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.
Are you looking for an exciting
opportunity to support the work of others? If so, we encourage you to apply
The DMHAS, Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) is seeking
an experienced and qualified individual for a meaningful role as a Qualified
Craft Worker (Locksmith) 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 131070.
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 perform a full range of highly skilled locksmithing services in a health care facility
- Maintenance, repair
and installation of locks and door closing equipment;
- Outfit padlocks, secure
storage cabinets, desks, etc.;
- Provide support to other
skilled areas as needed; and
- Work together in a collaborative team environment.
We participate in a competitive
benefits plan that includes healthcare
coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off! We encourage a healthy
work-life balance to all
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
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 a full range of highly skilled duties in one of the following trade areas: electrical, plumbing and steamfitting, utilities or heating, ventilation and refrigeration.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs highly skilled maintenance and/or construction work requiring application of trade skills, codes and standard trade practices in electrical, plumbing, utilities, or HVACR trade areas; makes estimates of time, personnel and determines and obtains required materials; keeps necessary records; may perform duties related to similar trade areas as required; may act as liaison with other operating units and outside contacts; may operate heavy equipment; may respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at state owned airports; performs related duties as required. Maintains, repairs and installs locking, mechanical and electronic door closing equipment; makes new or duplicate keys and changes lock combinations using hand tools and special equipment; disassembles locks and repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs and other parts; rebuilds cylinders; sets up and maintains key control and issuing system.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of locksmithing; 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 locksmithing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in locksmithing.
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2.
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 in a designated maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
3. Experience performing technical duties within a designated 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.
Our preferred candidate will possess the following:
- Experience with commercial grade ligature resistant
locksets, closers, electronic access control systems, sliding door systems,
- Experience working in a mental health and/or hospital setting.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including possession and retention of an Unlimited Journeyperson's license in locksmithing.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification 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.
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 and to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles; and may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment, extreme weather conditions and/or environmental conditions.
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.