Are you looking for your next opportunity in your plumbing and steamfitting career?
If so, look no further and consider joining our team!
The Department of Correction 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. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens, and offenders.
This position is full-time, Monday to Friday, first shift with a schedule of 7:45 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Key responsibilities for this position include:
- Repair of critical systems such as: Drinking piping distribution/pumping; hot water heating; steam distribution piping; drain (sanitary) piping; and cell fixtures (toilets, sinks, and showers);
- Supervising assigned inmates at a Correctional Institution;
- Keeping record of tool/inventory control;
- Protecting the health and safety of the public, staff and inmates;
- Snow and ice removal to maintain safe access for the police, medical, staff and the public;
- Maintaining mandated compliances with Federal & State statute and agency directives and policies by assuring humane conditions of confinement in the facility through repair and maintenance.
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.
*This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022.
What we can offer you:
State of Connecticut employees participate in an exceptional benefits package
, which includes:
- Excellent health and dental benefits;
- A 25 year Hazardous Duty Retirement Plan;
- Group Life Insurance;
- Paid time off;
- A work - life balance!
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In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
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, 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
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.
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.
During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
Department of Correction facility or district, this class is accountable for
independently performing a full range of tasks in the repair, monitoring and
installation of plumbing, heating and steam-fitting activities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
lays out and schedules work; instructs inmates in methods and techniques of
measuring, cutting, threading and installing pipes, valves, gauges, and other
fixtures involving the use of hand tools, pipe cutters, and pipe threading and
bending machines; determines defects and maintains piping system for steam,
gas, water, air and pressure; trains inmates in reading blueprints and
schematic drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of
installations; performs preventative maintenance; utilizes troubleshooting
techniques to address problems with plumbing and steamfitting systems; repairs
fire protection systems; performs air quality testing; acts as liaison with
outside vendors, contractors and agency staff; works on specialized equipment
relating to trade area; performs work on high pressure steam equipment; tests and
monitor pumps, boilers and heating systems; keeps records and makes necessary
reports; maintains custody and discipline and evaluates the performance of each
inmate assigned to work area; may perform supplemental duties related to other trade
disciplines based on experience, knowledge, skills and agency needs; may purchase equipment; may physically restrain
inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in
emergencies; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related
duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment involved in plumbing and
steamfitting trades; knowledge of building codes; knowledge of maintenance and
repair of sprinkler systems; basic knowledge of operation of institutional
steam boilers and heating systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written
communication skills; ability to plan, layout and schedule maintenance
assignments; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control
systems; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to read
blueprints and schematics; ability to work in confined spaces; ability to
troubleshoot issues relating to plumbing and steamfitting; ability to instruct
inmates or other employees in techniques and skills of plumbing and
steamfitting; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure
situations; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience as a plumber and/or
Note: Based on an individual’s technical experience, the length of
credited service will be determined at the discretion of facility management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at a highly skilled level.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- Graduation from a vocational or
technical school in the trade may be substituted for one (1) year of the
- 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.
The preferred candidate will possess:
- Experience with repair and maintenance of commercial plumbing systems and associated controls;
- A valid P1 or P2 license.
- Incumbents in this class must have
reached their 18th birthday.
- 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.
- Incumbents in this
class may be required to respond to after hour emergencies as requested by
- Incumbents in this class may be
required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.
- 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.
- A comprehensive medical examination, including a
controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a
conditional offer of employment.
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 may be exposed to the danger and
discomfort associated with tools and machinery used in the trade.
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.