Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Plumber And Steamfitter

Recruitment #211229-2252CO-001


The Department of Correction is recruiting for a Correctional Plumber & Steamfitter for the York Correctional Institution in Niantic, CT.  This is recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies throughout State correctional facilities as openings occur. 

This position is full time, Monday through Friday, first shift 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 pm. and is entitled to excellent benefits including health, dental and a 25 year hazardous duty retirement.

Key responsibilities for this position:

  • Repair of critical systems such as:   drinking (potable) piping distribution/pumping; hot water heating; steam distribution piping; drain (sanitary) piping, macerator (grinding, and pumping; cross connection (back flow prevention); cell fixtures (toilets, sinks and showers).
  • Supervising assigned inmates at a Correctional Institution
  • Keeping record of tool/inventory control
  • Protecting the health and safety of the public, staff and inmates;
  • Snow and ice removal to maintain safe access for the police, medical, staff and public;
  • Maintaining mandated compliances with Federal & State statute and agency directives and policies by assuring humane conditions of confinement in the facility through repair and maintenance.

Selected candidates will be required to attend a 12 week hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire, CT.

Selection Plan

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Please be advised that resumes are no longer being accepted during the time that you apply.  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

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


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 plumbing, heating and steam-fitting activities.


Plans, lays out and schedules work; instructs inmates in methods and techniques of measuring, cutting, threading and installing pipes, valves, gauges, and other fixtures involving the use of hand tools, pipe cutters, and pipe threading and bending machines; determines defects and maintains piping system for steam, gas, water, air and pressure; trains inmates in reading blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations; performs preventative maintenance; utilizes troubleshooting techniques to address problems with plumbing and steamfitting systems; repairs fire protection systems; performs air quality testing; acts as liaison with outside vendors, contractors and agency staff; works on specialized equipment relating to trade area; performs work on high pressure steam equipment; tests and monitor pumps, boilers and heating systems; keeps records and makes necessary reports; maintains custody and discipline and evaluates the performance of each inmate assigned to work area; may perform supplemental duties related to other trade disciplines based on experience, knowledge, skills and agency needs; may purchase equipment; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment involved in plumbing and steamfitting trades; knowledge of building codes; knowledge of maintenance and repair of sprinkler systems; basic knowledge of operation of institutional steam boilers and heating systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to plan, layout and schedule maintenance assignments; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control systems; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to read blueprints and schematics; ability to work in confined spaces; ability to troubleshoot issues relating to plumbing and steamfitting; ability to instruct inmates or other employees in techniques and skills of plumbing and steamfitting; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.


Three (3) years of experience as a plumber and/or steamfitter.

Note: Based on an individual’s technical experience, the length of credited service will be determined at the discretion of facility management.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at a highly skilled level.


  1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school in the trade may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  2. 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 basis.


  • Experience with repair and maintenance of commercial plumbing systems and associated controls
  • Valid P1 or P2 license


  1. Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  2. 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.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to respond to after hour emergencies as requested by facility supervisors.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


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, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates who have access to tools of the trade as weapons and may be exposed to the danger and discomfort associated with tools and machinery used in the trade.



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.