Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Industries Supervisor 1 (Auto Mechanics)

Recruitment #220514-2453CO-002


Are you an experienced Auto Mechanic looking for a new path?
If so, we invite you to check out this opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC), is recruiting for the position of Correctional Industries Supervisor 1 (Auto Mechanic) for District 2 located in Cheshire, CT.

This position is responsible for the repair and service maintenance of a large fleet of state owned vehicles, correctional transportation buses and perimeter security vehicles. In addition, maintains small engine utility vehicles, large and small mowers, plows, sanders, snow blowers and leaf blowers.

This is full time position on first shift. Schedule is Monday-Friday from 7:45am to 3:00 pm.

Employees are entitled to excellent benefits including health, dental and a 25 year hazardous duty retirement. Selected candidates will be required to attend a 14 week hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire.

To learn more about maintenance positions within the Department of Correction:

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

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. 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 not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • 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
Important information for after you apply:
  • 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 questionnaire'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.
  • 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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


In a Department of Correction facility or district this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor and providing instruction for a group of inmates engaged in the manufacture, production or processing of products or services in the occupation indicated by the parenthetical title of the class.


Supervises and instructs inmates in proper methods and techniques of manufacturing process or service, proper use of tools and materials, necessary safety rules and procedures and maintenance, cleaning and repair of equipment; plans and routes work to be performed, assigning inmates to specific tasks; estimates needs and requisitions supplies, materials and equipment necessary; supervises maintenance and/or repair of equipment or arranges for outside service and material; maintains cost, production inventory and time records and makes necessary reports on operations; maintains discipline and enforces security measures within assigned areas; maintains appropriate security procedures for tools, equipment, chemicals, etc.; reviews and evaluates performance of assigned inmates; submits reports relative to inmate disciplinary actions, recommendations for "good time", furloughs, reassignments, etc.; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of methods, materials and equipment involved in occupational area; knowledge of methods and techniques of production planning and control; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral communication skills; ability to interpret plans, blueprints and diagrams where required; ability to keep records and make reports; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; ability to train, instruct and supervise inmates in methods and techniques of the trade; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience in the industry, manufacturing process, services or trade indicated in the occupational parenthetical title of the class.


  1. Experience performing technical duties within the 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.
  2. Four (4) years of experience in correctional work, two (2) years of which were assigned to full time training in the area indicated in the occupational parenthetical title of the class.


Experience with diesel and bus repair.


  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 possess and retain either a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License, a Commercial Driver’s License or both.
  5. Incumbents 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 who have access to tools of the trade as weapons and the following discomforts depending upon their industry: loud machine noises, chemical fumes, working in tiring positions, working with dangerous (high speed and/or high temperature, etc.) machinery.



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.