Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Buildings And Grounds Patrol Officer

Recruitment #220113-1248PS-001

Introduction


For over 140 years, Connecticut has been caring for its veterans and their dependents. As a Department, we believe in "serving those who have served". This is accomplished through our: Office of Advocacy and Assistance, Residential Facility, Healthcare Center, and Cemetery and Burial Services. 

The Department of Veterans Affairs facility covers over 800,000 square feet of buildings, 3.0 miles of roads. 1.5 miles of underground tunnels, water treatment and supply, power generation of more than 1,000kw, and central boiler and steam plant.

DVA has supported Connecticut Veterans and continues this tradition with Residential and Healthcare programming on our campus in Rocky Hill. There are two paths for residency at the DVA:
  •  Residential Facility which offers temporary, supportive living with programming designed to return Connecticut veterans to independent living in the community; and 
  •  Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center which is a state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility and offers long-term care for veterans with chronic, disabling conditions who require 24-hour assistance.
We are looking for a Buildings and Grounds Patrol Officer to join our team. This Full-time, 40 hour per week position is third shift, 11:00 pm - 7:00 am, Tuesday - Sunday, weekends and Holidays. This is a great opportunity for the you to serve and support our veterans.

What’s in It for You - Comprehensive Benefits
  •  Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  •  Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  •  Retirement healthcare offerings; 
  •  Professional growth and development opportunities; 
  •  Outstanding work/life balance


Selection Plan

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

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

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.

Applicant Correspondence - 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.

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.

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.

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

Effective October 1, 2021 and 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 be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov or (860) 785-6185.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

At a state institution, university or school, facility or at the State Regional Market this class is accountable for providing basic security services designed to insure the control and safety of clients, students, employees and the visiting public.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Enforces regulations relating to parking and traffic control as established by assigned agency; directs traffic on state property; issues tickets for violations; gives information and assistance to visitors; guards entrances and exits to prevent trespass, vandalism, theft and other violations; performs routine vehicle and foot patrol duty and monitors security and alarm systems to detect theft and other criminal acts; provides security escorts; provides first aid when necessary; performs dispatching and record keeping functions at a desk post; at a state hospital, assists in maintaining order among patients; assists in searching for missing patients; may assist in fire prevention and fire fighting activities; at an agency or institution, may oversee the activities of fellow officers as designated; at the State Regional Market, collects stall fees from vendors and prepares receipts of same; performs related duties as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Interpersonal skills; basic oral and written communication skills; ability to think and act quickly in an emergency with judgment and discretion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any experience or training which would provide the skills and abilities indicated above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates that possess the following:
  • Previous law enforcement experience.
  • Experience enforcing policies related to eating, drinking, disruptive behavior, use of facilities and grounds, as well as code of conduct.
  • Experience managing the investigation process from start to finish.
  • Experience writing incident reports.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Appointment to positions within the Connecticut Marketing Authority will be in accordance with Section 22-63a(d) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and maintain a Standard First Aid Certificate and/or CPR certification.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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 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. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to the attendant discomforts of working outdoors, to the effort of prolonged periods of walking and standing while on foot patrol and/or guard duty, and to some danger of injury in performing the duties of the class.

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.