday. 

What we can offer you: 

This position includes a comprehensive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A hybrid retirement plan which provides a retirement benefit, that may include retiree health insurance; 
  • The option to maintain a State of CT Teacher Retirement Plan or enroll in the State Employee Retirement System; 
  • Sick and Personal leave; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*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).

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) .

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.

This position may require you to prepare a presentation as a part of the interview process. 

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


Within a State Unified School District, plans, organizes, directs, and controls a state facility's full time educational program comprised of a staff of less than 15 educational professionals.


-Developing and administering school programs consistent with school district goals and objectives.
-Providing leadership and direction to staff with regard to the ongoing evaluation and improvement of educational programs, including curricula and extra-curricular activities 
-Continuing to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research 
-Coordinating with the central office in recruitment and selection of employees 
-Working with employees to resolve complaints, difficulties, and other matters related to personnel management 

For a full list of duties related to this job specification, please click here.


Knowledge of philosophy and methods of education and teaching; knowledge of the principles and practices of education for special needs population; ability to plan, organize, direct and control an educational program; decision making ability; ability to prepare and present clear and concise written and oral reports; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with facility and departmental professionals and administrators, professional staff of the Department of Education and other state agencies, public school systems, local education agencies, parents and others contacted in the work; administrative ability.


A Master's degree in education or related field plus eighteen (18) semester hours of graduate credit and completion of fifty (50) school months of successful teaching or service employment as identified in State of Connecticut, Regulation of State Board of Education, Sec. 10-145d-574 (a - f).


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • A certification as an Intermediate Administrator (#092); 
  • Experience motivating and inspiring excellence in others, and holding staff accountable for student growth, academic results, performance, and culturally responsive practices; 
  • Experience using managerial skills including delegation, effective decision-making and problem solving; 
  • Experience using multiple approaches to address behaviors and instructional practices that empower students;
  • Instructional experience in urban/multi-cultural settings; 
  • Experience analyzing all federal and state mandates and regulations; 
  • Experience using data and a research-based focus on student achievement. 


  1. Connecticut State Board of Education certification as a Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor will be required at time of appointment.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator's license.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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