Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Skilled Maintainer (37.5 Hour)

Office/On-Site

Recruitment #220505-0427TC-001

Introduction


"SERVING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED" 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Skilled Maintainer to support their Skilled Nursing Facility in Rocky Hill. We invite you to come join our hardworking and dedicated team. This is a great opportunity to serve and support our Veterans. The DVA 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 a central boiler and steam plant. 

Connecticut has provided care for Veterans and their dependents for over 140 years. At the DVA, we provide general medical care for veterans honorably discharged from the Armed Forces. We have a Health Care Facility that provides extended health care to veterans and a domicile that provides residents with a continuum of rehabilitation care.  We assist Connecticut Veterans in the areas of: 

  • The Office of Advocacy and Assistance 
  • A Residential Facility 
  • The Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center 
  • Cemetery and Memorial Services 
This position is conveniently located in Rocky Hill, CT.  It is a full-time, 37.50 hours per week.  The work schedule is 1st shift, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The position number is 2937.  

If you are looking for your next step in facilities maintenance and are searching for a chance to continue helping our State Veterans, then we encourage you to apply today! 

Please Note: Current agency employees interested in this promotional opportunity must apply in JobAps in order to be considered for this position. 

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more!  We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

Selection Plan

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.

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

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

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

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 

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. 

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. 

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 one or more tasks of a skilled nature (requiring prior experience or training, below the level of a specialized trades worker which would give the incumbent proficiency in required knowledges, skills and abilities on the first day of the job) in addition to performing lower level duties. Only complex tasks should be learned on the job. Tasks performed will be in one or several of the following areas:

1. Building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial) including the operation of trucks of 5 ton or greater capacity or complex motorized equipment.

2. Grounds care as a supervisor and/or specialized landscaping functions.

3. Assists Qualified Craft Workers or other higher level employees in the trades areas.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Examples of Duties by General Work Areas

FOR ALL AREAS: 

Keeps records and prepares reports (this should be related to the duties and not a full time office recordkeeping position); performs related duties as required. 

GROUNDS CARE (OUTSIDE SERVICES)

Incumbents in this area perform in one of the following ways: 

1. Working supervisor: directs a crew of subordinate maintainers in such areas as planting and maintenance of lawns, shrubs, trees and flower beds (including planning and scheduling); maintenance and installation of fencing; cleaning of grounds, service areas and sidewalks (including snow and ice removal); operation and maintenance of grounds equipment; planting, cultivating, harvesting and storage of vegetables (including a vegetable growing program); weed, disease and pest control; performs other grounds tasks listed in the specification for lower level maintainers. 

Supervisory tasks can include such things as planning and scheduling work; completing service ratings; performance appraisal; handling disciplinary problems; staff training; making certain work standards are being met; maintaining necessary supplies and equipment; submitting requisitions when needed. An incumbent in this position should be considered a working supervisor. 

2. Substantial amount of time (75%) operates and makes minor and emergency repairs on complex equipment such as front end loaders, very large tractors and the like. 

3. Performs specialized landscaping tasks such as flower garden landscaping, athletic field preparation and maintenance, and other non-routine landscaping functions. 

MISCELLANEOUS

May perform custodial functions as required. 

TRADES

In addition to trades tasks performed by lower level maintainers performs the following skilled tasks for a substantial amount of time (75%) as an assistant to a trades person: construction, maintenance and repair as a painter, plasterer, carpenter, electrician, mason, plumber and/or steamfitter, tinsmith or comparable trades person. 

These are only examples of types of tasks a Skilled Maintainer may be expected to perform. Incumbents in this class will also be expected to perform related duties as required. Tasks should only be assigned if they are of the appropriate skill level (as defined in the Purpose of Class).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials and procedures of specific trade or work area concerned; some knowledge of maintenance problems and their proper handling; skill in manual and machine operations of trade or work area; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow written and oral instructions; some ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience in one of the following areas:

1. One of the skilled trades

2. Landscape maintenance or vegetable gardening

3. Operation of motor trucks or large buses.

The experience area should reflect the needs of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our preferred candidate will possess the following:

  • Experience working in a Skilled Nursing Facility.
  • Experience with maintenance on buildings built between 1900 and 1970.
  • Experience in the use of manual and power hand tools.
  • Experience in grounds work of cutting lawns and maintaining equipment. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

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.
2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to significant levels of dust, heat, noise, extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive individuals.
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.