Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Adaptive Medical Equipment) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #220103-6820TC-001

Introduction

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 here. 

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 all employees!

Selection Plan

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 application. 

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 otherwise specified. 

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 account. 

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. 

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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.

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 of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

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.