Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Maintainer (Durational)

Emergency Hire

Recruitment #220103-0426TE-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection (DESPP) is recruiting for five (5) durational Maintainers.

These positions will report to Building 13 at The MulCahy Complex in Meriden. Schedule is Monday-Friday from 7:30am until 3:30pm (37.5 hours per week). Snow and ice removal duties are mandatory and can have you staying after hours or being called in any time of day or night while off duty. Snow and ice removal can last extensive amounts of time depending on weather conditions. All hours after 8 hours (overtime) in a day are paid at time and one half.

These temporary positions will be utilized indoors and outdoors, assisting other facilities maintenance staff with jobs and tasks at any DESPP buildings or offices throughout the state.

Please specify any of the following experiences when filling out your application:
  • Custodial duties
  • Snow & ice removal
  • Building maintenance
  • Landscape/lawn care

Selection Plan

Appointments to this recruitment will be considered “emergency appointments” due to COVID-19 and made in accordance with C.G.S. Sec. 5-235(c). If an emergency employee’s appointment lasts more than two months, the employee’s status will be transitioned to temporary and follow applicable collective bargaining agreement language.

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

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

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

Candidate selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees:

  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
  • Cover letter
  • Completed CT-HR-13 

Non State Employees:

  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor
  • Cover Letter
  • Completed CT-HR-13. 

Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation. Click here (CT-HR-13) to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum. The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website by typing in "CT-HR-13" into the "Search Department of Administrative Services" search field. Also considered in this selection process: Any pending or disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records.

Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing basic tasks of an unskilled nature (e.g. requiring little prior experience or training; most tasks can be learned quickly on the job) in one or several of the following areas:

- building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial)
- grounds care
- food services
- operation of trucks of less than five ton capacity
- parking garage


Mandatory snow and ice removal duties. When called by the Supervisor the worker must report for snow and ice duties. If a snowstorm starts and they are not reachable at the phone number they have supplied, they must call the Supervisor to see if they are needed and leave a number to be reached at.


Some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to learn policies and procedures; ability to operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some ability in simple record keeping.


Any experience and training which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


  • Custodial or maintenance abilities to assist other maintenance employees
  • Snow and ice removal abilities from salting and sanding, shoveling, using snow throwers and operating plow trucks 5 tons and under


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


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


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive patients and/or clients.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to complete 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.



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.