Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Captain

Statewide Correctional Facilities

Recruitment #211201-2272SC-001


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The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Correction (DOC), is currently recruiting for the position of Correctional Captain at all correctional facilities statewide.


This is a full-time, 40 hours-per-week position.

Your Role:

  • Supervising staff
  • Overseeing and reviewing incidents 
  • High level problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Build professional relationships and team building 
  • Motive and develop staff by creating a collaborative work environment

Please Note: This process will fill vacancies for Correctional Institutions only. Individual processes will be completed for all specialty units in the future. To be considered for promotional opportunities to the classification of Correctional Captain, you must submit a completed application through JobAps before the closing date and follow all directions provided through this process.

Permanent assignments to any of these future vacancies are subject to mandatory requirements.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Correction, 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).

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

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

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


Application Period:

The Correctional Captain hiring process is extensive - the time from application to appointment can take several months. 

  • Upon initial application, you will be required to respond to supplemental and referral questions. Please be aware, you may be asked additional referral questions throughout the selection process. Updates during the recruitment process will be provided through email and your account via the JobAps portal. Please be sure to monitor both your personal email and online JobAps status board for notices and announcements. 
  • Important Note: be sure to monitor your spam and/or junk email folders as well as email notices could end there in error based on your email settings.  
  • Please be advised that resumes are no longer being accepted during the time that you apply, they cannot be uploaded into JobAps.
  • Per the State of Connecticut Acceptable Use Policy, State employees are not allowed to use their State issued email address when applying. Please be sure to use a personal email address. 
Please take note of the following: 

  • All supplemental and referral questions must be completed. 
  • Candidates are allowed to exit their application and come back to work on it at a later date. Be sure to click “Save & Continue” at the bottom of each tab of your application prior to moving onto the next section or exiting the application to ensure all content is saved.
  • If you chose to save your work and continue your application at a later date, you can access the application under the “Unsubmitted Applications” section of your personal status board.  Note, your complete application, including your supplemental and referral question responses, must be submitted prior to the closing date listed on the postings in order to be considered. 
  • Review ALL tabs prior to submitting your applicationYou will not be allowed to make changes once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who fail to submit a complete application may not move forward in the hiring and selection process. 
  • Please do not call or email about status updates regarding your application. If you successfully submit your application on time, a confirmation page displays immediately following your submission. On your Personal Status Board, the submission date and time display in the Submitted Applications section
Oral Interview

Candidates will have the opportunity to articulate and be assessed on their knowledge, skill and ability during the oral interview portion of this process.

Review of Materials

Performance evaluation and candidate discipline eligibility review will be based on Administrative Directive 2.3. Candidates will be assessed on the following criteria: 

  1. Facility Promotion Assessment (35%)
  2. Time & Attendance (20%)
  3. Writing Sample (10%)
  4. Interview (35%)

Reminders and Notes

  • Applicants on active military duty should contact to discuss the possibility of special testing accommodations. Special testing accommodations for active military personnel should be requested during the application filing period if possible. If not possible, special testing accommodations must be requested within 4 weeks of return from active military service. Copies of military orders will be required for all requests.
  • Due to the large number of applications, please do not call/email to confirm receipt or status of your application. If your application submits successfully, you will receive a pop up confirmation after you submit, in addition to a confirmation email of your application submission. You can view all emailed notices on your Personal Status Board by clicking the date in the Last Notice column for this recruitment.
Please ensure that your application is complete and displays your qualifications.  You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.  Questions can be sent to

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In the Department of Correction this class is accountable for supervising correctional staff engaged in custody, security, investigations/operations, inmate transportation and/or developing, coordinating and conducting training programs.


Assumes delegated responsibility for custody and security of assigned inmates, buildings, grounds and operations; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; coordinates, plans and manages training activities; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans shift and/or unit work; establishes and maintains operating and/or training procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; ensures consistent enforcement of policies and procedures; inspects posts frequently to insure adequate staffing; performs the most sensitive security investigations and ensures accuracy of staff investigations throughout the State correctional system; conducts training either within a correctional facility or oversees staff in performing training activities; maintains discipline among employees and inmates; supervises inmate count; supervises major facility group activities (i.e. meals, off site work); acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; administers pertinent laws, regulations and posts orders; may assist in preparation of budget; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside agency who might have impact on program activities; reviews and prepares reports and correspondence; maintains records; participates in crisis intervention as needed; may counsel inmates; may participate in disciplinary hearings; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of policies and procedures utilized in correctional facilities; considerable knowledge of modern correctional methods and practices; considerable knowledge of standard security measures and appropriate methods of inmate discipline; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to accurately evaluate situations and make effective administrative and supervisory decisions; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in correctional work responsible for custodial security or inmate treatment.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Correctional Lieutenant.


College training in behavioral sciences, corrections, criminal justice 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 one (1) year.


Preferred experience will be based on the operational needs of the individual facilities as vacancies become available.


  1. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid 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 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, may be required of applicants.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or assault by inmates.



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.