Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Skilled Maintainer

37.5 Hour

Recruitment #211214-0427TC-001

Introduction


Are you a current Connecticut Department of Education employee? Do you enjoy performing skilled maintenance tasks? If so, read below & apply today! 

The State Department of Education (SDE) is now accepting applications for a full-time Skilled Maintainer opportunity within the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) located at A.I. Prince Technical School in Hartford, CT. It is CTECS mission to provide a world-class, unique, and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners that:

  • Ensures both student academic success and career technical education mastery, as well as promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
  • Prepares students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeships and immediate productive employment.
  • Engages regional, state, national and international employers, and industries in a vibrant collaboration to respond to current, emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations.
  • Pursues and participates in global partnerships that provide CTECS students with international exposure and experience.
The Role & Schedule: CTECS serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students A.I. Prince Technical School serves over 800 students from five towns.  We have upgraded state-of-the-art classrooms and industry-standard equipment in every shop, giving students a well-rounded, 21st century education.  You will be responsible for performing a full range of Skilled Maintainer duties as assigned by the Building Maintenance Supervisor.  The hours are Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Consideration will first be given to bargaining unit members currently working in the agency.   

Selection Plan

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must have attained permanent state status* and be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. *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).
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
Important Information After You Apply: 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
  • Should you have any questions about this recruitment please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for performing one or more tasks of a skilled nature (requiring prior experience or training, below the level of a specialized trades worker which would give the incumbent proficiency in required knowledges, skills and abilities on the first day of the job) in addition to performing lower level duties. Only complex tasks should be learned on the job. Tasks performed will be in one or several of the following areas:

1. Building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial) including the operation of trucks of 5 ton or greater capacity or complex motorized equipment.

2. Grounds care as a supervisor and/or specialized landscaping functions.

3. Assists Qualified Craft Workers or other higher level employees in the trades areas.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Examples of Duties by General Work Areas

FOR ALL AREAS:

Keeps records and prepares reports (this should be related to the duties and not a full time office recordkeeping position); performs related duties as required.

GROUNDS CARE (OUTSIDE SERVICES):

Incumbents in this area perform in one of the following ways:

1. Working supervisor: directs a crew of subordinate maintainers in such areas as planting and maintenance of lawns, shrubs, trees and flower beds (including planning and scheduling); maintenance and installation of fencing; cleaning of grounds, service areas and sidewalks (including snow and ice removal); operation and maintenance of grounds equipment; planting, cultivating, harvesting and storage of vegetables (including a vegetable growing program); weed, disease and pest control; performs other grounds tasks listed in the specification for lower level maintainers.

Supervisory tasks can include such things as planning and scheduling work; completing service ratings; performance appraisal; handling disciplinary problems; staff training; making certain work standards are being met; maintaining necessary supplies and equipment; submitting requisitions when needed. An incumbent in this position should be considered a working supervisor.

2. Substantial amount of time (75%) operates and makes minor and emergency repairs on complex equipment such as front end loaders, very large tractors and the like.

3. Performs specialized landscaping tasks such as flower garden landscaping, athletic field preparation and maintenance, and other non-routine landscaping functions.

MISCELLANEOUS:

May perform custodial functions as required.

MOTOR EQUIPMENT SERVICES:

In addition to motor equipment services tasks performed by lower level maintainers performs the following tasks for a substantial amount of the time (75%):

operates and makes minor emergency repairs on motor trucks of five ton capacity and over and large buses for purpose of transporting goods, equipment and/or individuals services by the agency and staff; maintains vehicles in good condition including cleaning, lubrication and preventative maintenance; supplies motor vehicles with gas, oil, water and other fluids; may pump fuel; may dispatch vehicles.

TRADES:

In addition to trades tasks performed by lower level maintainers performs the following skilled tasks for a substantial amount of time (75%) as an assistant to a trades person: construction, maintenance and repair as a painter, plasterer, carpenter, electrician, mason, plumber and/or steamfitter, tinsmith or comparable trades person.

These are only examples of types of tasks a Skilled Maintainer may be expected to perform. Incumbents in this class will also be expected to perform related duties as required. Tasks should only be assigned if they are of the appropriate skill level (as defined in the Purpose of Class).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials and procedures of specific trade or work area concerned; some knowledge of maintenance problems and their proper handling; skill in manual and machine operations of trade or work area; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow written and oral instructions; some ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience in one of the following areas:

1. One of the skilled trades

2. Landscape maintenance or vegetable gardening

3. Operation of motor trucks or large buses.

The experience area should reflect the needs of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in a school or large building. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to significant levels of dust, heat, noise, extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive individuals.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.

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.







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