Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Plant Facilities Engineer 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #211122-6294FM-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is looking for Plant Facilities Engineer 1 to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a facilities management professional interested in serving and supporting our veterans. This Plant Facilities Engineer 1 position will oversee and direct facility operations covering over 800,000 square feet of buildings, 3.0 miles of roads, 1.5 miles of underground tunnels, water treatment and supply, power generation of more than 1,000kw, and the central boiler and steam plant.

For over 140 years, Connecticut has been caring for its veterans and their dependents. As a Department, we believe in "serving those who have served". This is accomplished through our: Office of Advocacy and Assistance, Residential Facility, Healthcare Center, and Cemetery and Burial Services. 

Are you interested in joining our team as a Plant Facilities Engineer 1? We encourage you to apply today! This position is a permanent, 40 hour per week, full-time position, based in Rocky Hill.

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more!  We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

Selection Plan

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 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.  

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. 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.

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

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

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. 

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, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at Chelsea.Moore@ct.gov

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising staff and physical plant operations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises the staff and operations of the physical plant; coordinates, plans and manages physical plant activities; formulates goals and objectives; oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans facility work; develops or assists in the development of related policy and standards; prepares or assists in the preparation of the physical plant budget; maintains contacts with other operating units both within and outside of the physical plant who might impact on activities; develops and maintains large-scale preventive maintenance programs; writes specifications and draws plans for minor capital improvement projects; develops specifications for and requisitions maintenance equipment and supplies; prepares documentation as needed; may serve as safety officer, OSHA compliance officer, energy coordinator and/or fire officer in accordance with agency needs; may develop and administer security programs, including training of security personnel; may administer housekeeping operations; responds to emergencies on a 24-hour basis; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the maintenance, operation and repair of buildings and all utilities, services and equipment; considerable knowledge of relevant State and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of materials and methods of building construction; knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications; ability to plan, supervise and inspect building repair and maintenance work; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of technical experience in the maintenance and repair of large buildings and utility services.

Note: 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a first-line supervisory capacity responsible for the direction of a large crew of trades workers, contractors or similar highly skilled maintenance specialists above the apprenticeship level.

Note: For State employees, this is interpreted at or above the level of Correctional Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Supervisor 2.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in architecture, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience overseeing facilities management at a skilled nursing facility and domicile
  • Experience ensuring compliance with Federal and Connecticut Fire and Building Codes
  • Experience with operation of high pressure steam generating distribution systems
  • Experience managing facilities governed by Federal Veterans Administration (VA) and Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Experience following state public health codes and standards

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from equipment when inspecting jobs.

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.



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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.