Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Maintenance Supervisor

Recruitment #220119-2362CO-001


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The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC), is recruiting for the position of Correctional Maintenance Supervisor to fill current and upcoming vacancies statewide at correctional facilities within the agency.

These are full-time positions on first shift. Schedule is Monday-Friday, between 7:45am and 3:00pm.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Scheduling and assigning appropriate maintenance staff preventive maintenance work orders
  • Assisting the Plant Facility Engineers (PFE) with planned and emergency projects
  • Oversee upkeep of Fleet and agency owned state vehicles
  • Records and reports Red tag and hot work permits to state insurance carrier
  • Manage inventory
  • Directing snow and ice removal to maintain safe access

Our Mission: DOC shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

Selection Plan

Agency employees interested in any of these locations for the title of Correctional Maintenance Supervisor must submit an application prior to the closing date.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must have attained permanent state status* and be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months, 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).

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. 

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

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

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


In a Department of Correction facility or district, this class is accountable for supervising and coordinating the activities of an assigned staff of employees and inmates engaged in general maintenance functions.


Supervises staff and inmates assigned to general maintenance of physical plant; plans, schedules and coordinates maintenance and/or new construction activity; evaluates maintenance needs and determines best method of repair or installation; outlines and directs a preventive maintenance program; consults with department head and subordinates concerning requisitions and specifications for supplies, materials and equipment; assists in preparation of budget estimates; maintains records and conducts correspondence related to work; maintains special security for all tools, equipment, chemicals, etc. which may be used as weapons.

Assigns, supervises and evaluates work of employees and inmates; directs inmate apprenticeship training program in occupational areas; submits performance reports on employees and inmates; maintains discipline and enforces security measures; may supplement the work performed by subordinate maintenance staff based on current practice; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; supervises Correction Officers assigned to custody duty in area; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of materials, methods and equipment involved in general maintenance operations and building construction; knowledge of current objectives, practices and policies relating to inmate work in correctional institutions; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to recognize maintenance problems and determine corrective action; considerable ability to operate and utilize computerized and automated control systems; ability to read plans and blueprints; ability to keep records and make reports; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of large buildings or utility services.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity or in a correctional setting.

NOTE: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Correctional Carpenter, Correctional Electrician, Correctional Electronics Technician, Correctional General Maintenance Officer, Correctional Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician, Correctional Locksmith and Correctional Plumber and Steamfitter.


Experience performing duties directly related to the maintenance trades on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis up to a maximum of three (3) years.


1. Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
2. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification at the time of appointment. 
3. 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.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to respond to after hour emergencies as requested by facility supervisors. 
5. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License. 
6. 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 and to the danger and discomfort of working with the tools of 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.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.