Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional General Maintenance Officer

Recruitment #220608-2246CO-001


Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to grow your career with the State of Connecticut? If so, read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC), has current and upcoming vacancies for Correctional General Maintenance Officers.  

About us
DOC strives 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. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens, and offenders.

Position highlights
These positions are full time, on a first shift schedule of 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Positions will be located in-office and we're seeking to hire for the following locations:
Applications to this recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies.

This is a hazardous duty position. Selected candidates will be required to attend a 14-week hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire, CT.

Responsibilities of this role include:
  • Maintenance of critical systems such as security fence and motorized gates, cell and facility door locks and hardware, and surveillance cameras and infrastructure;
  • Supervising assigned inmates at a Correctional Institution; 
  • Keeping record of tool inventory/control;
  • Snow and ice removal to maintain safe access for the police, medical, staff and public;
  • Protection of the health and safety of the public, staff and inmates;
  • Maintenance of mandated compliance with Federal & State statute and agency directives and polices by assuring humane conditions of confinement in the facility through repair and maintenance.
What we can offer you
We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick and personal)
  • Excellent health and dental coverage
  • Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV) and more!
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work; and
  • Encouraging a healthy work life balance
Watch below to learn more about maintenance positions at DOC.

Selection Plan

To Apply:
• In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this 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 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.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Mackenzie Coleman at


In a Department of Correction facility or district, this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for inmates and/or independently performing a full range of tasks in general maintenance and repair of buildings and maintenance systems.


Performs a variety of general building repairs and maintenance such as interior and exterior painting, electrical, plumbing or mechanical maintenance, masonry and carpentry; maintains and repairs doors, gates and locks; paints structures, installs and replaces glass, repairs plaster and completes masonry work to walls, walks and floors; replaces or repairs defective electrical equipment such as switches and lighting fixtures; maintains plumbing and power distribution systems; assists in general maintenance of high pressure steam and boiler systems; periodically inspects equipment and makes adjustments and repairs, performs preventive maintenance tasks; assists in detecting plumbing defects; defines repairs needed and works with contractors in making repairs; repairs and maintains machinery such as motors, engines, compressors or other mechanical equipment; trains, supervises and maintains custody and discipline of a group of assigned inmates; applies general safety standards while performing maintenance and repair work; provides staff training and assistance; may perform supplemental duties related to other trade disciplines based on experience, knowledge, skills and agency needs; may be required to restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; may use welding equipment; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of building materials and methods of repair and maintenance; knowledge of basic principles and techniques of plumbing, electrical repair, carpentry, painting, mechanical maintenance, and masonry; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to recognize maintenance problems and determine corrective operations needed; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control systems; ability to plan, layout and schedule assignments and estimate cost of jobs; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to read blueprints and diagrams; ability to instruct inmates in techniques and skill of general maintenance activities; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.


Three (3) years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of large buildings and utility services.

Note: Based on an individual’s technical experience, the length of credited service will be determined at the discretion of facility management.


Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis.


  • Possession of a construction/ trade license or welding certification


  1. Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  2. 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.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to respond to after hour emergencies as requested by facilities supervisors.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  5. Incumbents in this class 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 trades as weapons and may be exposed to considerable danger and discomfort associated with tasks and machinery used in the trades.



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.