The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health
care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of
persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic,
comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster
dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.
The DMHAS, Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) is seeking
an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Qualified
Craft Worker (Adaptive Medical Equipment) within Administrative and Support
Services Division (ASSD). This position is in the Equipment Control
Maintenance Department located at 1000 Silver Street in Middletown. The
work schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 37.50 hours
weekly. The position
number is 131074. This posting is open to DMHAS employees only.
CVH opened in 1868 as the State’s public
hospital for the treatment of persons with mental illness. Throughout its
history, it has experienced the multitude of medical, social and political
changes affecting such facilities. In 1995, the Governor and General
Assembly through a statewide restructuring of services for persons with
psychological and addiction disabilities called for a renewed commitment to
specialized treatment at CVH by expanding community options for patients and
staff while closing two other hospitals and consolidating inpatient services
Discover the opportunity to:
- Be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals;
- Provide support to hospital that is passionate about improving the
lives of those we serve;
- Assist our clients and employees so they can achieve success;
- Make a difference in the public sector; and
- Work together in a collaborative team environment.
As a state
employee, we offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to. We encourage a
healthy work-life balance for
In order to be considered for
this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department
of Mental Health & Addiction Services, 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).
This position will be filled in
accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer,
promotion and merit employment rules.
Candidates who meet the
Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for
this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted
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 Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).
The minimum experience and
training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless
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
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
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.
In order to comply
with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes
during the initial application 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.
Should you have questions
pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing highly skilled duties in one or more trade areas.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs highly skilled design, construction, repair and alteration of medical and therapeutic equipment such as wheelchairs, mobile units, stretchers, benches, walkers, assistive ambulatory devices, adaptive toilet seats, bed sitters, bed wedges and other adaptive medical equipment; performs skilled bench work, operating such equipment as power saws, jointers, wood lathes, planers, boring, sanding, and upholstering machines and equipment, pipefitting and welding equipment and appropriate hand tools; works in consultation with medical staff in designing, measuring and fitting individuals to specialized adaptive medical equipment; works with individuals for measuring and fitting of specialized equipment; makes estimates of time, personnel and material required on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; in smaller trade areas may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; performs duties related to trade or similar trade areas as required; makes estimates of time, personnel and material required on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; in smaller trade areas may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; performs duties related to trade or similar trade areas as required; may design and fabricate needed parts and equipment for use in construction of adaptive medical equipment; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the particular trade; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in the adaptive medical equipment trade area.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled adaptive medical equipment trade functions.
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2. Housekeeping, custodial and food services duties will not be considered as qualifying experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
2. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
3. 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.
1. Incumbents in this class at the Department of Transportation or the Connecticut Airport Authority performing structural steel welding will be required to possess a Department of Transportation welding certification.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
At State Airports: 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 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 of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
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.
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.