Looking to advance in your DOC career?
If so, we invite you to check out this opportunity!
This is a full-time, first shift position. Schedule is 40 hours-per-week, Monday-Friday. Position is located at DOC Central Office in Wethersfield (NOTE: Central Office employees are not eligible for meal money).
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Oversee staff conducting Connecticut On Line Law Enforcement Telecommunication (COLLECT) backgrounds investigations of all Department employees, applicants, contractual employee, promotions, lateral transfers, weapon certification, volunteer, vendors, researchers, media and labor relation.
- Provide assistance to the Human Resources Recruitment Unit in conducting pre-employment investigations.
- Act as a resource in assisting federal, state and municipal law enforcement agencies.
- Oversee various services to include but not to limit; the tracking and handling of Confidential Informants and its policy & audits, Surveillance Equipment for Covert Operations and Computer Assisted Photo Identification (CAPI) for lineups.
- Provide assistance to the Assistant Attorney General’s Office.
- Generate comprehensive monthly reports based on data received from the Special Intelligence Unit.
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.
In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. You must specify your qualifications within your JobAps application.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
How to apply:
- For tips on how to apply to a job with the State of Connecticut, please click here.
- Set up a Master Application (or log-in to your JobAps portal) and directly apply to this recruitment.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
- 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. 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 posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
- 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, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Current state employees will be required to submit their last two (2) service ratings at the time of interview.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
Candidates will have the opportunity to articulate and be assessed on their knowledge, skill and ability during the oral interview portion of this process. If selected to interview, candidates will be required to submit their last 2 performance evaluations and one year of attendance report at the time of interview.
Reminders and Notes
- Applicants on active military duty should contact LawEnforcement.Exams@ct.gov to discuss the possibility of special testing accommodations. Special testing accommodations for active military personnel should be requested during the application filing period if possible. If not possible, special testing accommodations must be requested within 4 weeks of return from active military service. Copies of military orders will be required for all requests.
- Due to the large number of applications, please do not call/email to confirm receipt or status of your application. If your application submits successfully, you will receive a pop up confirmation after you submit, in addition to a confirmation email of your application submission. You can view all emailed notices on your Personal Status Board by clicking the date in the Last Notice column for this recruitment.
Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Correction this class is accountable for either supervising correctional staff engaged in custodial work or for performing specialized assignments.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists a Captain in supervising a large complement of officers on an assigned shift or as a shift supervisor; in absence of a Captain assumes responsibility for custody and security of inmates, building and grounds; assigns personnel to posts and makes frequent inspections to evaluate performance of officers, effective manning of posts and enforcement of rules and regulations; oversees staff in performing sensitive investigations and/or tactical operations as well as maintaining sensitive information; responsible for responding to crisis situations in a supervisory capacity; determines training needs for facility or facilities personnel; performs administrative tasks necessary to ensure training is conducted; conducts training sessions for personnel in facility and conducts training sessions for Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development;; assists in supervising inmate counts; reviews and acts on reports submitted by officers and/or other departmental staff; prepares and submits reports on operational/investigatory/tactical activities and supervises maintenance of reports and records on operations; makes staff evaluations; chairs disciplinary committee; may be responsible for transportation and guarding of inmates away from premises; may counsel inmates and staff; may assist in training new officers in procedures and regulations; may assist in updating post orders or unit directives; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of modern correctional methods and practices; knowledge of policies and procedures utilized in correctional facilities; knowledge of the appropriate methods of discipline applied to inmates; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to accurately evaluate situations and make effective administrative and supervisory decisions; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in correctional work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in corrections, behavioral sciences or criminal justice may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of one (1) year.
Candidates with the following experience will be given preference:
- Experience with the Connecticut On-Line Law Enforcement Communications Teleprocessing System.
- Experience with the State of Connecticut Criminal Justice Information System.
- Experience with the Inmate Telephone System.
- Experience keeping information confidential.
- Experience using written and oral communication to provide information and conduct investigations.
- Experience with intelligence and/or Security Risk groups.
1. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license, a Commercial Driver's License, or both.
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, may be required of applicants.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a considerable danger of injury or assault by inmates.
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.