Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Skilled Maintainer (37.5 Hour)

Office/On-Site

Recruitment #220520-0427TC-002

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, State Department of Education (SDE) invites applicants to apply for a full time Skilled Maintainer position to work within the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS).  CTECS serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students.   

This position is located at AI Prince (Hartford),Technical Education and Career Schools, which have over 800 students from five towns.  We have upgraded state-of-the-art classrooms and industry-standard equipment in every shop, giving students a well-rounded, 21st century education.  In a high school environment, the incumbent will be responsible for performing a full range of Skilled Maintainer duties as assigned by the Building Maintenance Supervisor.  The hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Consideration will first be given to bargaining unit members currently working in the agency.  

The mission of the CTECS is to provide a world-class, unique, and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners that:  

  • Ensures both student academic success and career technical education mastery, as well as promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning.  
  • Prepares students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeships and immediate productive employment.  
  • Engages regional, state, national and international employers, and industries in a vibrant collaboration to respond to current, emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations. 
  • Pursues and participates in global partnerships that provide CTECS students with international exposure and experience.  

We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.  

We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact by serving your state!

*This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022

Selection Plan

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

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

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. 

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.   

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.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker, at Julie.Barker@ct.gov.

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.

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.

MOTOR EQUIPMENT SERVICES:

In addition to motor equipment services tasks performed by lower level maintainers performs the following tasks for a substantial amount of the time (75%):

operates and makes minor emergency repairs on motor trucks of five ton capacity and over and large buses for purpose of transporting goods, equipment and/or individuals services by the agency and staff; maintains vehicles in good condition including cleaning, lubrication and preventative maintenance; supplies motor vehicles with gas, oil, water and other fluids; may pump fuel; may dispatch vehicles.

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

Preference will be given to candidates who possess:  

Experience performing skilled maintainer duties in a school or large building. 

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.